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Old 02-04-2017, 08:46 AM
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Anyone have detailed pictures/instructions of the firing pin and bushing in the 640 no dash centennial? The one that is held in place with an external pin through the frame, and I believe has to be removed out of the front of the recoil shield/breech face.
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There are schematics of the model 640, and the 43 on the Numrich web site showing the configuration of the parts.

640 S&W Accessories | Numrich Gun Parts


43 S&W Accessories | Numrich Gun Parts
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Anyone have detailed pictures/instructions of the firing pin and bushing in the 640 no dash centennial? The one that is held in place with an external pin through the frame, and I believe has to be removed out of the front of the recoil shield/breech face.
Thanks
It's done just like the rimfires (17, 617 etc) with the external cross pin.

Remove the cross pin. Use a drift to push the firing pin (and firing pin spring and bushing), towards the barrel.

The bushing is drilled in place, like front sight blades, so when re-installing you have to carefully align the bushing before pushing it (and the firing pin and spring) back into place.
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Thanks for the info.
Any issues with dry firing this type of FP and bushing? The reason I ask is that after dry firing the busing on mine moves out a bit, just a hair. When firing live ammo it stays flush.
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Although the warning about dry firing from S&W includes only rimfire guns, I personally don't dry fire any revolvers in which the firing pin is frame mounted.
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armorer951 thanks for the fast response. I am not going to dry fire this one any more. Do you see any issue with slight movement of the bushing I described?
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Probably peening on the cutaway at the top of the body of the bushing that accomodates the crosspin. (securing the bushing) If the movement is very slight it's not a problem. If the bushing protrudes past the breechface surface too far it could interfere with cylinder rotation, by catching on the case rim, or interfering with proper headspace. I would keep an eye on it for sure. Is this your carry gun?
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Probably peening on the cutaway at the top of the body of the bushing that accomodates the crosspin. (securing the bushing) If the movement is very slight it's not a problem. If the bushing protrudes past the breechface surface too far it could interfere with cylinder rotation, by catching on the case rim, or interfering with proper headspace. I would keep an eye on it for sure. Is this your carry gun?
Thanks again, I will keep my eye on it. It is my carry gun.
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