..won't stay shut! Argh. It keeps flap-ing open. Won't stay in the shut position.
I've wiggled-jiggled-niggled and FLAP! open...
When I got this rifle new, it was shut. Since I opened it on day 1, FLAP! won't stay shut.
It seems that the small housing (whatever that's called) on the inside of the door that holds the spring loaded ball-berring is just a tad too low. I'm talkin, like maybe 1mm. The hole that is machined on the upper that accepts this ball berring is nicely done, seems located properly also. Everything else about the door seems correct; door, door pin, pin springs, etc all straight.
I tried to gently nudge the housing of the ball berring up with needle nose pliers, won't budge. Just how is this housing attatched to the door? I can't figure it out but it's obviously not forged on there...
If the thing never stays shut, it's not a deal breaker. The rifle lives a good life..never gets dragged through the mud etc and stays inside with plenty of good luvin'. Hell...the sport dosn't even have one.
Everything else about the rifle is excellent. A great shooter with no problems.
If a flappy dust cover is all I ever gotta worry about I got it made. But dad-gummit...it's a S&W..the dust cover should work properly.
(Oh...tried searching, had no luck. Sorry if I missed something.)