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 Post subject: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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As in I need a crash course in thinking things through.

Got my performance center 625 Smith & am way happy with it. Not so happy with the safety lock. About as worthless as the magazine safety on a BHP.

Since I got it too late in the evening for a test fire, I removed the safety lock. Nothing hard at all. Take out the hammer and cylinder release before simply lifting the block away. It's a 2 part device, and the 2nd piece is spring loaded. I left it in to fill the frame hole. Tested it carefully to ensure it won't lock the gun up.

The problem began when re-installing the cylinder release. At one point, I zigged when I should have zagged, and the plunger with spring left for parts unknown.

I really wanted to shoot it so I took that part from my race revolver I recently finished & got the 625 back in biz.

Having OCD, I couldn't let the 38/44 languish in unusable condition. Off to the parts pile! Back in the day, SARCO used to offer grab bags of odd ball misc. junk= "double or triple the value of your money!" I'm a sucker for stuff like that & split the haul with a close friend. In one box, I got a Victory model Smith that had been smashed. Cylinder, frame and barrel were trashed, but there were all the internals. These many years later, I found it and removed the cylinder release to grab the tiny plunger & spring. Success!!

Back to the 38/44 with parts in hand and while putting it in... yep... sproiiiiiing!!! Followed by me reciting 3 or 4 pages from the Funk & Wagnalls curse word compendium. What a dummy!

This left me with only one long shot alternative - other than ordering parts - carefully vacuum the floor and run a magnet through the debris.

Lo & behold it worked!! :grin: :grin: :grin:

I very carefully installed the part & got the gun together. Now to leave well enough alone! Wish me luck on that! ;) :crzy: :rotflma: :rotflma:

Here's the revolver with my "match target" Marlin. With Aguila subsonic ammo, it's accurate enough to shoot the chin whiskers off an Amish prairie dog!

Shot the revolver today & am way happy with it. Had a pop can bouncing all over the place. Next move will be a formal sight in. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:44 am 
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Large zip lock bags are your friend when this happens. Just sayin.

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:50 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Yes. Like I use a big clear dry cleaning bag when assembling an AR lower. But being mentally impaired - or forgetful, take your pic - I forgot about that before I dived in.

Fortunately, it worked out. Lesson learned! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
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I changed a spring in my S&W M1917. Fortunately for me, I didn't have to go looking for it. The clear plastic bag is a great idea. I will certainly steal it from all of you. :lol

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
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wow - nice pair of firearms , congrats on those and yes- wishing you all the luck but thinking you need none , all will be fine i am sure ,


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Found a Marlin hang-tag up on the escarpment yesterday- one of the new, blue, made in U.S.A. tags~ yours if you want it....

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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You bet! Thank you! :bigrin: SW

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
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P.M. sent :bigrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
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I've had many a part bounce off a wall and I have spund hours recovering the part.
I sometimes work in a corner with heavy drapes so any offending launches don't go far.
I have to remember...Mr Dremel is not my friend!


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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:54 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Then there are alien archeologists. When parts fly, they nab them and off to the mother ship for inspection. They then return the part?

Nope! ;) SW

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmithing for the mentally impaired
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nope - you buy a new one .... :fny:


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