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I own a Colt Officers Match 22lr. It was made sometime in the 60’s and is/was in an unfired condition. Recently I decided to use it. I have a minor problem – the cylinder latch is somewhat sticky and at time wants to stick back in the rear position. It will go forward with the slightest touch and the spring appears to be functioning. Can anyone advise me on how to correct this or is this is a big problem to fix?

Any advice is appreciated.

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I see no one has answered this question in two months, so I will. I assume the latch is sticking due to old lubricant. Squirt in some thin lubricant of some kind, or a solvent, and I think your problem will be solved.
 

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I have an OMM in .38. I had the same problem. Sticky build up.

Take it apart. Clean it well with gunscrubber and a toothbrush. Then lube with a light oil.

Do NOT use WD-40. It builds up a shellac.
 
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