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pin not hitting the primer hard enough?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MJRW, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. MJRW

    MJRW Member

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    The new to me Smith 686. Not every round is firing. Can't detect a pattern. Did the pencil test. Pencil clears the barrel, but not much more. Trigger is really sweetly light. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mike Irwin

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    Factory loads or hand loads?

    Is the strain screw in tight?

    Did your brother bung things up by doing a "home action job" on it?
     
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    Factory loads. UMC and magtech. They would fire second time. It is possible he messed up while doing home trigger job. Could you guide me to the strain screw?
     
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    Ahhh, I think that did it. Just put it back together and did the pencil test. Solid 5'. Weeeeeeeeeeee doggy. Thanks again, Mike.
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    what did it?

    You found the strain screw?

    The the bottom front of the grip?

    That's the first thing that you should always check on an S&W revolver when you have reliability problems.
     
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    Yep, that's the one and it seems to be hitting harder. Thanks.
     
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    Seems like you fixed it, was wondering if it still had the factory springs?
     
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    These are clearly not factory springs throughout. The single action has no creep at all and is very very light. Double action is feels like about 5 pounds. From my limited Smith experience, even these are light.
     
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