Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols Other Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistols from the 1950's to Present


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-12-2010, 05:34 PM
JimK62's Avatar
JimK62 JimK62 is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central FL
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Question Need some advice on changing grips

I have a 3913TSW and want to put a set of Hogue's on it. I've removed the pin at the bottom of the grips on the 3913 but I can't get them to break loose so I can take them off. I Don' wont to scratch the frame of the pistol or ruin the original S&W grips by prying them off. Help please!!! Also, the Hogues came with a little black thing with two small screws on either side of it. I guess you remove them and put the little black piece somewhere inside the Hogue grips and use the screws to attach both panels to the frame ?????. Any help would be very much appreciated.
++ where can I get a picture and parts breakdown of the pistol.
Thanks,
JimK
__________________
SW:60 Pro,442, GOV, CS9, 3913T

Last edited by JimK62; 03-12-2010 at 05:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-12-2010, 06:01 PM
jsbethel jsbethel is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: KY
Posts: 1,743
Likes: 10
Liked 1,398 Times in 723 Posts
Default

See pic below for grip installation -
Attached Thumbnails
Need some advice on changing grips-sw-jpg  

Last edited by jsbethel; 04-11-2018 at 12:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 03-12-2010, 06:05 PM
CALREB's Avatar
CALREB CALREB is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: RE-tired in Texas
Posts: 810
Likes: 90
Liked 769 Times in 247 Posts
Default changing grips

Jim ,look at the bottom of thefactory grips on your pistol,there is a hole there,after you remove the grip pin ,bottom of the backstrap,it removes either way ,use a punch,then take the pin or use your puncn, place it in the hole in the bottom of the grips and pry away from the frame they should pop loose. Inside the spring cap and spring will fall off the stirrup , slide the spring back on,clean up the frame light brush or rag,then cap the spring,place the small black piece you got with your grips,over the spring cap and snap it into the bottom of the back strap ,REPLACE THE GRIP PIN,you may have to press up on the black piece to help the pin through and it should tap into place, that will leave you with two exposed holes on either side of the frame,look at the grip panels inside you will see that the have lips that snap into the open areas of the frame, ,the only thing you need to be careful to not bend or hang up the left panel on the sideplate(left side of your frame) it can be broken if you put too much upward force on it snap the grip panels into place ,screw in the two grip screws and your done.DONT over tighten,Snug them up good ,let them settle for afew days and tighten them again.Test afterward that empty magazines,lock the slide to the rear and will fall free from the pistol and that the hammer functions properly (MAKE SURE ITS EMPTY FIRST !!and you should be good to go .Just dont force the grip panels on, adjust them and they should just pop on. good luck Bob
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 03-12-2010, 06:07 PM
CALREB's Avatar
CALREB CALREB is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: RE-tired in Texas
Posts: 810
Likes: 90
Liked 769 Times in 247 Posts
Default

JIM, OR, in the time it took me to type this out, follow the instructions that JS ,posted,God I wish I knew how computers worked, HA Bob
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 03-12-2010, 06:51 PM
JimK62's Avatar
JimK62 JimK62 is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Central FL
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Smile Changing 3913 grips

I can't thank you enough Bob. Looks and sounds a little intimidating but nothing ventured nothing gained so what the heck.....I'll give it a go.
JimK
__________________
SW:60 Pro,442, GOV, CS9, 3913T
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2012, 07:16 PM
El Jefe Maximo El Jefe Maximo is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
Likes: 1
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Changing grips

Wanted to thank the folks on this thread for all the good tips and advice. I recently acquired a Smith 5906 from CDNN. Needed some work (cleaning up, etc) and I wanted to change the Hogue grips it came with for some factory grips. Obtained my parts, read all I could, and today installed the grips. Thanks to the tips on this thread and others, mission accomplished.

She looks like new.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 11-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Rolan_Kraps's Avatar
Rolan_Kraps Rolan_Kraps is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Gainesville, GA, USA
Posts: 373
Likes: 1
Liked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Angry

I can't seem to get the pin out. I have used an appropriate sized drift and it beat it has hard as I dare and it won't budge. Any advice?
__________________
Rolan Kraps
Gainesville, Ga
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-19-2012, 04:03 PM
QXSOUP's Avatar
QXSOUP QXSOUP is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 39
Likes: 1
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Shoot some Kroil in the hole where the pin is. Sometimes they are real hard to remove.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-20-2012, 11:06 AM
timn8er's Avatar
timn8er timn8er is offline
Absent Comrade
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TEXAS!!!
Posts: 8,366
Likes: 13,917
Liked 21,073 Times in 4,909 Posts
Default

Thank You Calreb & Jsbethel,
I recently purchased a Model 6906 ex-police dept. The gun looks
pretty good except for holster wear on the grips. I've ordered a
new set of S&W grips, & the instructions & tips both of you have
provided will be helpful when I install the new set. Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-06-2014, 03:26 PM
kentuckypilgrim kentuckypilgrim is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 49
Likes: 5
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Can I use a s&w 59 wood grip on my s&w 659? If I have to modify it is it much trouble to do?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Fastbolt's Avatar
Fastbolt Fastbolt is offline
Member
Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips Need some advice on changing grips  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: CA Central Coast
Posts: 4,334
Likes: 769
Liked 5,594 Times in 1,906 Posts
Default

Be careful when replacing factory grips.

Doing it incorrectly can risk damage to the sideplate. It can also result in improper seating which doesn't let the safety/decocking lever move downward sufficiently.

Grip removal on 5906
__________________
Ret LE Firearms inst & armorer
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Tags
3913, 3913tsw, hogue, lock, sideplate

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Info/Advice changing gas block bobbyd3 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles 17 08-05-2012 03:06 PM
Changing Grips on a 3914 SEIndSAM Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 4 04-07-2012 05:40 PM
Changing 329pd grips pyle129 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 2 02-03-2012 06:54 PM
Changing medallions on grips rollin_hot S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 13 12-16-2010 10:11 PM
advice sought on changing rear sights jebib3 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 1 07-19-2010 06:27 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)