629 Trigger Problem


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56hawk
January 8, 2013, 09:39 PM
I have a 629 Mountain Gun that recently developed a problem. When cocked into single action, if the trigger is pulled lightly the hammer will decock instead of firing the gun. A heavy pull to the trigger, and of course double action always works.

Tried swapping out the mainspring and the rebound spring, but it didn't make any difference. Any ideas?

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rcmodel
January 8, 2013, 09:43 PM
Worn hammer notch or SA sear.

Try the push-off test on a cocked SA hammer.

Apply pressure on the cocked hammer spur, and if it slips off cock, the hammer or sear is worn beyond repair.

Put the original springs back in it.
And send it back to S&W for proper inspection & repair.

rc

56hawk
January 8, 2013, 10:04 PM
Thanks, it failed that test. This gun was made back in the 80's, so if I decide to fix it I don't think I will bother sending it to S&W.

loose noose
January 10, 2013, 02:38 PM
You might try filing the sear just a bit, so that it will engage. I had that same problem with my S&W Model 29, and it worked fine. lol

rcmodel
January 10, 2013, 03:11 PM
S&W hammers & sears were made of soft steel and case hardened back then.

If it's worn through the case hardened surface already?
Filing on it is just going to make it wear out faster.

rc

Jim K
January 11, 2013, 03:23 PM
Those hammers and/or triggers very rarely wear out from use and it takes a lot of use. 99.9999% of the time, they go bad from having been worked on by people trying to improve the trigger pull.

You will most likely have to replace the hammer or trigger or both. I would return the gun to S&W. They will probably not replace the parts free under warranty, but they will do a better job of getting things right than many gunsmiths.

Jim

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