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Old December 29, 2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Best fix for a RH threaded ejector rod?

I'd recently picked up an older 4 screw S&W combat masterpiece (i.e. pre-15 ) revolver. It has a RH threaded ejector rod, which tends to unscrew. What's the best way to fix that?

I know that blue loctite is a popular solution, but are there others?

This is a gun that I'm intending for range use primarily. I'd just like to avoid damaging the ejector rod.
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Old December 29, 2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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Blue loctite is the way to go. Any other form of loctite will weld it in place permanently.
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Old December 30, 2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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Actually , I would make sure the threads are totally clean and oil free and use purple Loctite (222MS). It's made for fine thread machine screws and removable if needed.
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Old December 30, 2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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So where do you apply the loctite, and how much? - is it actually applied to the threads?
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Old December 30, 2011, 02:07 PM   #5
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Clean the threads, both male and female, with alcohol to make sure they are clean and oil free. Put a “very” small dab of LocTite on the end of the male threads and screw it together. Let sit for an hour or so and then have fun shooting.
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Old December 31, 2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, that sounds easy enough - and I'll look into the purple loctite.
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Old January 1, 2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Heads up! Makes sure you use 222MS Purple or 242 Blue. LocTite makes different strengths in both Purple and Blue. While you will be able to get it back apart using heat, if you use the right stuff you won’t need heat.
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Old January 1, 2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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Why not call S&W and order the new updated star ejector and rod. Problem solved.
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