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S&W revolver lock removal

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by jtull7, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I am a S&W revolver nut, as well as a 1911 nut, and a Glock nut.

    I have a lot of very fine S&W revolvers, all but three of which are pre-lock. I hate the thought of that lock. So, I have been cruising the net trying to find out whether I could take the lock out myself.

    I looked at videos, forums, emails, and everywhere else, and cobbled together the knowledge of how to do it. It is very confusing, because S&W apparently changes everything every so often. Which makes a lot of the info out-of-date.

    But, after much study, and a lot of digging around in the guts of my fine revolvers, I think I have successfully removed the abhorrent locking mechanisms from my 357PD .41 Mag, my 686-6 .357 Mag, and my 637-2 Airweight .38 Special. I am taking them to a good gunsmith tomorrow to make sure I haven't screwed up. I am pretty proud of myself.
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Congrats jtull.

    I hate the lock as well.