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I have a 65-3 that has a couple of issues and am considering options for repair. Has anyone recent experience with sending a revolver to S&W for repair and has the process been a good one. Also, I've never shipped a revolver before and was wondering about the intricacies involved with shipment.
 

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as Bob says, that is one of your options, and usually the best way to go, BUT we have to ask, did you have someone look at your issues? another gun person or even a gunsmith? shipping can get and is costly and if it can be addressed locally, all the better...we like to see folks save time & money.
Having been 'in the business' of service & repair often can make a quick, adjustment...still do this all too often now at the gun shows being we are 'retired'.........
 
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just to let you all know they are doing a shut down soon in august you wont get it back right away 2345ll
 

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I have nothing but praise for the S&W service center. I had them refinish my K-22 and a full thru & thru. The K-22 probably shoots better now than it ever did before. Turn around time was pretty good too.
Trigger work is perfect and it breaks like glass. The finish is perfect.

Doesn't get any better then the repair center in my opinion
 

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Sorry about not replying sooner, I sent it in on the 12th. For some reason, I have not had good luck with repair of revolvers, but can usually do well with semi-auto pistols and rifles. I shipped it UPS and the price for next day air was over $70. checked the chart, and delivery 1 day later (or less) was $24. I don't know any local smiths, and thought maybe the factory prices would be a bit better. I picked up a nice 5946 to stand in for it while it is in repair, but there is nothing like a well made revolver.
 

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I got the estimate on the repair on Friday. It looks like around $100.00 with the round trip shipping. Now to call in the authorization after the shutdown.
 

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Shutdown over today. Now to get the repair going.
 

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I got it back today, they did a nice job on it, it functions just like any good Smith&Wesson should.



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Back in 2011, I sent them my M-67 for a sight problem. (I don't recall what it was.) Well, they went through my revolver, which I had shot a lot, and found some problems internally, and with the original glossy finish. Well, they completely refinished the revolver, and completely rebuilt it internally. What did all the work cost me? Only the cost of a new rear sight......about $75! I've got a rebuilt revolver that's as good as the day I bought it, used....but unfired!!! S&W is a top notch company, that takes care of their customers! (y) ;) Bob
 

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Not that recently, but in the mid 90's I sent an M17 back to the factory to have it rebarreled. It was an 8 3/8 and I wanted a 6". They did the work for a reasonable cost and quick turnaround. Returned the 8 3/8" barrel to me, too.
 
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