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I have a new Colt Python and noticed the front of the cylinder had the chambers chamfered. All my other colts have a sharp edge with now chamfering. Is this something new Colt is doing to their revolvers? Is there a purpose for this chamfering of the chambers? Please see attached picture.

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I checked both my 2020 Pythons and neither has chamfering like that...at least it's pretty mild if at all. I'm guessing it was done as a cleanup of the chamber face to eliminate machining marks.
 
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Breaking a sharp edge is a form of stress relief. Cracks form in the thinnest sections of a right angle then spread from there. But, it's more than likely that Colt is sourcing these parts from a different vendor and there are slight, unimportant, differences in manufacturing.
 

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Hmm, I've never seen the charge holes on the cylinder face chamfered, the charge holes on the back of the cylinder are often chamfered to help with rapid reloading.
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I recently purchased a new Colt Anadonda and it's also chamfered but not as much as the new Colt Python.
 
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