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Old February 25, 2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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new revolver question

Hi all,

I have a question about the appearance of "turn rings" on the cylinders of new revolvers. I see these even on guns still in the case at my LGS. Is this indicative of a problem with the gun? Should this mean I should not purchase a new gun that has a ring?

Thanks in advance!
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:07 AM   #2
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When the cylinder turns, rings to some degree are inevidable.
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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the ring or scratch is caused by the locking prawl dragging across the cylinder every time the revolver's hammer is cocked or the cylinder is spun.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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The slight mark left by factory test and proof firing is usually not visible. If there is a visible drag line, it probably means the gun shop or its customers handled (not necessarily fired) the gun at some point. Does it make any real difference? Not a bit; the gun is still new, with a new gun warranty.

Some folks are anal about buying only new, untouched guns; one even said he would not accept a gun that had been proof fired, as if he could get such a gun.

Most of us live in the real world. Last spring I bought a new car; it had 12 miles on the odometer, so it wasn't "new", but I didn't demand one with 0 mileage.

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