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I went to the range yesterday and I'm having a wierd problem with my
S&W 629C in .44mag. After I fire a round some times it will skip a cylinder but not every time. I normally fire in single action with this one if that helps. I'm gonna keep an eye on it for now but it just seems wierd and have no idea why it is doing that.
 

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I have the same trouble with a .22 revolver, but it does it like every three rounds.

Some gun smith said the innerworkings are all messed up.. Wow no shit huh? and they call you a gun smith?
 

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Open the cylinder and clean and oil the latch that sticks up through the frame. Was there any consistance to when it would skip? The latch could be sticking or the locking groove for one of the chambers on the cylinder could have gotten deformed and the latch won't engage properly. It's a tricky problem that most gunsmiths won't touch. Only a trained pistol smith should work on it because the allingment of the chamber to the barrel is made by the latch if it's off and the bullet isn't centered when you pull the triger it can be ugly.
 

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I don't remember consistancy to but i'm probally gonna shoot it agian next week and see if there is. I normally keep my guns pretty clean so i doubt its that and its not that old. But if it does it again next time I'm gonna send it back to S&W its got a lifetime warrenty to the original owner which i am.
 

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its most likely a worn cyclinder catch. When the groove in the cylinder wears out you usually get lead spitting which is small fragments of lead shooting out the cylinder gap causing a rather irrating loss of accuracy and sometimes a nice stinging sensation. I have seen it in many older Model 10 S&Ws.
 

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Hey, is that sometimes normal? Small fragments spraying out from the side and stinging the HELL out if you? I got a S&W .357MAG snub nose that does that and it anoys the helll out of me.
 

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That reminds me when i was shooting it when it happend i did get a fragment stuck in my hand between my index and middle finger that i had to dig out.
 

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Hey, is that sometimes normal? Small fragments spraying out from the side and stinging the HELL out if you? I got a S&W .357MAG snub nose that does that and it anoys the helll out of me.

That means your S&W needs some work most likely. Not normal or good since the problem will just get worse.
 

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It will only get worse unless fixed. When I took my hunters saftey course many many moons ago, our shooting instrustors father was shot in the neck by half of a .357 round. the cylinder had so much play that the chamber only lined up with about half the bore. The bullet split and hit him in the neck while he was standing 5 lanes to the right.
 

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Yeah if its under warranty send it in and tell them whats going on. Otherwise a smith can usually fix the problem with an aftermarket oversized cylinder stop.
 

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I just called Smith & Wesson they were kind of suprised with it to just like the guys at the gun shop and its only a year and a half old and dosen't have a that many rounds through it. but thier gonna send me a shipping label in 7-10 days so i can send it over night to them so hopefully it won't be gone long. has any body had any experience with thier customer support.
 
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