I was lucky enough to be given my first revolver from my boss for free. He knew it was in the house, he knew he had some ammo in the house, he just didn't have a good idea where they were. He did not need his one year old son to find it before he did, so it came home with me
It is a Charter Arms "Off Duty" in .38 special serial number 89XXX, wood grips, groove for a rear sight, and a faded orange dot on a ramped front sight. I apologize if I am not using the proper verbage for such things, but I am sure everyone can figure it out.
After running 20-30 rounds through it, the cylinder became extreamly hard to open. The release would not even move. Any ideas what would cause this? I would like to report that the thing is a joy to shoot. It points well, trigger is even, and crisp and it makes a hole where you intended to put a hole.
If I were looking for some nice rubber grips for this thing where would I look? Or is this thing even worth putting new grips on? Are they worth anything over the price it could be recycled for?
Any help would be nice.