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Old 10-08-2016, 08:43 PM
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Got it apart. Trying to put it back together. Can't figure out how to get the hammer spring installed so there is tension on the hammer. What does it beat against in the action? Does the curved leg go toward the front of the gun? How does the piece that releases the hammer fit in relation to the hammer spring?


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Old 10-08-2016, 09:12 PM
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K. I figured out the orientation. How do I get it in that way? Slave pin?
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Slave pin.
Steve's Pages has a good diagram of the entire pistol.

http://stevespages.com/page7.htm
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:37 PM
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Make a slave pin to hold spring on, chamfer both ends so it comes out easy when putting the pin in! Ask me how I know..
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:31 AM
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Good judgemnt.

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Make a slave pin to hold spring on, chamfer both ends so it comes out easy when putting the pin in! Ask me how I know..
"Use good judgement.", they told me.
"How do I achieve good judgment?" I asked.
"Experience." they said.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:33 AM
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Slave pin.
Steve's Pages has a good diagram of the entire pistol.

http://stevespages.com/page7.htm
Much better than what Google was fetching me.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:34 AM
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Springs

Ordere new pins and springs from Bellm today. Will try and put it together this w/e.

He had some words of wisdom on the hammer install too. Gonna try it his way b4 I build a slave pin. He says hammer pin into one side of the hammer. Put spring in and lever it down with a 3/32" pin punch from the other side til you can insert the pin. We'll see how that works.

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Old 10-11-2016, 04:15 PM
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Making slave pins is no big deal.

Measure the inside of the action and the length needed will be slightly less.

Find an old drill bit that has a shank the right, approximate, diameter of the hole. Cut off the drill bit shank to the right length with a Dremel cut-off disc.
I usually smooth and round the ends slightly.

They aren't used often and don't usually get much, if any use with impact tools.
They'll last Joe Average about forever, unless you lose it.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:15 PM
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Now that Thompson Center is part of Smith and Wesson and, rather than risk possible damage to your frame, I'd contact them, explain your situation and see what they can do for you. In my opinion, S&W seems to be interested in providing good customer service so why not take advantage of it. Good luck.
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Old 10-22-2016, 05:10 AM
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Bellm knows his stuff. Punch worked. Got her running.
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