Charter arms .38 special

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by jack_daniels454, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. I got this .38 form my mom to reblue. I'm not to happy about how it turned out. It had a lot of rust and pits in it. I fixed all that, my question is when I got it all together the hammer doesn't work right and the cylinder is tight and locks up. What did I do wrong? I'm not a "wheel man" I need any help or advice that I can get. The only things I took off is the hammer, cylinder, and the cylinder latch.
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting Member

    I believe it's called "timing"...and that's what you messed up.

    (...and that's about all I know...sorry !!)

    PM the other mod...HappySniper1...he may know !!

  3. Leave it to me, thanks I may try him later. It aligns up right just locks up.
  4. Update:

    I took it all apart and put it back together. Now works great. It's a great little gun…guess I got everything just right.