It just occurred to me that I don't have a copy of Kuhnhausen's The S&W Revolver: A Shop Manual. This is an oversight I need to fix if I am going to continue taking the sideplates off of guns.
Being able to do this is a big deal to me. Knowing what goes on inside the guns has long been a theoretical thing for me, since I am not what one would call "good with her hands". I know how they work; I've watched them getting worked on for years (the benefit of working in places that fix busted guns and not being scared to ask questions); but actually working on them myself? Never did it.