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Model 52 Metal Missing

Post by 230Ball on 6/22/2018, 4:15 pm

I can't believe I'm just now discovering this... There is a chunk missing from the top side of the slide's recoil spring housing that appears to be more the result of a bad casting (which would really surprise me) than some kind of failure or trauma.  The pistol cycles fine and I don't remember ever hearing, seeing, or feeling anything catastrophic enough that would cause this.  The metal in that area is extremely thin, so I 'm wondering what may have caused it and if anyone has seen or experienced anything similar with their 52.
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Re: Model 52 Metal Missing

Post by Wobbley on 6/22/2018, 4:43 pm

Mine is similar. Nothing to worry about.
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Post by JIMPGOV on 6/22/2018, 4:44 pm

NORMAL ON MANY S&W PISTOLS. I'VE SEEN IT PLENTY OF TIMES. JP

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Re: Model 52 Metal Missing

Post by 230Ball on 6/22/2018, 8:10 pm

Hokey smokes, that's great to hear!  

I am a bit surprised that these fine pistols left the barn like that, as I understand they were pretty much custom-made.  On the other hand, if they were good enough for the maker to release, then I am okay with that.
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Post by zanemoseley on 6/22/2018, 9:39 pm

Cut your losses, I'll give you $200 for that scrap iron

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Re: Model 52 Metal Missing

Post by 230Ball on 6/22/2018, 9:49 pm

Laughing
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