Congratulations on Will Dabbs' excellent article on cylinder gap
In order to prescribe an ideal range of cylinder gap
clearances, it is important to establish how the revolver is primarily intended to be used.
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
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.
Unlike the Regioman, however, which prints 80,000 copies per hour by means of a two-around blanket cylinder turning against the one-around plate cylinder, Mainstream's one-around cylinders make 80,000 revolutions per hour owing to the absence of mechanical disturbance caused by a blanket cylinder gap
This possibility is supported by earlier research conducted by Daimler-Benz AG of Stuttgart, Germany, in which a graphite piston with a smaller-than-normal cylinder gap
ran in a gasoline-fueled Mercedes-Benz 190E engine and produced 30 percent less hydrocarbon emissions.
One such claim orbits around the gory risks of running afoul of a revolver's cylinder gap
The cylinder gap
between the rear of the barrel and the face of the cylinder is nice and tight, too.
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).
Each revolver came with a barrel-change tool and a feeler gauge with which to set the cylinder gap
One has to wonder about the barrel cylinder gap
of 9mm revolvers affecting velocities.
In the first case, the cylinder gap
between the front of the cylinder and the rear of the barrel can bind up--in drastic cases, freezing up the revolver.