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Old 07-13-2017, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lestert357 View Post

Amazing! Even your refinished and cutdown guns are spectacular!

Neither of the two are anywhere near perfect. The refinish on the long one is very well done and it is a great gun that has had a lot of shooter friendly extras added (King sights, cockeyed hammer, action job, trigger stop...) all before I got it, with the exception of the front blade where a solid black blade was replaced with a gold/brass bead one...

The 5" gun is not nearly as nice in person - that photo was taken on a good day when the light hit it just right. Mind you, the gun is not bad, but that "glamour" photo shows it a bit nicer than it is. The other thing about it is that is has a "ring" in the barrel (about 1" from the frame) that you can only see when looking down the barrel. That happened long before I took ownership and was reflected in the price I paid. Nelson Ford, a local, but nationally respected S&W revolversmith/magician inspected the gun when I got it and said that because of where the "ring" was and the fact that it is really small, that it should not impact accuracy. He was right - the gun is very accurate, and because it is not perfect and has some issues, it is my most used RM...
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Last edited by RKmesa; 07-13-2017 at 08:48 PM. Reason: grammar correction...
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