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Custom Parts for S&W Model 28?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by md2lgyk, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk Member

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    Just to be different and "old school" I shot the centerfire portion of a bullseye match this weekend with my 4" S&W Model 28. What a hoot! Using .38 Spl. 130 gr. Winchester white box, I shot better than I usually do with my match-grade 1911. Not having fired any revolver in a few years, I was amazed how little recoil there was. Think I'll be doing more of this.

    Now to the question: is there somewhere I could get a match hammer (and maybe trigger too) for this gun? The only real problem I had was cocking the hammer during timed and rapid fire.
     
  2. middy

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    Why not shoot it double-action?
     
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    Find an ICORE club and start shooting those matches and you will really learn DA revolver shooting.
     
  4. md2lgyk

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    Bullseye (NRA Conventional Pistol et. al.) is shot with one hand. It'd be REALLY hard to do it double action. That's why target revolvers like the K-38 have a hammer spur that's wider and lower so it's easier to cock while maintaining your grip.

    Don't know what ICORE is, but I have no desire to learn DA revolver shooting.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    Switching to 148 grain Wad-Cutter match ammo will for sure improve your scores over WWB FMJ ammo. It is not only way more accurate, but the WC will sometimes cut a scoring ring a RN would have slipped by.

    Any N-Frame target hammer of similiar vintage will fit your Highway Patrolman, but may not work with your existing trigger to give as good a SA pull as you already have.
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=34624/sku/Hammer_Assembly___500___Target__Blue

    It appears S&W is out of the old forged target triggers, and all I see now are new MIM smooth triggers, which you don't want. Trust me on this!

    The timed & rapid cocking will come with more practice, even with your narrow hammer.

    rc
     
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  6. Old Fuff

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    For a hammer and trigger try:

    www.e-gunparts.com

    www.brownells.com

    If you get serious about shooting Center Fire with a revolver (and ther's no reason you shouldn't) consider buying a used Model 14 or a Colt Officers Model Match or Officers Model Match. Also switch from the white box stuff to 148-grain mid-range wadcutters. They are more accurate, easier on your barrel, and have about the same amount of recoil.

    If you should buy a Model 14 (K-frame) Numrich (e-gunparts.com mentioned above) has or had a S&W manufactured optional hammer & trigger set that eliminates the double-action feature and shortens the single-action cocking stroke.

    Refering to RCmodel's post:

    Smith & Wesson post 1947/ K, L and N frame revolvers use the same trigger, but in each case the hammers are different. Keep this in mind while you look around.
     
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    Try Gunbroker auction

    I have had good results in buying used parts on GunBroker.
    I think many of the parts came off destroyed weapons that had the parts taken off prior to cutting the frame. Just a guess.
    You might just bite the bullet and buy a dedicated bullseye revolver.
     
  8. md2lgyk

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    Thanks for all the replies. I actually used to reload 148 gr. wadcutter ammo when my wife was shooting a Model 52. All my reloading stuff is in storage while we're building a house, and the white box stuff was all I could get at the local gun store. If I get serious about this I will for sure go back to reloading .38 Spl.
     
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