I too have a little .32 Cherokee that is practically new. I shot it about 10 times at a raccoon match in the mid 80's and haven't had it out since then. I got the ramrod stuck in the barrel with a tight patch and a fellow shooter said he could remove it. He put the front ramrod thimble against the bench and yanked. I snapped the front thimble off but did remove the ramrod.. I have called T-C twice and twice was promised replacement screws to put the thimble back on. None have been sent. The last time I called was about a year ago. Sad to say, I won't be buying any T-C products in the future. I was going to buy a Contender until I started getting the old run-a-round.