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Posted: 6/11/2001 5:38:46 PM EDT
Anyone know how to disassemble a S&W model 59 autopistol? I've had the thing for months and haven't knocked on the magic spot yet. Bought it from the biggest gun store within 1,000 miles - they don't know how either. So far I think we can rule out unscrewing the barrel bushing 'cuz the recoil spring guide impedes its rotation & I haven't found a way to retract that guide. Slide lock doesn't appear to rotate downward at all & rotating it up only locks the slide. I've taken the grips off & found nothing to diddle there. I showed the gun to several handgun-savvy folks who collectively have spent the better part of a day trying to get it apart. No disassembly instructions were located in my fairly extensive library either. Anyone? Model 39 instructions would be cool too as they're apparently pretty similar models.
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Link Posted: 6/14/2001 1:24:36 PM EDT
Tried the first set of instructions... nada. Ordered the S&W manual, resigned myself to waiting for it, came back here to post a thank you note... then I read the second set, fiddled with it for all of 10 seconds, and it fell apart like butter on a hot day! Thanks a million!
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Link Posted: 6/14/2001 2:06:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB: I've got a mdl 59 I picked up cheeeeep because of a jamming problem. Determined the problem as failure to fully extract, causing the next round in the mag to lodge against the feed ramp under the fired case. I have polished the chamber and replaced the extractor, extractor spring with new replacement parts yet I still get an occasional failure to extract. When I lock the slide and remove the mag the empty falls right out. Anyone got any Idea's.
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Try nickel plated brass, low velocity amo, maybe adjust the Mag ears on top.
Link Posted: 6/14/2001 2:15:38 PM EDT
S&W Armorer's Manual: dirty or damaged chamber clean chamber replace barrel faulty ammo change ammo damaged extractor replace extractor damaged extractor spring replace spring damaged recoil spring replace recoil spring Most likely extractor but try ammo and a good cleaning and lube first.
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