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Old 07-28-2020, 01:01 PM
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Done a stupid thing this morning, very stupid. I took the grips off and something fell out of the grips. I cannot find it anywhere, Heard it hit the floor but is lost. I put the grips back on an screwed them back together, everything seems to work. Do I actually need what fell out of the grips, and if so what was it? My apology for my stupidity
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Some grips have a pin that just goes between the sides

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Not sure but you may have has a small pin in the handle part of the frame that fell out. Remove the grips and make sure both pins are in the gun.
As for finding small parts that disappear.
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Maybe the "Stock Pin" at the bottom left of the Diagram.

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So many pins, so little time . . . .

Those pins are designed to hold the stocks in place along with the main (center) screw. Are they necessary? I don't think so.
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Those pins are designed to hold the stocks in place along with the main (center) screw. Are they necessary? I don't think so.
Some grips have an extra pin that isn't attached to the frame

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Those pins are designed to hold the stocks in place along with the main (center) screw. Are they necessary? I don't think so.
The grip pin is necessary for properly locating the grips to the frame. Some aftermarket grips have extra locating pins, but these do not index to the frame, the just keep the grip panels aligned with each other.
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It must not be too necessary ... I lost that stupid pin the first time I took the grips off ... screwed the grip panels back on tight and haven't missed it . About a month later I found the pin... but I never put it back because it just keep falling out and the grips stay put without it .
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Not just aftermarket - my new model 19 Classic stocks have two pins in addition to a hole for the stock pin, one under the rear curve of the trigger guard, and one at the bottom of the target style stocks, underneath the bottom of the grip frame. And baby, they're very loosely fitted in their holes!

Are they needed? I don't know, I'm no engineer. But they came with it, so I like to have them in place. And I doubt makers are spending any money on something that isn't needed.

I replaced the factory stocks with Nills, and their pins are tighter than two coats of paint.

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Not just aftermarket - my new model 19 Classic stocks have two pins in addition to a hole for the stock pin, one under the rear curve of the trigger guard, and one at the bottom of the target style stocks, underneath the bottom of the grip frame. And baby, they're very loosely fitted in their holes!

Are they needed? I don't know, I'm no engineer. But they came with it, so I like to have them in place. And I doubt makers are spending any money on something that isn't needed.

I replaced the factory stocks with Nills, and their pins are tighter than two coats of paint.
Most any new S&W that came with wood or laminate wood grips will have the extra pins. It's something Altamont added for whatever reason. Any S&W already has the pin in the frame, and the extras are not really needed.

On a gun like the 2020 Python, they are needed.
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