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Old 01-20-2009, 10:32 PM
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The cylinder stop on my 325 NG locked up after 72 rounds this weekend during the initial shake down. Broke it down and cleaned out the hole of cylinder stop, and things seem to be working.

One cylinder is so poorly finished and has sharp burrs that make extracting fired brass is really difficult. The finish on the cylinder also is already wearing off at the cylinder latches and there are two small "spots" without finish. Definitely not ion bond on the cylinder.

Unacceptable finish on a 750 dollar revolver. Makes all the good S&W's in the safe cry. Seriously I hope someone from Smith and Wesson reads this. Lesson I suppose is get eyes on the weapon before purchasing. Tough to do a good inspection via the internet. Why does S&W continue to turn out guns worse than Taurus?
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The cylinder stop on my 325 NG locked up after 72 rounds this weekend during the initial shake down. Broke it down and cleaned out the hole of cylinder stop, and things seem to be working.

One cylinder is so poorly finished and has sharp burrs that make extracting fired brass is really difficult. The finish on the cylinder also is already wearing off at the cylinder latches and there are two small "spots" without finish. Definitely not ion bond on the cylinder.

Unacceptable finish on a 750 dollar revolver. Makes all the good S&W's in the safe cry. Seriously I hope someone from Smith and Wesson reads this. Lesson I suppose is get eyes on the weapon before purchasing. Tough to do a good inspection via the internet. Why does S&W continue to turn out guns worse than Taurus?
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:45 PM
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I was down at the local Bass Pro a few weeks ago. They had a NIght Guard in stock and it was so nicked up from just customer handling that I wouldn't have it. I don't believe that finish is durable enough for ANYONE or ANYTHING!

I have nothing against the concept but am sure NOT enamored of the finish.

I'll not be having one, that is for sure!

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:56 AM
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Originally posted by chrisjohn:
The cylinder stop on my 325 NG locked up after 72 rounds this weekend during the initial shake down. Broke it down and cleaned out the hole of cylinder stop, and things seem to be working.

One cylinder is so poorly finished and has sharp burrs that make extracting fired brass is really difficult. The finish on the cylinder also is already wearing off at the cylinder latches and there are two small "spots" without finish. Definitely not ion bond on the cylinder.

Unacceptable finish on a 750 dollar revolver. Makes all the good S&W's in the safe cry. Seriously I hope someone from Smith and Wesson reads this. Lesson I suppose is get eyes on the weapon before purchasing. Tough to do a good inspection via the internet. Why does S&W continue to turn out guns worse than Taurus?
Chris,
Call S&W for a shipping label. Send it back, and they will make it right.

Best,
Gary
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