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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    Put empty cases in chambers when tightening or loosening the ejector rod.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    I tried that, but the locator pins take the torque from the "star" and the star fits the cylinder so well, torque never reaches the shells. Pins and star/recess are near zero play, shells have clearance play. You'd need over-sized tight-fitting shells to accomplish anything toward the purpose.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    That's exactly what your preventing. Also not twisting the star's long rod part with key way or flat. The advise is for all years and models.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    If the cases have required clearance, nothing will apply pressure to the cases due to torque.
    1-Insert cases
    2-apply torque
    3-rotate muzzle up
    4-watch cases fall from chambers
    If unsized or fired cases do not fall from chambers, it is due to friction in the front two-thirds of the case. The web is still going to have the clearance that will prevent a torqued star from applying pressure to the shell. The star is contacting the recessed area of the cylinder during the torqueing. If torque reaches the shell, the star/cylinder relationship is worn and in need of replacement.
    Last edited by Bang; January 7th, 2018 at 03:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    Why not take it to the dealer ya bought it from or contact Smith & Wesson?
    I don't speak English , I talk American!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abner13 View Post
    Why not take it to the dealer ya bought it from or contact Smith & Wesson?
    Fiddling around with it and not being a gunsmith with gunsmith tools will only bring you heartbreak and unnecessary expense and you may void the warranty.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    I inspected at purchase and everything seemed fine. Function tested everything. Tight lockup. Very slight rotational play in cylinder. No end shake.
    The rotational play with hammer down should disappear or lessen with hammer cocked at trigger press. Cock hammer, press trigger until hammer fall and hold it. Cylinder rotation should be gone or less.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    The ejector rod on my 25 year old S&W loosens up sometimes, I got in the habit of checking it and just tightening it finger tight when it's loose, never seemed like a big deal to me.

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    Default Re: Help me troubleshoot my K frame

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    Fiddling around with it and not being a gunsmith with gunsmith tools will only bring you heartbreak and unnecessary expense and you may void the warranty.
    To each his own, but I was born a fiddler.

    Quote Originally Posted by john9001 View Post
    The ejector rod on my 25 year old S&W loosens up sometimes, I got in the habit of checking it and just tightening it finger tight when it's loose, never seemed like a big deal to me.
    I also don't feel that it is a big deal, now that I realize what's going on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    The rotational play with hammer down should disappear or lessen with hammer cocked at trigger press. Cock hammer, press trigger until hammer fall and hold it. Cylinder rotation should be gone or less.
    Yes, that is correct, and I am not concerned by it.
    Last edited by marinville; January 7th, 2018 at 08:14 PM.

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