pin not hitting the primer hard enough?


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MJRW
January 16, 2003, 08:57 PM
The new to me Smith 686. Not every round is firing. Can't detect a pattern. Did the pencil test. Pencil clears the barrel, but not much more. Trigger is really sweetly light. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Mike Irwin
January 16, 2003, 09:01 PM
Factory loads or hand loads?

Is the strain screw in tight?

Did your brother bung things up by doing a "home action job" on it?

MJRW
January 16, 2003, 09:05 PM
Factory loads. UMC and magtech. They would fire second time. It is possible he messed up while doing home trigger job. Could you guide me to the strain screw?

MJRW
January 16, 2003, 09:16 PM
Ahhh, I think that did it. Just put it back together and did the pencil test. Solid 5'. Weeeeeeeeeeee doggy. Thanks again, Mike.

Mike Irwin
January 16, 2003, 09:52 PM
what did it?

You found the strain screw?

The the bottom front of the grip?

That's the first thing that you should always check on an S&W revolver when you have reliability problems.

MJRW
January 16, 2003, 10:07 PM
Yep, that's the one and it seems to be hitting harder. Thanks.

foghornl
January 17, 2003, 09:21 AM
Seems like you fixed it, was wondering if it still had the factory springs?

MJRW
January 17, 2003, 11:15 AM
These are clearly not factory springs throughout. The single action has no creep at all and is very very light. Double action is feels like about 5 pounds. From my limited Smith experience, even these are light.

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