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#1 2A4Cook

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

I am hoping someone can recommend a local gunsmith who is good with S&W revolvers, hopefully in the southwest or near west burbs. I picked up a 70's model 10 that has a cylinder release issue and some slop in 3 cylinders. Probably also a good disassembly and clockwork cleaning.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:55 PM

I had Law Weapons in Naperville do some trigger work on my S&W Victory Model 10. Very happy with the work and at a fair price.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 03:27 PM

in the gunsmith threads https://greatgunsarmory.com/almost always appears
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:38 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 06:45 PM

Glen Nyenhuis - WCK Gunsmithing - Elmwood Park - 708 452 1315 is another frequently posted.
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 07:13 PM

I would give S&W a call and just send it back to them and get a like new gun back

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:03 AM

I would give S&W a call and just send it back to them and get a like new gun back


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 11:58 AM

I know that Smith & Wesson will no longer work on some of the older revolvers. But taking apart an S&W from that vintage is pretty simple. The slop in the lockup can be the result of worn locking notches or the bolt not rising sufficiently. If the notches are worn, a new cylinder would probably be needed. If the bolt isn't rising properly, it's most likely due to built up crud in the lockwork. The cylinder release issue could also be the result of internal crud but most often it's the result of a loose ejector rod. Check to see if it's loose.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:15 PM

Internal crud is my guess. I took off the thumbpiece and cleaned out a ton of sludge.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:32 PM

Internal crud is my guess. I took off the thumbpiece and cleaned out a ton of sludge.

 

If you'd like some help, I'd be glad to show you how to remove the sideplate & internals to give it a good cleaning.


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 08:58 AM

Glen Nyenhuis - WCK Gunsmithing - Elmwood Park - 708 452 1315 is another frequently posted.

Yep, call Glenn.  Most if not all of the local cowboy action shooters go to him for revolvers.  

 

He did work on two of my revolvers, basically doing a tuning and action job and they're amazing now. I don't trust anyone else to touch my guns.  I've seen guns that customers dropped off to him that came directly from another gunsmith and Glenn had to fix their screwups.  

 

He's worked on probably half of the guns I own, and I own a lot.  


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 05:43 PM

Thanks, everyone!




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