what in THE hell... someone explain this model 49+586 hybrid?

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  1. MosinT53Hunter

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    Could be worse....it can always be worse...
     
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    Oh definitely, it can always be worse. Anybody remember the S&W with the ivory pecker grips? :rofl:
     
  3. MosinT53Hunter

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    This was on Gunbroker a few years back, a 1917 S&W 45. ACP converted to 22. Jet as I recall. Someone had a lot of time on their hands, and ambition.
    Did not buy it, but kept a picture of it.

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  4. Jim Watson

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    Should be "made no effort to blend the new barrel with the frame."
    This isn't the only one in the world like that.

    Bill Jordan had an M&P with the old "long action" and a new series heavy barrel. Contour was irregular but it gave him the trigger and the balance he wanted.
     
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    That's definitely accurate.

    Somewhere I have pics of a gun that Jack Huntington did a Colt barrel on a Ruger, or a S&W barrel on a single action, something like that. The work he did welding up and recontouring the frame to match the barrel was amazing and looked factory.
     
  6. nofendertom

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    The PPC shooters used to put a Python barrel on a Smith & Wesson frame---called it a SMOLT.
    A Python barrel on a Ruger frame was called a COUGER.
     
  7. BreechFace

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    I can't imagine that will hit point of aim. Maybe a free Nicholson bastard file comes with purchase, for the front sight. It doesn't appear much of the front sight blade will be left by the time one gets it sighted.

    Aim for the head hit the groin type of sighting on that one, it appears.
     
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  8. sgt127

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    Reminded me. I have a 3” J frame. Neat little gun. I carried it as a back up at work before when I worked the FAR south side of the city and cover might be 10-15 minutes away.

    And, I carried 50 extra rounds on me.

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  9. ThomasT

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    My friend has a Buds Gun Shop Police trade in model 10 that must have started life as a skinny barrel model 10 and somewhere along the way it had a heavy barrel screwed on it. And barrel/frame junction looks a lot like the gun the OP posted. But it shoots very well and he loves the gun but the barrel and frame don't match up at all. He never even noticed.

    I am guessing some long ago police armorer replaced the skinny barrels on the forces guns to make them more controllable. The wear on the gun looks pretty even and it has a LOT of wear so done a long time ago and then issued to the troops. But to its credit its a fine shooting gun and my friend says if it was the only pistola he owned he would be well armed.
     
  10. ThomasT

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    We probably look on that the same way the shooters did way back in the late 1860's when they saw their first conversions of '58 Remingtons and '61 Colt's with loading gates, ejector rods and pointy firing pins or backing plates on the rear of the cylinder. What were they thinking? And now to us they are collector items and show progress moving forward.
     
  11. sgt127

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    I’d heard, years ago, the skinny barrel model 10’s had a tendency to shift point of impact if a suspects head accidentally bumped into the barrel.
     
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    My Webley just called that abomination "UGLY" My Webley is seldom wrong.....
     
  13. Rubone

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    Half of my "Js" are 3", a 36, 37, 60, and 317. DCP_4205.JPG Always looking out for others as well.
     
  14. Mr. Mosin

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    I actually would like a 3" heavy barreled Centennial round butt. One of my quirks, eh @ThomasT
     
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    I wonder if has gone un-finished?

    Not blending the barrel to the frame seems odd.

    The front sight is mostly a suggestion.

    The grips speak against practicality and, well... grip.

    Looks like the T grip might offer-up some discomfort where it meets - or doesn't - the MoP.

    I sure would like to know its story. I'd like to see it with a Pachmayr Compact grip.

    Todd.
     
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    Same shop made this one. 5B25C293-DB34-47C0-B92C-E980A3AB3060.jpeg
     
  17. bannockburn

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    Oh yeah, me too! Some years back S&W made a Model 638 with a 2 1/2" barrel and I bought one for the wife of a friend of mine. She was going for her CCW license, didn't like any of her husband's guns (semi-autos), and they couldn't afford anything else. I have a Model 638 with the snubnose barrel and I have to say I liked the handling and balance of the longer barrel version.
     
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  18. Mr. Mosin

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    Reminesent of the old S&W top break double action
     
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    I followed the link. EeeYeww. It shows a sold so someone wanted it.
     
  20. Riomouse911

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    P.T. Barnum is shaking his head and grinning like a Cheshire Cat for that buyer...
    Oh well, hopefully it makes him happy.

    Stay safe.
     
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    I gave up trying to think of a response to this as I was too busy laughing. Thank you, thank you!
     
  22. CopperFouling

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    My thoughts exactly. I wish I could unsee that. Thanks a lot, @1KPerDay. Haha.
     
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  23. JFrame

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    Holy cow... For a moment, I thought I was looking at THIS gun... o_O

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  24. 1KPerDay

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    That one's a lot prettier.
     
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