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Need a lead on a *good* revolver smith

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by springmom, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. springmom

    springmom Member

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    I live in the Houston area, but go through Austin regularly. And for the right gunsmith, especially if he's an FFL and can ship back to me directly, I'll ship. But here's the thing.

    I have a .327 Fed Mag SP101. I shoot that thing really well (for me, for a revolver) even in DA. But...THAT TRIGGER. :banghead: I reeeeeaaaaaaallllly want to get a good trigger job done on this thing. I want it to have the same silky, buttery trigger that my 66-3 has, or my Detective Special has. IOW, it needs to lighten up.

    I would be grateful for any leads on somebody that is really very good at that sort of thing. Houston is best, Austin is second best, Texas is third...

    Thanks in advance.

    Jan
     
  2. MrBorland

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    right in your own backyard:

    BRILEY PISTOL DIVISION
    Claudio Salassa
    1230 Lumpkin Rd., Houston, TX 77043
    (713) 932-6995
    (800) 331-5718
    www.briley.com
    claudio@briley.com

    His action jobs seem pricey, and I have no experience with this gunsmith. Just passing the info on. Good luck!
     
  3. Sport45

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    Give Teddy Jacobson a call in Sugar Land. He may still be working on revolvers.
     
  4. xXxplosive

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    Just a question...........why a .327 and not a .357 Mag ?

    Whats the point ?
     
  5. Rexster

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    +1 regarding Teddy Jacobson! He is a little eccentric, but I consider that a good thing for an artist, and he IS an artist. He worked on one pistol for me, and I would gladly use him again.

    In San Antonio, 90-ish miles south of Austin, Alex Hamilton of 10-Ring Precision. I have a sixgun refinished by him, by a previous owner, but he does action work, too. A member of the American Pistolsmith's Guild, he has to be able to do it all to earn membership. He pens a monthly column in American Handgunner magazine, or at least did so in the past.
     
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    xXx - after shooting 32 H&R magnum for years I can answer that, its just about the best all around calliber out there! Lots of SAA and lever action for cowboy shooting in this calliber. It has seen many variants but it still remains a favorite of many people like me who have had rebuilt shoulders and wrist.
     
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    "In San Antonio, 90-ish miles south of Austin, Alex Hamilton of 10-Ring Precision"

    Have had two revolvers receive action jobs from Alex. He does excellent work. You can find his web page online if you google his name or 10-Ring.
     
  8. springmom

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    And for me, who has rheumatoid arthritis. I own a .357, and my usual carry these days is a Detective Special (.38 special, of course). My .357 is a K-frame, and I cannot comfortably carry it, certainly not concealed. The .327 shoots .32 H&R magnums and I can shoot those all day long without inflaming my hands, but they're sufficient for a self defense round. Don't think I'd load it up with .32 S&W (long or short) for such, though for practice they're fun (but STINKY to shoot....don't know what is IN those .32 long loads but, EWWWWW).

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    Thanks for the heads up and recommendations about Actions by T. I've emailed him and will probably be dropping off the revolver for him to work his magic next week.

    Which is good, as I'm fixing to get another one. Good Lord willing and the Creek don't rise, I'll be trading my XD-9 for one. So then it'll be TWO trigger jobs :rolleyes:

    Jan
     
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