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Old 10-13-2011, 11:50 AM
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Question top break da .38s&w hand & spring

i have a 3rd model da .38s&w top break and i am trying to put a new hand and spring in it but cant get it to slide backwards past the frame enough to get the old one out and cant get the trigger guard off to take it out the bottom.ive got all the pins and all the parts from the hammer back out.heres some pics to see if im missing something.does anybody have any ideas as to what i need to do?any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:35 PM
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Default .38 hand and spring

To remove the trigger guard, hold the frame upside down by the grip and tap the lower rear edge of the triggerguard forward with a plastic or hardwood mallet, cuasing the rear of the guard to jump out of its seat in the frame. Pull the trigger all the way to the rear. The trigguard may now be moved rearward slightly to disengage its front tab from the frame. Tilt the front of the triggerguard down and push forward to remove. The trigger spring is now free and can be removed with the triggerguard. Make not of its position for reassembly. I would highly suggest purchasing David R. Chicoine Antique Firearms assembly/disassembly if you are going to work on Antique S&W Guns. He details it on a step by step istructions with pictures. His phone number is 704-853-0265 to order the book. The price is around $30.00 and it is a must for working on those guns.

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:00 AM
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thank you.i appreciate it a whole lot.ill look into getting one of those books.even if i never fool with another one id like to check out how they work.thank you again for takin the time to help me out
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