@Bobbygun , yeah, when blown up that's a crappy picture. But it looks to me like your extractor star isn't cut like the one @boattail and I have shown. Does that gun have a small pin in the cylinder with a hole in the star that keeps everything lined up? Or are the tips of the star cut at alternating angles, like very well shown in @boattail 's pics in post #19?I'm struggling with what I'm looking at with your photo and the photos from others of the star. And, I struggled even more trying to get a decent picture of my 686+. When I look at mine, the star looks like the cuts in the star are far from perfect/symmetrical. But, when I slowly rotate the cylinder, they look much more alike than I thought from looking at the "still" view. I suppose I should just quit reading this thread, since I've always been 100% satisfied with my pistol. LOL I have had this pistol a long time, but it has probably seen less than 3K rounds in its lifetime. Only about 25% of those were .357 Mag, the rest .38 Special.
I'll attach my best crappy picture. If you can educate me further, please feel free to try. I've gotta go hang a treestand for an older buddy, so I won't be able to respond until this evening. Thanks.
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Like I mentioned, the 686+ I had is one of the very few guns I've parted with that I'd love to have back. Selling it was a stupid move on my part.