Yea. It's been sitting in my dad's safe for decades. Most of the revolvers in there are gummed up too. Is WD40 is good on gun metal? I ordered Hoppe's #9 and Rem Oil. Be here on Thursday. Should I keep hitting the rod with WD40 or wait for Thursday?Judging by the condition of your gun I would be the that old lubricant has turned into a substance much like varnish and gummed up the works. You can remove the grips and soak it I need a shallow pan filled with automatic transmission fluid for a week or two and things should loosen up. ATF has a very high level of detergents. Barring that a trip to a competent gun smith may be in order for a thorough strip down and cleaning. WD40 is famous for this.
I'm working on mine too. Ok ATF then gas. If I can't get it open after hitting it with some Rem Oil I'll try that. ThanksI just cleaned up an older 1911 for a friend. A two week soak in ATF was just the ticket. Rinsed it in an aluminum pan full of gas, then lubed and reassembled . I just field- stripped it for “ normal” cleaning and put the parts in the ATF. Hank
No. Look at the sprocket looking thing that actually pushes the shells out. It is hitting the cylinder where it's supposed to mesh withDid you pull the cylinder out from the frame? I just dont see how it could be misaligned .. I guess maybe it could happen and I dont know your particular gun but that would be way down on my list of things to check.
One of the screws on the right side of the gun when removing the side plate will allow you to pull the cylinder forward and out of the gun. I would pull it from the gun and make sure everything spins and moves as it should.
Sir, I've read down through this thread and I'm not trying to offend, but you have a very nice old revolver and it seems you have limited experience working on these pieces. With its family history, I strongly suggest you find a competent gunsmith in your area that is familiar with Smith and Wesson revolvers. We can offer all sorts of suggestions that might get you fixed up, but I'd highly recommend having a professional gunsmith address the issues at this point. Good luck with whatever you decide!No. Look at the sprocket looking thing that actually pushes the shells out. It is hitting the cylinder where it's supposed to mesh with