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Old 07-31-2020, 05:17 PM
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Happy about my new 686 + 3" rev. And, sad that it's going back to Smith& Wesson for a late timing issue with one chamber! Picked it up yesterday from my FFL. Examined it for cosmetic issues. Found none.

Took it home and cleaned and lubed it. Put snap caps in to do some dry practice. Decided to check timing using the "thumb-drag" method. Shocked to find one chamber "late."

S&W customer service emailed a FedEx label. Estimate is four weeks.

Have other revolvers to shoot. But I'm disappointed. Anyone else experience this issue with a new gun?
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I must be living right. Never had an issue like that. Sorry it happened!
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Sorry to hear about this problem with the new revolver.

I'm sure you have developed your own way of doing this carry up check, but that's not how the factory checks timing. Perhaps they didn't run a prescribed set of final checks at all when they finished assembling the gun. It seems there has been a fair amount of negative feedback here of late on the new, "just out of the box" examples being received and immediately sent back because of various issues, including carry up.

Hope your gun's trip back is a successful one.
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