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Old December 3, 2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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Pause this LCR video at 3:00 and...

see if you notice anything peculiar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BmpQqtBAVc
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Old December 3, 2018, 11:26 PM   #2
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ok i give
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Old December 4, 2018, 12:14 AM   #4
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Is it the screw that looks to be backed out?
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Old December 4, 2018, 12:16 AM   #5
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That's my guess too. You can see quite a bit of threadlocker exposed.
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Old December 4, 2018, 05:00 AM   #6
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Got me hanging
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Old December 4, 2018, 07:19 AM   #7
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Took me a few minutes to see what you were talking about, but yeah, that's a problem in the making.
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Old December 4, 2018, 07:41 AM   #8
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Interesting, thanks for that. I will have to check mine and the wife’s, I had to send mine in because the the nut on the screw that’s at the back of the top strap was missing.
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Old December 4, 2018, 09:48 AM   #9
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Is it the screw that looks to be backed out?
Judging by how smooth the Loctite looks I doubt if it was ever screwed in.
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Old December 5, 2018, 12:30 AM   #10
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Good eyes! I don't own one or I'd be looking at it very closely right now if I did!
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Old December 5, 2018, 08:19 PM   #11
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I wonder why Mr. 45 didn’t mention it.
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Old December 5, 2018, 09:42 PM   #12
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How would you access that screw to tighten it up???

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Old December 5, 2018, 11:34 PM   #13
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^^^^^
with an allen wrench from the bottom. Mine backed out at one time. There was a video on youtube that pointed out this tendency and I checked mine and sure enough it was backed out. Used some locktite and it's been fine since.
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Old December 5, 2018, 11:34 PM   #14
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How would you access that screw to tighten it up???
iirc, it takes a 0.050" (aka 1.3mm) allen wrench.
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Old December 6, 2018, 06:19 PM   #15
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Im checking my LCR357
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Old December 7, 2018, 08:39 PM   #16
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I wonder if the same problem wouldn't also affect an LCR chambered in .327 Federal Magnum? Bears checking for all LCR revolvers to be safe and sure.
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Old December 7, 2018, 10:15 PM   #17
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I noticed it right away, just after I read you guys explain what I was looking for :-). I will check my LCR before I go to bed tonight.
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Old January 31, 2019, 06:46 PM   #18
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In the OP I posted a video of Hickock45 with a LCR 38 SPL which had a backed out cylinder release screw.

Now here's a different video of Hickok45 with a LCR 9mm. Pause it at 4:35 and see if you notice anything peculiar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuE6ajPRkDI
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Old February 1, 2019, 08:34 AM   #19
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It appears the same screw is backed out.
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Old February 2, 2019, 08:47 AM   #20
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The other end of that screw isn't threaded, and it acts as hinge pin for the part you press with your thumb.

Here's a high-tech cartoon of how LCR's go together and come apart. Around 0:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM3_Pn4OSh4&t=6s
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Old February 2, 2019, 10:57 AM   #21
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I love Ruger revolvers but I swear the monkey on the line tasked with thread-locking their cylinder release screw must sleep through much of their shift. The only consistent issue I've ever had with Rugers is that flipping screw backing out seemingly due to no/not enough goop on the darn thing. Years ago I just started automatically pulling them from new guns and slathering them up good, none have backed out since, but geez
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Old February 2, 2019, 01:18 PM   #22
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what am I missing here? what screw?

never mind, I see it. its the screw that holds in the cylinder latch/release.
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Old February 2, 2019, 03:33 PM   #23
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Carmady--thanks for posting the link in #20 to the LCR disassembly/assembly video. I thought it was very cool!
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Old February 3, 2019, 08:14 AM   #24
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thanks for posting the link
Sure, this one is from the same channel, it shows how the LCR works. I like the part at the end where it only takes three clicks to realize all five were fired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-iV0ldhpKc
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Old February 3, 2019, 02:14 PM   #25
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I just checked my lcr 357 and the screw was backed out almost all the way, probably 10 turns or more. I put a drip of blue lock tight on it and bottomed the screw out again. My screw had no tention on it at all when screwing it back in making me think there wasnt any locktight on it at all before.
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