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A few years ago I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 66-2, manufactured in July of 1986 as marked on the grips. I started shooting it soon after and found that it was misfiring as many as 3 of the 6 rounds, I shot the rounds that were misfiring a second time and they did fire. To see if the ammo was at fault, I fired rounds from the same box in two different model 19’s and a Henry rifle, they were ok, no misfires.
I also changed the main spring 3 times with no noticeable change.
The primers on the cartridge that did fire looked the same as on the many thousands of rounds I’ve shot in the last 50 years. Never had a misfire.
The mark on the primer from the firing pin looks like it was hit just hard enough to make a small dent, not enough to fire.
I sent this gun to Smith & Wesson for repair, 3 month and $145 later it still doesn’t fire all of the time.
S&W said I should send it to them, pay again and wait as long as 8 months.
I would appreciate any thoughts, opinions or suggestion on what the problem might be.
 

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As there's a virtual duplicate in gunsmithing we'll close this 'un

RJ
 
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