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Thread: S&W Model 19 cylinder stuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod26886.aspx

    I have one of these; works fine. However you can get by with a small vise and leather pads to hold the tip of the rod while you tighten it (LH threads!) No need to over do it--just snug it up. I used to put some blue loc-tite on those threads and that was the end of that problem.
    Alternatively: https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...prod26662.aspx

    The small vice is a good alternative as well.

    I think the key here is the 242.
    Using loctite is a bandaid for a worn extractor / extractor rod. Correct torque will prevent the rod from coming loose.

    It's also worth pointing out that these are not loctited from the factory, never have been AFAIK. And the only time they come loose is after someone removes them then doesn't torque them back down properly.
    Last edited by jh9; 06-07-19 at 14:30.

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    Dont think he was looking install a new ejector rod.

    I've actually had a lightly used Smith revolver loosen the ejector. Maybe they didnt get it good at the factory. I didnt feel like sending it in, so I 242'd it.
    From Dippoville and stumblin' but M4C number one Theocratic Tyrant, and oh so preachy!

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    Had one recently that came loose that I know had not been tampered with previously. Fortunately the new design with the ball detent is less likely to lock up if the ejector is just starting to loosen.

    It may be worth mentioning that it is sometimes recommended to put -spent- shells in the chambers when tightening the ejector so as to provide added support for the extractor against the torque being applied.

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    It may be worth mentioning that it is sometimes recommended to put -spent- shells in the chambers when tightening the ejector so as to provide added support for the extractor against the torque being applied.[/QUOTE]

    As Wildcat said, always support the extractor with a couple of pieces of empty brass, to prevent damage to the extractor or locating pins.
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    Wrap the ejector rod in heavy white tape, throw a set of vice grips on there, tighten.

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    I've had a few hundred S&Ws apart and when I tighten the ejector rod up I use a .223 case neck over the the end and pinch with pliers to tighten that way the soft brass doesn't mar the rod.

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    Left out that I always place empty cases in the chambers before I tighten the ejector rod.

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