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Old 02-01-2017, 02:17 PM
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Best/safest way to lighten the trigger pull on my new 629-6? Best/safest way to lighten the trigger pull on my new 629-6? Best/safest way to lighten the trigger pull on my new 629-6? Best/safest way to lighten the trigger pull on my new 629-6? Best/safest way to lighten the trigger pull on my new 629-6?  
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I would like to lighten the trigger pull on my 629-6, both double and single. On single I would like 2-1/2 to 3 pounds. Not sure on the double. What is the best way to accomplish this safely? A friend has done a great job on his Smith 357 but it is an older model with no MIM parts.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:24 PM
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If you're contemplating doing the job yourself, a great start is to acquire Jerry Miculek's Trigger Job DVD.
Shows you what to do and what NOT to do.
If you go real light on the action with Wolfff springs, you may be limited to using only Federal primers.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:25 PM
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The first thing to do is to take the side plate off and use a drying solvent to clean ever trace of lube out of the action. Then put it back together and go shoot 200 to 250 hot rounds thru the gun. Clean and oil the barrel but not the action. Then take the gun to a competent S&W pistol smith and ask him if he can give you what you want. OR, get the above mentioned video and the Jerry Kuenhausen S&W manual and a Wolfe spring kit and do it your self. (It's your gun) ............

Shooting the gun while dry of any lube will give you rub marks that can be read as where polishing is needed. The spring kit will finish the job. ..........
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:56 AM
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It is difficult to answer your question without more information. Answers to the following questions would be helpful.
  • What is your previous experience working on revolvers?
  • What is your intended purpose for this revolver?
  • What is your goal for the project? For example, is your goal to learn about revolvers? Does it have to be done right the first time?

Let me give some explanation. My general answer to your question is "Send it to a gunsmith with expertise on revolvers." If the gun will be used for any critical purpose, and if you want it done soon and done right, then it should go to a pro.

If you have some experience working with guns or other fine equipment, and you would enjoy having a project where you learn about revolvers, and it is not critical for the revolver to be reliable any time soon, then doing it yourself is a reasonable option. If doing it yourself is a fit for your goals and requirements, then this forum can offer lots of additional advice.

You may get suggestions that a certain spring kit will give an excellent and reliable trigger, but revolvers are trickier than that. Many people have installed a spring kit and done a little bit of polishing and gotten good results. But many other people have tried the same recipe and gotten misfires or other problems. Sometimes the problems are subtle, so the gun seems OK for a while, but then problems become apparent later.

I am always happy when people get good results from a spring kit or other simple changes. But I think some of the posts about these successes create an overoptimistic impression about working on revolvers.

If you provide some more information about your requirements and your goals, I am sure people here can provide some more specific advice.
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Whatever you do, don't loosen the main spring tension screw. It may make the trigger pull lighter, but it may cause misfires. I took a 686 to a so-called master gunsmith for an action job. All he did was fill the works with oil and loosen the tension screw. I cleaned it out and installed a spring kit, which helped. I had a few misfires in DA and realized I had not properly tightened the tension screw. I tightened it all the way and have had no problems since.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:57 PM
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For me I break revolvers down to two stages, #1 trigger job, #2 action job.
I would stick to 'trigger job' and just change the springs because what you can gain in 'polishing' certain areas is often best left for the more experienced. If you do get the Miculek video it will at least walk you through the areas that can be addressed, the quality of the video is long over due for an update but you will get the idea

Miculek has a spring kit, Wilson Combat and Wolff. If you research it there is even some slight bending mods you can do to the mainspring to help but again just changing out the mainspring and trigger return spring will be beneficial and some of the rest of the improvements will come along from simply using the gun or cycling the action repeatedly. Also you may find some sticky gunk on the internals so cleaning and proper lube should not be overlooked either.

Most gunsmiths that do trigger work are around $65-$110 dollars and your results will be pleasing and you have the confidence it was done correctly.

I have successfully done my own revolvers, Smith, Ruger and Dan Wesson, learned as I went and am currently very satisfied with my results. There will always be the continued discussion on whether to use the strain screw adjustment method, so I won't go there LOL
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Lighter rebound spring from Wolff did the trick for single action on my revolvers. Think I used the 13# but maybe the 12#. You can lighten up double action with a Wolff hammer spring.

Jerry Miculek has a good youtube video on replacing both springs. Both are easy to replace.
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