GP Cylinder Wouldn't Turn

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kbm6893

Single-Sixer
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Aug 3, 2008
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Was shooting my Gp100 today. I had 4 rounds left, so I randomly loaded two empty shells and spun the chamber to see if i was flinching (I wasn't). Cylinder only turned halfway and then locked up. Opening the cylider and removing the cases got it running again. The empties were mine, but I picked them off the ground. Any idea what could have caused it? I cleaned the gun when I got back and it functions fine.
 

Papa

Bearcat
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Sep 2, 2005
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I think so too, I've had that happen in more than one of my single actions. I tend to use rifle primers in my heavy hunting loads and they're a little longer, so I'm kinda used to it. I just gently remove the cylinder and clear the chambers. Doesn't happen a lot, but enough I know what to do.

Papa
 

Yosemite Sam

Hunter
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Mar 18, 2002
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Probably not even as prosaic as a primer, just dirt under the rim of the case making the case head stick out too far.

-- Sam
 

William Wilson

Bearcat
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Aug 6, 2009
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protruding primer I agree I've seen plenty of these specially when people reolad and fail to seat the primers. Good Call on dumping the rounds.

PD Bill :D
 

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