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Old 03-09-2017, 07:49 PM
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I have a SW model 457D, which is DAO, that has light primer strikes. I'm thinking it is some spring work which is beyond my talents. Can anyone help me with a good qualified gunsmith in my area?
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Where are you in Illinois?
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Chicago area.
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It may be as simple as making sure the strain screw is fully tightened. Try that before you spend any money.

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The Gun Doctor in Roselle Il, on Irving Pk Road. Near O'hare Field.
Just google to be sure he is still there.

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Think a 457 is an auto .
If you don't mind ea drive Crete Ill has 2 good smiths

I will send you a PM with the addresses
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:25 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies guys. I will look into both. Yes it is an auto and also double action only. I have watched the videos posted here about the disassembly but being a DAO I'm not certain how to disassemble myself.
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In regards to the gunsmithing I needed done. I hopefully tackled the problem by myself. I want to give a huge thanks and shout out to BLUEBELLYYANKEE along with W.E.G for their wonderful Utube videos and tutorials on how to disassemble a 3rd generation auto. Also, a thanks goes out to 18DAI for his wisdom and Walter O for his suggestions.
I started by pulling the firing pin on a CS9 since it had a de-cocker on one side. With a proper punch and a good light everything that was shown in the tutorials stood out. It turned out easier than I had expected. Then came the DAO 457D I have that had the weak primer strikes. This one took a bit more patience but I was successful. This pistol was caked with grease in the firing pin channel. the grease was hardened on the spring. I also wound up doing a 3913LS also just because I did get the hang of it.
Off to the range tomorrow and I am expecting a good day!
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Good for you .Scary the first time I took a gun apart .Now go out and for your next gun purchase make it a Kuhnhausen Shop manual on S&W.Good luck . I for 1 am proud of you
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Just to follow up, the 457D ran like a race horse! what a nice firearm. From now on I will definitely clean out the firing pin channel on all of my used firearms when I bring them home.
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