View Full Version : What is the best book on S&W revolvers?,,,

July 7, 2010, 10:35 AM
I would like one that has good instructions on the disassembly and reassembly of the Models 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, & 629,,,
I know that sounds pretty gun specific but I would think one is pretty much like the other.

I just want to be able to open up an old S&W and clean/lube it and possibly to detect any problems with worn or broken parts.

Thanks gentlemen,,,


July 7, 2010, 03:35 PM
Jerry Kuhnhausen's "The S&W Revolver, A Shop Manual".
Not expensive and very thorough.

July 8, 2010, 07:38 AM
The Kuhnhausen manual will explain more than you ever wanted to know. Most importantly it will teach you what not to do and why.

July 8, 2010, 08:50 AM
I bought an old S&W last year and it was truly cruddy,,,
Not rusty mind you but old oil had solidified,,,
It cost me $60 to have it cleaned/lubed.

I used to work on delicate seismic instruments in the Air Force,,,
All I need is a good instruction manual to get started.

I hope the price of a book,,,
Will save me money in the future.

Thanks again,,,