light primer strikes with CCI

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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