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Old March 6th, 2020, 08:18 PM   #1
 
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Tight chamber

My blackhawk has one chamber that needs a little push when loading a round. I've read where some of you guys hone the chamber. I have no experience in doing this. How difficult is it, and would it be better to get a gunsmith to do the job?



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Old March 7th, 2020, 06:05 AM   #2
 
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Simple way is to use a wood dowel of the appropriate diameter, cut a slot length wise about 1 inch long, use the slot to hold sandpaper, wrap fine sandpaper (300-400 grit), chuck it in a drill and run it in and out several times.
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Thanks Major Tom. It loads easy before it warms up, but after a few rounds one chamber seems like it needs a little attention.
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Be sure that chamber isn't just staying a little dirty.
I take a short section of cleaning rod with no handle, screw in an appropriate bronze brush or one size larger (will ruin the larger brush, though), chuck in an electric drill and run it in & out a few times at moderate rpm, no solvent.

If that doesn't do the job, you can use Major Tom's method or wrap the very fine sandpaper or crocus cloth around the bronze brush instead of a slotted dowel. Either way, go easy and avoid working one part of the chamber more than another.
Putting metal back on is much tougher than removing it.
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Thanks a lot guys. I'll try these suggestions soon.
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Fine grit sand paper will work. I have done this myself.
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This might sound counter intuitive.
I had a SP101 in .327 Fed Mag. that was doing the same thing.

Come to find out that the chamber on one hole was actually slightly oversized. High pressure magnum rounds in that chamber would expand upon discharge and stick in the cylinder.

If it is a .357 Magnum it's something to consider.

Here is another thing to consider, sending it back to Ruger for repair. That's exactly what I did. In a little over a week I had my revolver back, complete with a new cylinder and the entire action replaced.

If a through cleaning doesn't fix it, I'd send it back before risking removing metal from a critical area like a chamber.
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