|05-01-2017, 06:01 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Central CA
629 forcing cone
I have a 6" 629 that I have never been impressed with the accuracy of. I recently got a Brownells forcing cone plug to measure the forcing cone. It turns out the cone is so loose, the plug literally falls in to a depth of about .090". It is so loose that I can insert a .452 cal SWC bullet into the cone and it will go in the entire depth of the front driving band. It has quit a few reaming marks as well.
I have given thoughts of trying to clean it up, but I'm afraid to make it any looser.
I recently located a new, never mounted 4" barrel, and I was going to install it, until I found it has the exact same problem.
So, it appears that both barrels need to be turned in at least 2 threads. While I am pretty sure I can do it on my lathe, my skills with the lathe are not that great.
Can anyone point me in a direction of a smith that might be able to take enough off the shoulders so that they can be screwed in 2 extra turns?
|05-01-2017, 04:58 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Frank Glenn is a Master.
Work is top quality, price is excellent.
Frank Glenn-Glenn Custom Complete Gunsmithing Service Glendale AZ
You might also check with S&W for a price. If the barrel is out of factory spec they might give you a break on it.