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Question with Smith and Wesson

joejoe717

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Hello everyone. I went to 2 FFL’s today to look at Smith and Wesson revolvers (686 and 610). I noticed under the latch of the cylinder where the model number and (sometimes) serial number that there was a rusty brownish color on the revolvers. 4 out of 5 guns I look at had it. All new models

I asked the shop owner about it and he said that Smith has gone to shit and it’s been happening a lot.

Has anyone else seen this? Or knows why this is

Thanks!
 
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Can confirm, most have what you're talking about. Don't know what it is, but could be rust, or could be dried burnt oil/coating from the laser engraver
 
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