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Recently purchased a brand new 605 Protector Poly, took it down to the range and ran 200rds thru. I brought it home and cleaned it like every other gun I own after shooting. I noticed today that I can rotate the cylinder clockwise with the hammer in the safe position. It takes a little pressure, but the cylinder will move clockwise and then locks into the next catch. It seems the cylinder stop doesn't stick all the way up, like my Taurus 605 stainless. Other than that, the revolver is flawless. No lock ups, no timing issues. I'm going to run gun scrubber thru it tomorrow after I pick some up, but assuming that doesn't fix the issue, is this worth dealing with the shipping/return hassle?
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You will have a little movement when you swing the cylinder back into the frame until the
cylinder latch engages into the cylinder..............
If your getting full rotation, then that tells me your cylinder latch is sticking in the down position
and needs a good cleaning
of the internals...............
Videos are on youtube, it is not hard at all!
 

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Ok, that would make sense. The latch looks a little low compared to the 605 steel I have. There's not much in the way of disassembly videos on the 605 Poly and what I've read of past posts it seems likely a huge ordeal to really get into it. Can I strip this down minimally and spray some cleaner in?
 

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Keep in mind that Gunscrubber will strip the gun dry of all lubricants. I suggest finding some gun oil in an aerosol can to spray up inside when you're done. Removing the grips will reveal a big opening in the frame to hose the Gunscrubber and the oil up through.

I wonder if this is a case of the poly frame being able to flex enough, when forced, to allow the bolt to jump its notch. This may be like the guy that goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." and the doctor tells him "Stop doing that!"

Personally I think poly revolver frames are a sin against nature!
 

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I've thought the same. Maybe because I'm screwing with it, it's doing it. I just wanted to check in and see if anyone else was reporting issues like mine. Again, the pistol works great. No issues, but i will run some spray oil in there and see if it frees it up enough to get a complete and move-less cylinder lock. I do like the 605 steel I have, but I must admit carrying this Poly everyday for the past month has been a great experience. Less weight, less jab from the hammer. I typically carry at the 4 o'clock position, but will occasionally switch to cross-draw appendix, no complaints
 

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I think you are headed in the right direction.

With it being a new gun, you have to worry about the preservatives and rust inhibitors that they put on and in the guns to keep them from rusting while in transit. Depending on what they used, a LOT of them are just dust and dirt magnets and need to go in the first place. As it stands, all of them are useless as a lube. Unless you are knowledgeable enough about revolvers to pull the sideplates, Gun Scrubber is a good route to go. You can get the vast majority of what needs to come out removed without getting into a more detailed strip down.

Pull the grips and hose out the internals with Gun Scrubber. Maybe even a couple hosings with it instead of just one to be sure you flush out anything lingering inside the action. Follow up with a spray lube and I'd be rather generous with it, too. The excess will seep out and carry anything the Gun Scrubber missed or that the Gun scrubber shook loose but dried in place before it could work its' way out of the gun.
 
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