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Shooting Model 41 with a broken bolt pin?

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Post by corsara Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:31 am

So, just found out that the bolt pin on my S&W Model 41 broke during tonight's session.  I only realized that when I got home.  It's gonna take a while until I get a new one to replace it.  Wondering if I can continue using it, what are the risks, etc.   Thanks in advance!

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Post by NukeMMC Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:28 am

Risks?
The problem will not get better. You're risking malfunctions at best, further damage to bolt or slide, improper headspace, firing g out of battery ... etc.
You also need to figure out what broke that pin in the first place. That's your real problem.
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Post by shanneba Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:31 am

Brownell's shows the Model 41 Bolt Pin in stock, $11.99

SMITH & WESSON - BOLT PIN

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Post by corsara Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:01 am

Can't order it from Brownell's - I'm in Canada and they won't ship Sad Might be months to get it through the dealership.  Not happy with my options and where this is heading... Sad

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Post by itshooter Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:07 am

Have you tried S&W directly? I just received one from them at no cost.

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Post by ghtt782 Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:40 am

corsara wrote:So, just found out that the bolt pin on my S&W Model 41 broke during tonight's session.  I only realized that when I got home.  It's gonna take a while until I get a new one to replace it.  Wondering if I can continue using it, what are the risks, etc.   Thanks in advance!

Taking the risk is not advisable. Getting a new one should be the next line of action

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Post by corsara Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:56 am

Yes, ordered through my Canadian S&W dealer.  Not expensive, but will take a minimum of 4 weeks.  Time to dust off my S&W Victory for the bullseye matches... Sad

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Post by jim1K Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:20 pm

What ever you do I would avoid sending to be repaired at S&W..... Jim

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Post by Olde Pilot Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:05 pm

How about sending the order to me here in Florida and I'll re-send to you? Will that be faster from Brownell's or whoever? No charge for the service.

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Post by jim1K Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:54 am

If you have access to a lathe make one..... Jim

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Post by Slamfire Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:03 am

I think the risk is the block gets loose, ejectors and springs fall off

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