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Bruce W
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On both of my guns i can move the cylinder back a small amount. When setting the barrel shim should I hold the cylinder back towards the hammer when setting the shim for proper clearance. Thanks, Bruce

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I started writing about curing end shake and I realized you were probably talking about setting the cylinder gap. You should NOT push the cylinder back when sliding the shim in to the gap. It should slide in with very little effort. If you push the cylinder back on the dedent ball the gape will be too small and the cylinder will rub on the forcing cone or get hung up. Factory spec is. 006. I prefer  004 but take the tool with you when shooting in case you have to adjust it. Wipe the face of the cylinder with a rag every several cylinders if you leave less than 006. Less than. 004 and the cylinder will expand when hot and rub. Large frame guns can be set at. 002. The larger cylinders do not expand when hot. BTW, set the gape on the proudest chamber. The one with the smallest gape. 

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Ole Dog said
I started writing about curing end shake and I realized you were probably talking about setting the cylinder gap. You should NOT push the cylinder back when sliding the shim in to the gap. It should slide in with very little effort. If you push the cylinder back on the dedent ball the gape will be too small and the cylinder will rub on the forcing cone or get hung up. Factory spec is. 006. I prefer  004 but take the tool with you when shooting in case you have to adjust it. Wipe the face of the cylinder with a rag every several cylinders if you leave less than 006. Less than. 004 and the cylinder will expand when hot and rub. Large frame guns can be set at. 002. The larger cylinders do not expand when hot. BTW, set the gape on the proudest chamber. The one with the smallest gape.   

Bring on that writing about curing end shake.

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Lee, you get the abridged version. Shims or cylinder bushings. 

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Ole Dog said
Lee, you get the abridged version. Shims or cylinder bushings.   

If I bring the orphan with me this winter will you supervise an average Joe tune up and installation of new Wolf springs?

Just got back from Newfoundland so I have been out of the loop on firearms for some time.  No handguns for me on the other side of the border.  I got an EWK barrel for it and have the DW “Porker”shroud I picked up last year. Also located the proper bolt plunger and spring.   Been slow going but I am determined to rehabilitate the “orphan”.  Also got an EWK adapter so I can use the 14-2 barrel and shroud that was hanging off it when purchased should I want to go with the shorter barrel.

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