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Old July 8, 2013, 06:35 AM   #14
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,340
The beautiful thing about Smith & Wesson revolvers is that they're simple and, if you do screw something up internally, replacement parts are easy to come by.

I taught myself how to tear down Smiths by doing.

It wasn't until much later that I got Jerry Kuhnhausen's shop manual and taught myself how to do action jobs ranging from replacing springs to polishing the internals to recutting the single-action sear (and case hardening it) on a hammer that someone before me had screwed up.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
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