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update on 647 ...........please read this

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I returned my S&W 647 2 weeks ago for repair. The gun would spray patterns all over the target when it would get hot after about 25 rounds through it. I received a phone call from S&W and they told me the gun was discontinued from their production line. Only a few parts remained in stock to repair it and they offered me another revolver to replace it. The model 648 is the replacement I chose in a .22 mag. They are shipping the 648 to my local gun dealer for me to pick it up in the next week. The customer rep told me they did not have a high enough demand for the 647 so they dropped it form their production line. So, for all those out there with the 647, hang on to your guns in hopes no major malfunctions may happen.
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I knew that S&W had discontinued the M647, but I am surprised to learn that there are no service parts. I had an M647 that exhibited the same issue after barrel heating, and I replaced it with a PC M647-1 that seems to be rock solid.

I wonder if S&W learned something about the M647 that drove the decision to offer a different model as a replacement.

I also am waiting for the M647-2 chambered in .17 Hornady Mach 2.
 

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If a gun has been produced, someone out there will have a way to fix it. I would not be too concerned if Smith stops the production of the 647. My 647 was sent back to Smith twice to get the bugs out and it is now a real joy to shoot.

My favorite thing to do is bust clay birds at 200 yards. Can't do that on windy days, but it does make me smile.
 

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results of the smith 648

I placed a Leopald red dot on the smith 648 and was using CCI .22 mag shells.
At 25 yards I hit about 1/2" groups using a gun rest. Not too bad. I fired nearly 65 rounds through it and had the same results with no malfunctions and any mechanical problems. When I get the chance to fire it at 50 yards, I will let you know how it goes.
 

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So far so good. I've not shot it much, but I've definitely gotten the barrel hot and there was no problem. Have a Hakko on it and it's like a short barrelled rifle.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks for the heads-up, though.
 
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