S&W 500 ejector rod


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pocher
June 21, 2010, 11:53 PM
Hey everyone,
I noticed the ejector rod on my SW 500 10" barrel hunter has a 1/32" runout. Does anyone know how much runout is too much or if this slight bent on the ejector rod can cause any problems on the 500? Thank!

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Confederate
June 22, 2010, 12:11 AM
I'd have to see it, first. Can you post photos?

pocher
June 22, 2010, 12:24 AM
There's no noticeable signs of bent on the rod. However, when I spin the cylinder, the rod is off center by 1/32 inch measured by ruler.

Ratdog68
June 22, 2010, 04:30 PM
Question... has anyone "flipped' the cylinder shut with a flick of the wrist (like they show being done on TV)? If so... that's probably how it got bent.

pocher
June 22, 2010, 04:33 PM
Acutally one spent casing got crooked during extraction and got stuck at the extractor star. I had to force the ejector star back in to straighten the casing. That's how it got bent:)

pocher
June 22, 2010, 11:43 PM
Just an update on the ejector rod. I called S&W today. The rep told me that a bent ejector rod has no affect on model 500's performance due to the way the cylinder is locked by the yoke to frame and the ball detent. I guess I'll be taking the gun to the range to see if it still shoots the same:)

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