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I have a 38 rossi revolver. after an afternoon of shooting

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I have a 38 rossi revolver . after an afternoon of shooting ,the cylinder will not close. if I can get the cylinder closed ,it wont open back up without banging hard on it to make it open. Before this I didn't have any problems with the gun.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms Repair
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.


It sounds like the extractor rod has loosened up some. With the cylinder opened turn the rod until it is tight (usually left hand thread) and then use padded pliers to turn it another 1/4 to 1/2 turn.