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  1. #1
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    Default need help with S&W 457

    Howdy, I inherited a SW 457 from my uncle. It came with no manual, and I am trying to clean it. When I rack the slide back, I can't seem to be able to get the slide stop cam to come out. With my Star bkm, it has a notch in between the safety notch and the slide stop to take the tension off the slide stop cam for easy removal, but the smith doesn't. So when I rack it back, the farthest back it goes is as far as the slide stop, which makes it impossible to get the cam out. I don't know if it is just stuck or what, but it is a royal pain in the ass !!SW457.jpg If anyone has a solution, I would greatly appreciate it. Click on image to enlarge.

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    Default Re: need help with S&W 457

    I hope this is right........

    remove magazine

    clear and check chamber....

    rack slid back until the slide stop notch lines up with the BEGINNING of the slide stop...and slowly from the other side of the pistol push on the round part of the slide stop that is on that side of the pistol

    the slide stop should now come out.

    remove the slide stop

    slowly let the frame go forward

    remove the recoil spring from the bottom of the barrel lugs

    pull the barrel lug slighty towards you UP and slighty forward

    that should do it

    let me know if my memory was correct

  3. #3
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    Default Re: need help with S&W 457

    Here's a link to a place that sells the manual for your sepcific gun for $2.99

    http://www.gundirectory.com/more.asp...228&gun=Pistol

    Or you can try this link from the S & W web site for general manuals ....

    S&W Handgun Owner's Manuals

    This link looks like the manual that includes your model and there are instructions for field stripping in it.

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...ectionId=10504

    Bill

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    Default Re: need help with S&W 457

    Wow Bill....

    good post there

    and my memory seems to have been intact for once on that field stripping

    guess the aricept is working lol

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