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My 22lr has fired about 5000 round and yesterday after 48 rounds were shot the slide jammed in the closed position, after a lot of force it released. I checked it over and all seemed ok but after 2 more shots it locked with a live one in the spout and eventually the only way to release it was to remove the barrel and slide in one piece. On inspection I found that the frame has split in front of the trigger? Can anybody advise as to what could have gone wrong inside for it to jam that hard and could that have created the crack? Any thoughts and feedback will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
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My 22lr has fired about 5000 round and yesterday after 48 rounds were shot the slide jammed in the closed position, after a lot of force it released. I checked it over and all seemed ok but after 2 more shots it locked with a live one in the spout and eventually the only way to release it was to remove the barrel and slide in one piece. On inspection I found that the frame has split in front of the trigger? Can anybody advise as to what could have gone wrong inside for it to jam that hard and could that have created the crack? Any thoughts and feedback will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
Regards.
Wilko.
I would contact S&W. This may be a known issue with those
 

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I would contact S&W. This may be a known issue with those
Thanks Jonesy, I've just sent off an email with photo attached so hopefully they can shed some light on the jamming and subsequent failure. It's a shame as with the right ammo this was a great little play thing. Again thanks for your thought, I didn't think of that. Have a great day.
 

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Some of the earlier ones did have a real problem with that but was due to a thick webbing in the slide and believe S&W fix was ti file it down and cut it back a bit. There is a plastic recoil plate too that fits behind the main lide spring that needs to be replace every 1000 shots that if that plastic piece missing could cause the crack over time. Hope S&W knows and can fix.
 

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Some of the earlier ones did have a real problem with that but was due to a thick webbing in the slide and believe S&W fix was ti file it down and cut it back a bit. There is a plastic recoil plate too that fits behind the main lide spring that needs to be replace every 1000 shots that if that plastic piece missing could cause the crack over time. Hope S&W knows and can fix.
Hi jeepnut, thanks for the feedback as it gives me somewhere to look as I strip it down. Again thanks for taking the time, it's appreciated. Enjoy your day.
 

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I do know S&W quit carrying the recoil plate and had to go to Numrich to get. Not sure S&W supports the 22A anymore.
 

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My Dad has one that recently broke in the same place. He called on S&W and they said they no longer support it regardless any recalls. Not the way to support a veteran, that purchased S&W his whole life.
But yet this gentleman was able to get his replaced with a victory.

Can any of you folks suggest how to get this fixed. He sent it but it looks like they are sending it back unrepaired.
 

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There are no parts for it at S&W so either look around internet for one. Or buy another and use this one for support parts. Look at my post above and see if the recall cutout was made or is newer model with cutout incorporated.
 
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