Smith & Wesson M1911 Recall Firing pin safety


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Master Blaster
April 1, 2004, 12:49 PM
SW1911 Safety Recall Information
SW1911 Safety Recall Notice

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Smith & Wesson is committed to producing firearms of the highest quality. To accomplish this goal, we are constantly evaluating and monitoring the safety, reliability and performance of our products. As part of this ongoing evaluation process, we have received reports, in an extremely small number of cases, that the firing pin safety plunger of the SW1911 pistol can become disabled, creating a situation where the slide may jam and render the firearm inoperable. This only pertains to certain Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 pistols bearing serial numbers JRD0000 to JRD4750.

To date, none of these cases have resulted in any injury, and Smith & Wesson has not received any reports of any accidental discharge associated with the functioning of the firing pin safety plunger. While the company has not received any reports of injury, a failure of the firing pin safety plunger may affect the reliability and safety of your firearm. Therefore, given our commitment to quality and safety, we are initiating this recall campaign, and we are offering to repair, free of charge, any affected SW1911 pistol.

For more information please view the "SW1911 Safety Recall Notice" PDF file at the top of this page. If after viewing the document you believe your SW1911 requires service, click the "Enter SW1911 Return Information" link at the top of this page and enter all the required information. A special FedEx return label and shipping instructions to facilitate the return of your Model SW1911 Pistol will be mailed to you promptly. If you have any questions you may call 1-800-331-0852 for more information.

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stans
April 1, 2004, 01:02 PM
This is very old news.

Black Majik
April 1, 2004, 04:46 PM
Yup all the current SW1911's no longer have the FPS problem.

jc2
April 1, 2004, 06:30 PM
Yep, S&W realized they had a problem very early on, issued a recall, and fixed the problem quickly. Unlike a certain major European manufacturer, who lies, denies, and then issues a "recommended upgrade." Way to go, S&W!!

tc300mag1
April 1, 2004, 06:50 PM
Same recall that comes up every month isnt it for the same guns old old news

SouthpawShootr
April 1, 2004, 08:18 PM
I think there's maybe one or two guns somewhere in the US that haven't been repaired. S&W had a problem with a limited number of guns and they did the right thing.

JoeHatley
April 2, 2004, 11:19 AM
I think there's maybe one or two guns somewhere in the US that haven't been repaired.

Yup... and I've got one of them. ;)

http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/sw1911bbtrigger.jpg

S&W has sent me FedEx labels twice, but I've deceided not to send mine in, unless the firing ping block actually fails.

Since this is a range gun only and I've got a lifetime warranty anyway, I figure my risk is minimal.

Joe

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