Joined: December 29th, 2016, 8:08 am

May 20th, 2018, 5:19 am #11

TJA, the problem with that is the main spring is sprung steel and it doesn't like being reshaped. By doing this you will limit the life of the spring, you could make a longer strain screw and apply more tension or even shim the cylinder back a little toward the firing pin if there is some free play. Often older revolvers with too much cylinder free play light strike due to the cylinder moving forward with the firing pin strike acting like a damper.
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 3:31 pm

May 20th, 2018, 5:00 pm #12

spEKTre wrote: TJA, the problem with that is the main spring is sprung steel and it doesn't like being reshaped. By doing this you will limit the life of the spring, you could make a longer strain screw and apply more tension or even shim the cylinder back a little toward the firing pin if there is some free play. Often older revolvers with too much cylinder free play light strike due to the cylinder moving forward with the firing pin strike acting like a damper.
One other thing you might try is (if your gun does not have one), add a spring to the hammer firing pin like some of the mag revolvers, if yours is  one of the older revolvers with an external hammer. You will have to notch the back of the pin to hold the spring in place. Not really good idea to bend the main spring, but many do this. Just a thought.
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Joined: March 22nd, 2017, 12:24 am

July 2nd, 2018, 3:01 am #13

The problem is the Cci primer. The cup hardness retards the strike and causes misfires. Every commercial loader for a ppc load I know used Federal primers because they have a softer cup and are reliable with modified revolvers. It is common ,although not recommended by smith and Wesson ,to bend the mainspring at the strain screw level to lighten the pull weight, my revolver has this done and I have fired over 30,000 rounds without misfire or spring replacement.
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Joined: May 28th, 2016, 3:06 am

July 8th, 2018, 3:24 am #14

What have you folks been paying for Federal match small pistol primers?
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Joined: May 28th, 2016, 3:06 am

July 8th, 2018, 3:26 am #15

What are you guys paying for Federal small pistol match primers?  JP
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Joined: December 29th, 2016, 8:08 am

July 31st, 2018, 6:04 am #16

JP the price can vary quite a bit here in Australia, Iv'e paid as low as $295AUD a year or so back but now it seems $350AUD is the going rate at the dealers. 
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