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Gunsmithing – How to Repair a Slow Timed S&W Revolver

timing a S&W revolver

A slow timed revolver is one that fails to bring the chamber completely into alignment as the gun comes to battery. In this GunTec presentation Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, details how to fix the timing on a slow timed revolver. Typically, slow timing is caused by the hand not fully engaging the teeth of the ratchet on ...

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How to Lighten and Smooth Smith & Wesson Revolver Trigger [Video]

Trigger job on S&W Revolver - video

Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA shows how to lighten and smooth out the trigger on a Smith & Wesson double-action/single-action revolver. Disassembly isn’t shown, but the video shows great detail on how to polish the necessary surfaces to get a lighter, smoother and crisper trigger. Tools/Supplies used: Dykem layout fluid (the purple ink used to visualize polishing efficacy) Power Custom Power ...

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Setting Up a Pistol for Big Game Hunting – Part I

This is my first installment in what I’m planning to be a 3 or 4 part series on what is, and has been, my choice for big game pistol hunting. My primary target is the whitetail deer. I’m going to start off with why I like to use a hand gun, what you may want to consider if you’re interested ...

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