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Firing Pin Spark

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Brass Rain, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. Brass Rain

    Brass Rain Member

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    So last week I turned 21 and picked up a Smith & Wesson 442 (which I love even more than I had thought, by the way) and noticed a tiny spark when dry-firing. I turned out all the lights, checked empty once again, and dry-fired while looking at the rear of the cylinder from the side, and notice a little spark arcing across from the firing pin to the cylinder. Is this something any of you have observed before? Is it something to contact Smith & Wesson over? It doesn't seem like it would effect function at all, it's just something to note.
     
  2. csa77

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    My S&W 340pd used to do the same thing when it was new. mine no longer sparks but I also have around ~300-400rds though it

    its actually quite common on the SC frame S&W's I hear.
     
  3. Sunray

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    "...when dry-firing..." You may be seeing the firing pin hitting the frame or the aft end of the cylinders. Smith will likely not do anything. A proper trigger job can fix it. Isn't terminal though.
     
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    This is often discussed over on the Smith and Wesson Forum. It is rather normal in the 442 and 642 series and no big deal at all.
     
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    Haven't you heard? The new 'lock' Smiths are piezo electric! They are dual function firearms that will fire regular ammo and the new primerless ammo soon to be on the market!
     
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