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I got my revolver back that i was having a problem with. It was only gone for about a week repaired on warenty so i didn't pay a dime. So i'll be going to the range soon. the two complaints were it spit lead and hand skips. under repairs on the letter that came with it it lists cut forcing cone, replace cylinder stop, replace hand. What exactly is the hand just wondering and what does cutting the forcing cone do?
 

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The hand is the part that rotates the cylinder.

The forcing cone is basically the first part of the barrel. It's usually conical in shape and basically directs the bullet into the barrel rifling as it leaves the cylinder. I'm not sure if they're talking about top strap cutting or forcing cone errosion. Cutting happens to the top strap when hot gasses escape between the cylinder and forcing cone and they will actually cut into the top strap a little bit. Not a big deal with modern revolvers as they are designed with higher strength steel and have some extra material in place so that it can be cut into without causing a problem. Forcing cone errosion happens to the cone itself. When new the cone will be highly polished, after thousands of rounds you'll start to see some errosion there and that can eventually start to hurt accuracy. Both errosion and cutting is more prominent in higher powered revolvers.
 

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fatcat said:
Wow... that was fast, I guess I should send mine in right away.
yeah i was suprised how fast it was, send yours in all you gotta do is give them a call they send you a shipping label and its gone for a week. as soon as i get some time this week i'm going to the range.
 
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