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    Default S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    I wrote this for another forum but i thought you folks might like it

    I picked up a Model 15 DAO police trade in from J&G a few months back and "converted" it "Back" to SA/DA

    its a 1968 with a pinned barrel and a model 14 front sight.

    "before"







    40 years of gunk



    all cleaned up



    With everything needed to swap the hammers removed



    Old hammer, if you look close you can see where the SA notch was ground off



    old DA hammer next to "new" SA/DA hammer

    ordered This hammer from Numrich it turned out to be a original hammer not an MIM replacement which was a nice surprise . (also do you see 2 penguins )





    With the hammer dropped in. the easiest way to do this was to pull the trigger all the way back then it slides right in. then pull the trigger a time or two until it lines up right. you'll have to push the hammer forward after pulling the trigger since there are no springs .



    putting the plate back on is a bit of a challenge to line up what i think its called the "hammer block" after first managing to put the plate on without the hammer block i got it done by holding the plate flat with the hammer block sitting in its grove. then i manipulated the handgun until it snapped in.



    at some point i put the screws back in too but i didn't take a picture of that. It is important that they are in the same holes they came from also if you used the wrong size screw driver you will scratch up the screw heads (ask me how i know).

    all done



    and several months later in a fancy new Raven Concealment Phantom









    ETA:cant figure out how to change typo in title uh ro :P
    Last edited by Finch00; November 20th, 2010 at 10:46 PM.

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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    Did you have to do any fitting to get the new hammer in? I would be surprised to hear that a replacement just dropped in.
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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_NEPhila View Post
    Did you have to do any fitting to get the new hammer in? I would be surprised to hear that a replacement just dropped in.
    nope dropped right in

    maybe because it was a original hammer or i could have got lucky.

    this particular revolver was modified from SA/DA to DAO as compared to being purpose built DAO which may have required modifications to the trigger

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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    RCS makes holster for Model 15s? Lol, that's awesome.
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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    Quote Originally Posted by rwb1500 View Post
    RCS makes holster for Model 15s? Lol, that's awesome.
    I was suprised too. I think there are still police dept and/or security comapnys that still use 15/10 or the stainless versions (64 I think)

    anyway I thought it was cool they offererd them so I added one To my order for my g26. It's some unholy combination of old school and taticool

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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    The latest Shotgun News has an article on doing the same from a J&J purchased DAO S&W. Dave_n

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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_n View Post
    The latest Shotgun News has an article on doing the same from a J&J purchased DAO S&W. Dave_n
    they so stole the idea from me

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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    Very nice revolver and looks like you did a good job on the install.

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    Default Re: S&W Model 15 .38 DAO ro SA/DA conversion project

    Quote Originally Posted by Rundownfid View Post
    Very nice revolver and looks like you did a good job on the install.
    thanks!

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