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Old 01-29-2013, 12:22 AM
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I have a Model 60 and after about 20 rounds the double action trigger pull becomes extremely heavy, as if it was binding. It does not do this when the gun is cold.

I cleaned the gun and it did not resolve the problem. The ejector rod appears to be a little out of round but I do not know if it is enough to bind the cylinder. Any thoughts on this and would the gun heat up enough to induce the problem?

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:50 AM
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Check your gap between the cylinder and forcing cone while pushing forward on the cylinder

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If this problem occurs only after the gun has heated up I would say that the metal parts have expanded slightly from the heat just enough to become tight. It would seem to me that the tolerances of some of the parts are too tight and I would need adjusting. I could not say exactly which parts without having the gun here, but would suggest a competent Smith or a trip back to Springfield is in order.


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Have you checked to make sure you've thoroughly cleaned under the extractor star?
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When you eject the empties, make sure to point the muzzle up to help prevent gunk getting trapped under the extractor star and binding the action.
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Thank you for the advice. I have checked for unburnt powder under the extractor and that did not appear to be the problem. Looks like it is headed to Smith. Thanks
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Thank you for the advice. I have checked for unburnt powder under the extractor and that did not appear to be the problem. Looks like it is headed to Smith. Thanks
Looking forward to finding out what the problem turns out to be.
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What the Chief and that old Cop LOL said... My 60 did the same thing... a Good cleaning under the Star and a little emory cloth polish on the end of the forcing cone helped.. But since I'm no likely to use the 60 in a running gun battle I don't worry to much about it..

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Well, it's been a few years so he's had plenty of time to tell us what happened lol.
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Well, it's been a few years so he's had plenty of time to tell us what happened lol.
I always hate that when say you are reading up a thread that has a problem that needs fixed. Then the OP never follows up if the fix worked or what ended up being wrong, etc.
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Consider checking the trigger return spring. If one coil is over the pin that holds the unit in, the condition that you have will occur.
After re-assembling my revolvers I check the rear of the trigger return spring housing with a bright light to make sure the spring is completely inside the retaining pin.
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