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Some folks, I have seen, become upset at hearing the lock refered to as an "ignition switch".
How about you ?
Just curious, have seen it multiple times.
 

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You must run in a strange crowd. I can't say I've ever heard it referred to in that way before. But then I have noticed that the younger crowd are speaking a totally different language than I grew up speaking. Most of the time I have no clue what they are talking about.
 

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It was a younger person, but then, you and I, aren't they all younger???
Many collectors I know will be dissuaded from owning one with a lock, so much so, there is an accommodation and replacement available.
 

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You can still buy some S&Ws without the lock. And I’ve never seen a lock on a Ruger revolver. My S&W 642 does have a lock but I’ve never used it. It does not bother me either way.
 

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I have heard horror stories of the lock engaging itself, and see a very easy to follow video of how to remove it.`
I doubt the horror stories of the lock engaging itself.
 

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The one on the top of the rossi lever actions does look just like an ignition switch on an old Oliver tractor. The ones on the S&Ws aren't as obnoxious but are still stupid and usually turn me away unless they are dirt cheap.
 

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Some folks, I have seen, become upset at hearing the lock refered to as an "ignition switch".
How about you ?
Just curious, have seen it multiple times.
I wouldn’t be upset with someone calling the lock on a S&W an “ignition switch” but I would question their firearms knowledge.

Only S&W I ever had with a lock was a N frame Model 22 .45 ACP. Figured if I left it alone, it wouldn’t mess up.
 

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Your comment on pinned and recessed made me chuckle. 😀

Have a lead on a 8 3/8” K17. Early 70’s vintage. Have my fingers crossed..
 

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I've checked the fine print, I am sure it is ok, so I'll be praying for you.
I see the Rock Island Armory revolvers have recessed cylinders.
I've seen videos of their machine shops, they get they're pound of flesh
out of the workers.
Praying it works out perfectly
 

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You must run in a strange crowd. I can't say I've ever heard it referred to in that way before. But then I have noticed that the younger crowd are speaking a totally different language than I grew up speaking. Most of the time I have no clue what they are talking about.
That's alright they seldom know either.
 

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Hey, I'm an old guy, and I love ignition. Ignition, the sound of my big 'ol V-8 roaring to life or when my 45-70 goes KABOOM! Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Now the little switch thingy is a different deal. OK on the V-8, but not on my guns. One of the main reasons I always loved hammer guns...don't need no **** switch...yeah, I know some dem new ones gotten anyway...but mine don't.
Walt
 

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yup ive been around gun guys all my life and from probably most of the states and never once heard that. Must be awful new. Havent even seen it on the liberal cops shows on tv or the movies.
You must run in a strange crowd. I can't say I've ever heard it referred to in that way before. But then I have noticed that the younger crowd are speaking a totally different language than I grew up speaking. Most of the time I have no clue what they are talking about.
 
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