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    dustyn1820 is offline Junior Member
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    j frame model 37? no double action problem

    picked up a j frame airweight i was told it a model 37 5 shot smith.
    Problem is that it has no single action, its only double. I personally cerakote and gunkote and i took this on trade for a job.
    i have opened it up and everything looks like it is there and it will action just fine. But the hammer wint hold back to fire.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    If the hammer won't stay cocked, that is no single action. If pulling the trigger cocks and releases the hammer, that's double action. A lot of police revolvers or dedicated self defense guns have had the single action notch removed as to not allow a super light trigger pull.

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    sorry for the confusion my fault. if you pull the hammer back it will come full back and release "Nothing is holding it back".
    if i pull the trigger it will action the hammer, and fire

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    It sounds like the single action notch has been removed.

    If you can take some pictures of the hammer with the side plate off, I'm sure someone here can verify.

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    Their right, it sounds like it has been made a double action only revolver. Many PD's required that of all there revolvers as well as many people like that for a carry pistol.

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    will try to get some pics, thanks

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    I wouldn't mess with it. The S&W double action is smooth enough to be accurate in rapid fire. The J-Jrame is not a target revolver and is best fired double action. (I own and carry 5 different S&W J-Frames btw, including a model 637 and a Model 60)

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    here is the pic maybe not hold on lol

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    the problem is i have this sold lol. and he wants it right, i figured it was always a double action. but if it is a easy fix i will do it

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/89845661@N07/8168518949/


    sorry other pics wouldnt show up had to link

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