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Old March 15, 2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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Help me define Lockworks

I was looking at S&W site and they state on a restoration package they replace the lockworks what exactly makes up the lock works?

Does S&W return all replaced parts with the weapon?

And lastly S&W site states they will replace any studs needed as part of the restoration package, anyone know if that means the trigger pin, since that is the primary problem with this revolver.

thanks in adavance
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Old March 16, 2006, 01:00 AM   #2
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Would that be the hammer and trigger?
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Old March 16, 2006, 02:01 AM   #3
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"...what exactly makes up the lock works?..." All the internal parts. They likely don't return the old parts, but you could ask them to.
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Old March 16, 2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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Do you need a full rebuild or only the trigger stud replaced? If the latter, just have them do that and save money. Unless something went very wrong or someone messed with the gun, S&W internal parts rarely need replaced.

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Old March 16, 2006, 07:36 PM   #5
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Its a gun I bought cheap that has been negelected so the finish is bad, but all I need is the trigger pin repaced however looking at smiths site it seems a restoration will correct all issues with this gun. I just was not sure what the lockworks were.
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Old March 17, 2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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S&W has a good rep, but to my supprise a new Model 36. in less than a year broke both the trigger stud and hammer stud, ( no hot loads, no P loads) . Of course both were fixed at no cost (other than shipping) but I have never before had any type of problem with any Smiths before. Don't know why it happen and of course S&W were closed mouthed. Still puzzles me.
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Old March 17, 2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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Some people say dry firing can break those studs, but I have never had that happen. IME, the most common cause of hammer/trigger stud breakage is removing the side plate without relieving tension on the mainspring. The studs are supported at one end by the frame, at the other by the sideplate; if the sideplate is removed without relieving spring tension, the stud can bend and break.

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Old March 17, 2006, 05:39 PM   #8
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The lockworks includes the hammer, trigger, rebound, cylinder stop, and associated springs.
I've seen the trigger pin break, but the piece had several hundred thousand rounds through it. The sideplate recesses do not fit the pins tight, so they could conceivably flex and break inside the piece. They are good quality steel but, like any metal, even steel will fatigue and break. The biggest strain is probably simply pulling the trigger.
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