I just traded me up a S&W model 29. Yesterday, I shot half a box of Winchester white box 44 Mag 240gr JSP through it just to try it out. I saved the brass, because I'm planning to start reloading the round, as soon as I can get the dies. Sooo, I looked the cases over, and I found that one of the cases is cracked, practically from one end to the other. All the others look fine. I don't think it's the gun's fault. I miked the chambers on the cylinder, and everything looks normal there. I realize that magnum cases take a far greater beating than standard or special load cases, but I wouldn't expect a brand new case to fail like this on first use. Is this common?