View Full Version : Revolver cylinder spacing
June 5, 2002, 07:14 PM
Any of you fellows remember the industry standard for the spacing (min and max) front of cyclinder to the forcing cone. I believe the max is around .008" but I could be wrong. Come across a gun with .020 spacing-bet that would spit like heck. All responses are appreciated. Thanks :)
June 5, 2002, 09:17 PM
I don't know the spec range, but .004-.008 is about right. Less than that will result in the cylinder binding if it gets hot; more will give the result you have. A good figure is .006. Yes, .020 is excessive; if that revolver is good quality it needs a trip to a good gunsmith or the factory. If (more likely) it is "junque", it probably needs a trip to a gun turn-in program where you can get $100 for it from the suckers.
June 6, 2002, 08:43 AM
Jim Thanks for the comeback, it is a junker, might use it for a sinker when I go fishing. :)
June 6, 2002, 12:51 PM
I look for bout .004 to .006. Won't turn down an otherwise good deal that ranges anywhere from .002 to .008.
I don't think I have ever seen as much as .020. You may have a record gap.
If really good gun otherwise, could have barrel turned, set in deeper and cone fitted to get proper gap. Pricey and easy to screw up.
Takes a good smith to get the sights to line up at proper torque and do the cone right.
June 6, 2002, 01:59 PM
The gun is a Clerke .32 S/w and a real piece of junk. I'm handling the deal for a guy at auction, I researched the gun and it was made in the 70's. The double action trigger pull is monstrous. Oh well as I said before it will make a good sinker for fishing.
June 6, 2002, 03:20 PM
Dealer cost in 71 was $15.
June 6, 2002, 06:55 PM
Sam: It cost the guy $42. Some times I wonder about some people. Heck somewhere during my research a guy was selling them for $115 ! Go figure
June 6, 2002, 09:22 PM
Seller and buyer establish the worth. Some things just aren't in the book.
June 6, 2002, 09:31 PM
I stand by my recommendation as to what to do with it if it is a cheap gun, which it is. Probably one of the worst, they even made the German RG's look goo.... well maybe not so bad.
June 7, 2002, 11:58 AM
Since it is registered - If confiscation ever comes knocking at your door, you can hand it over to show that you are doing your best to comply with the law in good faith... I don't keep records of sold guns for all that long myself and really would have no other way of proving that I'm playing along.
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