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Old 04-08-2012, 12:14 AM
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My 442 is in Connecticut on its way to Springfield. What do you think S&W will do for the endshake? How will they fix it? Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:33 AM
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New yoke or repair it??
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:28 AM
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The fix could be as easy as installing a shim. If the endshake is really bad, stretching the yoke or replacing it is a bit more involved. S&W's specs for acceptable endshake is a bit more liberal than it used to be in the old days. How bad was it? Did you measure the endshake before you sent it in?
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:23 PM
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I have no idea how much endshake the 442 has. Maybe they willcheck it and say that it is within their specs. If they use a shim, is that adding a part that the gun never had before? That just sounds a bit HOKEY.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:18 PM
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I have no idea how much endshake the 442 has. Maybe they willcheck it and say that it is within their specs. If they use a shim, is that adding a part that the gun never had before? That just sounds a bit HOKEY.
They wont be adding any shims.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:01 AM
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My first 442-1 was having misfires and went back to S&W for end shake. The yoke was replaced and it was fine afterwards.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for all of your replies. I am glad that the fix won't be to add a part that was not on the original parts list (shim). Maybe they will just send it back to me and say that the endshake is not excessive. I am ok with whatever they do if they have to fix it. I love that little revolver! Hard to believe that it is as effective as it is being so small. I know that the 135+P Golddots are street proven though. It's great for having it on me when just lounging around the house or when I need it for deep concealment. Sometimes you just don't want to put on the thick gun belt. Thanks again for your replies.
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They put the barrel end of the yoke (the part the ejector rod and center pin passes through that bears on the inside of the cylinder) over a metal rod and tap it with a hammer to stretch it, then they square the end off and check the bc gap, and repeat as needed. This is what was explained to me by a Smith smith.

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:40 AM
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Does S&W stretch yokes to get endshake down when they build brand new guns?
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I had this done by a local gunsmith and he did the same thing S&W was going to do. However, instead of hitting it with a hammer, he had a thing that looked a little bit like a tubing cutter without the sharp cutting piece...he spun it around the yoke over and over and he would tighten it a little bit as he went. Same effect as hitting the yoke with a hammer, but a little more controlled. I wonder if S&W would have the same device to do this job? B
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Does S&W stretch yokes to get endshake down when they build brand new guns?
I imagine they just cut that part to the right length and insert it in the gun. This is the result of shooting the gun and is not uncommon. It would normally take quite a while to get endshake unless you're using a lot of hot loads. The gun I had done was an older model 13 that had been around for a few years. Came back from the gunsmith tighter than a drum and works great. Best wishes, B
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They dont stretch them during manufacturing! There just over sized and the face reemed to spec.
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