Uberti via their website to inqure about a repair job, only to be told that it's an older import via an importer that they no longer use, as as such, they won't work on it even if I pay. They punted me off to VTI Gun Parts, a company that sells parts, and they in turn referred me to a Winchester, VA-based company that sells and fixes western replica firearms. That outfit, Taylor's and Company, has a gunsmith named Tom who spent quite a bit of time with me yesterday when I dropped in on the way home from the doctor's office. He works on these guns for a living and he showed me how the cylinder on this particular pistol, which was probably made back in the 1970s or early 1980s, was poorly machined originally, which is probably why it's jumping time now. But he says that he'll fix it for me just as soon as I can get my hands on a new cylinder from VTI. And the trip wasn't wasted, as Tom taught me quite a bit about these western replicas and cowboy-action shooting.
Now I just got off the phone with VTI and they did indeed have the cylinder that I needed; it's on the way here now. And the nice lady there gave me a ton more information about these pistols and the fitting of the parts, so I'm definitely getting an education if nothing else.