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  1. Bodyguard Revolver Question/Problem

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hi all, The Bodyguard in question is new. I've only had it a few weeks and I'm thinking of trying to return it. The problem is that the cylinder doesn't always rotate when I cold fire it. It seems to me that there's something really wrong with that. Whether loaded or unloaded, the cylinder...
  2. What’s the wall thickness of your S&W?

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    What’s the cylinder wall thickness of your S&W?
  3. Pre-model 10 restoration and identification help

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hello, I am restoring what I believe is a pre-war era Model 10 that I inherited from my father, who bought it online a few years ago. I would like to ask 2 questions: 1) What year was it made? 2) How do I fix the spring-loaded pin in the side plate that is sticking? Serial number 4700XX I...
  4. The Govenor cylinder components

    S&W - Gunsmithing
    In servicing a Govenor revolver that had been exposed for several hours to a harsh wet environment that required a complete breakdown, cleaning, and re-lube it was obvious that the design of the Govenor cylinder components had changed from the reliable, historic, former design. I haven’t yet...
  5. How much wiggle should a Model 66 cylinder have?

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hi y'all. I have a Model 66 on layway at a local pawnshop, and I thought I'd ask a couple questions before I plunk down the rest of the cash. This isn't my first revolver (though it will be my first Smith), so I knew to check cylinder lockup and endshake, and those seem fine. I didn't have a...
  6. HELP! Model 19 Extractor rod/lock spring broken

    S&W - Gunsmithing
    After I fired my .357 I pushed the button to open the cylinder but it wouldn't open. I think the extractor rod has extended or something because the locking bolt spring is sticking out what seems more than usual. I don't know what to do to get it open. I can push the button to open the cylinder...
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