Originally Posted by BLACKHAWKNJ
Yes, i would not rechamber/re-barrel a classic gun out of production for 30 years. One consideration is that since the S&W's chamber notches are over the cylinder, rechambering might take away too much metal.
Same cylinder diameter as factory 41 and 44 mags as well as 45 colts, with the notches in exactly the same location. Unless you used a real old cylinder prior to improve heat treatment there would be no real difference in cylinders strength.