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Smith M-41 Failure to Fire

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Kp321, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Kp321

    Kp321 Member

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    I’m working on a M-41, mid-70’s manufacture, that fails to fire most of the time. I am in the middle of troubleshooting and thought I’d solicit some advice. Apparently the hammer is dropping to half cock rather than all the way when fully assembled. With the slide off, the hammer drops properly. First thing I did was get the overtravel screw out of the way so that’s not an issue. I am getting ready to swap the slide with one off a known reliable shooter.
    Any other advice?
     
  2. JJFitch

    JJFitch Member

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    I recall threads on this subject on forums in the past.

    Google: "Smith And Wesson Model 41 Failure to fire, hammer not falling"

    Smiles,
     
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