Colt Python, S&W 686 and S&W 629.
All showed the same problem with Factory loads, .38 Spec in the python and 686 and .44Mag Factory in the 629.
Brass in the 629 and Ni in the Python and 686.
Cylinders on all opened (and closed) OK, especially the Python.
Cases looked OK after ejection, cursory glance only, no splits, bulges or ripples and the primers looked OK, again cursory look, but nothing obviously untoward.
Forgot to say 686 and 629 are both club guns (but usually very well maintained) and the Python was lent to me by the club President as it's one of my all time most wanted gun (he doesn't shoot it much these days, he uses a Smith).
Last edited by Gaz_in_NZ; July 25, 2013 at 03:03 PM.
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