Armed Citizen Corner: Guns vs The Environment

A great reminder to keep your firearm maintenance at the top of your “to do” List because you never know when you might need it to save your ass. -SF




Last week I wrote an article about how I was incapacitated after surgery and needed to change the gun I normally carry.  I chose to carry my S&W 351C revolver.  I had been carrying it for about a week when I went to shoot it.

The cylinder wouldn’t open.

This is a revolver.  They never malfunction, right?  Wrong.  The cylinder wouldn’t open until I put a generous amount of oil on it.

Everything else seemed to be working fine.  I removed the cylinder and found this:


The cylinder crane was completely coated with rust.  That’s why the cylinder wouldn’t open up.

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