The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Thread Tools
Old November 4, 2010, 08:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: January 2, 2009
Posts: 239
S&W 617 Problem - Cylinder Release

When attempting to release the cylinder on a 617, and, having the release/latch as far forward as possible, the cylinder seems to be difficult to release. It will release, but it takes a bit more pressure to do so and certainly more than other revolvers require.

Great revolver and very accurate.

Thanks -


Last edited by montelores; November 5, 2010 at 08:18 AM.
montelores is offline  
Old November 4, 2010, 09:54 PM   #2
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 21,821
Check and make sure the extractor rod has not become unscrewed and is binding on the front lug. Note that it has left hand threads (which were supposed to prevent that problem) so you have to screw it "backwards" if it has come loose.

Jim K
James K is offline  
Old November 5, 2010, 08:19 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: January 2, 2009
Posts: 239
Thank you, Jim.

montelores is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06364 seconds with 7 queries