New revolver, Jack Weigand?


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DanCampbell
March 5, 2012, 09:08 PM
Hi
I bought a used revolver today and was told it was a Gemini custom. When I got home I noticed a small W symbol on the side but no Gemini markings.
I think this is Jack Weigand's trade mark.
it's an SP101 in. 357. Ported with a bobed hammer
Any thoughts?
Dan

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sidheshooter
March 5, 2012, 09:14 PM
Could be a tame the beast weigand; that's a good guess. Someone else who owns one will be along soon enough to confirm.

I'd be happy with an SP tuned by either Jack or Marc. Can't go wrong at that level. congrats!

DanCampbell
March 6, 2012, 07:10 AM
A couple of pics.

oldfool
March 6, 2012, 07:39 AM
Jack Weigand used to do Ruger SPs, maybe still does, but Gemini is, I believe a different company, very good reputation

Google "Gemini Custom"

PS
from jack's own website -
"I am very sorry we are not currently accepting any new Pistolsmithing work. We may someday in the future resume accepting work but for the short term we are not. I would like to make a few suggestions for those of you looking for work on the same par as what we have always done. - RUGER SP-101 and 1911 Style work - I am recommending Marc Morganti of Gemini Custom LLC. for this type of work."

(that is Jack's trademark/logo on that gun)

98Redline
March 6, 2012, 07:52 AM
That is absoloutely the Weigand Combat logo.

http://weigandcombat.com/images/weigand3d2.jpg

WardenWolf
March 6, 2012, 07:58 AM
What a pretty pistol, and a nice find. You scored, majorly.

DanCampbell
March 6, 2012, 09:49 AM
Thanks guys,
Any rough idea of the value of this gun? it seems to be in great shape, tight and slick.

I can't really find one like it for sale so I don't have much to go on.

Does anyone else around own one like it?

Take care.
Dan

CraigC
March 6, 2012, 10:02 AM
Definitely Weigand's mark. Assuming standard action and refinish work, I'd say $200-$300 more than a comparable unmodified used gun. The stuff that gets repeated about custom guns having poor resale value is just not true anymore. Custom revolvers routinely sell for close to replacement cost.

DanCampbell
March 6, 2012, 10:04 AM
Thanks,
I paid about $100 more than a new sp101 and was just hoping I did OK.

Marty183
March 6, 2012, 10:16 AM
You did good...Now shoot it and enjoy Jack's work.

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pdogkilr
March 6, 2012, 01:28 PM
Definitely a Weigand logo. And a great find. I had two done by Jack in 1997 - a 687 and a 696. Still have the 687 - killing myself for selling the 696 :banghead: At that time the only revolvers Jack would work on were Ruger and S&W. A top quality revolver-smith - and great customer service. Cost back then (I had an FFL and this was dealer pricing) was $225 for a "Tame the Beast" conversion. In addition to the logo stamp, you should notice the frame screws polished - a touch he used to throw in as part of his offering.

Congrats on the revolver !!

DanCampbell
March 6, 2012, 03:23 PM
Yes
The pins and screws are polished, thanks for all the information guys.
I will give a report when I shoot it.

Dan

PS - Ordered the small wonder sights from Gemini today (fiber optic green)

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