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Old 08-12-2007, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A couple of questions for 3357 enthusiasts about general maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrading.

First question is I understand the barrel is steel and as such is prone to being less than shiny without some upkeep. Anything in particular that anyone has found particularly helpful in keeping a nice shiny, smooth barrel?

Next, I took my 3357s out last time I was at the field, and found that I was chopping paint about 90% of the time. I'm assuming this is due to cylinder misalignment but I also thought it could be due to the geometry of the detent ring in the cylinder. Any experience with this and suggestions on how to fix it?

Last question, are there any airsmiths who work on 3357s? For example, trigger jobs, valve mods for good velocity, velocity adjusters, aftermarket barrels, general tuning, etc?
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just got mine today, actually .. after 9 months of limbo :S

I've noticed that the cylinder doesn't line up all the time if you use it in single action mode. At least, not if you aren't forceful (well, abrupt moreso) with your cocking. It needs the momentum to go the last little way.

This is from someone, though, with about 24 shots worth of experience ..... hopefully one of our more seasoned 3357 runners will have more to say
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How to make a 3357 function better...

Firm Grip

Dip in paint

Throw at opponent.

Works every time

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How to make a 3357 function better...

Firm Grip

Dip in paint

Throw at opponent.

Works every time

(Sorry, it had to be done...)
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The person you want to talk to is Shmavistime. He did some wonderful things to his 3357 to make them better players and lookers.

I remember he replaced the barrel with piece or brass tubing and that helped.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If your gun is a 357 with a 3357 cylinder and barrel, and if the 357 was a 10 round cylinder, you'll need to shave about 1/16 - 1/8" off the inside lip on the lower part of the lever that locks the cylinder.
When single action firing, hold back the hammer, pull the trigger, hold it down, and check the cylinder - the grooves on the cylinder should line up with the grooves on body.

I'm still having trouble with mine throwing knockleballs every 3rd or 4th shot. I'm beginning to think it's the barrel....
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