Thread: Spring kit DYI
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Old March 7, 2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Looks pretty good. I spotted one typo. Correction in red:

The Brownells rebound spring tool is a live {should be life} saver and well worth the less than 10 dollars I have spent on it.
The next two sentences also could stand some modification for clarity. I have a terrible mind for puns and word play. The one plus to this disease is that if something can be read incorrectly by the obtuse, I will spot it. 95% of people would read these two sentences and understand perfectly, or else understand when they actually tried it; but there's always that 5%.

To remove the rebound spring simply push in the spring with the tool and angle upwards.
What exactly is angling upwards? The gunsmith? The tool? The spring? The rebound slide? I would specify that and maybe show a second photo shot from below the gun while angling up.

Be careful when the rebound spring has been removed because you can shoot it across the shop.
This sentence should maybe say "be careful when releasing tension on the rebound spring, as a slip of the tool will allow it to shoot across the room", or something like that. As it is currently worded, it suggests the removed spring may be shot across the room. Of course it may, but unless it is possessed by the spirit of a Mexican jumping bean on steroids, you'd have to do it on purpose.

That's all on the write-up. I can suggest another thing to do to the revolver, however. An old Smith & Wesson Armorer's School trick is to take a bottle of Break Free CLP and shake it well to suspend the Teflon, then mix a slurry of it with some JB Bore Compound. The slurry is used to lubricate the reassembled action. The gun is then operated double-action (use snap caps in the .22) until you feel the JB break down and the double-action pull smooth out. What this does is the JB polishes the moving surfaces and works the Teflon into them to produce a silky smooth feel. Clean out and re-lube with the Break-Free and work it a little more. Afterward I like to clear the Break-Free off with Gunzilla and just wipe it dry and reassemble it. The Gunzilla leaves a lubricating layer that's thin and doesn't attract dust.

I would not operate the gun single-action with that slurry in place. You don't want to mess with a crisp single-action trigger that already is at the release weight you want.
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