Smith 642 Problems

This is a discussion on Smith 642 Problems within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I just purchased a new smith 642 After some range time I cleaned it. The cylinder will not completely close and the trigger is locked. ...

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    Smith 642 Problems

    I just purchased a new smith 642 After some range time I cleaned it. The cylinder will not completely close and the trigger is locked. If I hold the cylinder release all the was to the rear the trigger will move, however, the cylinder will not index. Any ideas as to what may be wrong?

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    odd....call smith.I had to send mine back after 400 rounds w/ timing issues.....check the lock..maybe it got put on by accident.
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    Something is binding, probably worked something loose.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I recently purchase one and have put 150 rounds through it without a problem. But after reading your post...this has me concerned about carrying it as my ccw. Keep us up to date what S&W does for a fix.

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    I just gave this a little more thought; chances are your ejector rod or locking bolt worked itself loose, or you could have done it during cleaning.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I blame every problem on the internal lock.

    cylinder not closing = internal lock
    locked trigger = internal lock
    flat tire = internal lock
    high taxes = internal lock
    gas prices = internal lock
    etc, etc = internal lock

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    Is the ejector rod tight? Left-hand threading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I blame every problem on the internal lock.

    cylinder not closing = internal lock
    locked trigger = internal lock
    Blame what you like but the cylinder can be opened or closed with the internal lock on or off. I have a 642 with this "feature" and have tested it.

    The internal lock will only lock the trigger, nothing less and nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenS View Post
    Blame what you like but the cylinder can be opened or closed with the internal lock on or off. I have a 642 with this "feature" and have tested it.

    The internal lock will only lock the trigger, nothing less and nothing more.
    I'm not a fan of the internal lock concept.......I was being sarcastic, not factual, I thought it was obvious.
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    A good local gunsmith can have a look at it for you.
    It's probably a minor factory ill fitting part issue.
    I would take it to a qualified S&W revolver smith in your area and save yourself the hassle of mailing it back to S&W for service - and you can get it street tuned with a "trigger and action job" at the same time which is always a good improvement over a factory heavy and/or gritty trigger.

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    Smith has probably what is the best customer service in the industry. Call them, they will send you a overnight UPS shipping label. Send it to them and and they will over night it back to you probably with in 2 weeks, more then likely less time. All on their dime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I just gave this a little more thought; chances are your ejector rod or locking bolt worked itself loose, or you could have done it during cleaning.
    If that is the case, all he has to do it tighten it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin Cajun View Post
    If that is the case, all he has to do it tighten it right?
    Yup, its a left hand thread.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Took it back to the dealer today. Everyone was puzzled. Looked at all of the options mentioned here. They called Smith and will send it back to the factory. Great gun shop. They were willing to give me a new revolver instead, however, they didn't have one in stock. Estimate I'll have it back in less than a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45guy View Post
    Took it back to the dealer today. Everyone was puzzled. Looked at all of the options mentioned here. They called Smith and will send it back to the factory. Great gun shop. They were willing to give me a new revolver instead, however, they didn't have one in stock. Estimate I'll have it back in less than a week.
    Good, I guess. I'm sure Smith will have you up and running in no time. Please post what was wrong when you find out.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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