My 6 shooter only shoots 5 (update)

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by FOUR4D4, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Has any one ever heard of a problem with a revolver where the first 5 shots fire but there is a click for the 6th?:eek:
     
  2. SWO1

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    You have my attention Four....Details, son, Details
     

  3. FOUR4D4

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    I don't know what happened I would fire 6 after I heard a click,or I thought I fired 6 when I heard a click. I ejected the brass and ther were 5 spent cases with one left un fired.Ok I counted the shots on the next full cylinder I counted down 5 shots on the 6th click,it did this for the 3rd time and that's where I gave it up. I was firing in I was firing in single action at the time.But im sure that don't matter the problems still there.
     
  4. SWO1

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    The things I would want to check is.....

    Is it the Same Cylender all the Time ???

    Is it Indexing on the 6th re-cock ?

    Does the un-fired cartridge have a fireing pin strike ? If so does it look light ?

    Does the Un-fired cartridge fire after reloading it ?
     
  5. FOUR4D4

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    I am not sure if it was the same cylinder.but what are the odds of it being the same cylinder when all 3 times it was the last one that missfired. I need another trip to the range. Or send it in to be repaired.It will be kinda pricey because im not the original owner
     
  6. FOUR4D4

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    I loaded some dummy rounds and function test. It seems to be fine.Im due foe a range trip to find out.and take notes.The guns a one I realy like it grouped pretty well.
     
  7. SWO1

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    REALLY Interested in the outcome of this one. Keep up informed Four.
     
  8. FOUR4D4

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    I have herd that it could be the hand part turning the cylinder need to be replaced. Then I have heard someone with the same problem saying that its a simple turn of an screw for the main spring in the handle. customer service told them to perform, Smith and Wesson is not taking in any more repair work till August 12th. I will defiantly be calling S&W in the morning.
     
  9. FOUR4D4

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    I got an ok to send it in free work and every thing. The first call the customer services said it wasn't a warranty repair after he asked how old the gun was I told him he said that it was not under warranty any more anything older than 1989 wasn't covered mine being 1987 that it was not a warranty issue even after I told him that there was a recall modification that had to be done I would have to pay shipping and handling and repairs.So after about an hour and some cooling off time I called back thank God it was another CS rep. I explained to him that it was missing on the 6th shoot, and had not had the recall work done.Then he goes out that's what the recall is for its the cylinder binding. So now im waiting on my shipping label.Thanks to this its depends on who you talk to.:)
     
  10. s1120

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    That is a odd one for sure. S&W is normaly pretty good, so Im guessing they will fix you up. Good luck!
     
  11. FOUR4D4

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    I sent it in for repairs they have been down for the last 2 weeks as inspector Harry Callahan would say.. "I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking "did he fire six shots or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"
     
  12. FOUR4D4

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    My 686 arrived today by Fed-ex free shipping both ways. Smith and Wesson put a letter stating that the hammer nose and bushing where replaced Im trying to figure if they test fired it? It appears that they cleaned the burn marks from the cylinder.I just have to say that I sent it out on the 7th and received it today not bad.I guess will have to make a trip to the range soon.