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Large Frame Assembly Tip
November 7, 2011
12:32 pm
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waltfraz
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How about a picturepost-pics

November 8, 2011
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That sounds like a good idea, I'll have to give it a try the next time I pull one apart.

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March 31, 2013
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Holy crap.

After fighting this thing all day, mad I stumbled on this little gem and once I figure out where in the heck I might have thread….. note substitution of fishing line…. boom, DONE. wow

 

I sure do like being around smart people. Dolts like me find life can be made sooooo much easier. big-grin

Harly… you da Man! worshipoccasion 

 

Someone please pin this to the top of the thread!

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March 31, 2013
11:36 pm
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brucertx said

Someone please pin this to the top of the thread!

There’s already one pinned, but I will attach an already pinned dissaembly thread… https://www.danwessonforum.com/forum/reloading/large-frame-disassembly-tutorial-pics

This same technique will work on both SM frames and large frame (41 & 44) guns.wink

Before long your gun may look like my 7445 did this day…laugh

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Don’t be afraid, there aren’t many moving parts in a DW…that’s much of the appeal that the general public hasn’t caught onto before now.laugh

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May 29, 2013
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I know this is really a great tip and can see the value.  However even with the thread it’s still kicking my butt.  Three different tries so far and can’t even tell you how many attempts at each session.  Still haven’t got it but hope springs eternal.

September 19, 2013
11:31 am
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Harly, your tip made my day, last saturday, when I finally took my

Mk 40 .357 Supermag apart.  I was having the dickens tryin to get that

hand & transfer back into position.  Then, I remembered your post and

tied em together with some sewing thread.  It went right back in and I

got it all buttoned up.  Very good way to do this.  Thanks!

April 24, 2015
12:49 pm
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Broke down my 44 mag last night to clean the internals and polish some metal on metal contact points to make a sweet trigger even sweeter,  and this thread tip to get the hand and transfer bar was definitely the ticket.  Thanks for the helpful hint. 

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one of the best parts of my education – *make* them hunters.”

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November 5, 2017
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I would never have gotten my revolver back together if it hadn’t been for this tip. Thanks, DakotaJack! Since Photobucket isn’t displaying the photos above, I thought I’d offer some that I took today. I know I’ll be stopping back here to review all of this the next time I take the gun apart. 

When I broke the thread on my first attempt at this, I just broke off the trailing piece and the hand and transfer bar stayed tied together. On my second attempt, I tied on a piece of fishing line so that I could pull it and break the loop in the thread:

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I also dropped the hammer in at the same time so I didn’t have to remove my rear sight:

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Pulling the trigger back to hook it over the hammer while pulling the hand and transfer bar bundle into the frame this way was smooth and easy:

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Everything clicked right into place:

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I pulled the fishing line out first to break the loop and then pulled the thread out:

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November 5, 2017
6:27 am
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Thanks for the tip!

November 5, 2017
7:33 am
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DakotaJack
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Glad it helped you out KeepArms and thx for the additional photos.  A simple trick saves a lot of aggravation! 

Original photos were uploaded, no thanks to Photobucket scums.

March 26, 2019
12:36 am
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I found just leaving the hammer loose in the frame makes all the difference. It takes up the space that the transfer bar assembly wants to fall into.

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