I purchased this brand new 4 years ago. Stainless steel, 7.5" barrel, .45LC. 350-400 rounds have gone down the pipe, mostly Ultramax 250gr.
For some reason the cylinder does not lock up properly. It should completely lock when the hammer is at full cock or de-cocked. Instead it only locks if you try to rotate it counterclockwise, but rotates freely clockwise.
I think the problem has something to do with the little part that sticks up (or is supposed to) from the bottom of the frame. After playing around with it some, if I de-cock the hammer and let off of the trigger at a certain point, this part will stick up and lock the cylinder like it's supposed to.
I took it apart as far as I was comfortable with (took trigger guard off, removed a "spring" type object to get to this part I am talking about), and it did not appear to be worn, and there wasn't any gunk that was preventing it from working right, etc.
This leads me to believe that the problem could be farther toward the inside of the gun closer to the hammer.
Anyway I am ready to get rid of/sell this gun and it's looking like it ain't gonna be worth anything unless I can get this fixed.
The gunsmiths in my area tend to be unreliable and incompetent so I am saving that as a last resort. Even then, it may be a problem the factory would have to fix, which could result in another fiasco in itself (especially if it's a problem that's not covered under warranty).
If anyone on here is more experienced than I am and can "diagnose" this problem it would be greatly appreciated.
UmatillaJeff wrote:This load would drop ducks and geese like thors hammer in my hands, I would bet the equity in my house on it.