S&W snubby customizing

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by scaatylobo, Jul 12, 2020.

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  1. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Member

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    I spoke to S&W about getting 2 of my older model 36's in for some custom work.
    Wanted smoother combat triggers
    Refinishing
    Action jobs on both
    Their response on the phone to me was,sorry but at least a 6 month turnaround = at least.
    They no longer have or make/use the smooth combat trigger.
    Expect to pay at least 500 per gun with no promise of when you will see it.
    SO ------- who can y'all tell me is as good [ or better ? ] than S&W custom shop ?.
    Prefer any who have had work done by those your telling me are better,or at least as good.
     
  2. Tinman357

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    Better than S&W custom shop?

    Virtually every gunsmith with a decent reputation. Several very good 'smiths are members here. You'll have a list soon from the people here.

    This forum is a great source and a wealth of knowledge and resources.
     
  3. Oldschool shooter

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    I bought a used model 36 a couple years ago. Spent $70 with a local gunsmith. He changed springs, polished bearing surfaces. Went from just under 14lb trigger pull to 9 double action and is smooth as glass. Still has the grooved trigger, this has not been an issue for me. As for the refinishing work, not familiar with anyone, sorry.
     
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  4. Ohen Cepel

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    Concur with Old School, better smiths out there than the "custom shop". If possible, see if you can find someone in your area for the smithing work and have them send them out, if needed, for the refinishing as its cheaper for them to ship than a person shipping.

    Most good smiths have a backlog now so it will take some time, more if they have to send the out.
     
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  5. scaatylobo

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    I am hoping to see a few tell me what they can do for my guns !!.
    And a few examples of their work would be PERFECT.
    So far I have only spoken to S&W and Doug Turnbull..
     
  6. EmGeeGeorge

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    Maybe give Greg Roberts a call out at Greenes Gunshop (Dayton Traister/The Hawken Shop)Whidbey Island? He was a smith for Smith&Wesson years And years ago, they do in house hot-salt bluing and polishing/refinishing. Ive had a few older smiths refinished and action-jobbed there over the years.
     
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    I highly recommend Frank Glenn in Phoenix. He worked on two of my Colts and I recommended him to my best friend as well.
     
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    Dave Laubert has been showing some extravagant revolvers.
     
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    When I had a Model 36 3" some decades ago I changed the trigger myself to a stock S&W smooth trigger and subbed in some Wolff springs.

    I'm not saying it equaled a fine smith job, but it made a major difference, was very easy to do, and cost next to nothing.
     
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  11. Speederlander

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    TK Custom in Illinois is awesome. They do great revolver work and are very fast. They have done work for me and I not hesitate to use them again.
     
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  12. 2ndamd

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    I have not found the S&W custom shop to be great, just okay imho.

    Michael Alee in Kansas, Shawnee I think? (Kansas City area) does great trigger jobs and I saw a model 10 he blued that looked fantastic. I am not sure if he has combat triggers or not? Great guy. He fixed a 442 of mine and the repair work was excellent. Better than new.
     
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