Ya Hoo I did a link! , different models but will explain the designHow common (model 19, model 65) is this sleeved barrel design in the Smith and Wesson line? I personally wouldn't want a revolver with this system. What other models are getting these, and at what - dash level?
Has anyone seen the process or special tools in use?
It's part of the barrel and this is what it looks like when things go wrong... not my barrel, just pics I snagged from the internet a long time ago. When they first came out, they initially experienced some failures, but S&W must have worked out the bugs as I haven't seen any postings in the universe of gun forums about failures for a while now.I believe what you refer to as a cap is actually part of the barrel