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Old September 16, 2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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S&W 14-3

My buddy inherited a blued 14-3 from his father. This is my only experience thus far with a revolver. Wow! What a fantastic gun to shoot.
One bi problem that should be an easy fix. When the cylinder is open the cylinder mount slides off toward the muzzle. I am sure that there should be a clip or some type of retainer. Can someone tell me what that retainer would be called? If you have a S&W parts source that would also be great.
Are these guns capable of handling +P rounds?
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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That piece is called a crane or a yoke, depending on who is involved in the conversation and it is retained by a small screw on the right side of the revolver -- it is the most forward of all the screws on the right side of the revolver.
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Sounds like if your cylinder yoke is sliding forward, you may be missing the yoke screw:

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...90&catid=10027

Or else it's just not tightened up enough.

Take a look on the right side of the gun just above the trigger. Is there an empty screw hole there? If so, you're missing your yoke screw.
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for the info. I will check it out tonight and see if its missing a screw.
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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As to the other question - your gun is a K-frame Smith and Wesson all-steel revolver, so yes, it can handle +P ammo.
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Old September 18, 2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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As established, they can handle +P but they are phantastic with 148gr WC.
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Old September 19, 2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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My model 14 is the most accurate center fire handgun I own. It likes everything you put in it.
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Old September 20, 2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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I tried to get my buddy to part with it a few times but he is not budging. At least I get to shoot it when we go to the range. So far I have found it to be very accurate and a pleasure to shoot. Very limited recoil, it puts a hole wherever I point it.
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