RG 38 special kaboom

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RG 38 special kaboom

Postby Flowmaster » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:47 am

Here are some pictures of a cylinder that came apart on a 38 special RG. It looks like it caused the top strap to fly off as well. Yikes.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/07/08/311553/
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby jeffchance » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:40 am

I'll bet the cylinder was not lined up properly with the barrel or a double charge.
They are ok guns but won't take much abuse.
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby pockets » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:18 am

"The cylinder failed to line up with the barrel."


That quote from the owner pretty much sums it up. A worn out gun is a worn out gun, regardless of brand name.


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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby Kiln » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:46 am

Very true. I had a Ruger go out of time before as well as several other revolvers. The idea that revolvers are simpler and safer is false in my experience. An out of spec semi auto usually jams frequenty. An out of spec revolver can easily become a ticking time bomb and they are usually considerably more complex internally.
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby Papa G » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:04 am

Fortunate that no one was injured, except for a bruised ego! :roll:
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby FergusonTO35 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:46 am

Looks like just a standard Winchester round.
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby jeffchance » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:37 am

Or Winchester brass that was reloaded too hot. Easy to double charge those long cases.
Either way, sad to see a gun destroyed.
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby Papa G » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:02 pm

So how would I go about checking cylinder and bore alignment myself???
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Re: RG 38 special kaboom

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:39 am

I just shine a flashlight through the muzzle of the unloaded revolver and make sure that each hole is lined up.
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