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To: marktwain

I read on another site that this story had been at least partially debunked. 300 per day is not very many weapons for a manufacturer as large as S&W. I’m wondering if maybe the author merely slipped a decimal.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 6:14:40 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic No More

I believe that. 3K per day sounds more reasonable for S&W.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 6:26:45 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Real Cynic No More
300 per day is not very many weapons for a manufacturer as large as S&W

Guns aren't built on automobile-style assembly lines. Each part of each firearms is machined or cast individually. Each gun is assembled individually.

17 posted on 02/14/2013 6:51:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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And more comments here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2988561/posts


25 posted on 02/14/2013 7:05:39 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Real Cynic No More

“I read on another site that this story had been at least partially debunked. 300 per day is not very many weapons for a manufacturer as large as S&W. I’m wondering if maybe the author merely slipped a decimal.”

Lack of material could indeed cause this problem.Good steel is not easy to get in quantity. Neither is brass, contributing to the ammo shortfall


27 posted on 02/14/2013 7:06:49 PM PST by Figment
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Have to agree. Colt produced 300 a day a century ago.
33 posted on 02/14/2013 7:17:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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