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Continue with demon bubba, on shoulder, whispering stuff.
March 5, 2018
10:09 pm
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 So last yr I bought a 70’s .22 and it had problems with accuracy. I won’t get into it, but after much tinkering, it is at least holding a 1 1/2 at 50′ with lots of dead on hits. The cylinders are extremely roughly bored but not undersized at this time. I went in again yesterday and made a shim to tighten up end shake. I don’t wanna upset anyone but I did some terrible things to get a working gun. The shim took hours and I didn’t wanna abandon the project. So its not where I want it but she is tight as can be and maybe more lol

March 7, 2018
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Well I think the Dremel god, on my shoulder, is glum but everything seems good with my .22. I need to, blue locktight, the barrel nut because the gun doesn’t work unless very loose. I also found the grip screw was causing the gun to cycle fine, but wouldn’t lock, for single action, at all. Double action was good. I cut the screw down and the rubber will sit pretty tight now. Got a little scared when I realized it hadn’t been checked, while loaded.

March 7, 2018
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You obviously are pretty handy,but PLEASE DON’T LOCTITE YOUR BARREL NUT. You should read more on the forum. If you are pushing  the  .006 shim in when you are setting the cylinder gap you are pushing the dedent ball back and the cylinder will rub the forcing cone. Whatever the problem, we can help without you having to loctite the nut. Cylinder shims are to be had online. Making your own is pretty neat. Instead of cutting the grip screw and ruining it for another grip you should use a washer or two. Read the second topic on the forum. The purpose of the grip screw. 

March 7, 2018
7:46 pm
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  The grip screw is from hardware store because the one it came with was way wrong and the detent ball got loosened up right away  as the cylinder is now set back back .018 or so. I was wondering about if shims were used/available. I used a steel washer and cut the center and filed it from .050 or so to .016

March 8, 2018
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Look on Gunbroker at Dan Wesson small parts. A company in Michigan sells shims very cheaply. Or Google “Trigger Shims”. Yours should work but may not last long. Grip screws came in 2 sizes. Long for target grip and short for Undercover and service grips. If you had a long screw with the smaller grips you would have the problem. If the grip screw is too tight the hammer will not stay back in single action. 

March 8, 2018
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If you are shimming more than about .002 to .006 you may be pushing the cylinder too far back into the frame.

Definitely get the shims from Trigger Shims.

March 8, 2018
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 Now I remember, the gun came with a, skinnier, factory grip with screw and a Hogue finger grip with no screw. I bought one at store. The gun is around 1978 or so and my .357 is 1986 with a fatter wood grip and more of an angle. Does this sound right? or backwards? I guess I will get a shim or two and replace my latch screw with something proper. The latch was in bad shape when I got it

March 16, 2018
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Well back to no shim as it was getting chewed up.

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