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Old 01-08-2017, 01:00 AM
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For years I have wanted to have a pre-war, small frame, engraved, S&W revolver. Couldn't find one. So, several years ago I purchased a "beater" 22/32 HFT from a fellow SWCA member at the Kansas City Symposium. Afrer many hours of sanding, blocking, and polishing, I took the gun to Colt factory engraver, Bob Strosin, who also lives in Wisconsin.After we agreed upon a conservative pattern, Bob went to work. After Bob finished a fantastic job, I then took the parts to Classic Guns in Crete,IL where they applied the Carbona blue finish and color case hardening to the trigger and hammer. Finally, I made one of my beautiful walnut presentation cases and my dream came true. I now share it with you.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:03 AM
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A beautiful piece of work. Well done Hibbs
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:55 AM
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Very tastefully done. I love the gun, the case and the engraving - Outstanding!

Thanks for sharing,
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:19 AM
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Well done on all accounts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:29 AM
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That's awesome. Congratulations.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:52 AM
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You can tell that was a labor of love!
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:35 PM
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that is just beautiful. As classy a job of engraving as I have seen.

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:34 PM
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Very nice! You should be proud of the finished project..
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:36 PM
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Very nice indeed. I'd love to see some closer images showing detail of that fine looking engraving. I have to admit I hadn't thought previously of engraving an I-frame... but that's pretty inspiring!

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:59 PM
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Beautiful gun and case! Great work!


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Old 01-08-2017, 11:43 PM
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Very nice for sure!
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:55 PM
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I agree with Green Frog--I'd love to see some closer shots of that fine engraving.

The total package is beautiful.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:53 AM
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I really like the engraving, simple but elegant and not over done. Definitely a beautiful revolver. Frank
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:29 PM
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I am envious.
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It's great to see guns personalized to what someone wants. Very nice, simple but well executed and tasteful. How long did it take to get engraved? I finally bought an engraved S&W at Tulsa last April been wanting one for a while. Enjoy your prize, Larry
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:57 PM
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A beautiful gun and a stunning box to house it. You have a couple of beauties.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:15 PM
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The last photo shows a gold bead front sight .
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Ya, but how does it shoot???

Only kidding, great looking gun and the case is magnificent!! As a carpenter, I know how much work that was. Absolutely stunning.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:29 PM
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What about those two-screw target stocks, Hobbs? Are they new recreations, NOS, or restorations? If the rest of the gun was a "beater" i can't imagine the original condition of the stocks being that perfect.

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