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New to the forum and I had a question.
Just purchased a new production S&W Model 41.
I dissembled the pistol to clean and lubricate it before firing and found what I think are odd machining marks.
These peculiar machine marks on the interior of the right side of the slide. I have attached some pics. Is this normal for new production pistols? I do not remember seeing these on the older models.....
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Welcome to the forum!

It wouldn't surprise me if it is the new norm... it doesn't otherwise affect performance or outward (cosmetic) appearance, so it stands to reason that S&W would now consider it acceptable under today's quality standards.

I have a M41 made in the late 80's that has some rough machining marks on the underside of the rear barrel extension, it isn't visible and doesn't affect performance/function, so it's not just with recent manufacturing.
 
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Keep It That is the new normal for smith Wesson machined CNC guns. Sorry to tell you that but that is the way its going now days. Enjoy the new gun. They should not effect the shooting at all.
 

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I have not fired it yet.
I field stripped it to clean and lub and saw those odd marks.
I contacted S&W and attached the same photos in this thread.
Their only response was to send the pistol in so they could look it over.
 
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