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Cylinder stuck on Smith 625

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sgtb, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. sgtb

    sgtb Member

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    I have a S&W 625 in .45acp and the cylinder is stuck and does not want to swing open. I took it out and shot 30rds. today and when I push the cylinder latch the cylinder does not want to move more than a hair. Any suggestions?
     
  2. steveno

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    I think that the ejector rod might have come loose although it is a lh thread.
     
  3. sgtb

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    That fixed it. Thanks
     
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    The ejector rod coming unscrewed is a common N frame Smith revolver problem. I have 4 N frame smiths and I have had every one have the ejector rod unscrew after the gun is fired a few hundred rounds. Its even happened on my 2002 629 mountain gun, so its not just a problem on the older guns. Tighten it carefully with two empty cases in the cylinder, so you don't bend the rod or the locator pins on the star. It will come unscrewed again.

    Here is what you need to do to fix the problem remove the cylinder and yoke, remove the cylinder and unscrew the ejector rod. The star, ejector rod, plunger, plunger spring, ejector spring etc will all come apart. Carefully clean theejector rod and extractor star threads to remove all the oil and use red locktite on the threads, not too much, reassemble all the cylinder parts and tighten the ejector rod extractor rod thread and let it sit before reassembling to the yoke and frame.

    So far I have not had an ejector rod unscrew on a gun I locktited in this manner.
     
  5. Standing Wolf

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    Red Lock Tight?

    Not me, thanks all the same!

    One of two drops of nail polish or ordinary model airplane cement will get the job done, but can be broken loose if the ejector rod ever needs to be removed.
     
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    I have quite a few S & W's and the only one I have trouble with is the M-48 that was made in 1959 because it has the rh thread. the rest of them have lh threads. I have never had the problem on them and never even check them.
     
  7. Tom C.

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    Would that all problems had as easy and painless resolution.

    I would be much more inclined to use Blue Loctite. The Red is for things never intended to be taken apart again.
     
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