The issue then becomes reinstalling the ratchet as you must get it back in the exact place it was prior to removal so that the stars on the ratchet fully seat in the cylinder face
. Again, not a fun process and I recommend that you do not disassemble the crane and cylinder assembly unless you just have to.
There isn't a lot of daylight peeking between frame and cylinder, nor cylinder face
and forcing cone.
Its length leaves only a scant .075 inch between the cylinder face
and the tip of a 158-grain bullet in a .357 Magnum case.
Surface average heat transfer at each face of the cylinder is obtained by integrating the local Nusselt number along the cylinder face
This might give one the impression that the gun will fire them, but easily overlooked is the spacious gap between the cylinder face
and the standing breech of the frame.
As you cut back the rear end of the barrel and measure the gap between the barrel and cylinder face
with a feeler gauge, you definitely don't want to get a false measurement because of cylinder fouling.
Among them will be a stipled backstrap, Big Dot front sight, bobbed hammer and contoured trigger, "black powder" chamfer of the cylinder face
and a DA-only pull of 8-10 pounds.
In addition, using a magnetic cylinder made of steel for hot stamping means that temperature will vary over the cylinder face
and heat loss will be relatively high during runs.
The serial number is stamped on the bottom of the grip bow, and the last 2 digits of the number are stamped on the center-pin tab, trigger, safety-latch and cylinder face
It was fitted with a lockup at the cylinder face
, one at the end of the ejector rod, and the third was a rock-solid bolt and notch that locked the yoke into the frame at the rear of the heavy ejector-rod shroud that gave the revolver its unique look.
It also works very well removing the deposits of carbon and such left on the breech face, inside the cylinder window and on the cylinder face
. A patch with Blue Wonder liberally applied seems to rub the stuff off almost on contact.
The critical gap between the cylinder face
and the barrel breech measured only .003 inch, which is just about ideal.