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Charger Fan
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November 13, 2017 - 11:31 pm
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super357guy said
could you just send the pics to the mods here and they could post them permanently from their server?  

I am a Mod.wink  Sez so at the bottom of this screen.big-grin

I had difficulty uploading the pics to this site, then trying to paste them where they needed to be, between the lines of text. After fighting the system (and before shooting my computer), I gave up & created a new Flickr account & loaded them to that server, then pasted them where they needed to be. They show up on my end, let me know if they don't show up on yours (1st post on page 1).

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Charger Fan said

I am a Mod.wink  Sez so at the bottom of this screen.big-grin

I had difficulty uploading the pics to this site, then trying to paste them where they needed to be, between the lines of text. After fighting the system (and before shooting my computer), I gave up & created a new Flickr account & loaded them to that server, then pasted them where they needed to be. They show up on my end, let me know if they don't show up on yours (1st post on page 1).  

I'm seeing them!

Thank you, I have a .41 that I want to clean! occasion

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November 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
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Charger Fan said

I am a Mod.wink  Sez so at the bottom of this screen.big-grin

I had difficulty uploading the pics to this site, then trying to paste them where they needed to be, between the lines of text. After fighting the system (and before shooting my computer), I gave up & created a new Flickr account & loaded them to that server, then pasted them where they needed to be. They show up on my end, let me know if they don't show up on yours (1st post on page 1).  

Yep I see them now, thank you very much.

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If I want to further disassemble the cylinder and crane, do I just use some soft jaws and unscrew the #22 ejector rod from the #33 extractor?  If so, is it a standard RH thread?

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Edit to Add - Great thread.  I'm learning a whole lot from this forum.

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Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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February 13, 2024 - 10:38 am
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How is the bolt retained and removed?

I have a 375 Supermag with a lot of slop in the cylinder when in lock up and the bolt appears worn and rough.  I got all new bolt, plunger, and springs and I want to replace that bolt but I have no idea how it's attached.  Nome of the pics in this thread address it and none of the videos I've seen on YouTube mention the bolt.

 

I have a used large frame trigger group I got at an auction I'm using as a learning aid to train myself on the process but it doesn't help much with the bolt.  

Also, the parts diagram on the DW site seems to have some parts missing labeled which isn't helping me either.  

Any help appreciated.  

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The crane holds the bolt in. Remove the crane lock and open the cylinder then the crane assembly will come out the front freeing up the bolt to be removed from the bottom. Usually they just about fly out. 

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Thanks for the help superdan. I got it torn down, repaired and reassembled today.  

It turns out, the sloppy cylinder was mainly caused by the cylinder alignment ball retention screw being almost totally backed out of the threads.  One turn and it fell out.

The string and fishing line hack was the ticket, it made reassembly easy.  Hardest part for me was tying the knot in the string, lol.  I found that holding the trigger group in a rubber jawed hand clamp, made a nice holding fixture.  

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my first piece of advice, do not disassemble large frame if not necessary….. i did, i have done so many DW15’s just figured this one will also be easy…it is not
getting the trigger assy back in the frame with hand and transfer bar in correct position is no small feat ….couple hours later finally got it changing how i was holding the frame…now for the rookie mistake, forget to put the cylinder in first. Back apart put the cylinder in, second time got the trigger assy back in pretty quick.
I am now a graduate of self designated DW large frame gunsmith academy.

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The string hack is the only way to go, makes it easy.  

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tried the string hack, just didn’t work for me….i arrange the frame in my left hand with the gun hand up, pulling back on the trigger a little inserted assy into frame
at this point i used a dental pick with 90deg end to get hand in slot then pulled the transfer bar into position…..really hard to explain in words but i am confident i could
repeat expeditiously if had too….. i will never take another large frame apart again.

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I used to be afraid to take a large frame apart, but had to work on a Supermag.  After doing it and using the string trick, I'm not concerned with taking one apart. It's actually pretty easy.

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