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Cylinder & Slide Quality On Beer Budget?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Phydeaux642, Mar 16, 2010.

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  1. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Member

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    Well, I've located a Smith 581 and am thinking about picking it up for a custom project. I was thinking about sending a Detective Special to Grant Cunningham, but that is out of the question since it seems he rarely has any time to take on new projects.

    So, I was thinking about getting the 581 and having the barrel cut down to 3", having a trigger job done and having it refinished in a tough satin finish.The gun is priced at $450 (which is a bit high IMO) but I think I have something I could trade and be into it by adding another $120. I know custom work is expensive, but is there a good smith that knows S&W revolvers that doesn't cost an arm and a leg out there? I know, I know, he's out flying around on his magic carpet tending to his herd of unicorns.
     
  2. stu454

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    Clements Custom Guns or Jim Stroh of Alpha Precision are worth a look.

    I doubt you'll get all that done for less than $400.

    Update Clements would be around $425, Stroh over $450. Add in shipping and you're over 5 bones.
     
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    Check www.pinnacle-guns.com, it's a one-man shop and Mark Hartshorne is the man. He does great work and the stuff you're talking about is right up his alley. Give him a call.
     
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    the best S&W action work is from Randy Lee of Apex Tactical in Morro Bay CA...he just added Scott Folk (a master machinist) to the shop and they both do awesome work...he doing my 2.5" M-66 now
     
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    Sounds like a good idea for a project, and a 581 on its own sounds like a good buy anyway.
     
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