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Project .41 Mag.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by C.R.Sam, Dec 20, 2002.

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  1. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    My partner, Bob, is as bad as I re takin in strays.

    He just got a nice, no dash number, 6" Model 57.
    It had been in the presentation box overly long and corrosion gave it a bad case of the uglies on the outside only.

    Looks like it is going to become a bead blasted, flat blued 3 1/4 incher. Barrel length selected to get short but maintain full ejector stroke and maintain shape of ejector housing. That way it won't look full lugged.

    Nuther neat concealed carry N frame.:)

    Sam....bang is good. BANG is more gooder.
     
  2. Tamara

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    Sounds like the one I bought off of lendringser.

    It started life as a shiny blue 6" square-butt M57 and wound up as a matte blue 4" quad-magnaported bobbed-hammer round-butt M57.

    Big dirty fun. :)
     
  3. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Tween the quad ports, muzzle and cylinder gap...
    Oughtta be a hoot to shoot from the pocket of a polyester jacket.
    Nomex underwear appropriate for real.

    Sam...have polyester coat with huge char area.:D
     
  4. JShirley

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    I've got a 3" bl 657. Yum.

    Shouldn't it become a 3.3" barrel? It just sounds right. ;)
     
  5. Gewehr98

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    Good eyebrow-lighter, too!

    Ported big-boomers are a hoot. I made the mistake of trying out one of those Schuemann ported hybrid Officer's ACP carry guns INSIDE a car from the driver's seat once. Once. What? What? I can't hear you, and everything's purple from the flash! Hey, where did my eyebrows go? :D
     
  6. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Yeah....
    Partner of old days lit off a full tilt n boogie .357 while we were inside vehicle with windows closed.
    Most memorable.

    Sam
     
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    We will be expecting photos - before, during & after.
     
  8. Erich

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    Man, I'd like to find one in that condition. Drop on a teflon finish and I'd be good to go - I like the longer bbl (already owning a Blackhawk .41 in 4 5/8").
     
  9. blades67

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    Sounds like mad fun!:D
     
  10. Schuey2002

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    Now all you little kiddies out there,Don't try this at home...:D :D LOL :D :D
     
  11. BigG

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    I had the Mod 57 in 4" nickel. It got traded during one of my caliber downsizings. Heck, I already had a 44 and a 10mm auto. Nice gun.

    My ammo supply still looks like a gun store stockroom. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Backwoods

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    I wouldn't mind having a little boomer like that. But I can't cut down the M57 that I already have, it's a 30 year old, blue, 6 inch, with German proof marks. I'm told the German proof marked S&Ws are somewhat rare, at least in the U.S. Damn good shooting gun, I bought it from the U.S. Army Rod & Gun Club in Crailshiem Germany in 1972. At that time it was near impossible to get an M29 due to the demand caused by the Drity Harry films and the M57 was second choice. It still shoots good and now I wouldn't trade it for a M29 'cept maybe one documented as having belonged to Elmer Keith!
    C R Sam, Yeah, lets see some before and after pics. Sounds like a neat package.

    Don in Ohio
     
  13. Maddock

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    C.R.Sam -
    Sounds like it's going to be a great gun.
    Post a pic , if you will, when it's done, so I can drool.
     
  14. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    I'll see if I can get Bob to do it.
    His gun and project.
    And he is a member now.

    Sam
     
  15. beemerb

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    This 41 mag project gun is going to take a while to complete.Funds are on the short side .I will post pictures when it done so everyone can see.I hope it turns out well.
    Bob
     
  16. M58

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    Excellent...found the .41 crowd!:cool:
     
  17. Anthony

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    Great project!

    Love my .41s. One rests in a belt holster just behind my right hip as I scribble this.

    Enjoy that one.

    - Anthony
     
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    I have a blue M57 no dash 4 ". I used it in a night shooting competition. Unfortuantely, I brought the wrong ammo. It was full power Rem 210 gr sp. There was a huge fireball and I lost night vision. It was entertaining!
    With lighter loads its very effective.
    Mike in CA
     
  19. thisaway

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    Ahhh...found the "eccentric" section of the board! :D

    Like Erich, I am the proud owner of a 4.625-inch Ruger Blackhawk in .41. Pleasure to meet you all!
     
  20. JShirley

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    BTW- found that Winchester Silvertip .41 will penetrate about 12" of dead, stiff deer (including shoulder) from 3" bl at close range.
     
  21. WESHOOT2

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    ANOTHER 41 BTW

    I found that a 'correct' bullet and load from my 5.5" Redhawk will offer a visual explanation of "Sectional Density".

    You know, if you ignore all common sense the 41 Magnum can be loaded right up there :rolleyes:
     
  22. Still Learning

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    Thanks for opening an old wound :(

    I had a four inch 57 years ago and won quite a few IPSC matches with it. An old college buddy talked me out of it one day when I was strapped for cash.

    Man, I wish I had it back.

    I think I'll give him a call right now....
     
  23. WESHOOT2

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    JUST A COUPLE MORE SPEEDLOADERS...............

    And do I recall Frank James writing that he'd been banned from "41-ing" due to steel plate / 210 PF?
     
  24. M58

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    Ha! Now we can put photos up.:evil:

    Model 58
     

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