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Old October 1, 2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Will this effect accuracy?

Howdy guys,

Long story short, I picked up a smoking deal (at least I hope) where I got a Smith and Wesson 66-1 K-frame (6" barrel) in excellent condition with a holster + extra Hogue grips + speed loaders and carriers for a good price.

Now when I got it the revolver the first thing I did was clean it + polish it. However when cleaning the revolver today I noticed that on the crown of the revolver that there are a few scratches at the end of the crown. Now I did not know this when I bought the firearm as the online ad did not show these scratches in the pictures and did not mention them in the firearm description.

Here are the scratches;




Hopefully this is nothing bad but I thought I would ask.

Thanks.
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Old October 1, 2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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All I can see are some scratches on the radius of the crown... nothing on the edge of or going into the rifling. So to answer your thread title... no, it shouldn't affect accuracy.

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Old October 1, 2012, 11:39 PM   #3
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All I can see are some scratches on the radius of the crown... nothing on the edge of or going into the rifling. So to answer your thread title... no, it shouldn't affect accuracy.

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Old October 1, 2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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Another heart attack narrowly averted... if I can get one or two a week in, I'm happy.

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Old October 2, 2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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I agree there is no reason to worry about accuracy. But even if there were, it's not a big deal to get a muzzle recrowned.
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Old October 2, 2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Some folks miss the point - that is what a crown is for, to protect the edge of the rifling from minor dings, just as it did here. The "damage" is strictly cosmetic and won't affect accuracy or anything else. It could have been caused by almost anything and may or may not have been there when the gun was shipped.

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Old October 2, 2012, 08:02 PM   #7
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Looks like the gun was bead blasted right up to the rifling. Is that normal for a S&W?
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Old October 2, 2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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That gun will likely shoot better than you can. No worries at all.
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Old October 2, 2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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From what shows on the photos, those wear/handling marks are completely insignificant.
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