So today I had a malfunction that I have never heard or read about before. It never even occurred to me that it could happen. I purchased a ruger old vaquero in .357 recently, unfired. I loaded it up for the very first time, six rounds. I fired five shots and was happy with the accuracy. The sixth round I tried to pull the hammer back and it wouldnt go. After two tries I started looking to figure out what was wrong. The sixth round had fallen apart inside the cylinder, and the projectile was protruding from the front of the cylinder. As I was trying to cock the hammer the lead was abutting against the frame of the revolver and thereby preventing it from rotating to the position in front of the barrel. So because the cylinder on the ruger rotates clockwise (viewed from the grip side), the protruding lead prevented me from taking the cylinder out of the frame. I was hesitant to push it back in for fear of compressing the gun powder and setting it off. All I had was a swiss army knife (I was in the woods in the middle of nowhere), and I couldnt get the lead out the front of the cylinder, so I ended up pushing it back in just far enough to get the cylinder out. After I had the cylinder out, the brass and gun powder fell out the back of the cylinder and I pushed the lead out the front using a twig. So the question is, this is obviously a malfunction of the ammo, right? Not the gun? The ammo is remington brand.