View Full Version : K22 Cylinder Latch Question

04-18-2012, 5:07 PM
I just picked up a post war era K22 and noticed that the cylinder latch seems a little loose. I can move it up, down, forwards and backwards maybe 1/32 or 1/16 inch in all directions. Tried tightening it down but it was already snug.



04-18-2012, 5:33 PM
Nope. Check the latch transfer bar (probably not the correct term) and see if it is loose or damaged. Should be tight.

04-19-2012, 6:05 AM
Where is the latch transfer bar located?


04-19-2012, 7:54 AM
If you mean the thumb latch on the left side of the frame, then yes a little play is normal. If you've tightened the thumb piece nut (and be careful as it's easy to overtighten - snug should do it) and the revolver is functioning, then I'd just leave it alone. Attempting to tighten it further will accomplish nothing; there may just be a little slop in the relation ship of the #3 the bolt, #55 the thumbpiece and the frame.

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04-19-2012, 8:59 AM
Hey QBG,

Thanks for the info. It functions fine otherwise. This is a really solid gun. They don't build them like they use to.

BTW, I love the Finnfire Range I got from you. That thing makes bug holes out to 100 yards!

04-19-2012, 9:04 AM

*sigh* I miss that FinnFire; enjoy the heck out of it.