Brand new 637 and the crane bent!


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gilfo
February 5, 2013, 06:28 PM
Just brought my brand new 637 to the range. Loaded it up with 5 rds of 95gr cowboy loads and after finishing those the crane bent. What's up with that. Very disappointed in Smith right about now. Left it with the smith at the place I bought it.

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Jim Watson
February 5, 2013, 06:52 PM
I would not rely on a store gunsmith.
I would get on S&W's case on their lifetime guarantee.

351 WINCHESTER
February 5, 2013, 06:58 PM
Send it back to S & W for sure.

rcmodel
February 5, 2013, 08:34 PM
How do you know the cranes bent??

New S&W's don't come from the factory with an almost invisible hairline crack like they used too.

Unless you are Bogarting the gun flipping the cylinder open and closed with a flick of the wrest?

There is no chance you bent the crane firing 5 rounds of cowboy loads in it.

rc

Twiki357
February 6, 2013, 03:54 AM
That's surprising. I bought a 637 about a year ago. I've only put about 200 rounds through it, but that's every thing from 125 gr HP +p loads to 158 gr cast SWC hand loads and the only problem I've had with it is those d@mn condoms they call grips.

ArchAngelCD
February 6, 2013, 04:23 AM
gilfo,
Did you take any pictures of the damage on the revolver? I would really like to see what one cylinder of ammo did to your M637. Post a picture or two is you can...

That's surprising. I bought a 637 about a year ago. I've only put about 200 rounds through it, but that's every thing from 125 gr HP +p loads to 158 gr cast SWC hand loads and the only problem I've had with it is those d@mn condoms they call grips.
That's why I replaced the ones on my M442 with Badger Custom Rosewood grips. They are very comfortable and I feel they reduce the felt recoil.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/ArchAngelCD/M442-2.jpg

PabloJ
February 6, 2013, 11:32 AM
Just brought my brand new 637 to the range. Loaded it up with 5 rds of 95gr cowboy loads and after finishing those the crane bent. What's up with that. Very disappointed in Smith right about now. Left it with the smith at the place I bought it.
Not sure what is up with that. Did you throw it against hard surface after disappointing grouping on target? What last poster is hinting at is seeing is believing.

Hondo 60
February 6, 2013, 12:17 PM
Yes, please post pics, I'd like to see the damage.
Thanks

gilfo
February 7, 2013, 02:26 PM
Well got the gun back from the gunsmith. He was not very talkative about what happen and why. He just said that the yoke/crane was apparently out of alignment from the factory and the 5 rd I out thru it made it worse.
To the point the cylinder would not close. He realigned it and I shot 50 rds without a problem. Still a little disappointed with Smith And Wesson. Probably won't be buying anymore of their products in the future.
I will be sending them a e-mail describing what happen too.

ljnowell
February 7, 2013, 02:30 PM
Well got the gun back from the gunsmith. He was not very talkative about what happen and why. He just said that the yoke/crane was apparently out of alignment from the factory and the 5 rd I out thru it made it worse.
To the point the cylinder would not close. He realigned it and I shot 50 rds without a problem. Still a little disappointed with Smith And Wesson. Probably won't be buying anymore of their products in the future.
I will be sending them a e-mail describing what happen too.

Um...............ok.

gamestalker
February 7, 2013, 07:40 PM
Crane out of allignment? That's a new one.
GS

BYJO4
February 7, 2013, 08:36 PM
Whatever the issue was, it was easily corrected. I'm sure if you had called S&W that they would have paid to ship gun back for adjustment. I would not let this keep me from buying another S&W. They make fine, quality firearms but there is always going to be one here and there that needs an adjustment.

royal barnes
February 7, 2013, 09:19 PM
Do you mean that you fired five, ejected, reloaded 5 and attempted to close the cylinder and it wouldn't therefore assuming that the crane was "bent"? Did you check for trash under the ejector star? Did you check to see if the extractor rod was screwed all the way in? Nothing should have been warped after firing 5 "cowboy" loads". I'm sorry, I just don't buy a bent crane and I don't buy the explanation, or lack thereof, from the gunsmith.:rolleyes:

Hurryin' Hoosier
February 8, 2013, 12:39 PM
Maybe your Smith & Wesson "yoke" got bent out of shape because you called it a "crane". Now the poor thing doesn't know if it's a Smith or a Colt. :uhoh:

ArchAngelCD
February 8, 2013, 02:30 PM
IMO those parts just don't come out of alignment to where the cylinder won't close but the gunsmith is able to re-align metal parts without replacing anything.

I have a feeling there was gunk under the ejector and the gunsmith gave it a cleaning and called it good. Did you give the revolver a good cleaning before you took it out? I have a feeling you might not have.

308win
February 8, 2013, 03:00 PM
I am far from a gunsmith and I may be missing something here but I don't think the crane is load bearing when the gun is fired.

clang
February 8, 2013, 04:27 PM
Did it need a 2 wheel or 4 wheel alignment?

gilfo
February 8, 2013, 05:55 PM
Look, ---- maybe I don't know all there is to know about guns like you experts but I was just relaying the info I got from the gunsmith. Yolk/Crane what ever you call it was out of alignment hence I could not close the cylinder after reloading after the first 5 rds.
I e-mailed Smith and they suggested I return it to them for inspection which I intend to do.
In the future I sure won't be looking for any feedback from this forum.

bdb benzino
February 8, 2013, 09:39 PM
The point most are making is that you salm a good company for a problem that is really unlikely to be possible in the first place. Went as far as to say that you wouldn't own another, when it most likely was from a small problem, possibly just needed a good cleaning under the star.
It sucks to have problems right at the start but S&W has AWESOME customer service and will take care of you quick. I had a sight fixed and back to me in 6 days.

Next time you have an issue like that, ask for possible solutions here and chances are someone would have been able to help you on something like that.

ljnowell
February 8, 2013, 10:11 PM
Next time you have an issue like that, ask for possible solutions here and chances are someone would have been able to help you on something like that.

After his last post it probably won't be me.

Walkalong
February 11, 2013, 07:58 PM
Glad it worked out OK.

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