Originally Posted by austin92
I appreciate the help. How will the Wolfe spring damage the gun? My factory one broke after 1000rds. The spring I bought is a lighter weight trigger spring. I removed the factory one and put in the new one I bought. I'd guess it has about a 4-5# pull after that. How much is the apex spring kit? Might look in to that since s&w supports it. Could you post a couple pics of what all I should polish and what do I use to polish it with? Thanks again
I sold mine I do not have any pics of the inner part of the gun. You do not want a lighter recoil spring. If your factory one broke you were probably using hi-power rounds as a f/t diet or a majority diet. You only want to use a lighter recoil spring if you are shooing compitition hand loads which are lighter and have less powder. If you are shooting regular loads or even +p loads you want to go with factory weight or heavier. this will cut your felt recoil. If you factory recoil spring broke in 100 rounds, you should of contacted S&W and they would have sent you a new one cause you got a defect, you still can. the gun has a lifetime warranty. If the want you to send it in the gun needs to be in the factory configuration or they will not honnor the warranty. Call first and see if they will just send the spring and guide rod, send them the broke one or take a picture and email it.
Some people will tell you to use a dremmel with all this fancy and expensive polish. They will say use the course black on first to get all the spurs off and for the edges and all that jazz. there is no need to spend $300 on tools and polishes to fix up a $300 gun. I will catch some heat for saying this and I have before on other sights, ask Ruger_NUT. But in the end I still put over 30K rounds thru my gun and never had a problem with it. I used Mr. Metal, metal polish that I got at BigLots for $0.99. I then took 600 grade wet/dry and paper, applied some "Mr. Metal" to the sand paper and went to town on the trigger bar and the sear assembley. Any part that has that "factorty paint" on it. It loos like a light greay metal color and you will probably think its metal till you start to polish it and its starts to come off. onece all that crap is off then just use a clean patch and polish everythin to a mirror finish. do the trigger bar, sear assembly, pins, springs everything. use a q-tip to get the hard to reach places all this stuff should cost you $5 and you'll have enoungh to do every Sigma in the state. It does take some time but its cheap. chances are if you have a $300 S&W, money is not exactly on your side to begin with, so don't worry about it. there is no need to use Gold Leaf when toilet paper will do.
Just get the metal polish that your dad used to polish up your mothers old pans in the 70's, it does not need to be anything special