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Old 11-03-2010, 05:42 AM   #11
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Did Bear do a write-up on flipping the cylinder open/close on a revolver. I see people doing it all the time at the range. I was looking forward to reading it. Looked and didn't see anything anywhere,didn't know if I mist it...THANKS...



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smith and wesson has very good customer service.
Think they'll repair that rear sight??


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here is the pics of the sights on the airweight. I put red lines on the edges of the rear sight. You can clearly see the rear sight groove is not centered. May not look like much but on a such a short sight radius, this equates to a couple of inches at ten yards and several inches at 25yds.
Are you going to ask S&W to replace the frame due to the sight channel? Please keep us posted. I just checked my new, yet to be fired, Airweight and the rear sight is off center just like yours.
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I just measured my 638 and it is perfectly centered, I guess I am one of the lucky ones.

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I've seen this on several revolvers, mostly small framed Colt's, even had an owner ask me about it saying "it shoots high and really left". This was on a gun that had to have been made in the 70's, so "China" couldn't have been an issue.

First I've heard of multiple S&Ws having this condition, interesting to see some more pics???

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I sent the snub back to smith & wesson with a list the list of issues a few days ago. They were nice enough to send me a fed x mailing label to send back on their dime. I will post pics when I receive the gun back. I am hoping they replace the frame due to the sights and rubbing issues.

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Well just received a phone call from S&W. They ended up replacing the frame which means a new serial # so it has to be sent to a dealer with a FFL. I will post pics of the gun when I receive it. I am very impressed at the turn around. Good ol Smith and Wesson.

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Well just received a phone call from S&W. They ended up replacing the frame which means a new serial # so it has to be sent to a dealer with a FFL. I will post pics of the gun when I receive it. I am very impressed at the turn around. Good ol Smith and Wesson.
Great news, and great CS. Let us know how it shoots
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That was fast !!!...

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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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