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  1. sgc

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    I sent a model 60 Pro to S&W to have checked out. While target shooting i put a 357 round in after having shot 38's. After firing at target, the person behind got hit with a small piece of metal. Here is what the gunsmith put on the repair/return slip: Evaluate/repair; Adjust barrel alignment; Cut forcing cone; Repair bolt; Replace barrel. So, what does it sound like is going on? Was this gun screwed up or just a precaution? Is this normal? Thanks
     
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    Sounds like a small amount of metal got sheared off the bullet jacket as it left the cylinder and entered the barrel. Seems like it was out of alignment.
     

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    What petro said, your gun was messed up. Forcing cone repairs are common however.
     
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    Cylinder lock out of time
     
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    When they say replace barrel, does that mean a new barrel or put back on original barrel after removing?
     
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    The gun is out of time as has been mentioned. The hand to star engagement needs some love.
    Also could be the cylinder stop but unlikely. Any competent gunsmith will know instantly.
     
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    In order to cut the forcing cone, the barrel has to be removed from the frame. Then the barrel will be returned to the frame, as long as the barrel was not damaged.
    It is possible that the end of the barrel, the forcing cone, needs to be corrected, or the gun needs a new barrel.

    In this picture, the end of the barrel that is secured in the frame is called the forcing cone. This one has a crack. I am using this picture to show where the forcing cone is.

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    Thanks, i know the forcing cone, but wasn't sure if they had to take the old barrel off and put back on, or if it was standard proceedure to put a new barrel on. So, either way, this gun should be pretty much like new?
     
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    Well, it should be fixed anyway.
     
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    Technically you should not shoot 357 after shooting 38 without fully cleaning the cylinders. You build up a crud ring that could cause an over pressure and damage the gun. Not saying that's what happened here, but just a bad practice to be doing.