Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 3-Screw PINNED Barrel SWING-OUT Cylinder Hand Ejectors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-09-2014, 11:21 PM
wesson1911 wesson1911 is offline
Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 88
Likes: 29
Liked 109 Times in 18 Posts
Default 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project

I recently picked up a nickel 29-2 with the wooden presentation box, tool kit, and paperwork. The gun was in near mint condition but the case was bear bones. It had the plastic insert and foam without any fabric. I decided to first test my skills on a plastic plate before attempting the box. I was more than pleased with the result. The hardest part was being the only guy in Joann's fabric and waiting 30 minutes for them to cut the fabric. It isn't perfect but i was more than pleased with my first attempt. Here is before and after pictures including the plate lol!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg plates.jpg (48.2 KB, 203 views)
File Type: jpg old.jpg (26.0 KB, 205 views)
File Type: jpg new.jpg (37.0 KB, 221 views)
File Type: jpg unnamed.jpg (45.0 KB, 214 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-10-2014, 12:10 AM
wlp624's Avatar
wlp624 wlp624 is offline
SWCA Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Where Its Hot & Muggy
Posts: 1,058
Likes: 1,325
Liked 1,521 Times in 393 Posts
Default

Nice looking job!
__________________
"We deal in lead, friend."
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 08-10-2014, 12:46 AM
series guy series guy is offline
Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Steel City
Posts: 1,611
Likes: 4,561
Liked 3,231 Times in 1,013 Posts
Default

Looks fantastic! Take the piece of cardboard out of the tool compartment and glue felt to it also. it was blue from the factory.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-10-2014, 07:17 AM
j a j a is offline
Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 415
Likes: 411
Liked 710 Times in 177 Posts
Default wesson1911

Can you give us anymore details about the process? How did you select the fabric? How did you fasten it to the plastic? How did you get it stretched with no wrinkles? How long did it take?
And lastly more pics of the 29 please. JA
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-2014, 08:10 AM
madmikeb's Avatar
madmikeb madmikeb is offline
SWCA Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Midcoast Maine
Posts: 1,287
Likes: 1,132
Liked 1,307 Times in 390 Posts
Default

Wow, great job! I agree with j_a, more details please, I've got four cases that need to be redone.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 08-10-2014, 02:28 PM
wesson1911 wesson1911 is offline
Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 88
Likes: 29
Liked 109 Times in 18 Posts
Default

The process was much easier than I thought and took less than 20 minutes. I got the fabric at Joann's and bought 2 yards. I picked the fabric closest to the SW blue and material. Luckily the fabric I got was somewhat flexible to help mold into the plastic. I used Fast Tack auto upholstery adhesive since it was safe on plastic. I just sprayed a light spray on the back of the fabric with a heavier coat to the plastic and foam. Then I worked it into the groves and molded it to fit flush. You have to work fast before it dries. I then let it dry for 10 minutes and cut the access fabric. If anybody in the Dallas are wants one done please PM me. I can work for ammo or a little cash.

Last edited by wesson1911; 08-10-2014 at 02:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 08-10-2014, 06:57 PM
madmikeb's Avatar
madmikeb madmikeb is offline
SWCA Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Midcoast Maine
Posts: 1,287
Likes: 1,132
Liked 1,307 Times in 390 Posts
Default

Thanks for the info, I've got to give this a try!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-10-2014, 11:20 PM
wesson1911 wesson1911 is offline
Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 88
Likes: 29
Liked 109 Times in 18 Posts
Default

More pictures of the 29-2 as requested! The other gun is my 8 3/8 inch 27-2
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 3.jpg (35.8 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg 2.jpg (49.5 KB, 21 views)

Last edited by wesson1911; 08-10-2014 at 11:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 09-15-2021, 05:39 PM
Vtgw938 Vtgw938 is offline
Member
29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project 29-2 Presentation Box DIY Project  
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Vermont
Posts: 68
Likes: 22
Liked 157 Times in 36 Posts
Default Done the Same Thing With the Styrofoam Inserts

Saw this old post. I have done this with the styrofoam with good results. I used stretch velvet, which allowed me to stretch the fabric somewhat to work into the depressions without too much wrinkling. Used spray glue which is easy but also easy to spray to much and soaks the material or too little and doesn't stick. Need to seal the strofoam. Still working out the details. I used dark blue since that was what they had, but I like the color better and i am not trying to fool anyone. I have some green and royal blue now. Working on making inserts right now.

As you can see in the image, the color/shine changes with the angle you are looking at the fabric and the way it is put down.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1173 (2).jpg (73.8 KB, 37 views)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S/N 600 32-20 Project - Could use a little help with this one! THREEDFLYER S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 8 12-23-2016 07:40 PM
Asking help for my new project Roboto S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 0 12-09-2012 09:43 PM
A project.............? lawandorder S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 1 12-24-2011 10:33 PM
project 36 lagavulin62 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 2 10-24-2010 06:56 PM
629 Project Gun DelavanKs S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 3 10-22-2009 10:37 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)