Flowmasters trick for testing timing on revolvers.

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Flowmasters trick for testing timing on revolvers.

Postby Admin » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:32 pm

I'd check the timing very carefully though. Put some empty shell casings in the gun and put a single layer of masking tape over each one of the primers. This is a trick I do to make sure the gun actually spins the cylinder all the way. With those masking taped empty shell casings in the cylinder, go ahead and pull the trigger double action for a while. When you look at the shell casings, you'll see where the firing pin has struck the cases. On some inexpensive guns, the firing pin might strike over to one side of the primer which would be a huge issue for you because that'd launch a bullet right into the forcing cone. If it passes the masking tape test, try it out with some light loads like wadcutters.

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Re: Flowmasters trick for testing timing on revolvers.

Postby Kiln » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:35 am

Good tip, thanks!
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Re: Flowmasters trick for testing timing on revolvers.

Postby Flowmaster » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:52 am

The downside to the masking tape trick is that some guns have such tight tolerances that the masking tape gets torn off when the cylinder rotates. Its good for the cheaper guns out there that have a little more play in the cylinder.
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Re: Flowmasters trick for testing timing on revolvers.

Postby 84minieldo » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:33 am

Very helpful,thx
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