Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2012, 06:57 PM
smokin54 smokin54 is offline
K38 lockup K38 lockup K38 lockup K38 lockup K38 lockup  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default K38 lockup

I picked up a K38 with a nice reblue on it a couple of years back , I have checked the lockup and the endshake is ok but there is excessive play in the cylinder when the hammer is pulled back and the trigger pulled and the hammer is half way down. I understand that the power custom over size cylinder stop will not work on the old 5 screw k38.
I have plenty of free time and would like to takle the repair , Can some one point to the correct parts and some directions for install ?
I have taken apart alot of single action revolvers and some other brand double actions , Just have not taken apart a Smith and Wesson yet .
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Hondo44 Hondo44 is offline
SWCA Member
K38 lockup K38 lockup K38 lockup K38 lockup K38 lockup  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 11,416
Likes: 3,109
Liked 7,026 Times in 3,252 Posts

Welcome to the forum Smokin.
That should not be a concern as long as the cylinder is tight at full cock. I don't have a single S&W that doesn't have play at that point in the cycle and some are brand new guns. As long as the cyl stop doesn't jump out of the notch when you check for play.

For dissassembly:
S&WCA #819
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
19-4 lockup shocker S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 2 03-06-2013 02:08 PM
Lockup redhawk444 S&W-Smithing 3 03-31-2011 09:06 PM
lockup on my 624? cougar14 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 2 09-15-2010 09:54 PM
686 lockup roughcreek S&W-Smithing 6 03-29-2009 07:14 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3 tested by Norton Internet Security tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 AM.

S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015 is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)