S&W Model M617


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hosant
September 3, 2012, 10:44 PM
How to assembly & disassembly.
Hoe to clean it after use it.

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gwalchmai
September 4, 2012, 09:24 AM
Here are videos on S&W disassembly. Your 617 is a K-frame and comes part like all other S&Ws, except for minor differences between the mainsprings among the J-frames (very small guns). Watch several videos before you start taking your gun apart. Pay particular attention to the advice on removing the sideplate - do not pry on it.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=k+frame+disassembly&oq=k+frame+&gs_l=youtube.3.1.0l3j0i5l2.7092.8943.0.14966.8.8.0.0.0.0.51.344.8.8.0...0.0...1ac.wEVUC3kkXqw

loadedround
September 4, 2012, 09:30 AM
Revolvers do not need to be taken apart to clean them. If you don't have one call S&W for a copy of their op manual. You may be able to download one from their website.

TonyT
September 4, 2012, 04:42 PM
The S&W 617 is a K frame not a J-frame. If you are not familiar with the innards of a S&W revolver purchase one of the books on the subject or troll for some of the videos available on line. Once you become familiar with the innards of the S&W revolvers you will find the task to be quite simple. Remeber to look at the interactipon of the parts and work deliberately. One word of advice - under no circumstances attemt to remove the sideplate by prying under it with a tool of any sort.
There will come a time when you will have to clean the innards of a 22 revolver. A lot depends on the ammunition you use and how cleanly it burns. With SV ammo I have yet to clean the inside of my older K-22's. I have shot almost 10,000 rounds of Remington Golden (a dirty burning round) through my S&W 617 and the insides really needed degreasing and cleaning - i should have done it sooner.

CraigC
September 4, 2012, 04:51 PM
How to assembly & disassembly.
Don't.


How to clean it after use it.
Wipe it off with an oil-damp rag. When chambering fresh rounds and ejecting spent cases become sticky, swab the chambers.

Seven High
September 4, 2012, 09:39 PM
I am reasonably sure that the SW 617 is an L frame revolver.

gwalchmai
September 4, 2012, 09:51 PM
I am reasonably sure that the SW 617 is an L frame revolver.Thanks for clearing that up...

EddieNFL
September 4, 2012, 09:54 PM
I'm positive it's a K-frame.

S&W revolvers are pretty simple to disassemble. As Tony mentioned, they will occasionally need a detailed cleaning and it's always a good idea to periodically inspect the internal parts.

Driftwood Johnson
September 4, 2012, 10:24 PM
I am reasonably sure that the SW 617 is an L frame revolver.

The 617 is built on the same size frame as the Model 17 before it and the K-22 before that. It is a K frame. The K frame was the standard '38' sized medium frame that S&W developed in 1899 along with the 38 Special cartridge.

The 617 is merely the stainless version of the Model 17 and its predecessor the K-22 Masterpiece, albeit with more shots in the cylinder and a full lug barrel. In the following photo, a K-22 is at top, a Model 17 is in the middle, and a Model 617 is at the bottom. They are all built on the K frame.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/smith%20and%20wesson/k22m1761701.jpg

Here is the very best book that exists about disassembly and gunsmithing S&W double action revolvers. Worth every penny. You can buy it at Amazon too.

http://www.gunbooks.com/sw.html

I tend to agree, routine cleaning of a revolver does not include disassembly. And never pry the side plate off, the book will tell you the proper way to do it.

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