Thursday, April 28, 2016

Talked about S&W


If your Smith isn't timing offa one or more notches.  The hammer drops before the little pawl in the bottom engages... 

Maybe don't send it to S&W pro shop for service. 

Which is a difficult decision as it is difficult to get replacement parts for you revolver.  Smith isn't in the habit of selling them to you without them fitting it for you too. 

You can send you gun in with one of six not timed right and get it back with 3 of 6 not timed right.  S&W just holds to the 50% rule for themselves.  If you are dissastisfied they might agree to trade you.  Send you a different gun entirely.  Usually a gun not as valuable, tho. 

It's just a bad time for Smith revolvers right now.  ARs and M&P are reportedly just fine, but the revolver side of the house appears to be in a nadir.   And this from the gunsmith, not me.  Now, sure they could reverse the trend by buckling down.  Let's hope.

Weerd says Springfield will fix it. Uhhh, is that what you meant, Weerd?  Springfield?  Cuz it's news to me that Springfield is doing S&W work.
  Perhaps awesome if true.


Daniel Watters said...

FYI: Smith & Wesson is located in Springfield, MA.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

THAT's what he was on a bout. Duh. Of course! Why didn't that occur to me? I am not smert.

Comrade Misfit said...

Send it to a S&W repair center that's not the mothership. I did that with a Model 15 that I bought kinda cheap because it was out of time on three cylinders. It came back in factory-new condition (according to a local S&W guru).

Wilson said...

Sent it back till they get it right - on their dime!

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

They gave up. Sent a replacement gun because they said there was nothing more they could do. Customer was UNhappy.