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John Jovino?????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by L-Frame, Sep 28, 2007.

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  1. L-Frame

    L-Frame Member

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    Can anyone tell me about the revolvers customized by John Jovino? Most I've seen are .44's and say "Effector" on the barrel. How good was the work? Thanks.
     
  2. Gordon

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    I think he was a distributor, like Lew Horton, not a gunsmith.
     
  3. L-Frame

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    I did a search on S&W forum and found some good info. Thanks.
     
  4. hnk45acp

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    That's right, he was just a distributor. His shop is the one that's in all the 70's & 80's cop shows set in NYC. It's the one with the big wooden revolver hanging from the awning of the shop
     
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    Yup, check out "Serpico" with Al Pacino. He buys a Browning HP from Jovino's shop.
     
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    John Jovino had a 'smith do the conversions; I have never seen this 'smith named, but his work was quite good. I had a Jovino Effector in .45 ACP. It didn't work too well for me, as my hands are just not quite big enough for N-frames.
     
  7. Master Blaster

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    John Jovino is the only gun store in NYC.

    They are the NUMBER ONE SOURCE of crime guns in NYC as well.

    A store staffed by NYC finest retired and off duty, A store where you must show your NYPD ID or your NYC gun permit to even go inside.
     
  8. rkba_net

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    <John Jovino is the only gun store in NYC.

    Actually it is the only gun store in MANHATTAN.

    <They are the NUMBER ONE SOURCE of crime guns in NYC as well.

    BULLS*IT....

    <A store staffed by NYC finest retired and off duty, A store where you must show your NYPD ID or your NYC gun permit to even <go inside.

    MORE BULLS*IT.... although you do need to show a pistol permit to TOUCH A HANDGUN...
     
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    OK no problem
     
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