Smith & Wesson cylinder gap?
I just purchased a S&W model 29-2. It is a beatiful revolver with a 6 inch barrel. After several hours of lusting over the beatiful craftmanship I noticed I could not see any light coming through between the cylinder and the barrel. The cylinder rotates and the timing is perfict. There is no evidence of dragging on the face of the cylinder. I have not shot this revolver yet and do intend to shoot it some. The loads I prefer are 240 grain lead bullets in front of a mild 44 special load. My question is what should the cylinder gap be and will/could I have problems with to tight of a cylinder gap? Thanks for your help in advance.
Barrel Change and Cylinder Gap
I'm still wondering if anybody knows about barrel exchange. Handy to have the cylinder clearance. Might just give it a shot and tell you how it went. I suppose I can measure the existing gap before I start and match the new one to that measurement.