Re: Smith & Wesson revolver question
I dug out a set of feeler guages... if I push the cylinder all the way back, the .013" feeler guage fits in the cylinder gap. It the position where it usually sets, the .003" feeler gauge just barely will fit. If I fit a .011" or larger feeler gauge in the cylinder gap, the revolver unlocks and opens. With the .010" gauge or less, it will not.
Popgunner, I'm sure you know how this goes. Getting ANYONE to ADMIT they took something apart is next to impossible!
We had a trooper field strip his duty weapon, a Smith & Wesson 4566TSW, and reassembled the pistol WITHOUT the mainspring! It wasn't caught until the next time he had to qualify and his hammer wouldn't drop. Of course he didn't want to admit he had taken the gun down that far and lost parts... but he had no choice since it functioned fine the last time he qualified with it.
Thanks again for the input everyone!
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