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S&W 500 ejector rod

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by pocher, Jun 21, 2010.

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  1. pocher

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    Hey everyone,
    I noticed the ejector rod on my SW 500 10" barrel hunter has a 1/32" runout. Does anyone know how much runout is too much or if this slight bent on the ejector rod can cause any problems on the 500? Thank!
     
  2. Confederate

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    I'd have to see it, first. Can you post photos?
     
  3. pocher

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    There's no noticeable signs of bent on the rod. However, when I spin the cylinder, the rod is off center by 1/32 inch measured by ruler.
     
  4. Ratdog68

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    Question... has anyone "flipped' the cylinder shut with a flick of the wrist (like they show being done on TV)? If so... that's probably how it got bent.
     
  5. pocher

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    Acutally one spent casing got crooked during extraction and got stuck at the extractor star. I had to force the ejector star back in to straighten the casing. That's how it got bent:)
     
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    Just an update on the ejector rod. I called S&W today. The rep told me that a bent ejector rod has no affect on model 500's performance due to the way the cylinder is locked by the yoke to frame and the ball detent. I guess I'll be taking the gun to the range to see if it still shoots the same:)
     
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