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Model 19-3 sear question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by greenhorng, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. greenhorng

    greenhorng Active Member

    My model 19-3 shoots fine in both double and single action. The problem I have is when decocking from single action, the trigger will sometimes hang on the point of the sear. If I just touch the trigger and then thumb the hammer down it works fine or if I hold the trigger until the hammer is almost half way down it's fine. Some point in between those two and the sear and trigger bind, leaving the hammer about half-cocked. Any suggestions?

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013
  2. SullyVols

    SullyVols Well-Known Member

    Had a very similar issue with my brand new (built this calender year) GP100 which is still in New Hampshire except it would also bind up on a chamber.

    But sorry, i'm not an expert. My model 19-3 de-cocks smoothly. I can't hear any parts rubbing or making contact. I would hope a gunsmith would at least point you in the right direction.
  3. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    I have a K-22 that has ill fitting side plate screws. If I tighten down the side plate screw down too much it binds the rebound slide and the trigger doesn't properly reset. If its not a burr or a high spot on the SA sear, then verify there is nothing wrong with the rebound slide.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013
  4. F-111 John

    F-111 John Well-Known Member

    I have a 19-4 that I bought new in 1980, and it does exactly the same thing.

    My advice is the same advice the Doctor gave to the guy who said "Doc, it hurts when I do this."
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sounds normal to me.

    If you 'play with' the trigger while lowering the hammer?

    You are interfering with the normal operation of the lock-work.
    You are stopping the rebound slide from pushing the trigger back forward out of the way of the DA sear.

    Don't do that.

  6. greenhorng

    greenhorng Active Member

    Thanks guys. Great to hear.

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