011-S&W Straightening the Frame

In this month’s Over the Gunsmith’s Shoulder, AGI Senior Instructor Ken Brooks shows us how to straighten the frame of a Smith & Wesson revolver. Ken openly admits that this is not a repair that he has ever had to do before! In this short, but sweet video, Ken embraces repairing the bent grip section of a Smith & Wesson revolver’s frame. With the use of a solid lead block and a lead Babbitt to strike with, Ken methodically manipulates the frame back into working shape. The customer has requested that Ken see about fitting some new wooden grips on the same repair tag. Like usual, there is a twist, which becomes another interesting lesson to be learned from Ken Brooks, the American Gunsmithing Institute’s Master Gunsmith!

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