Why does spent casings keep getting stuck in one of my cylinder's charge holes?

Why does spent casings keep getting stuck in one of my cylinder's charge holes?

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    Why does spent casings keep getting stuck in one of my cylinder's charge holes?

    Trying to find out why spent casings keep getting stuck in the same cylinder charge hole on my S&W 642? Can anyone give some reasons why and some remedies to make this stop?


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    A couple of the easiest fixes would be that that particular hole is dirty or has a rough spot. One more unlikely is that the hole is smaller than specs and should be rebored.

    Start by cleaning it and, with a good light, check for an obvious rough spot or a burr on the inside that might be holding the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight
    Start by cleaning it and, with a good light, check for an obvious rough spot or a burr on the inside that might be holding the case.
    +1. I usually use my Dremel and "High-gloss" polish my cylinders, when I get a revolver. The basic lapping compound on a bob is fine; of course, you can buy 600-1200 grit oxide compounds, if you really want slick.

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    As Rob mentioned in his above post. This is part of my normal F&B that I do to all my revo's before the first shot is fired. This, weather purchased new OR used. -------

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    I agree on the polishing of the cylinders. I doubt the revolver has a poorly dimensioned cut but you can have the cylinder resized. Brownell's sells a cylinder sizer http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...CYLINDER+SIZER

    But any gunsmith should be able to resize the cylinder. Going this route is obviously more expensive but would be precise.

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