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Old March 29, 2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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Dan wesson .357CTG

I have a Dan wesson 357 that needs the ejector pin and spring and shell extractor replaced . I have the parts on order , but , is this a simple job i can do myself or do i need to have it done by a gunsmith ???
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Old March 29, 2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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Shouldn't have a problem at all doing it. DWs are pretty simplistic in design. The rod unscrews from the cylinder and the spring and ejector star should come out as well.

Many folks use a chuck from a drill as a means to turn the rod from the front. The bits of the chuck hold onto the rod so you can hold the cylinder and rotate the rod. (NOTE: you DONT need to use a drill, only the chuck from a drill.) Some guys have a chuck just sitting around. Also, you don't need to crank down on the chuck hard, just enough so that it holds the ejector rod.

Hope it helps.
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Old March 30, 2014, 10:37 AM   #3
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Thanks C5rider i appreciate the info :-)
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Old March 30, 2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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You don't say which model DW you have (357 Ctg means a .357 Magnum chambering), so this may, or may not be helpful.
The actual removal & installation is simple, but you do run a risk of misaligning the crane by torquing accidentally while doing this with the crane in the frame.

If you have a "Porkchop" barrel shroud I'd suggest removing the crane from the frame, attach the parts & reinsert the complete repair to the frame. If you have a 15-2 without the porkchop its a tad harder, but I'd try it anyway just to be safe.
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Old March 31, 2014, 01:57 PM   #5
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Wogpotter . i only talk on purpose lad .............. oh i get it " torque" sorry , wink wink :-) I have the 15-2 model it is the oooold style :-)
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Old March 31, 2014, 05:26 PM   #6
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I think that's a 15 (no -2)??
Point taken though.
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