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    A DIY section

    I realized while completely dissassembling my filthy revolver last night, that some folks who have never done this could benefit greatly from a section like this. I have already posted at least 2 posts that could go in this section (homemade shotgun snap caps) and the revolver I just took apart to the very last spring last night could have gone in it.

    Pics would be excellent to do, every step.

    I have taken my revolvers apart at least 5 or 6 times but for someone doing it for the first time, it may be scary.

    I used to do work on my BMW and Audi TT on my own and found such a section to be very helpful on their respective forums. The DIY section on my Audi TT timing belt probably saved me about $3500.

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    Re: A DIY section

    I'd like to do a write up on how to completely disassemble the S&W revolver w/ photos, but it'd take some time...especially working solely from my cell phone gergz

    The only thing I haven't taken apart (as far as non gunsmith work goes) on a Smith & Western is the ejector rod from the cylinder. I'm sure I could, I just don't want/need to just yet ;)



    **2 things, just real quick on S&W disassembly**

    1. Use a hollow ground gunsmithing screwdriver on any/all screws, unless you want to F them up.

    2. If you must remove the sideplate, DON'T pry it off. After removing the screws with the proper screwdriver, rap the grip frame a few times w/ a rubber/wooden/plastic dowel or screwdriver handle until it "pops" off.


    Those thing always hurt my heart to see on otherwise nice pieces, some heavy handed genius either completely ruins the screws or the fit of the sideplate :(

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    Re: A DIY section

    Quote Originally Posted by Freelancer1972
    ... homemade shotgun snap caps....
    Where can I find these instructions please?


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    Re: A DIY section

    You guys could do your write ups under the gunsmith section and then a mod could "sticky" it for you.


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    Re: A DIY section

    Quote Originally Posted by quantsuff
    Quote Originally Posted by Freelancer1972
    ... homemade shotgun snap caps....
    Where can I find these instructions please?
    viewtopic.php?f=51&t=45112&p=226609&hilit=snap+cap s#p226609

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    Re: A DIY section

    google it , youtube or read a book

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    Re: A DIY section

    Rob, could you enlighten me on your screwdriver reccommendation, i:e hollow ground. Is there a big difference between one of those and say a
    better quality screwdriver? if there is, could you also give a reccommendation as to a manufacturer of said screwdriver.
    Thank you.

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    Re: A DIY section

    I use a craftsman 42121 on my revolvers. Perfect fit for both the slot AND the diameter. Both are important as you don't want the blade wider than the screw.

    A six year old’s perspective on why dogs lives such shortlives…“People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life—likeloving everybody all the time and being nice, right?...Well, dogs already knowhow to do that, so they don’t need to stay as long.” - Shane

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    Re: A DIY section

    Quote Originally Posted by Robinett_11B
    If you must remove the sideplate, DON'T pry it off. After removing the screws with the proper screwdriver, rap the grip frame a few times w/ a rubber/wooden/plastic dowel or screwdriver handle until it "pops" off.


    Those thing always hurt my heart to see on otherwise nice pieces, some heavy handed genius either completely ruins the screws or the fit of the sideplate :(
    I can't agree more with this statement.

    A six year old’s perspective on why dogs lives such shortlives…“People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life—likeloving everybody all the time and being nice, right?...Well, dogs already knowhow to do that, so they don’t need to stay as long.” - Shane

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    Re: A DIY section

    Quote Originally Posted by crusader
    Rob, could you enlighten me on your screwdriver reccommendation, i:e hollow ground. Is there a big difference between one of those and say a
    better quality screwdriver? if there is, could you also give a reccommendation as to a manufacturer of said screwdriver.
    Thank you.
    Like freelancer said, a perfect fit is important. If the bit doesn't fit right, then the screws on a S&W can mar (sp?) up very easily. I bought this set from Brownells and they've worked perfectly for me when it comes to all the screws on a S&W: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=406/ ... LVER-COMBO

    A stubbier screwdriver works better with S&W's too, as you get more leverage and precision with it. They sell those there on Brownells too.


    And, lastly (for this post ;) ), if you're going to be owning and/or working on S&W's for any length of time; then you should think about picking up a copy of the shop manual: http://www.amazon.com/Revolver-Shop-Man ... B000MRFUWY

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