Gregor Posted July 23, 2010 Share Posted July 23, 2010 I recently aquired a S&W 625-3 Model of 1989 .45ACP 4" revolver. I have looked over the archives of this site and decided to become a member here due to the extensive knowldge on .45 ACP moon clipped revolvers. The revolver binds the cylinder rotation when moon clips that are thicker than .039" are used. The cartidge heads and moon clips drag on the recoil shield. In some cases, the cylinder cannot even be pressed into the frame window, the fitment is too tight. I have read that some of the 625-3's have a "tighter" tolerance chamber that my cause the ammunition to not fully seat into the chamber, sticking out the rear of the cylinder. I bought some Winchester White Box and Remington UMC 230gr. FMJ Hardball factory to try but the binding issue still occurs. I received two batches of moon clips, fat ones and thin (.039") ones. I need to know the following: 1. Why are there two thickness moon clips available for .45ACP revolvers? 2. What company manufactures moon clips in the .039" thickness? 3. What information can be offered to sort out the ammo/clip issue. I appreciate any information offered. Regards, Gregor Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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