Functional Inspection

Before inspecting weapons, open the cylinder to Insure the charge holes are empty. Follow these steps when inspecting all revolvers.

1. Chock for fooaa *crews and tlghton if nocoaaary

2. Chock cyUndor aaaombiy to anauro that:

• Cylinder stop engages in each cylinder notch.

• Cylinder rotates freely in the frame.

• Cylinder opens & closes readily under finger pressure.

• Cylinder does not open when the hammer is cocked.

• Hammer does not cock with the cylinder open.

3. Chock for tho proaonco of tho ham-mor block *

Cock the hammer and look inside the frame for the hammer block.

4. Trigger pull and recovery

When pulled and released, the trigger should return to normal rest position.

5. Malnapring forco

Check for minimum mainspring force by pulling hammer back with trigger held to the rear. If the force is Questionable, Return revolver to FTB.

6- Push-off check

Cock gun in single-action position. Place thumb on back of hammer with finger off trigger. With moderate < pressure (not exceeding 6 lbs.), push the l hammer forward. The hammer must not j fall.

7. Looao extractor rod

With cylinder open and held from rotating, check for a tight extractor rod by twisting it in both directions.

8. Live fire test

All revolvers should be fired.

9. Extraction

All cartridges should eject when the barrel is pointed upward and the extractor operated.

10- Bolt check

Push thumbpiece forward {with cylinder closed); it must return. Check in double action for all charge holes.

11. Sighting

Some adjustment may be necessary due to shooter variability or ammunition type and/or brand.

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