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    IMPORTANT! M&P15-22 CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT AND INSPECTION PROCEDURE

    Aalso posted this in the INGO safety recall listing, but in case some people don't see that posting here as well.

    I currently don't trust the serial number checking page, as my gun was manufactured before Feb, 2019 and showed it was not applicable, as well as the fact that the page says it is a temporary staging environment, makes me believe it may not be 100% reliable. I was able to place an order for the gauge using the same serial number, so hopefully that works.



    Received this from S&W a few minutes ago:

    DESCRIPTION - Please Read This If You Have A M&P15-22 Rimfire Firearm.

    PRODUCT AFFECTED:
    ALL models of M&P15-22 rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1, 2019.

    STOP USING YOUR M&P15-22 UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND YOUR BOLT REPLACED (IF NECESSARY).
    Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P15-22 firearms from recent production on which the breech face counter bore depth was not within manufacturing specification. In those firearms, the lack of depth may allow the bolt, upon closing, to crush the rim of the case, causing the round to fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially resulting in multiple discharges without depressing the trigger. This issue can occur in the following two scenarios:

    1) With a loaded magazine in the firearm and the bolt locked to the rear, depressing the bolt release to allow the bolt to drop freely may ignite the round as the bolt closes without engaging the trigger and with the safety selector in either the safe or the fire position, and may also result in multiple discharges.

    2) With a loaded magazine in the firearm, bolt in the closed position and a round in the chamber and the safety selector in the fire position, depressing the trigger will cause the round to fire normally, however as the bolt cycles, the next round may be ignited by the bolt crushing the rim of the case as it closes, causing multiple discharges.

    We believe that these are isolated incidents, however, any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury. Therefore, we have developed this inspection procedure to ensure that all products in the field are safe to use. We are asking customers to perform the following procedure and to refrain from using their M&P15-22 until the bolt has been inspected and replaced as necessary.

    DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT INVOLVED:
    The out of specification condition has been found only in bolts that were recently manufactured. While our investigation suggests that the incidents are isolated, we have established this inspection procedure as a precautionary matter to ensure that all M&P15-22 firearms in service meet our design specifications. We are asking consumers of all M&P15-22 firearms manufactured before February 1, 2019 to inspect their bolt for this condition.

    REMEDY/ACTION TO BE TAKEN:
    The bolt from your M&P15-22 must be inspected to determine whether it exhibits the condition identified in this notice. To determine whether your firearm is affected by this condition, please inspect your firearm by following the inspection instructions provided here.
    DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTION MANUAL | VIEW INSPECTION VIDEO


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    If you are uncomfortable in conducting the bolt inspection outlined here, or are unsure whether the condition described in this notice applies to your bolt, please send your bolt to Smith & Wesson for inspection and replacement if necessary.

    If you want Smith & Wesson to perform the inspection, send your bolt to Smith & Wesson for free inspection and replacement (if necessary).

    If you want to perform the bolt inspection yourself, contact us for the free M&P15-22 BOLT INSPECTION GAUGE Part Number: 3012155 OR place an ORDER ONLINE to receive inspection gauge.

    If the bolt from your firearm is affected by the condition outlined in this notice, please send the bolt to Smith & Wesson. If necessary, your bolt will be replaced at no cost to you. Your bolt will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and replacement costs will be covered by Smith & Wesson.

    To determine if this consumer advisory applies to your M&P15-22 firearm, please utilize our
    SERIAL NUMBER VERIFICATION TOOL

    Website For More Information: MP15-22SafetyAlert.com
    Email: MP15-22SafetyAlert@smith-wesson.com
    Customer Service Phone: 1-800-713-0356

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    Thanks for the heads up. While i dont think mine is affected by this being as its probably 4 years old and has seen probably 5k rounds or more, I'm gonna contact them and get the gauge anyway if possible

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    Grandmaster Vigilant's Avatar

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    I this the same one from a ways back that led the Appleseed or some other .org, to ban the 15-22 from matches, or a new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.kaufman View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. While i dont think mine is affected by this being as its probably 4 years old and has seen probably 5k rounds or more, I'm gonna contact them and get the gauge anyway if possible
    Yep, I bought mine back in 2011, and never an issue. I did put in an order for a chamber gauge to check it just in case, though I didn't receive the automated email they said I would get.
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    I wonder, with ATF classifying anything that fires multiple rounds with a single pull of the trigger as a machine gun, since this can fire multiple rounds with no pull of the trigger, is it non-NFA? And not affected by the 1986 ban?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.kaufman View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. While i dont think mine is affected by this being as its probably 4 years old and has seen probably 5k rounds or more, I'm gonna contact them and get the gauge anyway if possible
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vigilant View Post
    I this the same one from a ways back that led the Appleseed or some other .org, to ban the 15-22 from matches, or a new one?
    It was Appleseed. No offense to Appleseed.
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    Master d.kaufman's Avatar

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    Just ordered my gauge. Figure better safe than sorry and I'll have it if i ever pick up another 15-22

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    Marksman joncon's Avatar

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    I've shot mine a lot, but I ordered one. Just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino View Post
    Which is why in a post-apocalyptic world, never, ever let screenwriters have any input on security, strategery, or tactics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinchaser View Post
    Try and comprehend when I post here and LEARN!

    Assault is a behavior, not a device.

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