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Hello,
I'm new to the forum and thank you for letting me join!
I just picked up a 6" blue S6 in trade for a 2 1/2" S6. The revolver looks good; the bore is excellent, finish is good w/ just some holster burn at the muzzle. No biggie. I'm just concerned about the lock up of the cylinder. Maybe it's nothing to worry about. It has a little wiggle after it's locked up. I checked the hole where the center of the cylinder sets in and it looks like it's a little worn on the side where it falls in. is that normal? I was planning to make a hunting rig and run heavy hunting loads through it. Should I be concerned about anything. Any effect/decrease in accuracy? has anybody else have come across this. According to the document I received from the individual I traded with, The pistol was made in 1978. any information would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome from a former Floridian,

Without seeing it it's hard to say. If you're concerned take it to a competent gunsmith. I’ve never seen a revolver that when they cylinder was closed that didn’t have even just a wiggle of movement. Chances are it's fine.
 

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If you have a local gun shop near you take it in and ask their gunsmith to have a look.

I don't think a little wiggle is a problem though but you might wait for someone else to confirm this.
 

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First of all, was the cylinder wiggle in FULL lock-up ?
I know you know......
But jus' gotta ask.
Cock the hammer,
De-cock the hammer
and continue to hold the trigger to the rear
then check for movement of the cylinder

If you allow the trigger to travel forward
and then check cylinder play, it's not in FULL
lock-up.

Revolver Checkout Procedure
 

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First of all, was the cylinder wiggle in FULL lock-up ?
I know you know......
But jus' gotta ask.
Cock the hammer,
De-cock the hammer
and continue to hold the trigger to the rear
then check for movement of the cylinder

If you allow the trigger to travel forward
and then check cylinder play, it's not in FULL
lock-up.

Revolver Checkout Procedure
Actually I haven't owned a used revolver in a long time. The ones I've owned were/are new. This was very useful information; I'm going to take it to my local gunsmith tomorrow for a once over...
 

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I took the revolver to my gunsmith. He checked it out gave it the thumbs up!!! Can't wait to shoot it! Thanks all for the responses.
 

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I took the revolver to my gunsmith. He checked it out gave it the thumbs up!!! Can't wait to shoot it! Thanks all for the responses.
Thanks for the update. I thought you'd be fine but it's better to se safe than sorry.
 
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