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It’s Scary In There

I once took my S&W 629 apart to clean out the lockwork, and re-oil everything.  Tam isn’t kidding about it being a complicated mechanism.  I was rather frightened I wasn’t getting it back together on my own, and I would have hated to go to a gunsmith with a baggie of parts and a frame and had to sheepishly ask him to put it back together for me.  I did manage to get it back together, and it works as it did before, but it took a bit of research on Al Gore’s internets to figure it all out.

7 Responses to “It’s Scary In There”

  1. Does it function smoother?

    Took my wheelie’s apart once, was surprised at all the gunk and sludge, cleaned ’em, put ’em back together, and bada bing bada boom, they function super smooth.

  2. geekWithA.45 says:

    Dude.

    Digicams are *totally* your friend. Associate the first glimpse of anything scary you plan to take apart with the urge to document it for an hour from then.

  3. cryptical says:

    If you’re going to be messing with s&w revolvers much, buy a copy of “The S&W Revolver: A Shop Manual” by Jerry Kuhnhausen

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/productNumber=314178

    Worth the $24 (IMO).

  4. Andrew says:

    I was scared the first time I took down my Kimber Crimson Carry Pro.

    Got this little thingy you have to stick in a hole before you do anything, and if you don’t, the gun blows up in your face.

    I’m still here, but I’m still scared.

    Why Boy, why???

    My S&W 59 just falls apart and if you put it in a bucket and shake it, it comes out in one piece.

  5. Jennifer says:

    I had to take my S&W640 to the gunsmith in a baggie. I’ve gotten under the plate since, but I know what not to take apart.

  6. M Gallo says:

    The Geek is right. It’s an old mechanic’s trick to take a picture (or multiples) of anything you intend to disassemble.

  7. Graumagus says:

    Took apart and reassembled my S&W Mod.29 .44 magnum over a dozen times with no problems. It’s pretty much necessary: .44 rem mag gunks the crap out of a revolver.

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