mrerick, I will have to send those question in with the gun. I can't answer wether it is indexed for a different number of chambers than it was drilled for. I do believe that the chamber properly centers and lines up with the barrel when indexed by the hand in the action. I'm not aware that my 617 was fluted. I have had nothing modified on the gun. I will pose that question to S&W. All the rounds fired did sound normal. Nothing happened that raised any red flags while shooting. Thanks for your input mrerick.I am trying to imagine what could cause a cartridge to collapse like that.
I remember once years ago seeing a cylinder that was cut for a different number of chambers than it was fluted for. I wonder if this one could be indexed for a different number of chambers than it was drilled for.
Does each chamber properly center and line up with the barrel when indexed by the hand in the action?
Are there the same number of flutes in the cylinder as chambers in the cylinder?
Did each cartridge discharge, sound and feel correct as you fired it, and hit the target?