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Tuning up your 15-2 -- The Average Joe method....
April 14, 2014
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Great thread and instruction. First time opening up a DA revolver.  Replaced the main and trigger springs, from EWK, on my 15-2.  Lightly honed all surfaces using Arkansas stones and oil.  Was not difficult at all.  Now I’ve got the gun back together but the trigger stays back behind the strut on DA pulls.  I tried moving up the trigger stop to limit travel but it either stops the trigger short or trigger ends up behind the strut again. Before I give up and put the original springs back, is there something else which could be causing the problem?  Was considering ordering a strut spring. I’ve pushed on the plunger and it works, but maybe the spring is worn? Any ideas or thoughts Much appreciated.  

April 14, 2014
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Try loosening up your grip screw. If that is screwed in too far, it can cause funky issues in DA.

If that does fix the problem, you can stack a couple small washers on the screw to shim it back a little, when you reinstall the grip.

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

April 14, 2014
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First welcome. Some times too much lube causes issues, probably not but worth a try.

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LB

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April 14, 2014
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My first thought is that something did not quite go back in the right way during reassembly. I have not had your specific problem, but I have reassembled incorrectly and it will exhibit weird problems.

Good luck!

April 14, 2014
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I thought about the excess lube issue, but have removed everything and degreased. I had no issues re-assembling and have taken back apart several more times as I tried moving the trigger stop many times.  So I think everything is where it should be. 

 

Let me me ask a more specific question. As the trigger goes back to the breaking point, what is the proper sequence for the trigger, hammer, strut etc so that it all returns to original position for the next DA pull?

April 14, 2014
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I have found that the most difficult part of reassembling is it keep the trigger return spring on the little ledge of the trigger. The hand goes over it and the sideplate holds everything in position. If the sideplate joustles the hand when being replaced the trigger return spring pops between the trigger and hand instead of the edge of the trigger. 

April 14, 2014
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I ran into the trigger spring placement on the first try when I discovered it had fallen off the ledge just like you said. So I made a point to double check that every time thereafter. Thanks. Anyone who can explain the sequence for the DA trigger?

April 14, 2014
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I can not describe the sequence but I noticed something. Looking at EWK’s list of parts it doesn’t quite match your description in the first post. Recheck that all the right springs are in the right places, as well as I may be misreading. Good luck.

LB

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April 15, 2014
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Reverse the trigger stop screw and you will not have to open the sideplate to adjust it. Dan Wesson must have done that to keep people from fiddling with it unnecessarily. Very much doubt it is the strut plunger or spring. Did you use a 7.5lb. spring or the 8 lb? I would use the 8.

June 23, 2014
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Thank you Shootist357 for this thread, and to all of you for this valuable information.

I tend to tinker with everything that I purchase so this is exactly the kind of information that I need.

I will begin the process once I get some wolff springs in and once I have reread all the posts on here to be sure I have not missed anything.

Thanks again,

Terry Mc.

September 16, 2014
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OK, Guys, I know my search skills are not very good.  I couldn’t find an answer here.

When I got my (meticulously maintained) 715 to the range a couple of days ago and opened the crane to load it, I noticed something peculiar.  Something had changed since I cleaned it and put it away last time.  The cylinder no longer spins freely.  It rotates but there is a tension there that wasn’t there before.

The gun operates flawlessly but hand rotating the cylinder is met with some resistance.

I can’t seem to figure out how to disassemble the cylinder from the crane to see if something got lodged in there.

Any guidance would be much appreciated.

TIA

-Mike

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September 16, 2014
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Mike, the ejector rod unscrews from the ejector star. I use a piece of old leather strap (fairly thick), wrap it around the ejector rod in front of the crane and hold it tight with vice grips. Then unscrew the cylinder (lefty loosey). You can use an empty cartridge or 2 in the cylinder to help keep the star from twisting, but I don’t always do this.

Good Luck. Hope you find you problem.

September 16, 2014
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You know what they say about pictures….

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

September 16, 2014
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I am guessing it is a thread of cotton from a patch or swab stuck in there. Had that happen to a SP101.

September 16, 2014
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Thanks guys.  I guess I need to get out the Vise-Grips.  Apparently a pliers can’t grip well enough.

big-grin

-Mike

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September 16, 2014
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rwsem said
You know what they say about pictures….

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Maybe not the reference you were looking for:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Picture_Tells_a_Story

Frankly, just messin’ with a DWF Brother after a remarkably crappy day at work!

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September 17, 2014
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Thanks Steve.

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-Mike

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September 17, 2014
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Ok–I guess I need to update the instructions :)   Somewhere I have an actual pic of the diagram shown.

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September 17, 2014
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Thanks guys.

Ole Dog got it right; there was a little piece of a patch jammed in there.

Fixed!  Thanks to everyone for the advice.

-Mike

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September 18, 2014
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