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Minty 15 today-Timing, Aargh!
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VictorLouis
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December 4, 2021 - 2:50 am
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Fount a lovely 15 at the show today. So nice, I didn't do my due dilligence! Got home and started to clean, and found at least three of the 6 won't lock on SA-Cocking, and perhaps 4 won't on slow, deliberate DA rotation. Normal DA seems to generate enough inertia to get them there.  So, just did the search here:

 The Fatman once posted this:

  The cylinder fully rotates and locks if the hammer is pulled back quickly in SA, or with a fast trigger pull in DA; it seems the cylinder inertia carries it through the rotation in these cases. However, in a slow DA trigger pull or with a slow hammer cock, the cylinder does not rotate to lock, and I will need to turn it an additional 1-2 mm (depends on the chamber) to lock. Could the ratchet be worn and needing replaced as well?

---A

SHOOTIST357 answered him as follows: 

      Your hand is worn/too short...  It is hard to "stretch" a DW hand.  Many models are like this--if you don't cock them slow you will never notice.

You may be able to find a new hand and have it properly fit to your gun.

SHOOT

Personally, since the thing is SO nice... I am hoping for Snake-Eye's prior suggestion of :

 Another sneaky problem with similar symptoms is loose side plate screws. It will allow the hand and spring to get out of proper place and mess up timing.

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When mine had that problem it caught the bullet jacket on one and completely stripped it off the lead core. Thankfully no damage occurred. I found the side plate screws were very loose, I tightened them and not a problem since.

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After you check the sideplate screws. If not solved, take good pics of the hand and star ratchet. That will help with diagnosis.

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I have found that used hands often time perfectly. Even though they are supposedly a factory required fitting, because Dan parts are drop in the hands are basically the same. EBay always has some for sale. 

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Ole Dog said
I have found that used hands often time perfectly. Even though they are supposedly a factory required fitting, because Dan parts are drop in the hands are basically the same. EBay always has some for sale. 

  

Good to know. 
Numrich has hands in stock. Not cheap but available. 

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/search#query=DAn%20wesson%20hand&page=1

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