Revolver Repair

Important and common things to check when working on revolvers.

by RK Campbell

Revolvers enjoy a deserved reputation for reliable function with minimal maintenance. Perhaps this reputation leads to a complete lack of maintenance among some shooters. When a revolver comes into the shop there are usually two problems that precipitated the visit. The revolver is either at the high end of a high round count or has been subjected to shooter error, even abuse. There are also many second-quality revolvers that weren’t particularly good even when new. With sloppy tolerances there is nowhere to go but down when practice sessions are attempted with these handguns.

The problems covered in this report have been observed in various revolvers over several decades. While operating a training company, practically every problem cropped up within less than a year, usually with second quality revolvers.

Read more in the September 2016 issue.

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