Replacing S&W Extractor Pins


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Southern Raider
November 11, 2007, 02:32 PM
I just noticed when cleaning my Model 65 that it is missing an extractor pin, which is allowing a bit of extra wiggle in the extractor star. (This probably explains the misfires and extra stuff flying out the cylinder gap that drew blood yesterday. :eek:)

Anyway, I can obviously send it back to S&W, but it appears to be a very simple repair. Where would be the easiest place to obtain replacement parts and are there any subtle things to look out for?

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JoeHatley
November 11, 2007, 08:31 PM
Where would be the easiest place to obtain replacement parts and are there any subtle things to look out for?

For replacement pins call S&W customer service. Only thing to check, is to make sure the old pin fell out, and didn't get broken off.

The pins are press fit, but a bit of Lok-Tite doesn't hurt.

Good Luck...

Joe

Southern Raider
November 20, 2007, 05:10 PM
Just FYI...I called S&W to get new pins and was told they don't carry them any more. Customer Service said that they are "unneeded" and that the cartridges themselves do just a good of job as the pins.

I guess this all makes sense, but it still seemed weird to me...

BBBBill
November 20, 2007, 05:48 PM
...Customer Service said that they are "unneeded" and that the cartridges themselves do just a good of job as the pins.

I guess this all makes sense, but it still seemed weird to me...

:eek: :uhoh: Sounds pretty doofus to me. If it were mine, I'd make some pins out of drill rod.

SgtBill
November 27, 2007, 09:44 AM
Missing extractor pins will not cause missfires nor will they cause anything to fly out the cylinder gap upon shooting the weapon. You have a light hit problem with the fireing pin. Insure that the strain screw is tight in the front of the grip frame. If it is spitting lead this is normaly tracked back to a timeing problem. Unless you know what you are doing then this must be checked by an Armorer or a gunsmith.
Bill

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