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I just bought a 629-5 Classis DX on autobroker.com and when you shake it, it rattles.
seems like something is loose under the sideplate. however it cocks and cycles perfectly...and the trigger drops perfectly in both double and single action.
if you tip it up and down it sounds like some small thing is sliding back and forth and making a metallic metal on metal sound almost as if it were tiny ball berings sliding up and down and bumping into something else metalic....
I have never owned a smith before and do not know if this is normal....
any comments ?
 

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That's the hammer block, and is perfectly normal. The hammer block is there to prevent accidental firing if the revolver is dropped. Nothing to worry about..

Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your first S&W!
 

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thank you for the explanation and thank you for the welcome carl!!
i thought it must be something normal.
i will take it out and shoot it this weekend with confidence!!!!
 

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Carl is correct, it's a normal thing with the revolvers. Well did you shoot it and was is a lot of fun or what? :D

If you want to see what the insides look like, visit the smithing section and check out the pictures in the FAQ.
 

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yes i did!!! and it is one powerfull 6 gun.

i got pretty good at bouncing around a coke can as i walked up to it!!!! did'nt even have to hit the can to make it bounce around!!! :cool:

i have a 40 glock and the smith is much more fun to shoot!!!
 

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pleasantd83 said:
If I may add to this situation. My 629-1 didn't rattle until a week after I shot and cleaned it.
I was only curious why mine is intermittent. :eek:
It is probably because when you cleaned it you removed the oil and crud that was making a cushion around it deadening the noise of the rattle.

Hope this helps!
 

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Here's another piece of anecdotal 'rattle news':
The plain old M-29's do it, too!
Several years ago, I found a n.i.b. M-29 'no-dash'.
Didn't make any noises, as it was still generously supplied with gummed-up grease from 1960.
After I gave it a thorough cleaning, guess what?
Yep...the rattling hammer-block let me know it was still in there :lol: .
And another thing...I've heard it on M-27's, as well.
Like everybody has said, it's no biggie.
Don
 

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It may be the hammer block safety, they rattle some times. They slide in a channel and are loose fit so as to not affect trigger pull. Some guns more than others but quite normal.
 
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I expect a little lubricating grease would quiet the part down... An action can be too dry...
 
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That's the hammer block, and is perfectly normal. The hammer block is there to prevent accidental firing if the revolver is dropped. Nothing to worry about..

Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your first S&W!

Excuse me sir..would that be the same reason I hear rattle in my brand new never fired, never dropped S&W Governor, loaded or Not?
 

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Don't believe these guys........it's not normal.

That's a dangerous condition.

You may as well forget about shooting it ever again.......in fact, send it to me.

I have a small collection of bizarre and dangerously malfunctioning guns and it would fit right in.

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Excuse me sir..would that be the same reason I hear rattle in my brand new never fired, never dropped S&W Governor, loaded or Not?
Yes, it's normal and nothing to worry about. But if you're really nervous, take it to a gunsmith and let him hear it to be sure it's not something else. It's difficult to diagnose something over the internet. But I can tell you that the hammer block does make a rattling noise and that's more than likely what you're hearing.
 
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