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Once you take the lock out, do you end up with a hole in the side of the Revo? I couldn't tell.
Also, why did he have to remove the cylinder release screw? It didn't seem like that was necessary.
Watch from the 8:30 minute mark - the chambers are clearly loaded with yellow brass rounds. The gun is empty early on, but at the end while he's dicking around with the side plate and putting the grips on, the gun is loaded. Either that or I'm blind. This could be.
Yes the internal lock disables the gun. It has a locked and unlocked position and you need the key which is provided when the gun is purchased.Wow, what an excellent video.
You can see, if you look closely, that all cylinders are empty. You are seeing optical illusions, because he is shooting from an angle AND the cylinders are highly polished, you see the reflection of the cylinder wall. Once in a while he shoots exactly perpendicular to the gun, and you can see that there are no lips of brass from cartridges in any of the cylinders--you can see right through to the back where the table is with nothing seated in the cylinders.
I am not that familiar with S&W, though. What is an "internal lock"? Is this something that disables the gun if you do not have a key?
4) As far as I am aware, the "lock" on a post-lock S&W consists of two parts, only one of which this fellow removed. I have no idea what the effect on reliability is of reassembling the revolver with the other part still in place (but no longer supported by the removed part), and I wouldn't make this mod without finding out.
Relative to this issue can you or anyone else comment as to if it would be a beter idea to leave the piece in place but to remove the knob that protrudes from that part that caused the locking feature with a dremel or similar tool to disable the lock?