Recoil and Screws

This is my boom stick. There are many like it but this one is mine.

I have been shooting my S&W 629 .44mag a lot lately. As you already know this guy kicks like a mule.

One side effect of all that excellent recoil is that it rattles the hell out of it.

This loosens the screws on the gun.

T-Bolt has the same issue with the Saucy Trollops .44mag as well.

So my range bag always has the correct size screwdriver. The screws get tested after each box of ammo. Maybe get some Locktight.

--Wow. That gun is dirty. Don't click on the pics if dirty guns make you sick!


45er said...

Blue locktite unless you plan on never taking the gun apart again. :)

Guffaw in AZ said...

I was shooting IPSC competition one time (a thousand years ago) with my 3" Model 65 Smith, when suddenly, the cylinder release released. Into the dirt, somewhere. Never found it, but kept shooting. (The release worked without the upper button, it just wasn't as pretty).
Blue loctite - I'm with 45er.

Beaumont said...

I had the same problem with a 625 purchased in the early 90s. Looks like Smith has never really addressed this issue.