Smith & Wesson 22A Recall

From S&W: if you have a Model 22A, .22 LR pistol there exists the possibility that the slide was not manufactured to the correct tolerances.  See S&W’s page on the recall for more information. Pistols with the possibility of being defective were manufactured in between August 1, 2008 and February 19th, 2009. If you’ve purchased a new 22-A pistol in that time frame, please contact S&W to get a shipping envelope and send you pistol to the factory for inspection.

6 thoughts on “Smith & Wesson 22A Recall”

  1. From S&W: if you have a Model 22A, .22 LR pistol there exists the possibility that the slide was not manufactured to the correct tolerances…

    …and a 100% chance that your gun is a ruptured pulsating ball of fuck.

  2. VegasChris,

    The cracked frame thing is endemic to the gun. This recall is to fix slamfires.

    OTOH, 22A’s are really accurate until they crack their frames, and when they do, S&W will replace the cracked frame and number the new one to match the old so you don’t have to do a new 4473…

  3. Hi Tam,

    Thanks for the info! Makes me feel much better to find out that it’s a known issue 🙂

  4. From what I’ve heard, the barrels on S&W 22A and 22S pistols are rifled on the same machinery used to cut the rifling on the vastly more expensive Model 41. The 22A/22S seem to be very popular among novice bullseye shooters who are dipping their toes in the game before they spend their money on a 41 or a Marvel 1911 rimfire upper.

    As a plinker, though, they have a serious weakness vis a vis their Ruger/Browning competitors in that they puke their guts in relatively short order.

  5. Just got mine back from S&W total time of retrofit including shipping was 2 weeks.

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