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i have one(of two) extractor pins missing

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cajun47, Jul 24, 2010.

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  1. cajun47

    cajun47 member

    Oct 29, 2006
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    Not too important at all.
    They don't even put them in the new guns now I think.
    I know my 625-6 and 317 doesn't have them, or even the holes they go in.

    I wouldn't suggest a lot of high-speed DA dry-fire practice without putting empty cases or snap-caps in at least a couple of chambers though.

    The loaded rounds or empties in the chambers support the ratchet / ejector from trying to turn separate from the cylinder when actually shooting it.

    BTW: You can make a replacement pin out of the proper size # drill bit shank, or music wire spring stock from the hobby shop. Can't tell you off the top of my head what size drill bit to use, but you can always measure the pin you still have.

  3. jollyroger

    jollyroger Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    New S&W's have a whole different ejector-probably easier for the CNC machines.

    I bought an older Model 19 that was missing an ejector pin years ago. Sent it to S&W for repair, they had it back to me in a couple weeks all fixed up. A simple repair - for them. I wouldn't go bootlegging a pin out of a drill bit or something else, though. If you go using a hardened steel like a drill bit you could wallow out the hole, or potentially crack the cylinder over time. Hard to say, but why take the chance.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    FWIW, I made them out of finishing nails. There is little strain on them, even in dry firing, and I never had one come back.

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