S&W Model 63 .22 revolver issues....???


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Old 12-02-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I inherited this beautiful revolver, but it was having a hard time opening the cylinder. After a little toying around I got it to open, I cleaned it and when I went to close the cylinder, it wouldn't close.

After scratching my head I found that the ejector rod seems to be too long and overlaps and won't close........I have never seen anything like this and I don't want to force it and do any damage.

Here are some pictures let me know if you know of a way to fix this without sending it in.

Thanks!



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Check if the ejector rod has backed out. It may just need to be tightened.

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Hey guys, I inherited this beautiful revolver, but it was having a hard time opening the cylinder. After a little toying around I got it to open, I cleaned it and when I went to close the cylinder, it wouldn't close.

After scratching my head I found that the ejector rod seems to be too long and overlaps and won't close........I have never seen anything like this and I don't want to force it and do any damage.

Here are some pictures let me know if you know of a way to fix this without sending it in.

Thanks!
The ejector rod can unscrew a bit which causes the problem you're having. A padded vise-grip will take care of this one. I believe they are "reversed" threads so be careful...
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Check if the ejector rod has backed out. It may just need to be tightened.

When you have a chance, head over to the New Member Introductions and introduce yourself to the gang.
I will, I just found this thread today when I googled this problem and surely will be around for quite some time!! haha thanks for the help guys it sounds like this should be an easy fix.
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The ejector rod can unscrew a bit which causes the problem you're having. A padded vise-grip will take care of this one. I believe they are "reversed" threads so be careful...
Yep that fixed it!!!

Wow what a relief this is a gun that I grew up shooting and just inherited it and will pass it down to my kids, and I'm glad this was an easy fix.

Thanks guys I really appreciate it.
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Glad to help and a S&W 63 is an absolute classic among .22 revolvers...

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thats a common problem with smiths.I was in a navy base and saw I bunch of smiths I went to touch one and was told they were loaded,and the crane would not open. I fixed 45 of them in a few minutes.I was in like flynn after that.



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