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Old 05-10-2017, 03:00 PM
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Will a replacement complete slide fit my pistol without having to do any special fitting or must it go to S&W or a gunsmith?
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99 times out of 100 it will be no problem.
The other 1 percent of the time it will be a misfit at the barrel hood to breech interface or even more rarely, the rails will be too tight (a stack-up of production tolerances).
On TDA models (DA/SA) with worn rails, decock timing could be an issue, but that seems to be more of a problem for alloy framed pistols.

As the model to which you are referring is an all stainless steel DAO model, that would not apply to you.

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DON'T FORGET THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT DAO SLIDES FOR THE 5946. ONE IS A LITTLE LONGER THAN THE OTHER. JP
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DON'T FORGET THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT DAO SLIDES FOR THE 5946. ONE IS A LITTLE LONGER THAN THE OTHER. JP

What th'? Never heard that before. Could the longer slide be on the 5946TSW? The SCSW doesn't mention that.

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What th'? Never heard that before. Could the longer slide be on the 5946TSW? The SCSW doesn't mention that.

Thanks for the comments.
Within the standard models and early, non-railed versions of the TSW models, DAO slides are longer than TDA (DA/SA) slides.

Within the later, railed TSW models, slides are the same length whether they are DAO or TDA.

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Good info. Thanks.
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