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Old July 14, 2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Noticed an issue with my redhawk? Thoughts?

Hey guys, was looking over the stuff today and i noticed this on the front of my redhawk cylinder. I wasn't there before and certainly not when I got it. I've shot it about 30 times with WWB ammo. Any ideas what gives? I'll try and get a nicer pic soon.

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Old July 14, 2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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Sorry I can't help you with the issue but I do want to say, very nice revolver. You don't see blued Redhawks very often
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Old July 14, 2013, 05:07 AM   #3
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From what I can see, it looks like lead...

Now the question is why is it there...

Just that chamber?
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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Need a better pic from the front and an angle.
Looks like lead or jacket material being stripped form a tight bore or splash from the forcing cone.
Any number of things are possible.

Clean it off, inspect the lockup and alignment, and shoot it again with the same and different ammo. See if it repeats.
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Old July 15, 2013, 08:32 AM   #5
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Try loading that cylinder only and shooting from a rest.
If the succeding shots are accurate there is not problem other and asthetics.
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Old July 15, 2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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It's only worrisome if it's a crack or a gouge.
If it wasn't there before you shot a mere 30 rounds out of it, it's unlikely to be either.
If something is seriously amiss, it would probably show up on the other cylinder chambers, too.
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Old July 15, 2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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Your picture shows a drag line and a shiny ring around only ONE charge hole. If this is true then I might have a concern. that the cylinder is contacting the forcing cone in one spot. If it does it with a clean gun and little shooting, with a dirty gun and a hot cylinder from a lot of rounds, I would be afraid the cylinder may bind at that spot and be inoperable.
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:20 PM   #8
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Hold the gun up to the light, rotate the cylinder, while looking at the barrel to cylinder gap, and see if the gap changes with the rotation.
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Old July 15, 2013, 06:44 PM   #9
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Hold the gun up to the light, rotate the cylinder, while looking at the barrel to cylinder gap, and see if the gap changes with the rotation.
Good advice.
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Old July 16, 2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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IMHO, It is lead and seen it before. If timing & BC gap are OK, some of the bullets are just plain too soft. I quit using some of the older WW SWCs in 44mag because they leaded the barrel. Later, I tested the lead on some WW SWC and found them to be near pure PB.
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Old July 16, 2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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Soft lead = low pressure
Hard lead =Hi pressure

But both must fit !!!

I suspect expansion as mentioned ,more apparent in summer as a hangun or rifle sheds heat more slowly.

But ,by all means check cyl to see if it`s square (measure the gap at each throat) & end play/headspace.

I had 1 that would lock tite until it cooled !! & had .004"cyl gap all the way `round.
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