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My question would be why? I've shot more than my share of bullets in .41 at higher velocities than this without any leading.
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Different guns are different & I've scraped my share of leading out of different guns usually .357s. A gas check will eliminate leading 99% of the time & to me that's worth it.
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Old 01-19-2017, 03:17 PM
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Maybe, you should start casting and learn about bullet allow? IMHO, this is just one of the many reasons bullets deposit lead in the bore.
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Here is a couple of pics of a original Tyler T- Grip I picked up for my 58. Nice tight fit and sure makes the grip hold feel better, guess we'll find out how it holds up when I get to shoot it. I'll send my pics and range report as soon as it happens!
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Here's a couple of pics of of the new Tyler T grip next to a original. Quick ship just a little over a week. Fits well and looks good...Sorry about the lighting.
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Can't believe those guys are still doing the mail in a check or money order thing. I'll try a few if they ever join the 21st century.
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I like the Tyler T grips along with the std. magna stocks.
I think they make a great combination.
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Couple of pics to show the jeweled hammer and trigger I found, can't decide which grip adapter I like best?
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A little help with this but am I missing something on this serial number?Model 58 listed on gb
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Couple of pics to show the jeweled hammer and trigger I found, can't decide which grip adapter I like best?
That is a pretty 58 congratulations.
Thanks for sharing.
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A little help with this but am I missing something on this serial number?Model 58 listed on gb
...just looks like he blanked out the last number....

shaner...I like the silver T...

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I opted for a 57-1 the other day instead of a 58. 57 is in much better condition but the 58 has character being a service revolver. The one that is available near me is a Louisiana department of corrections version.

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Old 02-13-2017, 09:25 AM
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Nice looking gun and department marked...how much did they want for it?
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I opted for a 57-1 the other day instead of a 58. 57 is in much better condition but the 58 has character being a service revolver. The one that is available near me is a Louisiana department of corrections version.
Boy I'd grab the ex police 58 if I could.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:11 PM
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Nice looking gun and department marked...how much did they want for it?
The seller is asking 700 and is firm on his price. I picked the 57-1 for the same price and only had to travel 15 minutes. The 58 is 2 hours away from me. But I sure was wanting it.
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Here's a 41 song. Cheer things up. I wore this 8 track tape out.

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Well he she is my newest addition and it's a beauty. Doesn't appear to have been fired much and the worst part of it is minor freckling on the cylinder which unless it's in the right light isn't visible... Serial number stamped on the bottom of the barrel... Interesting ampersands on the barrel and side plate...Can't wait to take her out....
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NICE!!!!...and a nice match to the nickel.
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Guess I've been a member of this club for some time. I inherited mine from my pop when he passed about 5 years ago. First year of production. The story he told me was that it originally belonged to a South Carolina Sheriff's Deputy who had used it to lethal effect in the line of duty. Then it was given to my father before his first tour in Vietnam. He said he carried it his whole first tour. All I remember of it from my childhood is that it could always be found under his pillow. Quite a hard shock when jumping on his bed while playing as a young boy. He always told me someday it would be mine and that it was priceless to him. It passed to me after he passed and I've had it for 5 years. This past year I finally bought some ammo and fired it, and now I have e been reloading and have a growing love for this cannon. Mod. 58 - Album on Imgur album.
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Beautiful gun and thanks for sharing your story...

Interesting features on your gun that you may want to get a S&W letter...

The grips are mid-60s vintage but generally didn't come stock on the gun...and either did the Target Hammer and Target Trigger. They could however be special ordered and I've seen a couple with the original boxes that indicated they came from the factory that way... By any chance is the serial number stamped inside one of the grip panels? Generally only the Magna style grips have numbers in them,,,

Welcome to the forum...a great first post...

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Old 05-07-2017, 01:10 AM
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May I join the club?

Today's Find...... a story of a negotiation.

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Here is the latest addition to my local 58 club. A model 58 that Andy Horvath converted to a tight 45 Colt then installed a pencil weight 4" barrel that has been rebored by Clearwater reboring before they closed shop. Factory target style grips that I believe one of our forum members thinned down into the coke profile.

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THAT is nice rb6...very very nice...
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Hard to find a gunsmith that will work on Smiths anymore . Both Bowen and Clements have decided to stop working on them . I had known that Bowen had stopped but I thought Clements still would work on them . I emailed him about a conversion job on a Smith and he told me he had quite doing Smiths .
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Thanks! It is nice to be part of such an elite group!!
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Hard to find a gunsmith that will work on Smiths anymore . Both Bowen and Clements have decided to stop working on them . I had known that Bowen had stopped but I thought Clements still would work on them . I emailed him about a conversion job on a Smith and he told me he had quite doing Smiths .
Jack Hunting is still doing custom Smith work. He just turned a Model 53 into a .327 Federal...

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.."elite group"....no just a sub-Cult of a bunch of .41 Loonies...

Welcome aboard...Bob
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Gentlemen,

I just spent some time going through all 24 pages of this thread and updated all of my posts that had defunct photobucket links.

Please take a few minutes to update your photos here so that we can keep the thread alive and well.

Keep posting up your 58's

Here are some pics of my 1st year Model 58 in a smooth leather S&W brand holster.

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