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Default 4506 no dash Guide Rod?

Hello All,

I'm sure this has been asked before, but forgive me if I don't have time for a detailed search. Does anyone know where I can obtain a guide rod for a 4506, either the aluminum factory part or an aftermarket steel one? I've just put some money down on a 4506 no dash and I'll get it out of hock in a couple of weeks. The guide rod seems to be the real wear item in the design and I'd like to have a spare on hand.

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They always come and go on Ebay. Some, in new or great shape have sold for very good prices.

Check NOW, (maybe there might be one,)?

Jim

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They always come and go on Ebay. Some, in new or great shape have sold for very good prices.

Check NOW, (maybe there might be one,)?

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Yep, I was in an auction for one on ebay and got outbid at the last second. Onward and upward.
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Numrich has one listed for a 4566, don't know if it fits. I bought a extra for my 5906 , same guide rod is listed for 39 ,59 and 40 series
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My first thought is to always call CS at the mothership.
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Guide rods for the 4506 are getting harder and harder to find. I get the impression that S&W is no longer making them, so that means used examples that may have a loose staked head on them are what you'll find on the net.

There was a forum member here who was making custom one-piece guide rods - peh_7. You could look him up and see if he's still making them. Prices were a bit higher ($65 IIRC) but they would be one-piece rods that would last a lifetime. Here's a thread with some feedback on a 4506-1 guide rod of his: 4506-1 guide rod
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Numrich has one listed for a 4566, don't know if it fits. I bought a extra for my 5906 , same guide rod is listed for 39 ,59 and 40 series
I believe that would be too short.
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My first thought is to always call CS at the mothership.
The mothership says they no longer support them.
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I posted this answer in another of your threads but here it is again:
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I just received the (2) I ordered from Paul today for a 1006/4506 5" bbl.
Virtually identical, measurement wise, to a factory one-piece guide rod.

His has a longer spring but it's hole is drilled deeper so it's assembled length is the same. Well fabricated & he was good to deal with.

Contact: Paul Howell, phowell_7@yahoo.com
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Thanks for that again BlueDot. I pick up the gun Friday. After I give it a good going over I'll be contacting Paul.
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After following this thread, I contacted Paul via e-mail and ordered two (2) solid stainless steel guide rods intending to put them in my parts kit to have as back-ups. I already had a couple of new rods in the parts kit.

They arrived yesterday and I had a opportunity to closely examine them this afternoon. I installed one in my 4506-1 and the other in my 4526 make sure they fit and work. Well, they were so lovely and fit so well, I decided to leave them in the pistols and put the two factory rods from the pistols in my parts kit. I don't need to post photos because they look just like the ones pictured in BLUEDOT37's earlier post. Thanks BLUEDOT37 and Paul. Happy!
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Mine arrived today and I'm very impressed with the quality and Paul's delivery time was crazy fast.
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I received my 4506-1 guide rod from Paul a few days ago...as fine a part as one could find. Quick delivery and IMO a good value....thanks Paul
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