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Rich S
07-05-2011, 10:28 AM
I have several S&W SWAT AO's which I really like. All plain blade with aluminum bodies. But in some of my travels, I suspect they would be questioned as illegal. Here's my question, how do you remove the coil spring from a S&W SWAT AO? if you do, will the knife still function as a simple thumb stud opener and not have the blade so "free" that it would be considered a gravity knife?

If the spring can be removed and still have a good functional knife, can the spring be replaced? Thanks in advance.

Rich

Rich S
07-07-2011, 05:41 AM
I figured it out. Took it apart (hate torx screws). It has a bent leaf spring which just lifts out. Then put it all back together and I have a nice, simple thumb stud opener.
Works great, stays closed and opens easily and locks up tight.

Rich