I have a Hi Standard Double Nine W104 that I have owned for many years. Lately I have noticed that, with the cylinder open, the cylinder is loose (wobbly) and slides back and forth about 3/32 of an inch on the crane bushing. This results in the cylinder rubbing against the frame whenever the cylinder is open. In fact the ejector end of the cylinder has worn the plating off of the frame.
With the cylinder closed, the cylinder will move front to back about 1/32 which increases the gap between the cylinder and barrel.
Given that this is a well used firearm, is this a normal condition for the Double Nine of this vintage or should I start looking for a gunsmith crazy enough to attempt to fix this?
Any information is most appreciated.