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clayflingythingy

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MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« on: October 18, 2007, 08:54:16 am »
What did Smith decide?

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MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« on: October 18, 2007, 08:54:16 am »

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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 06:04:58 am »
MB: Surely Smith has returned the gun to you by now?

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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007, 08:19:13 am »
? Still no update?

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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 11:14:48 am »
I have to tell you that at the last minute, I opted NOT to send the gun back to S&W. Packed it up; put it in the car to take to the shipper and changed my mind.

My reasoning is frankly self-centered, but it goes like this: My 329 did have an action job from Jim Stroh at Alpha Precision, who does the action work on most of my working S&W revolvers. Jim by design DID NOT touch any of the lock mechanism during the course of the action job. However, there was a better than even chance that S&W would point to the action job as the culprit in the jam. I did not want to drag a friend of mine into a potential confrontation with a major gun company. Secondly, Jim asked me for the gun back for him to check over.

I decided that because I bought the 329 used on the retail market and commissioned and paid for the work on the gun myself, Jim should have first crack at it.

If this had been a stock gun provided to me by S&W for test and evaluation, I would have acted differently.

BTW, S&W does not sponsor my shows or my Internet projects.

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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 12:57:20 pm »
As much as you reccomend them for carry and use their guns, and they don't Sponsor you???
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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007, 03:35:52 pm »
Not a penny!

I recommend them because they build a good product...well, most of the time! I wish Ruger would make an alloy small frame revolver...I love my 101, but it's a heavy little sucker...

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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 07:52:42 am »
BTW, S&W does not sponsor my shows
I would have bet money that I'd seen one of the S&W ads with Doug Koenig & Jerry Miculek during SG, but when I went and reviewed the last episode, which is the only one that I still have DVRed, there wasn't one.
So much for my powers of observation...
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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007, 08:17:39 am »
MB, Thx for the update. Maybe you should post this on your blog or at the Smith Wesson forums. The anti lock crusaders went ape when you posted the failure on the blog.

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Re: MB: What's the update on your S&W internal lock failure?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 11:53:32 am »
Not a penny!

I recommend them because they build a good product...well, most of the time! I wish Ruger would make an alloy small frame revolver...I love my 101, but it's a heavy little sucker...

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Well, I figured that! But Yeah an alloy framed Ruger snubby would be nice, and probably less expensive than the S&W Scandium models.
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