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SUBJECT: S&W 1000 12ga shotgun

Submitted by JeffinIndiana ( from INDIANA on

This is a responce from a Query I posted. FYI
Thanks Don for this information.
Jeff, today I noticed your post on the Internet while I was researching the value of my S&W Model 1000. I am not a member of this particular site and choose not to join, so I couldn't post publicly. Perhaps you might copy and paste my response to the discussion board. (Unfortunately, I do not know when yours was posted, but I hope it was recently so that the following information might be of timely use to you.)

I have attached a jpeg file, a picture of the parts diagram provided with my S&W Model 1000, purchased in 1981. The pink high-lighted part is what you are referring to, View No. 27 (Part No. 12228, Piston Schock Absorber). On May 10, 1989, I wrote to Smith & Wesson because this shock absorber had disintegrated into a tar-like substance, such as you describe. Here is what their resonse said: "The piston schock absorber is supposed to be rubber. Maybe the gun cleaning solvent deteriorated it or oil. You should not shoot the gun until this part is replaced."

They went on to say that for a 12-gauge the part number is #123620000 or for a 20-gauge the part number is #122280000. They did replace the part free of charge at that time. Also, they advised that only motor oil should be used on the gun.

Unfortunately, the same thing happened again in spite of all my precautions, and I had to write them again on April 9, 1995 asking them to replace the piston shock absorber a second time. By that time, they were no longer manufacturing long guns and gave me the name of a dealer who could supply the part.

At any rate, the gun is UNSAFE to fire until the piston shock absorber has been replaced!!

  1. Phantom from TEXAS says Common problem....
    That is a very common problem with that gun and one that any gunsmith can take care of easily w/ a shock absorber made of a different material. It does not have to come from S&W or be made of the same material...


  2. dino ( from VIRGINIA says model 1000
    do you have a schematic on this gun that you can e-mail me?


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