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Custom work on revolver cylinders?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ExMachina, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. ExMachina

    ExMachina Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a good smith (not Hamilton Bowen--I'd like not to wait a year ;) ) to do some minor work on a revolver cylinder. Work would entail chamfering the chambers and some cosmetic work on the exterior.

    Anybody pop to mind?
  2. CDawg

    CDawg Well-Known Member

    Try Cylinder and Slide in Nebraska.
  3. MrBorland

    MrBorland Moderator

    There are several, but for this, I can recommend Fletcher. Great work, good turnaround and good to deal with.

    Locally, I read good things about Jeff Walle, in Hendersonville, TN.

    BTW, as long as the cylinder's out, consider also having the throats checked to be sure they're all in spec.
  4. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Check Deitrich Gunsmithy in Otis, ME http://dietrichgunsmithy.com. They've done quite a bit of work for me, including more aggressively chamfering the charge holes and take the sharp edge off the front of the cylinder on my 586 L-Comp with a slight bevel. I also had them polish the hammer and trigger and parkerize the gun, it came out just the way I wanted it. Their rates are reasonable as are their turn around times.

  5. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Although I would not use him for such and don't even know if he would do the job, Bowen's turnaround is actually among the lowest in the industry. He has a team of gunsmiths working for him and his caliber conversions are going out in record time, just 3-4months.

    I would probably send it to Jim Stroh of Alpha Precision or Bob Cogan of Accurate Plating & Weaponry.


  6. bk42261

    bk42261 Well-Known Member

    WC145 I love those grips! Where did you get them?
  7. ExMachina

    ExMachina Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the suggestions guys!

    Stay tuned to see how my "project" turns out :)
  8. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Thanks! They are Nill grips, don't know the model number. I got them off of ebay, about $90 IIRC.

    Looking forward to it. What mods, other than the chamfering, did you have in mind?

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