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Smith & Wesson Top-Break Double Action .44-40 "Frontier" Trigger Spring

nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 36,026 ******

I have this S&W DA top-break .44-40 in hand, and it cycles OK but the trigger does not spring back forward when released.

I got the trigger guard and trigger out, and there is a recess ahead of the trigger with nothing in it. Maybe that's where the trigger spring goes?

GunParts is no help. Someone on a forum stated that parts for these old guns are not available anywhere.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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    waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭

    Found this schematics of a Smith&Wesson top break 44-40. Looks like it uses a flat spring. Now if you can’t locate a spring it’s possible to make one for it. I have a formula in and old gun smithing book on how to make and temper a spring.

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    navc130navc130 Member Posts: 1,211 ✭✭✭

    SOMETIMES it is possible to form a spring from spring wire in the shape of the flat spring.. Good luck.

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    vdms55vdms55 Member Posts: 297 ✭✭
    edited April 21

    try these, jack first gun parts (g.p.), popperts g.p. outback g.p.(indiana) homestead g.p. if one of these guys cant find it there may not be one in captivity. i repaired a model 1879 d.a. and the spring #66 looks very familiar, my memory is dim but i think that is what governed trigger return. jack first had it

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    nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 36,026 ******

    I recently learned that Cimarron makes a modern copy of this gun. I have a call in to them for the part.

    Thanks!!!

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    Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,370 ✭✭✭

    Really? I have seen their NM No 3 and Russian top break single actions but did not know anybody was making replicas of double action top breaks.

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    Toolman286Toolman286 Member Posts: 3,016 ✭✭✭✭

    David, Can you post your results with Cimarron. I need a hand w/ spring.

    Al

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    nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 36,026 ******
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    mmppresmmppres Member Posts: 3,066 ✭✭✭

    if jack first doesn't have it. It's possible to make it from a bigger spring. Just have to be careful about not taking temper out of it

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