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Custom j frame revolvers.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MUSICALGUNNUT45, Sep 18, 2011.

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  1. MUSICALGUNNUT45

    MUSICALGUNNUT45 Member

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    Does anyone have any experience ordering j frame revolvers with custom features. ie custom barrel lengths and finishes ect. Im saving up to buy a custom gun of some sorts ( either a revolver or a 1911) and was wondering if anyone had any experince and examples.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    S&W doesn't do custom barrel lengths.
    And you are pretty much limited on finishes to Stainless Steel, Anodized Aluminum, and blued steel, depending on what the J-Frame is made out of.

    The closest you can come on a new gun is what they list in the catalog, and the Performance Center stuff.
    But they are catalog items, and what you see is what you get.

    rc
     
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    Buy what you want for a base gun then send it to a quality 'smith to have the custom work done.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Might want to narrow down your intended use before getting too carried away on a custom gun.

    Those two platforms are about as far apart as you can get.

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  5. MUSICALGUNNUT45

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    Yeah well I like them both And I figure in a few years I'll be able to save up and get whatever one I didn't order the first time. There both must haves for my to get list so the order in which I buy really dosen't matter to me.
     
  6. sidheshooter

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    One idea:

    Buy a used j of your choice of of gun broker, and send it to these guys:

    http://www.geminicustoms.com/S&W/S&WServices.htm

    I will probably do just that, when the right 36-1 3" heavy barrell round butt shows up on GB. I 'm not a fan of the weigand porting, but a melted, slicked, chamfered, sighted J with a birdsong finish sounds good to me.

    YMMV, of course.
     
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