Well I had no idea it would be this long before I could chime in again. The gunsmith I took it too never called me so after a month I began calling him and leaving messages. After two weeks of no return calls I became concerned so went into town to get the story. Turns out he lost the paperwork (according to him) and didn't know anything about the T/C. I saw it right there on his shelf and decided I wasn't leaving without it. After proving it was mine, (I had the serial number in my wallet) he let me have it and then had the nerve to tell me to bring it back in a month or two and he'd have more time to fix it.Well the barrel came a day early! I popped it on with no problems...until I closed it!
Yep it was locked up tight as can be! No way I could release it! I took out the pin and finally managed to get them apart. I had this once before with a super 14 years ago. I ended up taking it to the local gunsmith who fixed it with no problem in a matter of minutes. I think the difference is whether the lug is split or not. It is on the older barrels. I'll most likely go to the gun shop again for the remedy. Hopefully without any problems again.
I'll let y'all know what the smith says about it.
Are you talking about the lug on the barrel? I have run into this same problem with one of my Contender's.I have had the lock up issue with a barrel before as well has nothing to do with a Gen 1 or G2 frame though.
It took me a few minutes of sanding the lug to get it to snap together properly very simple fix.
I'd never give your first gunsmith a second chance sounds like a piece of work.