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Like taking the side plate off your j frame, and no matter what you do, or how you adjust the hammer block thingy, you just can't get that damn side plate back on.

Yes I had too much time on my hands, and yes i knew better, but did it any way, and yes i screwed up my gun so that i will need to take it to a gunsmith to make it better, and yes i'm a damn old fool.

Thank you for listening, and now i'm off to see what my television looks like inside.
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#2
that's harsh. i considered putting a wolff spring kit in the girlfriend's 442, but i'm guessing it's a bad idea.
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redeye202;85776 Wrote:Like taking the side plate off your j frame, and no matter what you do, or how you adjust the hammer block thingy, you just can't get that damn side plate back on.

Yes I had too much time on my hands, and yes i knew better, but did it any way, and yes i screwed up my gun so that i will need to take it to a gunsmith to make it better, and yes i'm a damn old fool.

Thank you for listening, and now i'm off to see what my television looks like inside.
Any help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrz7SSbpAk

(Sorry, no J frame here to test this. I have a Redhawk, the trigger grip comes out as an assembly a-la Tokarev style)
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LOL. When I bought my GSG-AK47 22LR I decided it needed "lubed good" before taking it out to shoot for the first time.

Well, I decided to disassemble the trigger group. When I did, a little spring gizmo went flying out, and while I didn't lose it, I had no idea where it came from!

I dicked around with it for well over an hour before figuring it out after finding a video on Youtube that SORT OF showed where the part belonged. Angry
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#5
Been there, done that. Repeatedly. Will probably do it again.

I once meant to be the extra clean German+ and take apart the entire slide of my Walther PPS to clean the firing pin assembly. I ended up ordering a replacement firing pin assembly from Walther USA.

There also is an ugly white pixel in the upper left corner of my flat screen TV. You can feel the impact crater with your finger nail. It was one of those things that go "zing-tok" when you take something apart that has loaded springs inside ... very similar to Emptymag's experience.
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#6
I once tried to make a brand new Taurus into a usable firearm. I'll never try that again. Dodgy
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#7
Thanks guys, at least i know i'm not alone, and thanks for the vid, i will look at it later, maybe i won't need to visit the gunsmith after all, I HOPE, i would rather spend the money on ammo.

It looks so simple, place the oval end over the little tit where the trigger spring resides and the other end, with the 90 degree bend by the bottom of the hammer, then place the side plate with the milled slot over it and press it into place, maybe i need a cave man to do such a simple job.

As for my tv, naw didn't do it, but i figured that i was having such success with firearms that i would take my MKIII 2245 apart, why just screw up one gun, two would be way more fun, so i did, and i got to tell you, it's not that hard at all, NOW PUTTING THE DAMN THING BACK TOGETHER IS A WHOLE NUTHER CAN OF WORMS, at 6 AM i could say mission accomplished, and i did just that to my wife and daughter as they got ready to go to work.

Next mission, get the mag disconnect bushing for the 2245 and take the trigger mechanism apart to install it, just think of the little springs i can lose as they fly out of sight, YES i feel empowered to do carnage.Dupadance
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#8
I've spent hours trying to find things with a magnet before. The area rug in my living room has a deep pile. The only other way it gets found is when you step on it...that's how most of my kids legos get found.
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PA Rifleman;85823 Wrote:
redeye202;85776 Wrote:Like taking the side plate off your j frame, and no matter what you do, or how you adjust the hammer block thingy, you just can't get that damn side plate back on.

Yes I had too much time on my hands, and yes i knew better, but did it any way, and yes i screwed up my gun so that i will need to take it to a gunsmith to make it better, and yes i'm a damn old fool.

Thank you for listening, and now i'm off to see what my television looks like inside.
Any help?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATrz7SSbpAk

(Sorry, no J frame here to test this. I have a Redhawk, the trigger grip comes out as an assembly a-la Tokarev style)

A big thank you, by looking at the vid, i was able to place the hammer block rod in the correct position for reassembly, i had tried every position BUT the correct one.

While i had it open, i put a very light coating of a synthetic grease on all the internal parts, now that the gun is back together it functions much more smoothly.
When all around you is falling apart, grab another beer and smile.
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P89;86122 Wrote:I've spent hours trying to find things with a magnet before. The area rug in my living room has a deep pile. The only other way it gets found is when you step on it...that's how most of my kids legos get found.

Try buying a replacement. THAT'S a fast way to find lost items — particularly expensive ones. DAMHIKT.
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