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Old December 08, 2012, 16:38   #1
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I need a S&W M27 repaired..

It seems to have developed some forcing cone erosion on it's left side and is spitting flame and debris. The cylinder gap on the right side is good.
Will Smith and Wesson repair it? I wonder what it might cost. It is an early 80's model with the 8,3/8ths" barrel.
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Old December 08, 2012, 19:19   #2
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Is it a Model 27-2? 27-3? (Pinned barrel or not?) S&W should be able to repair it, by cutting back the barrel shoulder for a thread-length or two and re-cutting the forcing cone.

Their service department number is 1-800-781-8300. Call them Monday. Have your serial number handy.

If they can't/won't, p.m. me and I can send you a list of businesses that used to be S&W authorized warranty and service stations (my list is a few years old). Most were independent gunsmithing companies, many are probably still in business and I am sure one of them can do it.
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Old December 09, 2012, 16:29   #3
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Not pinned or recessed.
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Old December 09, 2012, 21:44   #4
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Probably a 27-3, then. It is stamped on the inside of the frame, just below where the rear of the barrel screws in, and you have to open the cylinder to see it. It will be right under where the yoke goes.

The serial number may also be stamped right there, it should probably start with N then six digits (for an early 1980's gun) or it will consist of a 3 letter, 4 digit s/n, too which S&W began using about then. about then, so if it isn't N123456, it will look like AAA1234. It is also stamped on the bottom flat surface of the grip frame, but many stocks cover this up. There are often other numbers stamped on the frame by where the model number is, but they are fitting and inspection numbers that don't mean anything once the gun left the factory.
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Old December 09, 2012, 23:29   #5
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Yeah, I know where it is, I just haven't checked recently to make sure.
Thanks for your help though.
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S&W will repair it (IF) they have the parts needed, otherwise they return it as obsolete. Have several friends that got their revolvers back marked this way.

S&W would be my first choice and yours sounds to be one they could do.

Some options you can try if no joy in Springfield.

PISCO Gunsmithing (Bob Dunlap/Ken Brooks)
1455B N Hemlock Street
Coquillel Or. 97423 (541) 396-5558.

Old West Gunsmith (Especially revolvers S&W no longer has parts for)
www.oldwestgunsmith.com
(located in NC)


Andy Horvath. 440-458-4369
Diagonal Road Gun Shop
14131 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, Ohio 44050


Jim Stroh at Alpha Precision in Atlanta
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Old December 11, 2012, 09:45   #7
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I would wonder why that happened. It sounds like the barrel/cylinder alignment is askew. I would hope a late Model 27 would not be “obsolete” but then who knows with companies wanting to sell plastic fantastic pistols these days. I firmly believe that S&W is backing out of supporting the older semi-autos but don’t know anything about the wheelguns.
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Old December 11, 2012, 15:29   #8
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I don't know since I bought it used. I read that flame cutting wasn't that uncommon in 357's shooting super hot loads behind light bullets. Once it gets a slight gap on one side more than the other it continues to flame cut at that point.
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