Got both Rems back from Taylor & Co. Both cylinders roll in at 1/2 cock as smooth as moon beams. I'll ask Monday what the problem was. Before getting answer, I still guess that the hammer hands were too long and were not fitted by factory properly. ONE thing here--if you order from Taylors and have a problem-their gunsmith, Tom, will take care of it pronto and gun action will be better than ever in most cases. They take real good care of their retailers and customers.