On revolvers there is a tiny gap between the cylinder and the barrel. No big deal, but don't put your finger near there if you are firing 2-handed. Hot gases can shoot out and severely injure you.
This hot gas will evenually erode away some of the metal on the back strap of the revolver. That is the top of the frame that the cylinder fits in and right above the barrel's back opening.
I just noticed a bit of erosion on the S&W 686. A tiny bit.
When do I need to get worried about this?
I don't have the knowledge that Tam has. I haven't inspected hundreds of used revolvers. I have no idea what a lot is or what too much is or what a piddling amount is. Any help would be appreciated.
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