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Posted: 12/3/2005 9:59:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 8:50:24 AM EDT by RSF45]
Bought a 686-6 4" barrel (private sale) last night.
It is in very good condition, looks brand new.
Today I took it to the range, and after 75 rounds the action froze.
And I mean froze, it would not budge at all.After dickin' with it for 5 minutes it loosened up a little bit but it still will not fire. The hammer will cock but not hit the firing pin.
I'm pissed big time. Yes it has a lawyer lock on it & it functions properly.
Ammo used:
50 rounds Winchester white box .38 Special 130gr FMJ
25 rounds Winchester white box .357 Magnum 110gr JHP
I plan on calling them first thing on Monday.
Anyone else had this problem before?



Link Posted: 12/3/2005 12:57:48 PM EDT
I would not be too upset, this is why we test fire before relying on firearms.

Keep your head when you call.

Please keep us informed.
Link Posted: 12/3/2005 4:12:12 PM EDT
Could be anything from grit under the ejector to an ejector rod that's come unscrewed.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 1:58:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2005 1:59:18 PM EDT by kells81]
Ejector rod is unscrewed more than likely!! I have a 586 that the first time it happened to me my stomache went south till I figured it out. When you get it apart tighten it up, or take it apart and locktite it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 4:40:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 5:12:42 PM EDT
As a total side note....what was your impression of the white box 357 110 grain ammo. Wal mat has it here locally and I was thinking of stocking up on a couple of hundred rounds for my 686+.

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 6:52:21 PM EDT
Damn Smith & Wessons, everyone know they are junk, ya shoulda bought a glock revo... oops, a 1911 revol.... damn, oops again.


Ummm.....



Oh yeah, Rossi, thats what ya should have bought... yeah, Rossi or even better yet a Roehm... Yeah, thats the ticket.....

PS, this is a joke guys... get it??
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:24:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spacegun:
As a total side note....what was your impression of the white box 357 110 grain ammo. Wal mat has it here locally and I was thinking of stocking up on a couple of hundred rounds for my 686+.

Thanks



I love that 110gr Magnum load. That's really the only Magnum load I shoot.
It's perfect with the 4" barrel, accurate & recoil is very managable.
Sorry it took me so long to reply.

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:57:37 PM EDT
So did S&W fix your gun?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:55:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RSF45:
Bought a 686-6 4" barrel (private sale) last night.
It is in very good condition, looks brand new.
Today I took it to the range, and after 75 rounds the action froze.
And I mean froze, it would not budge at all.After dickin' with it for 5 minutes it loosened up a little bit but it still will not fire. The hammer will cock but not hit the firing pin.
I'm pissed big time. Yes it has a lawyer lock on it & it functions properly.
Ammo used:
50 rounds Winchester white box .38 Special 130gr FMJ
25 rounds Winchester white box .357 Magnum 110gr JHP
I plan on calling them first thing on Monday.
Anyone else had this problem before?



Can you open the action to empty the rounds from the cylinder?? If so, ot sounds like an internal issue with the action. Smith and Wesson has recently made their time tested revolvers WAYYYY too complex, IMO. It's to cover their asses in the face of our ridiculously litigious society.

However, Smith and Wesson has always had great customer service, IMO, I have used it a couple of times in the past. Do not fear, they will get your revolver working.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:00:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
So did S&W fix your gun?



Not yet.
Sent it on Saturday, I'll keep y'all posted when I get it back/ hear from them.
Yeah Yeah I know, why'd I wait so long to ship it?
Been really busy at work and kept putting it off.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 11:45:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RSF45:

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
So did S&W fix your gun?



Not yet.
Sent it on Saturday, I'll keep y'all posted when I get it back/ hear from them.
Yeah Yeah I know, why'd I wait so long to ship it?
Been really busy at work and kept putting it off.



I bought a 4 inch 686 a few months back. It had to go right back to the factory as it did not cycle properly. I did not catch the problem till a day after I bouight it. S&W paid shipping both ways(fedex overnight) and I had the gun fixed and in my hands in lett then a week!! They have an extreemly good warranty! You will not be dissapointed!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:13:01 PM EDT
Sure does sound like a loose ejector rod to meif not that some grit under the ejector star.

Gary
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 9:28:36 AM EDT
Could it be cylinder gap closing up from lead accumulation???
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:09:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skpp108:
Could it be cylinder gap closing up from lead accumulation???



Seems doubtfull after 75 rounds.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:53:46 AM EDT
Got my pistol back Thursday, just got back from the range.
Flawless function today.
The reciept says that they replaced the trigger torsion spring.
Happy New Year Y'all !
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