S&W model 52-2 question

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S&W model 52-2 question

Post by Beecherkid on Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:42 pm

I was wondering what's the purpose of the protrusion on the bottom of the insert.

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by C.Perkins on Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:45 pm

Beecherkid;

Could you be more specific with your question ?

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by Beecherkid on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:13 pm

I will try. On the insert there is a protrusion that sticks downward by the magazine well opening. The insert is what the mainspring housing is called on standard 1911's. The protrusion would be the first thing to touch if the gun was rested on a bench.

Maybe it's just to protect the bottom of the magazine, but that just seems to simple.


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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by C.Perkins on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:26 pm

I had to go look Smile
My guess would be it is a magazine bump/guide to help with insertion loading blindly.

Others may have a different opinion.

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by JIMPGOV on Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:45 pm

LANYARD LOOP

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by Magnusbullets on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:19 pm

Lanyard loop

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by C.Perkins on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:29 pm

If it is a lanyard loop, then how do you attach one when there is no hole drilled through it for attachment ?

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by Magnusbullets on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:34 pm

Good question. I assumed hole was there.

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by Beecherkid on Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:59 pm

I have this question posted on the S&W forum also and it seems to be mystery there also. I use it to set the butt on the bench to sight in but I'm sure that is not the intended purpose.

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by C.Perkins on Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:03 pm

I will just just stick by my earlier reply cause it is the best answer I can come up with Smile

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by C.Perkins on Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:27 pm

Alright Beecherkid, you got me thinking.

I used to own an M39 which has the lanyard loop.
Since the M52 is basically a larger M39 shooting the .38 for bullseye competition therefor no need for the loop.
Same back strap design but the hole is not machined into it but the metal boss is still there.

There, I like this answer better Smile

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Re: S&W model 52-2 question

Post by Beecherkid on Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:24 pm

I think you got it Clarence. S&W was good at cost saving measures. Thanks to all for your input.

BTW: I sure love this pistol. It seems to be a X-ring magnet.

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