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Old 10-10-2017, 09:35 PM
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My K22 dates 1951, and someone messed up the slot in the yoke screw...Is it simply a "screw" in a new one,or is fitting required?. Guess I could file the head a bit and leave it alone, and put it back in... kind of looks funny, all other screws are fine. Part looks to be available.....
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Yes, it has to be fitted - too long and it binds up the yoke barrel, too short and it doesn't retain the yoke. Dressing up the head sounds like a fine plan .
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It needs to b fitted to prevent the yoke from binding. Newer guns (since the 80's) have a different system which uses a screw with a spring loaded plunger to eliminate the need for fitting. Not sure whether they'll work on older guns....

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Fitting may not be needed, try it out and as murphydog stated if it binds on the yoke a few strokes with a file should ease it up.
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It needs to b fitted to prevent the yoke from binding. Newer guns (since the 80's) have a different system which uses a screw with a spring loaded plunger to eliminate the need for fitting. Not sure whether they'll work on older guns....

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Nope.. different size screw entirely.
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Take your original screw and put it in a padded vise. Then, use a hammer to tap the raised edges down. Next, secure your variable speed portable drill in the vise with the chuck horizontal. You now have a poor man's lathe.

Chuck your screw in the drill but don't damage the threads. Turn on the drill and dress the head of the screw with a fine cut file. Polish the screw head with fine sandpaper or emory cloth. Degrease, then wipe the screw with cold blue until you get the color you like.
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Several times I have used a brass punch and hammer to flatten out the damage on a boogered screw slot, it works OK if the damage is not too bad.
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Thanks for the ideas....The gun is fine,its a mind thing!
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Take your original screw and put it in a padded vise. Then, use a hammer to tap the raised edges down. Next, secure your variable speed portable drill in the vise with the chuck horizontal. You now have a poor man's lathe.

Chuck your screw in the drill but don't damage the threads. Turn on the drill and dress the head of the screw with a fine cut file. Polish the screw head with fine sandpaper or emory cloth. Degrease, then wipe the screw with cold blue until you get the color you like.
I have done this many times; usually sufficient. Haven't checked lately, but sideplate screws from S&W didn't used to be very expensive.
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