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Old November 4, 2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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How do I fix this S&W 66

Just bought an unfired, but beat to death model 66 Smith & Wesson that was a guard gun at a recently closed nuclear reactor near here. This thing has a gouge plowed into the recoil sheild from having been loaded and unloaded so many times, as I guess it was passed between guards every 8 hours. This groove is deep enough to cause the cylinder pin to hang up, requiring a slight bump to open the cylinder. The hole where the cylinder pin locks up is worn slightly to the left side, and its hanging up there. What, short of welding up this groove can be done?
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Old November 4, 2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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I would give S&W a call. If anyone could fix it right, they could.

I've heard/read some pretty amazing stories about S&W's Customer Service.

I can attest to one or two of them.
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Old November 4, 2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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Maybe a picture would help. Is it for sure the groove hanging it up or is there possibly a burr in the metal from the wear and tear? And if the hole in the frame is out of round, I suppose they might have to install a bushing there like on the firing pin hole. But that is a guess. I have never seen a Smith worn out from loading! That is alot of handling for sure! And a shame too.
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