I thought, since we seem to read this area the most, I wanted to send this out for your review. Mods? please feel free to move it to another area if need be.
I sold a New in box, S&W 500 Mag 4 inch on Jan 31, 2005.
The Guy came in last week, showing us some scars on his left ear from what he called "back blast" from hot powder.
TODAY........... He came in with the gun. Dropped it on the counter, and showed us, including me, damage from the cylinder to barrel fit.
This gun came from the factory, NOT SPACED CORRECTLY, making the gun shear lead to the left of the barrel. we were stunned to see the Customer was NOT hurt or killed. THE CUSTOMER HAS PLACED A TOTAL OF 12 RNDS THRU IT. Thank God he brought it in before a Catastrophic Failure ocurred..
I wrote it up, and prepared to send it back to S&W for repair/replacement.
I just wanted to let all of you know this issue, so you may be informed of the safety concern. THE PROBLEM MAY ONLY BE WITH THIS PARTICULAR WEAPON, and no others..
I shall keep all of you updated with more info as soon as possible
Note: He Is asking for a replacement weapon, as he says it's a HUGE pleasure to shoot it!