The S&W Revolvers: a Shop Manual, New Expanded 5th Edition by Jerry Kuhnhausen is the only gun book that covers in detail the traditional pre-war/post-war S&W hand-ejector models, and basically traditional S&W numbered models made through 1996.
Also includes data on the non-traditional, post-1997 MIM (powdered metal component) S&W revolver models.
The new edition features an abundance of new digital photos, principle and sectional illustrations, instructional drawings, as well as information on pre-war, post-war, and numbered model S&W revolversmithing.
Covers all the common problems from cracked frames to poor timing and excess endshake. Tells you how to do custom work like adding a crane locking ball and even goes through polishing and rebluing. There are full, step-by-step disassembly instructions complete with “how-to-tell-what’s damaged” info. Includes discussion of post-1997 MIM (metal injection molded) parts.
The step-by-step instructions cover troubleshooting & problem solving; parts inspection; parts fitting and replacement; barrel replacement; complete repair, and tuning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Almost every gunsmith, professional or amateur, has heard the name Jerry Kuhnhausen. For over 40 years, he’s been known as one of the best gunsmiths in the United States. For the past 20 years or so, Jerry’s been living in Idaho where he spends much of his time writing and publishing gunsmithing books. He has written 24 shop manuals and is an NRA life member.
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