Smith and Wesson 5906 extractor
This is a discussion on Smith and Wesson 5906 extractor within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was looking over my 5906 yesterday and I noticed there is a chip missing on the hook of the extractor! The pistol has been ...
September 23rd, 2015 01:39 AM
Smith and Wesson 5906 extractor
I was looking over my 5906 yesterday and I noticed there is a chip missing on the hook of the extractor! The pistol has been functioning perfectly, so I am not sure if I should worry about fixing it, or if I should just keep shooting it until I have issues? I just ordered a new extractor from Numrich which luckily they had in stock, but they didn't have any new extractor springs.
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I know this is a job for a gunsmith, so I am faced with a decision that I was hoping you guys could help out with.
a) Keep shooting it until an issue arrises
b) Have a local smith take a look once the new extractor arrives
c) Send it back to the factory and hope they let me sneak in on the lifetime warranty even though I'm not the original owner
Parts for these guns are starting to be harder to get, so I did order some spare springs, etc. from Numrich as well.
September 23rd, 2015 01:56 AM
I would change it out asap. Cant you replace it? Aint it just a roll pin holding it in? I wouldn't think itd need to be fitted like a 1911. I had the same issue with my Glock 23 two years ago. I noticed its extractor chipped and promptly replaced it. It was still functioning, but who knows for how long? Now if you aint comfortable trying to fix it by all means have it done but they dont look very complicated to me. If you do it yourself I recommend a new roll pin as well as a new spring.
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September 23rd, 2015 07:42 AM
Is it just a range toy or is it a defensive pistol?
September 23rd, 2015 11:16 AM
It's normally my nightstand gun but currently I have it swapped out due to the extractor.
I've heard the extractors do need to be fitted by a gunsmith...
September 23rd, 2015 11:35 AM
I heard on the Internet . . . S&W is no longer supporting 3rd gen handguns. A call to its CS could give a more reliable answer.
I sent my 4566 in for repair a while back, even though I was told it would not be warrantied due to me not being the original owner. The shop fixed it and shipped it back--at no charge, other than the $85 FedEx hit me up for shipping to S&W.
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September 23rd, 2015 11:52 AM
I would send an email or a simple phone call. They might fix it for FREEDOLLARS.
Originally Posted by OldVet
Most companies, if they are still around, will fix for free, just for sake of good customer service.
I have a 5946 that I have not used in YEARS. Like 10 years, thinking putting it in my BUGOUT bag with 5 magazines.
Good old STEEL Smith and Wesson Guns, those days are gone. Still have my Model 60 and will have it for years to come.
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September 23rd, 2015 07:17 PM
Well, called Smith and Wesson and I'm a little disappointed. I can send it to them but will be 2-4 weeks for them to look at it, and they will charge me for parts AND a $45 inspection fee. Sounds like their CS has gone down a little in the past few years...
So just waiting for my extractor from Numrichs then off to the gunsmith I go! Hopefully they can reuse the existing pin and spring...
Bummer since I just got my new chest rig in the mail for carrying this beast on outdoor ventures