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Old 02-16-2009, 09:51 PM
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I just bought the 625 Mountain Gun and I have been asked about the internal lock. Will someone explain the reason or about this lock and why some pistols have them and some don't also is it a detriment to have this on your pistol and can it be removed?
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I just bought the 625 Mountain Gun and I have been asked about the internal lock. Will someone explain the reason or about this lock and why some pistols have them and some don't also is it a detriment to have this on your pistol and can it be removed?
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum, and open a can of worms. It is all in peoples view of it, some don't like it and others don't care. Most are in the I don't care area. Some would still drive cars with flared fenders w/out seatbeats if they could. Enjoy your gun and get ready for the next go around.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:46 AM
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Welcome to the Forum bellyscraper.

Here is a link to the most recent IL thread. Just about everything that everybody thinks about it.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/for...6641080243/p/1

My advice. Read all you want, but let this dead horse rest in peace! Those who don't mind the IL will always feel that way, and those that hate it will always feel that way. Most will not change their minds based on the opinion of others. Same with those who really do not care one way or another.

The bottom line is that we all love guns. To those who buy guns with the lock, I say congrats on buying a new gun and best of luck with it.

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Old 02-17-2009, 02:27 PM
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is it a detriment to have this on your pistol
I have 2-3000 rounds of various loads thru my 625-9 MG with no IL problems. I sent it back to S&W once for a new cylinder. It came back better, tighter than new. I think the action is just getting broke in. It is incredibly crisp and smooth as comared to my 460XVR.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:45 PM
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Bellyscraper,

That gun will always shoot better than you do, lock or no lock. I would not worry if it is a detriment to the gun, make sure that you are not.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:33 PM
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Okay, so why is the ILS thread that has been active for the last three years no longer available?
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:27 PM
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I bought this pistol as a defence gun against bear while fishing in alaska and I didn't know squat about the lock, will someone direct me to the thread of internal operation and removal of this lock
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:56 AM
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Look at the top of this page. There is a row of buttons with labels and icons. Click on the one that says "Find" and has a small magnifying glass next to the word. A window will appear. Type "lock remove" or some variation of that in that window. Then click on the button labeled "Go".
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:15 AM
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Internal lock removal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVPYgohVCNM
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:01 PM
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I ignore the locks. Most of mine have them, I have yet to have any problem. That said, my defense gun does not have one.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:10 PM
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I know that the lock has failed, but if you when by %, I would think you would have a better chance to win the lottry. Frames have failed, cylinders, barrels have fail more here on the forum than the lock in the last year. I have guns with it, I just over look it. My two cent.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:14 PM
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Come on guys, didn't we just run through a couple of hundred posts in which we all ventilated about the lock? Isn't 8 years of this stuff enough?
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:53 PM
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I bought this pistol as a defence gun against bear while fishing in alaska and I didn't know squat about the lock, will someone direct me to the thread of internal operation and removal of this lock
Unless it's an ultra lightweight gun, I wouldn't be concerned about it at all.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:17 AM
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Damn, these IL posts are cropping up like a contagious disease. Multitudes have weighed in on their likes and dislikes, ENOUGH.

Perhaps moderators could stop any more discussion on this subject? What a waste of bandwidth. Don
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:01 PM
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Seriously, though, I think we should all keep harping on it incessantly, but the complaints would be best voiced directly to Smith & Wesson.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 PM
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Seriously, though, I think we should all keep harping on it incessantly, but the complaints would be best voiced directly to Smith & Wesson.
What a fabulous idea!!
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