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Heritage .22 revolver..........barrel is loose in frame.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Throckmorton, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    was shooting my bud's revolver,looked to be brand new or close to it..couldn't hit anything with it. discovered that the barrel was loose and rotating in the frame.
    how are these attached..press fit? and is there a cure,besides making it a book end.?
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    It appears that the barrel screws in, and is retained from backing out by a pin (#44). See here:
    Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories

    Usually, the loose barrel can be "cured" with a generous dose of Loctite on the threads, after cleaning any/all oil off them. Screw the barrel back in and then replace the pin. Allow it to set-up undisturbed for 24 hours before trying it again.
    This was recommended by my gunsmith, and it worked on my H&R.
    They aren't expensive guns, so they don't warrant expensive fixes when a simple and cheap one works.
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,Jamie !!
     
  4. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Anything you do will nullify the warranty on the gun, you might send it back to the manufacturer
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    hadn't thoght of that. thanks !