SW 625 hammer & trigger

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Mick3411, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Mick3411

    Mick3411 New Member

    I tried to learn by doing on my SW 625JM, using a Jerry Miculek dvd and rounded the edges of my hammer and trigger (evidently) i had used a flat stone and tried to be careful, but have since been told i really needed a jig (well nothing about that was on the dvd)

    Anyway, with relatively slight pressure I can make the hammer fall when it is cocked. I have been told this can only be remedied by starting over with new parts - yet they dont seem to be in production now.

    This gun is just a range gun, would never carry it. It wouildnt be in single action unless I was already pointed down range.

    Just not sure of what my options are now
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter


  3. Mick3411

    Mick3411 New Member

    Hammer at the Midway link is blued, not polished - I had seen that already.

    The DvD came with the spring kit i bought from Miculek, so I thought it would be credible.
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    What you are describing is called "push off". I need to go back and review my armorers materials to give a good answer as this is not common. It has been a while since I had to deal with it.
  5. Mick3411

    Mick3411 New Member

    Thank you, I would appreciate any advice
  6. Precision

    Precision New Member

    When I took my training they cautioned that you really don't want to touch the S&W triggers. If you do use a brand new ceramic stone and work very carefully so as not to change any angles. IIRC, single action sear/hammer engagement is something around 0.005". :)
  7. superc

    superc Member

    In all honesty I do not see any options for the gun other than a replacement of parts. I have been where you are. Long, long ago I 'improved' the trigger pull on a Charter Arms 38 with a similar result. Weirdly, back in those days CA refused to sell me a new hammer or trigger. I had to wait a decade for the firm to go bankrupt and the CA parts I needed to pop up on someone else's website before I could undo what I as a know nothing novice had done.
    <LoL to the other issue about steel pins and aluminum frames, that was a learning too.>

    With an S&W however the parts issue is more complex. Each variation of 25-# appears to involve more and more changes. There appears to be almost zero parts interchangeability between a 25 and a 625. Cylinders, hammers, triggers, all different. I dislike the target hammer and the target trigger on my 25-5, and once thought a Model 1950 trigger or hammer would simply drop in. Sadly not so. Even a simple thing like a barrel swap from 8 3/8" down to 4", because of a change in how they were made, took a very long time and I had to wait for S&W to dump a bunch of nickeled 4" m25-5 barrels out there before I could even begin to convert my revolver to the configuration I wanted.

    What's your best option? The stoning away of metal you did can not be undone. Just keep checking gunparts, jackfirst, gunbroker, etc until the day the exact correct hammer, trigger, etc shows up.

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