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Proven wrong again by RCmodel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by icanthitabarn, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. icanthitabarn

    icanthitabarn Well-Known Member

    Maybe it was a pile on by Fuff too and others. It wasn't directed to me , but... We are told to keep that strain screw in and I knew better :uhoh: I never had a FTF in my ole md. 13. So yesterday, I had a couple cyl. of some homemade .38 to blast at a close 30' or so with the laser, rapid fire. I got a CLICK in the middle. :what: I am guessing it was the screw which WAS quite a bit out.

    Confession over
  2. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    When RC speaks, I listen.;)
  3. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Yep...if that guy didn't know so much he'd be a real pain in the rear. :)
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    And than listen some more.
  5. S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Really, pretty basic knowledge.
  6. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    I'll never admit how many times that Kansas boy has made a fool out of me!
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I'll pile on too. "FTF" is autospeak for Failure To Feed. Not failure to fire. If it doesn't go bang, it's a misfire. If these handy acronyms are going to remain handy, they must always have the same meaning.
  8. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member

    Yep ! I just picked up and older S&W 38-44 Outdoorsman this past week, asked rc if the strain screw was supposed to be set in tight? "YES, a lot of folks think having a loose strain screw means a lighter DA trigger, nothing further from the truth, screw it in tight!" It took about 2 1/2 turns to set it tight, I haven't shot it yet to know if any difference at all, but who cares?! He's helped me on a couple of other items too, knowledgeable man!
  9. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Lotta people think that strain screw is a trigger adjustment. Seems like nearly every used Smith I've bought in the last 30 years either had it backed out or shortened.

    The quick'n'dirty fix for a trimmed screw is a fired primer cup with the anvil removed...between the end of the screw and the spring. It generally does the trick unless some fool shortened it too much.
  10. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I bought a minty model 18 for $200 that had had an action job done but the strain screw was very loose. I wonder if the misfires were why he let it go so cheap??? With the strain screw properly tightened, it has been dead reliable and accurate to boot! :D
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Pretty much everything is basic knowledge, taken by itself.
    The thing about these two gentlemen.. nevermind.
    You go, Steve, thanks!
  12. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member

    I always feel pretty smart when I ask an intelligent enough question that it is worthy of RC's input. :D
  13. BCRider

    BCRider Well-Known Member

    You guys keep this up and his head will swell to where he HAS to use ear plugs because the muffs don't go big enough to fit anymore... :D
  14. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Hey! Too late.
    My ears already popped, and the constant ringing stopped on one side for a little while!

    I do appreciate all the comments though.

    But there are a whole bunch of people here way smarter then I am in many many areas of expertise.

    I just happen to have a head stuffed way full of useless information I never could make a living off of, or get a positive comment on anywhere else!!

  15. Tinaphps

    Tinaphps Member

    Lotta people think that strain screw is a trigger adjustment. Seems like nearly every used Smith I've bought in the last 30 years either had it backed out or shortened.
  16. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    It isn't really a strain screw and it certainly is not for trigger pull adjustment. It is there simply to allow the gun to be dis- and re-assembled. If it were not there, it would be necessary to somehow control the spring on disassembly and muscle it back in on reassembly.

    Also, FWIW, back off the "strain screw" BEFORE removing the side plate. When the sideplate is removed, one end of the hammer stud is unsupported and it can break if the hammer is applying full pressure on it.

  17. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    I don't. I like to learn the hard way.
  18. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I know. It stings the first couple of times.

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