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Old January 30, 2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Painting cylinder walls

When you paint a revolver, besides painting the cylinder surface, are you supposed to also paint the cylinder walls?
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Old January 31, 2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Old January 31, 2013, 12:28 AM   #3
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Only if you plan to use the gun only for display, the answer is no.
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Old January 31, 2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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It's not really a given that you should paint any part of a revolver.

I would certainly recommend against painting any internal surfaces or parts, and that includes the chambers and the bore.
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Old January 31, 2013, 07:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for your answers.
I had my revolver refinished with Cerakote. The internal parts were also refinished, including the cylinder chambers. Now the ammo won´t fit. What can I do to solve this problem?
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Old January 31, 2013, 07:51 AM   #6
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Your Taurus?
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Old January 31, 2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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Return gun to whoever did the job. Explain that they have two choices.
1. Remove cerekote from the chambers
2. Replace the revolver.
That should get their undivided attention.
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Old January 31, 2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Return gun to whoever did the job. Explain that they have two choices.
1. Remove cerekote from the chambers
2. Replace the revolver.
That should get their undivided attention.
This
Please tel me they didn't do anything to the bore & that they re-checked the cylinder to frame fit & gap afterwards. If not then only optiion (2) is valid as they really were clueless about what they did.
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Old January 31, 2013, 09:05 AM   #9
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jglsprings: Your Taurus?
No, it was my brother's S&W 36.

I do not know if the chambers were refinished or it was some "paint" that got its way into the chambers. In any case this problem is solved. I "cleaned" the chambers using a bore brush with a dremel (slow speed). Now the ammo feeds perfectly.

wogpotter: the bore seems to be fine, but the cylinder to frame fit & gap has been narrowed. The cylinder does not close nor rotate as easy as before. It improved with lubrication and some dryfiring, and hope it will get "normal" after some use/dryfire.
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Old January 31, 2013, 09:16 AM   #10
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...the bore seems to be fine, but the cylinder to frame fit & gap has been narrowed. The cylinder does not close nor rotate as easy as before. It improved with lubrication and some dryfiring, and hope it will get "normal" after some use/dryfire.
IMHO whomever did the work needs to fix this. NOT YOU.

Based on what you've already written, I believe this person did an incompetent job. The more you monkey with the gun in an attempt to address their incompetence, the less chance you or your brother have of getting them to own up to the problems and potentially replace the gun.
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Old January 31, 2013, 12:14 PM   #11
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^^^^^^^^
This is the answer.
Yes you have a problem, no-one can (reasonably) claim you did harm by cleaning, but there seem from your description to be more problems.
Take it back & make them rectify the mistakes they made. You paid for a professional job & thats what you're entitled to.
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Old January 31, 2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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Well.... yes and no.

The thing is that the job was performed by a close friend of mine at no cost to me nor my brother (owner of the revo).

We are looking for "solutions". Meanwhile my brother is not very happy with this.
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Old January 31, 2013, 02:44 PM   #13
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Sounds like you got your money's worth. To get it fixed might cost you a bit more. It is possible that a competent gunsmith can buff and polish most of the mistake away but by competent I don't mean the guy that applied the 'paint'.
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Old January 31, 2013, 04:47 PM   #14
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You paid zero, but unfortunately you got zero back as well.
I don't know what to say other than look into having a professional (as in he's a business & he gets paid to do it) remove the finish to get you back to normal.
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Old January 31, 2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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You get what you pay for. What prior jobs has this guy done?

Tolerances, we don't need no stinking tolerances.


Good luck....sigh

I'd imagine a smith and clean out the cylinders
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Old January 31, 2013, 06:21 PM   #16
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A coating of paint or anything else on the extractor star or the recess for it in the cylinder will cause binding.
I've run across a few older S&Ws with accumulated grime and fouling under the star, once the fouling and grime was removed the cylinder fit was loose as a goose due to having been used with that fouling in place.

Don't mess with the pistol any more before clearing away any remaining coating between those parts.
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Old January 31, 2013, 07:52 PM   #17
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Also check the cylinder notches for paint buildup that might prevent the cylinder stop from fully engaging.

I hope the painter didn't spray the stuff into the action as well.

IMHO, paint is not a good finish on guns expecially on revolvers, but it now seems to be common. Is wallpaper next?

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Old January 31, 2013, 08:11 PM   #18
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*IMHO, paint is not a good finish on guns expecially on revolvers, but it now seems to be common. Is wallpaper next?*

Agree. I am learning it the hard way.
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Old January 31, 2013, 08:13 PM   #19
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To dip any firearm without plugging chamber(s), barrel, and removing trigger mechanism is three octives past stupid. If your friendship is that close, he'll replace the revolver.
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Old January 31, 2013, 09:22 PM   #20
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You are in a bad position is all I can say. Maybe a gunsmith is your best option here......
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Old February 2, 2013, 12:13 PM   #21
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Old February 2, 2013, 02:04 PM   #22
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Huh? I've never thought about painting a revolver . . . this could open up a whole new avenue . . . I've got a blued 4" Python that I always wished was silver . . . I'm on my way to Wally World now for some spray aluminum paint!
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Old February 2, 2013, 02:14 PM   #23
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I'm on my way to Wally World now for some spray aluminum paint!

Oh no, Hillbilly chrome!!!!
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Old February 2, 2013, 04:01 PM   #24
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Do yourself a favor, and do not ever let the person who did this to your revolver even think about doing any work on your firearms ever again.
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Old February 2, 2013, 04:34 PM   #25
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Oh no, Hillbilly chrome!!!!
Nah, mate that's duck tape!
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