I just traded for a 5.5" Redhawk in 45 LC (Yeah, I'm one of the old duffers who calls it a LONG Colt). Having spent a fair amount of time reading threads here, I have a lot of respect for the collected knowledge and wisdom here. So, I have a odd question.
The symptoms: In the cylinder, in chambers 1,2,6 a loaded round will not quiet drop smoothly in, requiring ever so slight pressure to go the last 1/8". Same result with several other rounds.
Question: Is this normal?
BTW, my barrell is screwed in a straight as my old eyes can percieve it. And, I have .004 cylinder gap on the left and .006 on the right - I have an idea on ths apparently common phenomenen that I'll save for later.
I bought what I suppose was the first Redhawn in Alaska in Fairbanks in March of 1980 after the big recall in November of '79 and carried that uber dependable old friend for better than 20 years. So I have shot many thousands thru a Redhawk and know the feel pretty well. Now I have his shorter brother in the vernerable 45 LC and a SS 454 Puma so I'm pretty excited to try ammo experiment is both. [For SYND: I'm the guy down in Wasilla who talked to you a couple of years ago about the SS Pumas.]
Anyway, uneven chamber holes?