My new 25-15, 25 Colt cylinder is getting flame cutting from the drilled & tapped hole that is in the top strap for the scope mount nearest the barrel.
I didn't know what was causing those erosion marks on the outside of the cylinder initially, so I sent the revolver back to the Mothership for repair thinking they made the marks by holding it in some sort of jig during manufacture.
The revolver was returned to me in about a month with a new cylinder installed. Great, I thought, and grabbed a handful of cartridges and stepped out the back door to give it a go. After I fired 12 cartridges I noticed those little round circles starting to appear. That is when I figured out what was causing the initial problem so on the phone to Customer Service.
The CS technician confirmed what I discovered. I asked him how to prevent the problem of having those circles from being cut in again.
I was informed to "just live with it" and "we don't get that many back".
I just about fell out of my chair hearing that and asked him if I may speak to someone else. He said "yes, I'll transfer you to my supervisor." That is when I get a voice mail box from someone called Kate saying leave a message.
Thoughts Please? I don't want to rush to judgment and say I'll NEVER buy another new S&W product again.
P.S. I stopped shooting the revolver because eventually those erosion circles will be through the blueing and into the steel just like before.