Single six wear question

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Nello

Bearcat
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So I've had a Single Six now for almost 30 years and have maybe 500-1000 rounds through it. It has been meticulously maintained and kept in the safe most of its life. I was wondering if the wear on the lift or hand that rotates the cylinder is excessive. It appears that edge is rounded off quite a bit and I don't know how long it's been like that as I've never really noticed any problems with function or lock up or timing.

My Vaquero and my Blackhawk have some slight, rounding of the very edge/corner but nothing compared to this single-six.

What would account for this excessive, or at least what appears to be excessive wear? And is it indeed a problem if I don't notice any functional problems?

I have included two angles in pictures to illustrate. Thanks all for your time.
 

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Nello

Bearcat
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Never really thought about that. Perhaps indeed it was like that from the get go. So then that would mean that a defined ledge/edge is not necessary for long term function.
 

contender

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I'd say it's not anything to worry about. And as noted,, it may have been that way from the beginning. In fact,, to get it to properly function,, it may have had to be worked on.
 

needsmostuff

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Should not be a problem. The top shelf just gets the cylinder turning. The bottom shelf does the final timing.
 

Nello

Bearcat
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Shot it yesterday and no issues with function as usual. Fun little plinker, need to get it out more. Thanks all.
 

BULL'S-EYE

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Looks like it's just fitted itself perfectly the cylinders ratchet to me... Nothing that would concern me in the slightest.
 
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