View Full Version : How to remove lock from S&W revolver?

November 3, 2006, 06:28 PM
Talking about the silly built in lock. Can I simply take out the parts?

November 3, 2006, 06:39 PM
You may be exposing yourself to liability if you do it. If you use the gun in defense, a prosecutor could point to the fact that you had removed "safety" from the gun... Might be better to just leave it unlocked...

November 3, 2006, 06:40 PM


November 3, 2006, 06:54 PM
Unless you have had problems with it, leave it alone. If you have had problems notify S&W.
Be safe and do not do something you may regret at a later time.

November 3, 2006, 08:44 PM
Not to leave myself open to legal prosecution, Over at the S&W Forum In The 1945 to Present Area & Gunsmithing Area this has been discused many times, Some posts with pics.. Some remove the entire lock assembly & put it in the handgun case were it can be reinstalled later on or if the gun is sold..This leaves two holes in the revolver, Oiling Holes for the hammer..
I have a Airweight +P 442-2 & have never locked the revolver & never intend to, I do have one of thier goofy keys on my keyring just in case..
I own three Centennial S&W J Frames, Made In 1952, 1993 & 2005, Pre 40, 940, & 442-2..