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Smith and Wesson #10 re-assembly help needed

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by taylor, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I installed a reduced power spring+mainspring and for the life of me I couldn't get it back together with the bobby pin looking safety thing. I put it together without it and it seems to work fine, is it OK?
    And the yoke seems to swing out a little stiff is that normal?
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Another good reason to have a good gunsmith in your back pocket.

    I assume you are talking about the hammer block, instead of placing it into the frame and trying to install the sideplate, place it in it's slot in the side plate and keep it there with a bit of grease, then install the sideplate.
     
  3. Long Range

    Long Range East County New Member

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    If the yolk is stiffer than before you likely over tightened the front plate tension screw, try backing off the front plate screw a little.
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    If you are referring to the hammer block (as mentioned by coop), it is NOT okay.