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Old January 3rd, 2017, 06:39 AM   #1
 
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My Redhawk's cylinder has completely locked up

Looks like a crimp jump problem in some reloaded bullets I purchased has locked the cylinder in my .44 mag Redhawk. There are 3 live rounds left in the cylinder and I believe 2 bullets have moved a significant distance out of the case. One possibly (can't really see for sure) in the forcing cone and the next bullet that would be fired in succesion.

The range officer told me I could possibly try to push the bullets back into their cases to free up the cylinder but I'm not too fond of pushing on anything with a live round sitting in front of a firing pin.

I'm most certainly taking this to a gunsmith but I'm very curious as to how a professional would deal with this. Will the gun have to be completely disassembled?
If anybody who's dealt with this situation before can chime in and share their experience I'd really appreciate it.



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I'm most certainly taking this to a gunsmith but I'm very curious as to how a professional would deal with this. Will the gun have to be completely disassembled?

Don't try to save a few bucks take it in and let a professional handle it and not the professional working from their kitchen table.
And don't ever admit to Ruger you were shooting reloads, Big no-no and for a reason.

Good luck.
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Wise advice Mulebuk. Will definitely take it to a pro.
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