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What exactly is happening.. Stretching a hand usually effects all the chambers. Perhaps what you're wanting to do is swage the star..affects only the segment swaged. There is a device that was in a recent article in 'American Gunsmith' magazine that provided a jig support for these kinds of adjustment.. You might try their websight for further info, or taking it to a reliable local gunsmith may end up cheaper...
 

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Cylinder stop

Gunnut--
I think I was on the wrong part. The cylinder stop is what my original question was intended to address, not the hand. My fault!

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I need more info. What is happening that causes you to want change?? The bolt doesn't lock the cylinder? The hand is the part that reaches up and moves the cylinder so the next chamber aligns with the barrel, it is at the rear of the cylinder and protrudes from the recoil shield thru a slot. The bolt rises up from the bottom of the cylinder opening and engages notches in the cylinder to lock a chamber in place during it's firing. Please elaborate if you would. and please excuse I'm just a little slow. Bad case of CRS sort of an old age thing.. good luck from the gunnut69
 

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With the bolt in lock up on four of the six cylinders, reverse rotation applied lightly by finger pressure indicates they lock tightly. On two of the cylinders, the same pressure away from lock up results in the cylinder rotating away from lock up position. I fear this could cause lead spitting if it happens during double action firing, or otherwise.

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What model of smith is this? Are the cylinder locking notches damaged or worn?? Is the bolt (the part that locks the cylinder) loose in the other notches or loose in it's window in the frame?? I'm really unsure but sounds as if there are worn locking notches on the cylinder.. and wear on the bolt. The cure is fitting an oversized bolt (locking bolt) to the pistol and fitting it to the largest locking notch. The other notches have to be fit to the bolt. Kinds of backward. This is probably not a DIY project.. it requires re-timing the chambers to the locking bolt and the notches. If it's not been caused by poor gunsmithing I'd contact S&W.. They have an excellant customer service reputation and since their fall from grace with the handgun buying public has been renounce by the new owners, I'd guess they will help you in whatever way they can... It used to be that wear of this type was fixed free of charge. This presupposes that the model you have is still in production or at least parts are still available... good luck from the gunnut69
 
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