Lemon Squeezer

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Mike0251, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Hi guys, thought I would share this with you. This is an 1897ish Smith and Wesson Safety Hammerless model 3 in .38, commonly referred to as the "lemon squeezer" due to the grip safety! Anyway this belongs to my shooting bud and its been passed down in his family for a very long time obviously. He told me it wouldn't fire any more so I said I would love to look it over and see if I could fix it for him (I love revolvers too). Sure enough broken firing pin and NO firing spring present. Actually what I think is this particular firing pin is a 2 piece but all the replacements are one piece. Cleaned all the gunge out of it too. I was able to order up the parts from Jack First Inc at $26.50 and should have them next week. The gun is in very good condition otherwise for being 122 years old! View attachment 219227 20190210_130322.jpg 20190210_130331.jpg
     
  2. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    VERY cool. Thanks for posting this and sharing.

    Looks like it is pretty snappy!

     
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  3. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    If old guns could tell stories.
     
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  4. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Cool!


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  5. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Beautiful guns! Very nice.
     

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