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Old 10-22-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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Trigger trouble

I have a 586-7 performance center 357. Made big mistake and removed the hand and the spring is sprung. Need help assembling the arm into the trigger while the spring is compressed. Is there a special tool required? Any help greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:48 AM   #2
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Took a small screwdriver and filed it to the width of the opening. Placed the trigger in a small vice and placed hand into the slot enough to hold its position. Pushed down with the screwdriver on log art of the pin and pushed the spring past the post on the hand and slid the hand all the way in. Spring pressure is now there like before. Like someone told me NEVER take it out unless you have too. Hopefully a lesson learned.
 
Old 10-23-2015, 04:20 PM   #3
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Whatever works.
I'm sure S&W has a special tool and a fixture to hold it.

I've found that with all the S&W revolver triggers of any age a soak in lacquer thinner, or even better Acetone along with a brush with a solvent proof tooth brush is all that's needed to get them clean.

After complete drying apply your favorite lube so it will creep into all spaces.
I prefer CLP Breakfree for this, then I lube the critical contact surfaces with a little grease.
You can lower the trigger pull feel just by applying a little grease to the contact surfaces of the hammer and trigger.

A dab on the front of the trigger where it operates the cylinder bolt, on the top and bottom of the trigger sear area, on the cocking notch of the hammer, the front and bottom of the double action strut on the hammer, the safety lug on the bottom of the hammer where it contacts the rebound slide, to the rebound spring inside the rebound, and on the bottom and inner side of the rebound slide.

Any good grease will work, you don't need to spend big money on a tiny jar at a gun store.
Just go to any hardware, farm store, or Walmart and buy some Lithium grease.

A big advantage of grease in a revolver is that it stays on the parts and doesn't dry out or run off like liquids do.
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