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One I picked up a couple summers ago.
S&W letter tells the tale. Still no solid info
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My 44-41. One better than a 44-40.

Got a 41 mag bbl that was rebored to .429, then found a 44-3 cylinder that was brand new but stuck to the lining of the presentation case. Refinished the cylinder, which was a straight drop in for my 58. Off to the gunsmith to swap bbls, check alignment and bbl cyl gap. the hammer has been semi bobbed, which works as well as a bobbed hammer for me.

Voila, a fixed sight S&W 44 mag.

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Whose grips?. Love the overall look. It looks like it's itching to reach out and touch somebody.
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Model 39-2 in 9X21. Way back when Barstow fitted the 9X21 barrel. Can switch barrels back to original 9mm. S&W lollipop adjustable sight, red model paint front sight. Most internal parts custom mil-spec nickle / teflon. Hand beveled mag well & rather crude checkering on front strap. Shown with an original Bianchi Askins Avenger holster.




I didn't get out the Miami Classic X holster...
Sort of "old school".
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My 39-2 gets a lot of holster time. Yours is very cool
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:58 PM
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Surely it must be a Smith with these sights...





Actually it's a U S Army marked 1911A1 (probably Colt Frame), Remington Rand slide, barrel by Barstow, S&W sights by Austin Belhert. Beveled mag well, stocks milled underneath to overlap the skateboard tape front strap. Internals custom nickel / tefloned. Holster is an original Milt Sparks. Yeah, it's a .45 LOL!
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:38 AM
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1917 .45 ACP, front sight marked Micro? Super smooth action, Sanderson grips, shoots perfect!
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Flagman1776 it must be throwback Tuesday. An excellent example of what was THE setup circa 1979. Everything you need and nothing that you don't. Did you put that together or do you know who did? Lots of thought beforehand. Very nice.
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The 1911A1 came to me with the blue job & Barstow barrel. Austin was known for the sight job. I did the rest. Relieving the underside of the grips on my Unimat to accept the sticky skateboard tape was an interesting project.
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Actually it's a U S Army marked 1911A1 (probably Colt Frame), Remington Rand slide, barrel by Barstow, S&W sights by Austin Belhert. Beveled mag well, stocks milled underneath to overlap the skateboard tape front strap. Internals custom nickel / tefloned. Holster is an original Milt Sparks Summer Special. Yeah, it's a .45 LOL!
Flagman, the "Summer Special" is an inside the waistband model. What you have is the old "1AT". I know this because I bought a Summer Special (originally designed by Bruce Nelson) from Milt personally, and later ordered a 1AT which I used in practical pistol competition for years.

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Thanks, brain fart. Edited correction.
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An update to my .455 snubby project. It's basically complete, I just wish that dang sideplate would patina faster. I may try spraying it with some vinegar and letting it sit in the garage for a little while. Also, fitting a side plate is a lot of work, but I think I did an okay job at it. Don't know who made the hammer, found it on eBay a couple years back, I had to work on it to make SA work, in doing so I had to reharden it. While I was at it I figured, hey, let's give this thing a fire blue finish! You can see what I did to myself. Word to the wise: don't drink and play gunsmith. Oh, and are those some super beat up Ropers? Why yes, yes they are. They came on an equally beat up $500 1917 I picked up last year.









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Nice work on the side plate and fire blue on hammer.

The hammer wide spur just needs a little radius cut on the front corners to look more "Smithy":

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Old 04-02-2018, 08:27 AM
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Wow Dr Grape Ape that came out cool .True art work . Making a gun look "right" takes a lot of skill and imagination . Good job!
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These are my 28's converted to 45 Colt. The non-factory pinto is my deer gun and the pin gun is a Charlie Clemens custom.
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Don't know how I never posted anything in this thread before.
Here's a couple of mine-

Krebs Custom "CROWBAR" .45ACP 28-2




Pinnacle built .41mag 28-2 w/titanium cylinder



Another Pinnacle gun, 360J 9mm/.38spl convertible




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The 1911A1 came to me with the blue job & Barstow barrel. Austin was known for the sight job. I did the rest. Relieving the underside of the grips on my Unimat to accept the sticky skateboard tape was an interesting project.
Lots of 'smiths were putting S&W K frame sights on 1911s in the '60s, '70s, and '80s - Behlert, Swenson, Hoag, and Capone are just a few of the bigger names.

Behlert did this one, it's one of his Bob-cat chopped Gov't Models (I shouldn't have sold it!)



This one is a King's Gun Works ("Al" Capone) 1948 Colt Commercial Gov't Model
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These are my 28's converted to 45 Colt. The non-factory pinto is my deer gun and the pin gun is a Charlie Clemens custom.
I have had David Clements do some excellent work for me. He lives about 20 miles away from my house.

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I have had David Clements do some excellent work for me. He lives about 20 miles away from my house.

Don't know Charlie Clemens.
I'd be in the poor house if I lived that close to Clements or any of the other top shelf 'smiths. Of course, I'd save a ton on shipping.
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I don't recall what models these are, but I drag them out of the safe to shoot once or twice a year....



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My 64-3 done by Gemini Custom in 2014
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Don't know Charlie Clemens.
Mr. Clemens was a master pistolsmith with a shop in Chico, CA and was well known on the west coast for his competition revolvers. After the Dirty Harry movies came out and you couldn't trade your first born child for a 29 he started converting 28's to 44mag for less than MSRP on a new 29.
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Here is my one modified S&W a former Canadian .455. well, it still is, but now will also shoot .45 AR and .45 Colt.
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Love the modified guns. Below are my 27's in 44 and 45, the 1917 factory converted to 45 Colt, and the chopped 44 HE 3rd with target sights added. Seeking out the modified guns or thinking up fun projects seems to be a fun addiction.
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Well, if a 1917 reamed to accept 45 Colt counts I guess I have another one to post.
1917 commercial - reamed for 45 Colt and bumper chromed over pitting. I have a period correct set of worn walnut service grips on it now so it looks a little better.
Still ugly as homemade soap, but it shoots just fine.
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Love the modified guns. Below are my 27's in 44 and 45, the 1917 factory converted to 45 Colt, and the chopped 44 HE 3rd with target sights added. Seeking out the modified guns or thinking up fun projects seems to be a fun addiction.
The chopped 3rd model 44 has an interesting hammer spur reshaping and a definite improvement for the pre war hammers.
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