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Old March 15th, 2017, 12:25 PM   #1
 
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Cylinder lock up on heritage revolver

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I know this is a ruger forum but if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. I have a heritage rough rider 22lr revolver. The clyinder will turn like normal when pulling the hammer back but after the 3rd time of cocking the hammer neither the hammer nor the cylinder wants to budge you have to use some excessive force to pull it back this continues onto the 4th time of cocking the hammer back, after you get through the 3rd and 4th time it pulls back normal and rotates normal. any ideas of what is wrong?

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My first guess would be that a couple of the indexing teeth on the front of the cylinder are damaged.
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My first guess would be that a couple of the indexing teeth on the front of the cylinder are damaged.
thanks for the reply. I actually own two heritages and i figured i would swap the cylinder out to just see if it rotated better and it wont even turn that cylinder. will lock up after the first cock back.
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the other cylinder may not function due to different cylinder "timing". The military found out in the 19th century that when many soldiers cleaned their single action army revolvers if cylinders got switched sometimes the cylinder from one would not lockup properly in another revolver.
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Sometimes a through job of lubrication can help.
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Hello,

I know this is a ruger forum but if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. I have a heritage rough rider 22lr revolver. The clyinder will turn like normal when pulling the hammer back but after the 3rd time of cocking the hammer neither the hammer nor the cylinder wants to budge you have to use some excessive force to pull it back this continues onto the 4th time of cocking the hammer back, after you get through the 3rd and 4th time it pulls back normal and rotates normal. any ideas of what is wrong?

Thanks
Has the gun always been like this? If so then the pawl needs to be fitted to the cylinder. On lesser expensive revolvers the cylinder ratchet may not be uniform, and the pawl will need to be timed to work with all chambers.
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Has the gun always been like this? If so then the pawl needs to be fitted to the cylinder. On lesser expensive revolvers the cylinder ratchet may not be uniform, and the pawl will need to be timed to work with all chambers.
Thanks for the reply and yes it has always did this since purchasing brand new.
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Thanks for the reply and yes it has always did this since purchasing brand new.
Try contacting Heritage, I don't know what the warranty is but they should fix it.
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