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Old 04-10-2018, 07:49 PM
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Just got my 625JM in on a swap with a member for my model 25 long colt. Here my question. Always had blued except my carry a 686P, perfect action out the box. Never happy with the double action on a Stainless revolver.

The 625JM has hammer bobbed and I want to use it for IDPA so no problem. The trouble is to hard for me, not smooth. I assume the springs are per factory. It had some gunsmith work done before me.

Any suggestions. Hate to wait 3-4 month for an action job from a Gunsmith and don't want to swap out springs if the same. Honing down the action is to much for me.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:17 PM
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So... you got a 625 with some kind of action job you don’t like with a bobbed hammer... sounds like Bubba made a visit to the previous owner. Not sure what “honing down the action” means but sounds like this gun needs to go home for repairs or to a qualified gunsmith.
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I put Jerry's $20 spring kit in myb625-8 jm. Set for 7# + DA pull. Sets off my federal primers reliably. YMMV may vary with bobbed hammer. Shot 273 last night in bullseye match. Still getting used to it.


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Old 04-10-2018, 08:31 PM
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It sounds like the only thing you're going to be able to do is take it apart, clean it and/or try lighter springs. If the previous gunsmith damaged something I'd recommend a better gunsmith.
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I'll also point out something about the bobbed hammer. You can get a cylinder locked up by high primers, cratered primers and other causes where you can't rotate the cylinder by pulling the trigger. On the other hand, a manly yank on the hammer spur will generally rotate the cylinder and get you back in play. No spur, no quick fix.

I would beware the guns with "some gunsmith work done to it" unless the price is right. My last project gun (price was right and I have the tools & skills) involved replacing the locking bolt and spring, the cylinder stop and spring, the hammer, fitting a straight ejector rod, fitting an oversize hand and balancing the springs. Yes, it was presented as a "properly tuned gun" and the hammer bob was the only "work" done well.

OP, if you're not willing to send it off for work by a skilled craftsman/woman, change springs or deburr parts (that last is probably a good thing if you're), about your only option is to contact the guy you traded with and request your old gun back. A whole lot of dry fire generally does what a deburring process does, but it takes time and effort.

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Thank you all. I might have misrepresented the fact a little. The double action is not "bad" perhaps like most right out the box. The other gunsmith work was decrown barrel and install gold front sight. I am told the internals are stock.

It might just be me getting use to a new stainless gun.
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