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I had someone come in and look at a revolver at the store at which I work part time. He proceded to pick it up open the cylinder assy. He then spun the cylinder and slammed it shut. He had seen this done on TV and didn't think anything of it. Please don't do this! It can damage the timing and all parts associated with it. I pulled him aside and explained to him that this is not good thing to do and that it can cause damage to the revolver. He apologized and said he didn't know that it would damage it.
If I could get Doug or someone else to describe in more detail what specific damage this can cause I would appreciate that.

I know no one here would do this RIGHT?
 

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This can damage the hand, cylinder lockup bolt and the crane. The crane is the part the cylinder swings out on. When it gets bent, the cylinder does not line up with the bore and the revolver can spit lead. A firearm is a precision tool and should be treated like a fine watch, gently.

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Doug Bowser said:
This can damage the hand, cylinder lockup bolt and the crane. The crane is the part the cylinder swings out on. When it gets bent, the cylinder does not line up with the bore and the revolver can spit lead. A firearm is a precision tool and should be treated like a fine watch, gently.

Doug
Thanks Doug! That was a quick response!!! :thumbup:
 

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msredneck said:
:goodpost:

People in gun stores are amazing.... :wallbash:
It was ignorance not malice. I know the guy and actually started him on the path of enlightenment of gun owning, but I wanted others to know this so as not to repeat it. If they see someone do this to politely pull them aside and explain to them how this damages the firearm.
 

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SilentHitz said:
True Neck, I've cringed many times seeing folks do that in gun stores. Seen a few store owners lose it too LOL
I lost it one time with a young guy who did it not once, but twice after I told him not to do it.
 

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I've done it. Didn't know it would damage anything. I don't make a habit out of it, but I have done it. Hmmmm...
 

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We never had a problem with stuff like that at my store. We had more problems with people dry firing our bows.. :NO:
 

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Now that's funny, I don't care who you are -

:lol3:
 

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Another abuse of one of my revolvers was at a gun show. A clown started spinning a mint 1917 Colt .45ACP. He dropped it and we almost came to blows. He bought it.

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You tricked me...

I was expecting a thread about a revolver torture test. Something like this.

I bet stuff like that ticks Doug off terribly bad. :) Then again, a Glock isn't exactly "fine" or "watch-like".
 

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Doug Bowser said:
Another abuse of one of my revolvers was at a gun show. A clown started spinning a mint 1917 Colt .45ACP. He dropped it and we almost came to blows. He bought it.

Doug
Good for you! I hope you made a good profit on him.
 
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