Sorry I have not been on the sight for a while. But I did receive the gun about a month ago. Smith and Wesson had it sent back in licky split but they had to send it to a gunsmith since they replaced the frame, thus a new serial number, thus a FFL was needed. Anyhoot, The gunsmith had it for the last couple of months in his shop, but he took an extended vacation. Not so happy about that.
Anyways I am happy to report the gun shoots fine and the back sight groove is more to the center, not exact, but good enough. I will have to say that the finished frame seemed darker in color and it seems to me it is a bit heavier than I recall. I don't mind, but noticed the increase of the forward weight. Also I just noticed that my gun seems to be missing the stop plate that moves up and down protecting the firing pin. Unless Smith had changed the design, I could swear they forgot to place it back on. I am going back to the range and try to fire it by partly pulling the hammer back and letting it drop. Other than this it works great and has good accuracy. I will post pics later today or tomorrow.
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