Is there something wrong with my revolver?

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    Is there something wrong with my revolver?

    I have A S&W model 42 lemon squeezer and when I open the cylinder I notice that crane is very tight in its movement. The cylinder itself turns fine and opens fine,i've shot the gun and it functions fine as well. The crane also locks up normally and it has no gaps between it and the frame,so I don't think its bent or anything.

    So what gives here is this normal for a crane to have such a tight fit to th frame? I honestly can't say if it was like tis or not before I shot it. So what do you guys think is the matter here?

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    Have you tried a drop of oil?

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    Check the front screw for tightness. They generally hold the crane in place.
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    Have you ever had the sideplate off?
    You cannot mix the screws up.
    The same screws must go back into the very same holes they came out of when you put the sideplate back on.
    Loosen up the front screw a bit & if the cylinder swings out easily then likely that is the problem.
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    Alright I've never had the side plate off and I did put some oil in there as wmhawth suggested and worked it a few times and now it seems fine,you think maybe it was to dry in there? Thanks guys for the help.

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    Generally the crane on new guns is tight until the screw holding it in wears itself to the cranes curve. Just keep the screw nice and snug and it will break itself in.
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