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Question about 625 chamber

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I have a Smith custom shop Thunder Ranch 625. One of the six chambers in the cylinder doesn’t allow even factory ammunition to seat to full depth. As a result the cylinder drags at that cartridge with or without a moon clip. Is there a tool of preference to address this problem? Thanks Bill

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Sounds like a tight chamber, likely needs a reamer. Send it home for a visit.

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625's often have the common problem with tight chambers. A finish reamer is usually the solution for this. 

 

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1 hour ago, wfv56 said:

Is this a home job or a send it to Smith job?

Depends how fast you want it done.

I'd do it at home but I've got the reamers and the ability.

IF I didn't have one or the other I'd send it back to S&W

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The problem with sending it back to Smith is if they turn around after having it for 2 months and say the Chambers are within spec and doing nothing.

 

I bought the reamer and did it myself. Easy job. 

 

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2 hours ago, alecmc said:

The problem with sending it back to Smith is if they turn around after having it for 2 months and say the Chambers are within spec and doing nothing.

 

I bought the reamer and did it myself. Easy job. 

 

This is what really precipitated my question.  

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Sometimes a finish reamer is not the best bet. If its close to spec, as yours sounds like it is, a hone may be the better choice. Also the plus side to a hone is they are more forgiving if youve never undertook this before. Using a flex hone, honing oil, and your drill out of the garage you can get it opened up without the worries of over doing it or cutter misalignment as is a concern with a reamer. Honing is a slower process but that allows you more control and less chance for failure. 

 

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