Smith & wesson top break revolver reassembly

Smith & wesson top break revolver reassembly

The smith & wesson saftey hammerless or the smith & wesson new departure (nicked name the lemon squeezer) reassembly. There are no videos on these old guns, so i decided to make one. Sorry for the quality.


  1. Brian on April 25, 2023 at 3:49 am

    One day, the hand spring on mine broke. So i took off the side plate to replace it. Took out the old hand with broken spring and was waiting for my replacement hand with spring to arrive. Before I got it, I managed to shear off the stud that the hammer goes on! (Probably from me dry firing with the side plate off). I bought a replacement for that, its called the "Hammer Stud", and the replacement I got looks identical to the original.

    My problem is that I cant figure out how to remove the remnants of the old stud to put the new one in. The part that sheared off of the stud is just the cylindrical part that the hammer slides onto. The part that has two sorta holes on top and bottom is still in the frame. I’d imagine maybe S&W had some proprietary tool they used back in the day for installing that part but I haven’t been able to find any info on how to get out the old broken piece and put on the new replacement piece (Hammer Stud).

    So just figured I’d try my luck and ask here as well. Its so unfortunate having a gun that is rendered useless due to 2 small, cheap parts… and one of those parts (the Hand Spring that started this whole mess) is very simple/straightforward to replace!

    Moral of the Story: NEVER DRY FIRE a S&W Safety Hammerless with the side plate off!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyhow, I enjoyed the video, seems very helpful and detailed. Thank you for uploading it for us collectors/enthusiasts!

  2. Ahmed Saeed on April 25, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for the hard work
    You earned yourself a new subscriber
    Btw the other two video while theyre also very high quality but the only problem is that they are shot in portrait orientation being unable to be enjoyed fully on laptop

  3. علي عادل on April 25, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Thank you very much, I am from Iraq

  4. rob winter on April 25, 2023 at 3:59 am

    Nice – Thank you – I have a hammer version – but enjoyed watching and learning just the same.

  5. ronald humphreys on April 25, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Good video but i missed the install of the cylinder stop and split spring?

  6. Disciple O'christ on April 25, 2023 at 4:03 am

    What did you have it plated in? It looks beautiful

  7. Aroaldo Prado on April 25, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Alguem sabe me falar em portugues,qual a marca,ano e origem desse 32?

  8. drayton64 on April 25, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Thanks a lot for posting this video, and for the time you took to make it.
    it is very useful and helped to reassemble the trigger guard of mine.

  9. Craig Broeking on April 25, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Only thing I could add, aside from a very helpful video, is your screwdrivers aren’t the best for gun work and I believe you did not line up the slots in the joint pivot and the joint pivot screw. On the right side of the gun those two cuts/slots should line up. That may be why when you first tightened it down it did not swing freely. I thought I saw that briefly when you turned the gun after you installed the screw. Thank you

  10. علي عادل on April 25, 2023 at 4:06 am


  11. piñón fijo on April 25, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Tengo uno igual…pero 38c

  12. James Hogan on April 25, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I just inherited one of these. Great little pocket pistol. Thanks for the video.

  13. Marshal Smith on April 25, 2023 at 4:10 am


  14. Forest Chicken on April 25, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Anyone have links on how to repair broken firing pin on one of these?

  15. bilal gökhan yayla on April 25, 2023 at 4:12 am

    bir haftadır uğraşıyorum çatal yayı kaybolmuş ilk defa tamir ediyorum bulamadım arızasını sonunda yani

  16. arturo rusca on April 25, 2023 at 4:12 am

    Gato con guantes no caza ratones !!!

  17. frankdn on April 25, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Oh I’m sorry, but this was almost painful to watch. So many errors, but all turned out well in the end. You are to be congratulated for not using force! A part may need fiddling to get it in place but if it needs force you’re making a mistake. But please leave the hardware store screwdrivers in the garage! Get a set of gunsmith ones from Brownells or Midwayusa… they aren’t expensive and will save many a screw slot.

  18. Trevor N on April 25, 2023 at 4:13 am

    How do you replace the firing pin spring? The part is shown on the schematic on Numrich’s webpage but I can’t figure out how you get the firing pin out to replace it.

  19. Esteban Barrientos on April 25, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Hola buenas tardes, tengo uno de estos soy de Chile, pero se encuentra incompleto le falta la empuñadura y una pieza de la caja de los mecanismos lo encontré en el desierto de atacama.

  20. heavy duty reviews on April 25, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Just an exceptional excellent video of exactly how to reassemble a Smith and Wesson topbreak safety hammerless lemon squeezer! I used this video to reassemble mine

  21. ytbillybob on April 25, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Does that gun have a trigger return spring??

  22. BayArea Exploration on April 25, 2023 at 4:19 am

    It alwasy amazes me why people like you try to make a video showing how to do something they know nothing about. And …do not even have the basic skills to use the simpliest hand tools. All of your videos suck

  23. علي عادل on April 25, 2023 at 4:23 am

    We have benefited a lot from you, thanks

  24. Solomon Hart on April 25, 2023 at 4:27 am

    I have the model with the owl facing strainght do you have any videos on the breakdown and clean up

  25. LSU 19 on April 25, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Bless you for doing this, I’ve been wanting to break and clean ol’ girl since I was a kid….I’m 50 now.

  26. Cristian Augello on April 25, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Hello, could you tell me what model is that revolver? I have one like it, but I can’t find it on any website. Thanks!!

  27. Thomas Brock on April 25, 2023 at 4:28 am

    the side on the frame on mine doesnt come off like yours did. i have no way of getting to the internals of the gun!!! any help on that ?

  28. Melvin Villalobos on April 25, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Tengo uno pensaba q era un col 45 el mio es modelo 1890

  29. Doug Wallace on April 25, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Great video! Love these little revolvers!

  30. Cristian Eduardo on April 25, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Where can I get another one like the one that makes the hammer go back and forth? I’m from another country

  31. İlyas Tangöz on April 25, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Aynısı ama siyahi elimde mevcut iver johnson revolver çekiçli ve kürekli dönemin en iyisi diye tahmin ediyorum bunlarla ugraşan merakı olan usta birinin elinden geçmesi lazim eski tabanca sonuçta

  32. Daryl Price on April 25, 2023 at 4:35 am

    I’d like to give you a BIG thank you!! As you stated, there was not a video showing this, plus, you didn’t rattle on a bunch of B.S. while you did it.

  33. Pietro Bernini on April 25, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Is this gun made of brass?

  34. Jason Parrish on April 25, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Thanks. I just got the of them to restore. This helps a lot.

  35. Tyler S on April 25, 2023 at 4:40 am

    I did the exact same thing and trigger spring broke

  36. kiara neira on April 25, 2023 at 4:41 am

    Friend, I ask you for an inventive favor, could you send me the measurements of the pieces of 32, they were lost over the years?

  37. Emmanuel Quintero on April 25, 2023 at 4:42 am

    Me gustaría ver el montaje total con las piezas ya tenias montadas el stop del barril y seguro de la cacha

  38. Gary J on April 25, 2023 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for taking that one down. I have the .38 short cal. one just like that. My cylinder turn almost freely, it not locking solid and has a little play to it. The spring on the catch at the bottom of the frame is not strong enough to lock the cylinder in place. Do you think these would shoot a modern day .38 short or stick with black powder?

  39. Victor Mudrack on April 25, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Did you do one on DISassembly, also? Thanks!