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Old 08-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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S&W Barrel Tightening Tool, Mod. 422, 622, 2206 etc.

Will someone please post a photo of the tool used to tighten the barrel on these pistols? Thank You!
 
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Been a while, guess no one has one.

Must be rare or non exhistant! I actually found that a penny will fit the groves and serve as a tool to loosen the nut. Does the barrel nut have a specific torque to secure the barrel properly and does the "Side Plate" have to be removed for the barrel to come out completely? Thanks, your help will be appreciated.
 
Old 11-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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It's just a good idea to remove everything possible when doing major work, which barrel work is, so I'd remove the side plate.

S&W doesn't publish full gunsmithing info on their guns, so while I'm sure the factory has a torque spec for the nut, we don't know what it is.
Without specs, just tighten to the point where the nut won't loosen, but not to the point where you risk stripping the nut or or barrel.
It probably doesn't have to be all that tight because of the lock washer.

I'd judge how tight it is when removing it.

As for a wrench, it's probably a circular ring with splines inside that fit the slots in the nut and with two handles so the force is evenly distributed.
This probably looks something like a die handle.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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Barrel Tightning/Loosening Tool

dferiswheel, I appreciate your answer to my question. On this particular pistol the barrel extends out just far enough to cause the coin to barely go into the slot when it is tightened.. Is there a washer type spacer available that will fit over the barrel and prevent the nut from tightning as far on to the barrel?
 
Old 11-11-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Hello I'm new here and have the same problem. Trying to remove the barrel nut/collar but just can't find a tool to work. Tried the penny but it won't grab enough to be able to twist it off. Has anyone found a solution yet? Thanks
 
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The right tool will be a custom made "spanner" wrench with lugs to fit the barrel exactly.

S&W is not letting these tools out of the factory and no one is selling a copy, so it's a "make your own" job which is what most gunsmiths are doing.
 
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On page 48 of the Jan/Feb 08 American Handgunner, Alex Hamilton illustrated how (and why) he was able to remove the barrel from a Model 620 by pouring melted Cerrosafe into a plugged bore for about a 2 inch depth with a 1/4" Allen wrench centered to provide a handle. He states that when cool, it was relatively easy to remove the barrel.

It worked for revolvers. Might work for semiautos.
 
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The right tool will be a custom made "spanner" wrench with lugs to fit the barrel exactly.

S&W is not letting these tools out of the factory and no one is selling a copy, so it's a "make your own" job which is what most gunsmiths are doing.
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On page 48 of the Jan/Feb 08 American Handgunner, Alex Hamilton illustrated how (and why) he was able to remove the barrel from a Model 620 by pouring melted Cerrosafe into a plugged bore for about a 2 inch depth with a 1/4" Allen wrench centered to provide a handle. He states that when cool, it was relatively easy to remove the barrel.

It worked for revolvers. Might work for semiautos.
I've done my share of fabricating tools I needed to save money on gun projects. For this I thought I would explore availability first. Thank you both for your input and I'm off to the work bench to make me a special tool that I won't show S&W lol.
 
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[B]I can't seem to shake this off. I have two ideas and should have them built and tested in a week or so. Once done assuming they work I will take and post some pics. As an old Seabee the idea of not doing this isn't acceptable. As we say "The difficult we will do immediately and the impossible will take a little longer". The ideas I have will be easy to build at home with simple hand tools and possibly a propane torch. I could have these done sooner but disabled and don't get around very well anymore.[B]
 
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Sorry to hear about your disability, but I expect you'll git 'er done. We don't mind waiting a bit. Please do report back w/pix.
 
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