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Posted: 10/18/2004 6:18:30 AM EST
And was it the greatest thing you've ever done?

I've got a S&W Model 19-3 with a 2.5" bbl that I just love and have always wondered how much faster it would be to reload if I had the cylinder holes chamfered.

Now I see that Brownells is selling kits for under $75 I'm really temtped to do it - anyone have a bad experience with chamfered cylinders?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:40:15 AM EST
I did it to my S&W 686 right after I got it a few years ago. I use the gun to shoot combat, and use hollow based wadcutters. Makes it a hell of a lot easier to load the gun fast. Never had a problem with it either. I don't quite remember what I used, but It was some bit I had at home and didn't spend anywhere near $75 for it. My .02
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:34:48 AM EST
If you want to do-it-at-home, REMOVE THE EJECTOR FROM THE CYLINDER FIRST.

Chamfer only the cylinder's chamber mouths, and don't go too far in. A little is all it takes, and too much weakens the chamber support and can lead to blown, bulged cases.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:52:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 3:59:51 AM EST
That is an awesome story.

Thanks for the input guys!
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