Removing the Cylinder?

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    Removing the Cylinder?

    Hello all,

    I'm wondering how to go about removing the cylinder on a revolver so that the surface on which it rotates can be cleaned? The revolver is a M68 Rossi and should take down similarly to a S&W.

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    If I have the model correct there should be a screw under the cylinder that you remove and pull the cylinder out with the cylinder open.

    It might be a pin, but I believe that Rossi's have screws instead of pins
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    Thank you.

    How about the cylinder from the pin it rotates on? That tends to get crudded. On the single six I use to have it was a simple matter, but i can't figure hout how to get the cylinder off the crane for cleaning the rotational axis surfaces, and I'm not going to attempt it until I know exactly what I'm doing. Looks too fragile in there.

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    Once you get the cylinder assembly out of the gun, put two empty cases in the chambers to keep from bending anything. Then carefully unscrew it, be aware that it probably has reverse threads. Keep track of how all the parts go back together, it will only work one way.

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    The extractor should slide out of the clyinder watchout for the extractor collar it is small and easy to lose it and s spring should be the only internal parts of the clyinder.

    The extractor might need to be pulled if there is a lot of carbon in there. My Rossi the clyinder slides off free once it is removed from the frame.
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    Some ejector rods can be difficult to remove and some are quite fragile.Most screw out,or the extractor screws out from the rod. You may be better off to soak the cylinder assembly in a solvent or kerosene,working the ejector rod and flushing repetedly. This will maybe save you a bent or crimped ejector rod. Wipe dry and lightly lubricate.
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    Joshua,
    When I had revos, I usually clamped the ejector rod in a vise between two pieces of 2x4, as tight as I could, and gently started twisting the cyilnder body to the right, IIRC. I had Smiths, so YMMV... The wood won't crush the rod, and you shouldn't need to wrench too hard- if you do have to work it, the wood gives before the rod.

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    Thank you gents, I seem to have gotten it.

    I'm wanting another 4" M19-2 again. Pinned, recessed, nice. I didn't know how to work on it when I had it and ended up letting it go.

    The only thing wrong with it was the ejector rod kept coming loose and binding the cylinder. I learned that was a simple fix years ago, right after I said "goodbye" to that revolver. I miss it.

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    I was going to say. Remove all plastic parts and let it soak in Acetone overnight. It will loosen/disolve EVERYTHING you might have in there. (including any paint) Rinse with solvent to clear everything out and then boil it to remove the solvent. When done use compressed air and or hair dryer to dry. Finish it up with a heavy dose of lube and you're good to go.
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