I have a Puma 22LR 1873 SA revolver that is a ton of fun. I found that they also offer a 22WMR cylinder for the gun, but Chiappa wants me to ship the gun to them to "fit" the cylinder to the gun. Considering modern manufacturing techniques, shouldn't parts from one Puma 1873-22 be basically identical as another Puma 1873-22? What's involved in "fitting" a cylinder to the gun? I assume they mean making sure the timing is right between cylinder rotation and barrel alignment, but that's set when you cast the ratchet into the cylinder.
I'm trying to get them to sell me the cylinder and ship it here (there are no gunsmiths in Juneau) so I can bring it to Anchorage one day and have the cylinder "fitted" as it were.
Any help from any of the pistol 'smiths?