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Ok...weirdest problem with a revolver....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by springmom, Sep 7, 2008.

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  1. springmom

    springmom Member

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    My little m37 has been a trooper, at least since its initial problems the first week I bought it 2 1/2 years ago, anyway. But today, Archerandshooter pulled it out of its holster to find the button cover on the left side of the frame, which covers the button attached to the works inside that let loose the cylinder, had come off. The little steel (or whatever) knob that attaches to the inside works is of course still there, as it's all of a piece. However, the button which enables you to comfortably USE that, is gone.

    I'm assuming that I can call S&W tomorrow morning and they'll send me a new one (which would be cheaper by far than having me mail them them gun and having them do it). Has anybody else ever had this happen?

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  2. Iggy

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    Cylinder latches sometimes come loose and disappear. A tiny dab of BLUE Loctite or even a drop of finger nail polish on the threads should prevent it from happening again when you have obtained a new one.
     
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    Be sure and tell them you lost the slotted nut that holds it on too!

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    Yep, I've had it happen. No big deal, in 3 days smith will have the button and screw in your mailbox.
    They tried to have me send mine it, I just kept explaining that I have the ability to use a screwdriver and just wanted the parts.
     
  5. springmom

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    LOL! KCShooter... we'll see if they think *I* do :neener:

    Thanks, all. It was just the most totally unexpected thing. And for all the talk about how revolvers never break, unlike semiautos :D

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    When I got my brand new 500 Magnum, the screws were not loose, but they weren't tight, either.

    Blue loctite on each screw and assembled real TIGHT.

    I don't feel like wearing a screw and/or sideplate in my forehead!:eek:
     
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    That revolver would have still worked six times anyway!
     
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    Springmom wrote,Thanks, all. It was just the most totally unexpected thing. And for all the talk about how revolvers never break, unlike semiautos"

    I have come to see that anything man made will never be Murphy proof. That is why I now carry a BUG. Gotta make Murphy work for it ya know.
     
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    Pssh...I can think of much weirder problems with a revolver. Mine is that I can't hit the broad side of a barn with one. As I said, weird.
     
  10. Iggy

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    Try from inside the barn. It' easier!:evil:
     
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    Well, five times anyway! :)
     
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    It would continue to work forever.

    The loss of the thumb-piece doesn't prevent you from re-loading the gun, or keep it from working.

    Just a little inconvenient is all.

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  13. springmom

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    RC, it certainly keeps me from reloading it. I have arthritis, and I can't push against that little knob. I do need the missing piece to use it.

    Of course, it's currently living in my husband's truck most of the time, so it's more his problem these days than mine. But not all of us have equally functional hands, unfortunately.

    Springmom
     
  14. cpaspr

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    Silly question, but did you have A&S look in his truck for the parts? If it's a glove box gun the parts can't have gone very far.

    Like I said, silly question, but stranger things have happened.
     
  15. springmom

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    I did, yes... not sure if he did.

    We were in the middle of about six different things going on at once this weekend, so it may have not happened. Either way, I'll look again tonight.

    Springmom
     
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