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Old March 8, 2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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S&W M&P 15-22 Consumer Safety Alert !!

Just in case you hadn't heard, S&W is having a small issue with some of their M&P 15-22's bolts. Posting the link here for your convenience. Many of us are AR15 fans, and a lot of us have 15-22's for our kids, just trying to help get the word out so no one gets hurt.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/mp15-22...r-safety-alert
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Old March 8, 2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info. mine is within the Serial number range.
I am contacting them Monday to issue an RGA for the bolt.

Mods, can we make this a Sticky?
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Old March 8, 2019, 08:22 PM   #3
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They have an option to either send I. Your bolt for inspection, or revive a free “bolt inspection tool” to perform the test yourself.

Basically, if the bolt face is not inlet deep enough for the case head/rim, then it can smash the rim (and primer) when the bolt slams closed on a fresh round with on initial loading or automatic loading of next round.

Mine is several years old and has no problems like this so low probability it is defective. But the tool is free so why not be sure.
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Old March 8, 2019, 09:38 PM   #4
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Mods, can we make this a Sticky?
I added it to the existing rifle recall sticky: Rifle recalls
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Old March 9, 2019, 11:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the heads-up. Ordered the gauge.
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Old March 9, 2019, 02:50 PM   #6
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This recall is for ALL of their rimfire M&P ARs made before 1 Feb 2019. I ordered the tool as well.
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Old March 10, 2019, 07:28 PM   #7
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Link for Inspection Gage

https://store.smith-wesson.com/m-p-1...e?options=cart
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Old March 11, 2019, 11:12 PM   #8
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Ordering the gauge but in the meantime if my .22 goes full auto - oh well
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Old March 13, 2019, 04:32 PM   #9
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I ordered the gauge.Anybody get a email from them that got your order?
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Old March 22, 2019, 06:31 PM   #10
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I got the gauge in, its .035" thick for those that want to measure the bolt face on their 15-22s.

Mine is fine, my bolt face depth is .041".
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Old March 23, 2019, 11:37 AM   #11
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The gauge should be .036. Mine measured that as does the face. Flush fit and calling it good.
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Old March 23, 2019, 04:15 PM   #12
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Received mine today. Mine is 0.035" and fit flush. Everyone, be careful, it could easily be accidently thrown away. Mine was a small thin envelope from S&W that I first thought was just another notice of the safety recall (and I'm thinking "just send the gauge for Pete's sake"). Inside, there is a thin sliver of metal (?) taped to a single postcard in the upper right corner as the attached picture shows.
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