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I have a colt cobra that I was cleaning and I pulled the hammer back while the cylinder was open,did I damage my gun in any way? I did all the function checks and it seems fine. I know this may seem like a stupid question but I feel like an idiot for doing this.
I dont see how it would be damaged. I'm not a Colt expert, but I suspect your fine.
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Won't hurt it at all.......
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No worries needed about your Colt. You didn't hurt a thing.
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I thought I damaged it because somebody told me once that it was bad for a DA revolver if you puled the hammer back on an open cylinder. I'm glad to see this isn't the case.
I do it all the time with my Cobra and other Colt and S&W revolvers.
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It could cause serious misfire problems endangering you and those around you...send it to me for extended (1-2 years) testing...for free!
Actually, I don't know why you think you've ruined anything.
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Could cause a problem if the cylinder was slightly ajar and not out of the way of the cylinder pawl. If forced and the cylinder doesn't rotate it "could" bend or misalign the pawl.
Boscobeans the cylinder was fully open when I did this but it looks like I'm ok from what you guys are telling me.