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We all had fun with Dave's ( Thinnes ) contest for the "prettiest" S&W back on 2/26/2018, I thought that we'd go on for another round.

This time, the best MODIFIED / CUSTOMIZED S&W revolver, starting now, ending April 30, 2018.

The most innovative, functional, professional gunsmith or hobbyist MODIFIED / CUSTOMIZED from standard model configuration to the most grotesque, Rube Goldberg-esque, entries are permitted.

UPDATED / AMENDED 4/18/18 (after seeing the Brazilian Rifle conversion. It's going to be tough to beat this one for the Rube award) :

There will be 1 winner for the best, no-nonsense, modified S&W Revolver
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1 consultation / booby prize (to be determined later) for the best Rube Goldberg-esque S&W.

I will ask members for votes on the best Rube Goldberg-esque S&W. A "Rube" entry can include FrankenGun S&Ws like this one:

Never Yet Melted >> Rube Goldberg’s 48-Shot Revolver

but NOT "this" specific gun. You still must currently own or have previously owned it. NO CHEATING in this category, please.

And I will ask the membership to also judge on the best, no-nonsense, modified S&W. (This way I keep the few friends I have)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HOLD ALL VOTES UNTIL May 1, 2018 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

PRIZE: S&W Helpful Hints brochure (original) Post Paid to the upper 48 United States. Alternate Prize to S&WCA members only: a woven blue S&WCA (emblem attached) belt-hanging pen and goodie holder that I have NO clue as to who made it, where it came from or what the heck the proper definition of this item is.

Rules: Must be a Smith & Wesson revolver you currently own or have owned in the past. At very least, it must have started life as a production model Smith & Wesson.

Modified / Customized could be as simple as a pair of stocks or custom finish to more elaborate reconstructive or enhancement type modifications. including engraving.

Value or rarity of your entry is not a consideration. An old S&W with a value of $200 S&W has the same chance as another worth $20,000, but please, serious entries only.

I reserve the option to ask for votes or to elect a member or members as assistant judge(s) ... or not.

I, being the impartial and sole judge, will not enter to win this worthless, errr, I mean "priceless" S&WCA novelty or a Helpful Hints brochure, that does have value. Good luck !!!
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Well I don’t own this one any longer, but my friend LTJL is giving it a good home. It’s a 38/44 that shipped in 1939. At sometime the barrel was shortened to 3 ˝”, a Patridge front sight was installed along with a white outline in the rear sight, (This work is very similar to the Kings combat package). Then, someone who knew what they were doing did a fantastic action job. The lanyard ring hole was plugged, this made it necessary to re-stamp the factory serial number on the grip frame. Finally, to finish off all the custom work all the roll marks were polished off and the gun was refinished.

If I’m lucky enough to win, please send the prize to LTJL, as it’s his gun now.
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Here my favorite..
A 38/44 Transitional modified by King with his Super Police Night Sights.







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I pulled this out of the mailbox this afternoon (I received Craig Spegel's grips for it last week).

38 Chiefs Special (Baby), sn 11920, September 1952 (birth year), 1st style flat latch, smooth ramp front sight.

Smith work done by our very own TheShootest1894.

1. Bobbed hammer; hammer and trigger case hardened (redone)

2. Checkered back strap

3. Partially relieved trigger guard

4. Every so slightly beveled cylinder flutes

5. Extractor rod knob and flat latch reblued

6. Cerekote

7. Etched U.S. Air Force Chief stripes

Craig's work on the boot grips:

1. Specially made from Macassar Ebony to fit the Baby (lots different than a standard J boot due to the short grip handle)

2. Inset a 2000-vintage $5 gold piece (I bought it the year I retired from the 'Force)

A retired Navy Chief friend of mine calls this "taking vanity to a new level." I told him I got the idea from another retired Navy Chief (ISCS YODA) from the work TheShootest1894 did on his Model 64.
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No mystery that my new favorite is the chopped 1926 I picked up from Red9 recently. This is a W&K first shipment 5" nickel 44 3rd that along the way got chopped, added a RM rear sight with King blade, King-like front reflector sight, and the hammer got quite the custom treatment that really helps in SA cocking.








Once I got the sights adjusted she rewarded me with those middle 6 at 25yds (off a rest cause I aint THAT good).
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Since you mentioned "Rube" This is one of my favorites. Especially the sight adjustment lever. (50/100yds) Homemade cockeyed hammer, trigger stop, barrel rib drilled and tapped for Lyman 438 scope, some type of shoulder stock attachment. Reg #908 shipped 16 March, 1936 to Harkley & Haywood Vancouver, BC. Registered to O. Rollag Fort St. James, BC

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You did THAT??? To a Smith & Wesson revolver??? !!!
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OK. A 10-5 with full coverage engraving and ivory stocks.

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I can't but go with this: Model 3, modified in 1943?















The thing is it feels fantastic in the hand. I do need to talk to one of the wood wizards here to see about completing the proper fit of the sandersons on there.

I just love that the gun was cut down, had the sight upgraded, sent back to the factory for a reblue, had some sanderson's adapted to (I would guess later because the trigger guard was also modified after the reblue to be more comfy), and then the big issue with the Model 3 DAs addressed: the hammer.

I especially love the notion that sometime in the 40s someone wanted a really fast reloading man stopper to conceal, and clearly thought that the old model 3 DA needed a few upgrades, and it would fit the bill perfectly. I can't say as they are wrong. Hell, if it weren't so unique I wouldn't have any compunctions about carrying it myself, today.

It's overall one of my favorite guns. I don't have much interest in the other DAs, but this one will be a prized treasure of mine for a long time to come.

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Started life as a standard 4" square butt 681.

I round butted it
Chopped the bbl and recrowned
Profiled the ejector shroud
Novak tritium front sight dovetailed in.
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I can't but go with this: Model 3, modified in 1943?

It's overall one of my favorite guns. I don't have much interest in the other DAs, but this one will be a prized treasure of mine for a long time to come.
I quit on all the 1st model Single Action .44s 20 years ago but I'd surely make an exception for this one. SWEET !
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Old Bear was right about this .38-44 I bamboozled him out of. The action is like a hot knife through butter in DA, and you'd better be careful about what you're doing in SA. Like almost all Fred's guns, this one has super Grashorn grips, and Pat must have knocked himself out over these. I don't have to tell any of you old timers how it shoots; you know already.
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We all had fun with Dave's ( Thinnes ) contest for the "prettiest" S&W back on 2/26/2018, I thought that we'd go on for another round.

This time, the best MODIFIED / CUSTOMIZED S&W revolver.

The most innovative, functional, professional gunsmith or hobbyist MODIFIED / CUSTOMIZED from standard model configuration to the most Rube Goldberg-esque entries are permitted.

PRIZE: original Helpful Hints brochure (original) Post Paid to the upper 48 United States. Alternate Prize to S&WCA members only: a woven blue S&WCA (emblem attached) belt-hanging pen and goodie holder that I have NO clue as to who made it, where it came from or what the heck the proper definition of this item is.

Rules: Must be a Smith & Wesson revolver you currently own or have owned in the past. At very least, it must have started life as a production model Smith & Wesson.

Modified / Customized could be as simple as a pair of stocks or custom finish to more elaborate reconstructive or enhancement type modifications. including engraving.

Value or rarity of your entry is not a consideration. An old S&W with a value of $200 S&W has the same chance as another worth $20,000, but please, serious entries only.

I reserve the option to ask for votes or to elect a member or members as assistant judge(s) ... or not.

I, being the impartial and sole judge, will not enter to win this worthless, errr, I mean "priceless" S&WCA novelty or a Helpful Hints brochure, that does have value. Good luck !!!
WOW---THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA ! ! !

I WILL BE CLOSELY FOLLOWING THIS THREAD......
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Some might say that it's a butchered baby Smith. I think it's hot and certainly unique. Work looks outstanding.

LLOYD17- That's a hot .38-44 HD Target conversion. Nice !

bengal fan - I like all King conversions but that's really nice.
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Sure, I’ll play. This began life as a 357 Magnum, 5 screw. Barrel was shortened to 3 1/2” and a King ramp sight off a registered magnum with a square ivory bead added. Rear sight is machined as a single piece, half adjustable - elevation only, not windage. Then the caliber was changed to Colt 45 and the barrel remarked to “45 Long Colt” (‘cause the owner liked it that way). Finally, an action job, refinish in bright nickel and a nice set of Keith Brown coke stocks. Finally, credit where credit is due, the artist (and I do mean ARTIST) who did all this is none other than our own keith44spl.

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I pulled this out of the mailbox this afternoon (I received Craig Spegel's grips for it last week).

38 Chiefs Special (Baby), sn 11920, September 1952 (birth year), 1st style flat latch, smooth ramp front sight.

Smith work done by our very own TheShootest1894.

1. Bobbed hammer; hammer and trigger case hardened (redone)

2. Checkered back strap

3. Partially relieved trigger guard

4. Every so slightly beveled cylinder flutes

5. Extractor rod knob and flat latch reblued

6. Cerekote

7. Etched U.S. Air Force Chief stripes

Craig's work on the boot grips:

1. Specially made from Macassar Ebony to fit the Baby (lots different than a standard J boot due to the short grip handle)

2. Inset a 2000-vintage $5 gold piece (I bought it the year I retired from the 'Force)

A retired Navy Chief friend of mine calls this "taking vanity to a new level." I told him I got the idea from another retired Navy Chief (ISCS YODA) from the work TheShootest1894 did on his Model 64.
There's a lot of examples of nice workmanship in this thread, but I must say the checkered backstrap on that old Chiefs Special is something to see!
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This is the only customized one I have, and I just bought it last month. It is a customized Model 10-7 for PPC shooting. It is basically like new, and appears not to of been fired. It came from the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Law Enforcement as a police trade-in. It was customized by Master Gunsmith Ken Eversull featuring a 6" slabbed sided, heavy contour custom barrel and a Bill Davis custom sight rib manufactured by Aristocrat. The rib has rear windage adjustments and front sliding elevation adjustments preset for 7, 25, & 50 yards. It is specially tuned for double action shooting. The hammer has been bobbed and has and installed trigger stop. It weights approx. 3 lbs. & 10 oz.

It want win on looks but if all of you had the chance to pull its trigger, you just might vote for it. I paid $584.00 for the revolver at a Law Enforcement Distributor's Auction. They sold 6 or 7 of them from the same law enforcement agency over about a month's period of time. Not sure what the story was on this group of revolvers. All were either Model 10-6 or 10-7 if I recall correctly. I don't think Mr. Eversull has done this kind of work for many years.
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Sure, I’ll play. This began life as a 357 Magnum, 5 screw. Barrel was shortened to 3 1/2” and a King ramp sight off a registered magnum with a square ivory bead added. Rear sight is machined as a single piece, half adjustable - elevation only, not windage. Then the caliber was changed to Colt 45 and the barrel remarked to “45 Long Colt” (‘cause the owner liked it that way). Finally, an action job, refinish in bright nickel and a nice set of Keith Brown coke stocks. Finally, credit where credit is due, the artist (and I do mean ARTIST) who did all this is none other than our own keith44spl.

I agree this is another excellent example done by keith44spl, and he has done many! However my vote for the most uniquely modified HE, before it's even shown here, is Dave's "44 Spl Outdoorsman Triple Lock" that he recently created and posted on this forum.

For a sneak peek, go here:

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Here's my DIY 'pocket' 1917.
-Frame reduced to K-square (due to heavy pitting around grip frame).
-Fitted 625-10 PC barrel and cylinder.
-Added ball detent to make up for the lack of forward locking lug.
-Blasted and Parkerized finish.
-Modified a beat up set of K target stocks.
-Replaced standard lanyard ring with a round factory type from the K foreign police guns from the 1980s.
-Wolfe springs throughout.
-Tritium vial installed in front sight.
-Early J frame flat thumb latch fitted just for fun.
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Can't wait to see ridingShotgun's entry........
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Can I play? My entry! 629 - 38 Super - 8 shot - full moon clips The gun came to me with a bobbed and narrowed hammer also smooth and polished trigger. The builder did things to the DA sear and trigger that I didn't like. I now have a stock hammer/trigger with an action job by me(8lbs DA - 2lbsSA). This is a bowling pin gun for this season at our local range!



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I think I got this from someone on here. I believe it started life as a 1937 Brazilian.
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This is the only customized one I have, and I just bought it last month. It is a customized Model 10-7 for PPC shooting. It is basically like new, and appears not to of been fired. It came from the St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Law Enforcement as a police trade-in. It was customized by Master Gunsmith Ken Eversull featuring a 6" slabbed sided, heavy contour custom barrel and a Bill Davis custom sight rib manufactured by Aristocrat. The rib has rear windage adjustments and front sliding elevation adjustments preset for 7, 25, & 50 yards. It is specially tuned for double action shooting. The hammer has been bobbed and has and installed trigger stop. It weights approx. 3 lbs. & 10 oz.

It want win on looks but if all of you had the chance to pull its trigger, you just might vote for it. I paid $584.00 for the revolver at a Law Enforcement Distributor's Auction. They sold 6 or 7 of them from the same law enforcement agency over about a month's period of time. Not sure what the story was on this group of revolvers. All were either Model 10-6 or 10-7 if I recall correctly. I don't think Mr. Eversull has done this kind of work for many years.
I am traveling on vacation now, but I have something very similar. I took a model 15-3 in 1978 and sent it to John Towle( TNT Arms, N Conway ,NH). I had a round( could have had slab sided) 6" Douglas Premium barrel fitted to it, the latch was milled into the 1.2" dia bbl. A full lenth Bomar rib was installed with rear windage and elevation. The cylinder was air spun until it was all polished on the crane. Then the cylinders were opened for full wadcutters on speed loaders. The action was tuned and mirror polished as was the hammer and trigger. The trigger is smooth, I did not bob the hammer. A coil spring for the hammer was installed. I forget what it weighs, but it is plenty, but man can this thing punch holes in paper
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I picked this one up about a year ago from a gun show in Oklahoma City. I don't know who the "smith" was, but I would sure like to meet him. She started life as a 66-1 for the "OKLAHOMA DOC P&P" (Pardon and Parole). It was stripped down and the barrel/frame assembly bead blasted to a nice gray tone. Everything else was given the high polish treatment, including the internal parts which made the trigger insanely smooth. Finished up with this beautiful set of Altamont stocks. It was unfired when I bought it but I can't say that anymore.
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Older piece with newer mods, barrel replacement, hump back hammer install and finish work by Dave Chiccoine, pre-war Magna grips by Keith Brown....


This one "lightly" modified, front sight change & trigger replacement by the S&W Performance Center, grips by Craig Spegel.... My woods gun, a M25-9 in 45 Colt chambering.

This M610 sports a bit more work, cylinder fluting by SDM, barrel change (to 3 7/8") hammer and trigger swap & glass bead finish work done by the S&W Performance Center. Grips by Craig Spegel
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IMHO, FIBER OPTIC FRONT SIGHTS, CAN'T BE RELIABLY ALIGNED REPEATEDLY, WITH ANY DEGREE OF PRECISION, IN A SQUARE NOTCHED REAR SIGHT. THIS SYSTEM APPEARS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.....
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No shot at winning, but here is my most modified S&W. It's gotten several likes when I posted it before.
1955 HE Model of 1950 (pre-24).
Barrel shortened to 4-1/2" with a hybrid ramped/Patridge sight, a trigger shoe, and Coke grips.
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38-44 HD letters to August, 1931.
Front and rear sights Marriy.
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Cool! What are Marriy sights?
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Front and rear sights Marriy.
Can you expand your description of the unusual sights ?
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Tell us more about the current configuration.
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I don't know if it is thee best modification, but I will put in for the most modified.

A 1937 Brazilian, milled for adjustable sights, 357 cylinder reamed to 45 colt and cut for moon clips to fire 45 acp. grip frame reworked so I could fasten stock and get shape I wanted. 16 1/2" barrel installed. 2 lugs to hold fore stock and it has a frond lug for ejector rod. Still needs a trip through the blue tank.

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Wow. Now that's impressive.

I guess a Fitz treatment is out of the question on this one?
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I was going to take photos and enter my only modified S&W but steelslaver just knocked it out of the park. You can shorten barrels, add weird sights, put on fancy stocks or change the finish but turning a revolver into a rifle to me takes the cake.

I am not one for messing with old S&W's but if you are going to do it man, go big or go home. I hope you post photos of the final product when finished.

My only question, a Brazilian is a .45 to begin with. Why a .357 cylinder reamed to .45 Colt and cut to shoot .45 acp when it was .45 acp to begin with?????
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A 1937 Brazilian, milled for adjustable sights, 357 cylinder reamed to 45 colt and cut for moon clips to fire 45 acp. grip frame reworked so I could fasten stock and get shape I wanted. 16 1/2" barrel installed. 2 lugs to hold fore stock and it has a frond lug for ejector rod. Still needs a trip through the blue tank.

NICE !!!! ok folks..show's over...Elvis has left the building..and the winner is .............................................
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I have some cool stuff that has been monkeyed with to be sure, but I am far from the only one. I've seen some stuff (especially at the Symposium) which just makes me twitch with envy.
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I have shown these before with the work being done by Lewis Throne of Throne Arms.

Both Model 64-5, 4 inch barrel. One RB and one SB
Bobbed Hammers (one factory one by Mr. Throne)
Cut barrel length to 3 inches
Slab sided the barrel
Installed a Fiber Optic Front sight
Action smoothed up
Bead blasted finish
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Mod 19-4, metaloy finish, top strap & sights left black, trigger surface ground smooth, boot grips. Action touched up.
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Had this little dude goin on 30 year. Got RB'd, magna port(useless), BBL shorted to 3.5, 1.5 lb SA, 8 lb DA and some good engraving. Shoots as good as it looks.
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I would love to know the whole history behind this little revolver. I purchased it a year or so ago from David Carroll. Story was it was used at some point by a gentleman from Winchester Repeating Arms. The side plate is inscribed WRA Co Reed 4-20-17. I have no idea when the 'Fitz' treatment came along. The top lock was removed, the hammer bobbed and the trigger guard was modified. I thought it was too cool to let pass, and it has an anniversary of some kind in a day or two.
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I've had a few re-barreled PPC guns over the years that were interesting but this early model 64 got some serious CCW pointed modifications at some point (before I bought it on a whim.)

Namely, It's previous owner spent allot of $ on:
It had it's barrel cut and a new sight installed.
The trigger was bobbed and the action reworked .
The cylinder was rebored to take 357 mag (which I didn't trust/test!)
The grips were replaced with a custom wood laminate hip grip type (that I found very unusual.)
Lastly, the trigger guard was squared and it's front checkered.

I paid somewhere around $275 for it if memory serves but traded it off along the way. It was pretty cool while I had it though.

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5" Model of 1950 ACP with a spare 45 Colt cylinder.

Both done by Keith44special.
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I've modified a number of my revolvers to suit my particular tastes, but this one has given me the most gratifying results.

It's a 625-2 Model of 1988 (5-inch barrel). I replaced the Patridge front sight with a red ramp for holster use and easy visibility in the field. The "tear drop" cylinder release was replaced with the older style, which I find more positive for activation. The round butt style has never felt right for me, so I used a set of Ahrends smooth round-to-square conversion grips. Last but not least, I treated the gun to a primo action job from Nelson Ford. It now has the smoothest double action pull of any revolver I've ever handled. Note the trigger stop installed on the back of the trigger and the polished front of the trigger.

This has also proved to be an extremely accurate gun. As a field gun now, I consider it one of the best. The 5" barrel is a perfect compromise of the handy 4" and the longer 6". The .45 ACP has legendary effectiveness, and the revolver will accept moon clips for lightning-fast reloads, or .45 Auto Rim handloaded to stomping levels of power. As an added advantage for this type of revolver, there is NO internal lock.

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Old 04-18-2018, 12:55 PM
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Default 2nd classification added for best Rube Goldberg-esque S&W.

UPDATED / AMENDED 4/18/18 (after seeing the Brazilian Rifle conversion) :

There will be 1 winner for the best, no-nonsense, modified
... and ...
1 consultation / booby prize (to be determined later what that prize will be) for the best Rube Goldberg-esque S&W.

I will ask members for votes on the best Rube Goldberg-esque S&W.

And I will ask the membership to also judge on the best, no-nonsense, modified S&W. (This way I keep the few friends I have)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HOLD ALL VOTES UNTIL May 1, 2018 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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