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Old 08-20-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Diamondback 38 Needs Repair

Hello everyone. A friend of mine has a Diamondback 38. He said that he tried to pull the hammer back on his revolver and that it wouldn't go back and the cylinder won't rotate. With effort he was able to open the cylinder and remove the cartridges in it. But the gun won't operate now. (He's several hours away & I haven't actually seen what's wrong with the gun, but I'd seen it before and it does look nice - about 95% condition, maybe better. Just a little holster blue wear at the muzzle.)
My friend got this several years ago from a family member. He isn't a collector. He just wants a good shooter for the range and as a home defense gun. There's a gunsmith in his town, but he doesn't know if they're experienced working on Colt d.a. revolvers.

What would you suggest my friend do ? Will it be difficult, time consuming, or expensive for him to have his Diamondback repaired ? Should he be very cautious about turning this gun over to a local gunsmith ? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
 
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hi again everyone - After posting my question earlier, I think I found the answer on another forum where dfariswheel offered his suggestions. Someone else ran across the exact same problem with his Diamondback as I described above. - - - As it was suggested by dfariswheel, I'll tell my friend to contact Colt about sending the revolver in to them for repair. Best regards, - - - -
 
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