Thread: New cylinder
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:41 PM   #5
James K
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$300 is very reasonable for making a revolver cylinder in a small shop. But if you have "seen some on GB that had a 44spl cylinder that came with them", wouldn't it have been easier and a lot cheaper to buy one from Uberti's importer or Gun Parts for less than half that?

As for fitting a cylinder, the timing is not usually the problem, headspace and barrel-cylinder gap are. Fitting a SA cylinder is easier than fitting one for a swingout type gun where the crane fitting and ejector have to be taken into account, but even an SA cylinder can be a bit tricky to fit.

Of course, I have no idea what a gunsmith made cylinder would look like; it could be a perfect fit. Or a less than perfect fit.

Jim
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