cylinder gap

cylinder gap

[′sil·ən·dər ‚gap]
(graphic arts)
The space in the cylinders of a printing press where a mechanism for plate (or blanket) clamps and grippers is located.
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It takes time to train this pistolsmith to properly screw in a barrel, get the front sight dead vertical, and the torque right, with the cylinder gap correct.
002-inch barrel cylinder gap, full-action job, deep-dish crown and a Maxi Throat.
Very curious as to how much velocity the shorter barrel and cylinder gap bled off I headed to the range with the BFR and my chronograph, with my No.
I usually shoot off my Shooter's Ridge Gorilla Bag, but having seen what revolvers have done to Payton Miller's shooting bag, I used the ragtag range bags laying about, Muzzleblast and gas escaping the cylinder gap, no matter how slight, will eventually take a toll (Peyton's bag is now about 80 percent duct tape).
In fact, all the loads tested were lower in muzzle velocity than what I expected, but then upon reflection the combination of the cylinder gap and the short barrel certainly did nothing to increase projectile velocity.
The stainless steel barrel is screwed into the scandium/aluminum frame, the cylinder gap, is set between the back of the barrel and the front of the cylinder and everything is locked together with the shroud held firmly in place.
Because the barrel is so low, the cylinder gap and its corresponding powder flash and blast is right next to any fingers if you shoot with the popular "thumbs-forward" firing grip.
To be honest, I've never come across any particular specifications or measurements for the ideal cylinder gap on a percussion revolver, though I'll bet there are some specs out there (if there are, we can depend on some sharp-eyed reader to let me know).
He also re-chambered the cylinder and adjusted the cylinder gap to less than .
Barrel to cylinder gap is extremely tight on these revolvers.