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Old 04-16-2017, 12:05 AM
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Hi!

I need help!

I have an model 29 that sometimes "klick". I suspect that the firing pin bushing is worn out, since there is no mark on the primer. If I rotate the cylinder an try to fire the round that "klicked" again, it will fire.

But, since I am located in sweden it have been impossible for me to find a new bushing. There is bushings to be find for guns with frame mounted firing pin, but I have the firing pin mounted on the hammer.

Can anyone help me find new bushings?
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:34 AM
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Not sure how you decided the cause is the bushing. My money is on loose strain screw, weak main spring, or hard primers. A backed out strain screw is the most likely candidate I would think.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:20 AM
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I just guessing because there is no mark what so ever on the primer.
On fired cases there is a very distinc mark of the firing pin on the primer.
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Check the cylinder stop and spring and also the stop notches in the cylinder. Sounds like the cylinder is over-rotating and the firing pin is contacting case head outside the primer area. I've had it happen on a 625 I use for competition.

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A bad firing pink bushing is a rare bird. Either it has came loose and moved, or primers fors have been pierced or pockets leaking and the powder blast has eroded bushing and area around it. Huge round count could cause hole to get egged out from firing pin wear. But, none of these would cause miss fires. Your problem is light firing pin strikes from a weak spring (screw loose or 2short) possible short firing pin (unlikely) or as stated a timing issue. On misfire does case have a mark somewhere I there than primer? Another odd possibility is the pin on rebound slide has broken off and that would allow hammer block to bounce around free and occasionally get in position to block hammer. Mostly likely though it it bad timing with no Mark on primer

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Old 04-17-2017, 05:28 AM
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I think I solved the problem.

First, I might have forgot to screw the strain screw enough, I thightened it a full turn.
Second, I put a shim in the cylinder to push further back a bit, it was quite lose.

However, the main problem is not solved. How to find spare parts for my old model 14 and this 29-3.

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:25 AM
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Factory first.

Brownell's has a lot of parts and Numrich's.

The auction sites, like Gunbroker

Guns International

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That is the real problem with the older guns we all love so well. Getting parts is getting or will be getting harder as the factory has gone to MIM for the last 17 years or so. The good thing is that a good Smith can shoot a long time without needing repair.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:55 AM
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In the case of the OP, the problem may not be so much in finding parts but in getting them shipped to Europe. Parts would need to be purchased from companies with the proper export licenses.
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