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Proper way to remove S&W sideplate?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Walkalong, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    How does one safely remove a S&W sideplate without damaging anything. Thanks, AC
     
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    I"ve read and been told that you turn the gun over,near a padded surface,and tap the opposited side with something like a plastic hammer,or maybe the butt of a plastic-handled screwdriver.
    i know it will work..I"ve done it..but I prefer that things not fall out when I open up a gun.:what: :confused:
     
  3. mxl

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    Remove the grips, sideplate screws and with the sideplate up, tap the right side [upper side] of the butt area with something plastic or wood. I use the handle of a small wooden handled hammer. You may have to tap progressively harder to get the plate to jar loose. Don't tap the plate direct!
     
  4. HiWayMan

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    mxl has it right.
     
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