Arizona Smithshooter said:I hate to say it, but where was S&W's Quality Control when that gun was inspected? Obviously someone was asleep at the wheel or they are just spot checking production guns....not good. Personally, I wouldn't have bought it....and becoming a "Collector's Gun" is a matter of opinion.
ProtoPharmacist said:Ask yourself the question: Given the choice between a normal Smith and Wesson 40 caliber compact pistol and an obviously defective Smith and Wesson 40 caliber compact pistol, which would you choose? I really don't think that the strange inverse economics that applies to defects in purely cosmetic items like postage stamps and coins and other currency applies to something that derives its primary utility from its reliable operation. You might have gotten lucky if there had been some historical significance that could attach to the production of this pistol. As it stands, I don't think that Smith & Wesson's having one of their QA inspectors show up drunk on a Tuesday is on a par with the discovery of a Mauser in the Texas Book Depository Building some years ago.