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    Interesting observation

    Im sure this is my revolver newbness, but why do colt revolvers rotate their cylinders clockwise and Smith and Wesson rotate counter clockwise?

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    Same reason toilet water goes in the opposite direction in Australia!?!
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    Charter Arms rotate clockwise like Colt.

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    Because that is the way that they are made.

    Heres a hint...

    Do you know how you can tell which way the cylinder turns just by looking at it?

    There is a notch where the cylinder catch lays to keep the cylinder aligned. That notch has a eliptical cut either under it or above it. Which ever way that eliptical notch is pointing, that is the way that the cylinder rotates.
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    It's patent stuff, plain and simple.
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    Being an old revolver head for 20+ years, I've loaded revolvers with alternating types of ammo (snake shot / HP every other or 3 in a row of one and then the other). You have to know which way it turns and what type round you are starting on (so when you pull the trigger and advance the cylinder you know what it will fire in the next rotation). At the golf course, my buddy saw me pull out my revolver and manually advance the cylinder one click before shooting a snake. He asked me why I did that and I showed him and explained how I loaded it (snake shot, HP, snake shot, HP), what I had it on (hammer on snake shot so the next round fired would be HP...I advanced it one click), and how I advanced it (not even looking at the gun, as I pulled it out I pulled the hammer back a tad and rotated it one click using thumb and middle finger of left hand). He was a die hard semi-auto only man and had no familiarity with revolvers whatsoever. He thought it was pretty neat and a unique versatile feature of a revolver. He gained a new appreciation for the old fashioned wheel gun after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRT600 View Post
    Same reason toilet water goes in the opposite direction in Australia!?!
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    Unsolved Mysteries??

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    Why do the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Why do the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road?
    in florida half the population drives on the wrong side of the road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    in florida half the population drives on the wrong side of the road...
    I know dats right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    in florida half the population drives on the wrong side of the road...
    Oh yeah! Define "wrong" side!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    in florida half the population drives on the wrong side of the road...
    The TOURIST DO for sure
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    Its because....

    well....

    I donno...

    It just does! Go with it.

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