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My new 686 has a "feature"!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Japle, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. Japle

    Japle Member

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    I bought a nice new S&W 686 Pro and just finished an action job today when I noticed something odd.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

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  2. Armored farmer

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    uh-oh
    Thats pretty thin!!
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    It was test fired at the factory with some but not all of the chambers?
    And they didn't clean it?

    rc
     
  4. 56hawk

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    Oh wow, that's a little scary. How many flutes are on that cylinder?
     
  5. Sam1911

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    I counted 7. Must be a 7-shooter, but they forgot to drill the extra hole. Wonder if that could POSSIBLY cause any problems?
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Ah Ha!
    I didn't even see that!!

    Better give Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson a call on that right there!

    rc
     
  7. Japle

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    Yep! They used a cylinder intended for a 686+ 7-shooter for my SSR 6-shooter!

    I emailed S&W customer service and attached a photo.

    It'll be fun hearing what they have to say about this one!!
     
  8. Strykervet

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    Wow, just wow. People make mistakes, but just exactly how'd that get by?
     
  9. LeonCarr

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    Wow...never seen one like that before.

    Send it back.

    Just my .02,
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  10. Sam1911

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    How?

    I have a feeling this might have something to do with it:

    If they'd loaded it up, I imagine they might have discovered the mistake. :eek:
     
  11. Jim Watson

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    Chamber walls are no thinner than the webs of the seven shooter.
    I'd keep it as a novelty item and not let them talk me into letting them change out the cylinder.

    Until Sam counted holes and flutes, I just assumed the flutes were off center like they are on my 640.

    S&W has long testfired revolvers by shooting only every other chamber. That used to be the test of a new gun, burn marks on only half the chamber mouths.
     
  12. Japle

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    OK, everyone ignore the discoloration around the chambers.

    I've fired it. I wanted to make sure it worked as-is before I spent the time doing the action work.

    My main worry (other than the fact that S&W would never machine flutes directly over a revolver's chambers because it's just stupid) is that when it goes back to the factory they'll screw with the action.
     
  13. StrutStopper

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    I wonder if a screwed up cylinder like that could be worth something?
     
  14. Carl N. Brown

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    Wow. A Seven fluted cylinder with Six chambers! Just.... Wow.
     
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    Wow, that is pretty nuts.
    Subscribing for the outcome from S&W.
     
  17. 460Shooter

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    That's down right embarassing for S&W. LOL. Yeah keep us updated on the outcome. It's almost worth keeping as a joke. Maybe if it was done on a Charter or a taurus, but not on a $700 + S&W.
     
  18. Deaf Smith

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    Yes it looks like a 6 shot cylinder with seven flutes.

    I bet they did the flutes AFTER the chambers drilled but someone sent the 6 shot cylinders to the seven flute CNC machine by mistake instead of the 6 shot CNC machine!

    Now is it a mistake or a collectors item?

    Deaf
     
  19. W.E.G.

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    I think its unsafe.

    Get rid of that cylinder.
    If it grenades and hurts somebody, it will be on your conscience at a minimum, and you may come home to find a civil summons on your front door.

    Children: Don't play with blasting caps!
     
  20. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    WOW



    kinda cool though,

    Never seen me one of them before! LoL

    were you looking for a conversation piece? x-D

    really can't wait to hear what S&W has to say about that


    Edit: I'm glad the original poster was knowledgeable enough to notice, this could have been someone's first gun, and if they didn't know any better they may have not noticed for some time.
     
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    One more inspection point for the revolver checkout sticky:neener: .

    I know turds slip out of every manufacturer's door, but that would be like car company X shipping out a car with only 3 of the 4 wheels installed :scrutiny: . Come one S&W, this is embarrassing. Please, do share what they have to say.

    I too just figured the flutes had been machined off kilter from the chambers. Good catch Sam.
     
  22. Japle

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    Yeah. It’s going to be embarrassing, at least, for Brian C. who signed the final QC paperwork on 12-02-2011. That was a Friday.

    Who wants to bet this was the last gun good old Brian inspected that week? Maybe he was thinking about the hot date he had lined up instead of how many flutes there should be on a 686 SSR cylinder!!
     
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    Gotta hear the end of this one!
     
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    :eek:And you dyed in the wool S&W guys think Rossi/Taurus is bad
     
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    Dunno about that... those two on the left, like 9 and 10 o'clock are certainly hurtin' for meat. Some QC guys gonna be in a bad way.
     
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