It is best accomplished with a milling machine, and is not for the feint of heart with an electric hand drill.
September 1, 2008, 04:20 PM
That makes some sense, though how tight can the lockup become simply through the addition of a spring-loaded ball? Obviously this can be overpowered by fairly minor pressure, or am I missing the point?
September 1, 2008, 04:35 PM
The original Smith and Wesson "Triple Lock" for all the ballyhoo did nothing for the gun -- for a simple reason. The detent was mounted in the frame and entered the crane extention, so the spring was pressing it backward. Under recoil, the detent became an object at rest, and unlocked.
The more modern versions have the detent (usually a ball) in the crane, entering the frame. When the gun recoils, the detent is pushed deeper into the recess and locks tighter.
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