Well the wait is over and the SS M85 sent to replace my malfunctioning M650 showed up at my FFL. In the name of not repeating my mistakes and not choosing ignorance, I resisted the temptation of just taking delivery of the gun. I have been studying and put to practice the revolver buyers guide made available to me by this most awesome site, to evaluate any future firearms. I practiced on my M617, which used to be out of tolerance, to familiarize myself with the protocol. When I went in to take delivery of the SS M85 today I gave it the "once over"; head space, B/C clearance (.002ish in full lock up) , hammer and trigger tightness, aesthetic quality of the frame, breach face, forcing cone, bore, crown, were all in order. I am however a tiny bit concerned about the timing. I believe I saw a very minuet bit of overlap on a few of the cylinders when testing for timing. We're talking about the difference of a human hair. I was wearing my glasses. I shone a light through the breach-face by the firing pin and looked down the barrel from the crown checking each cylinder in total lock up, trigger pulled back. Is there any other way to tell. It was very minuet or subtle to the point of possible optical illusion based on possibly having it torqued at a slight angle that I did not notice while looking at it. It was by no means obvious where one would see it immediately or there was a obvious overlap. I guess I'm a little paranoid too since my M650 suffered from such severe timing issues. One other observation was that the lock up was not as impressive as my 617 which I just got a new cylinder stop for. Like maybe the cylinder stop on the new SS M85 was manufactured slightly to thin. I can always get a new one quickly but maybe that had something to do with it? I dunno?..... The gun is on stand by because it was too late in the day to get a response regarding the back ground check which I am not worried about. (I know, I know, time to get my CCW). It is however a nicely finished piece in SS, very good looking little snubby!