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Old 05-19-2017, 04:08 PM
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Over the winter my gunsmith cut back the underlug on my six inch Model 617 and I am as happy as can be with it. I hope I have figured out how to attach the 2 photos I took today.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:12 PM
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Very nice indeed. Looks like a scaled down Model 629.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:13 PM
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Reminiscent of a Model 19. I like it!

I meant to say Model 66.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:16 PM
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Very nice. They should come that way. Great idea and work.
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BEAUTIFUL WORK ! ! ! I'M SURE THE REVOLVER BALANCES MORE NATURALLY IN THE HAND.....
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:59 PM
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Very nice. They should come that way. Great idea and work.
This +1000! This is what they should be making from the factory! My preference would be the 4" version, but regardless the underlug should be GONE! I feel the exact same way about the 686. Get rid of the dang useless too heavy underlug!

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That's a beauty, your smith did a great job.
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Looks like he did a good job!
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:07 PM
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Beautiful! I love my 617's but do find the 6" flavor a touch nose heavy! I'd buy one like that in a heartbeat! ( Common S&W, listen to you customers. Maybe a 617 Pro w 5" slimmed, 1/2 lug barrel , even?)


p.s. If you don't mind me asking, approximately how much did the mod cost you?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:12 PM
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I like the full lug look best...but the feel and balance of the ''regular''bbl best.Since I don't look at myself while I'm shooting(that front sight is pretty captivating),I'll go with the slimmer barrel finish.
Nice job you got there!
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This +1000! This is what they should be making from the factory! My preference would be the 4" version, but regardless the underlug should be GONE! I feel the exact same way about the 686. Get rid of the dang useless too heavy underlug!

Mark in GA
I agree... a 4 inch 617 half lug like the scarce mountain gun version should be a catalog standard... and just so you know S&W did make a 686+ 5 inch half lug as a stocking dealer special...
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I have to say I like it too. I like the look and feel of a half lug barrel better.
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I like it. Maybe someday I'll do that to my 686+ 6". It's a great gun but muzzle heavy.
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Sweeeeeet ..................but make mine a; 4". 6 shot, round butt.... please

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DLV- mind telling us who the smith was and how much it cost you. I just bought a 4" Ruger GP100 to get the same type of gun. Would like a smith to keep it company.
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Very nice. They should come that way. Great idea and work.
I agree totally!

It looks great!
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:31 PM
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I do not know if forum rules let me post this information. If I am doing wrong, my apologies. The gunsmith is Corey Sibbio who owns Fort Corey Customs in Hyannis, MA. fccgunsmithing@gmail.com

I do not know what he charges for this work. He is a friend and fellow Marine. We have done favors for each other over many years. I left him the gun last year, then went to Florida for seven months. He had a high speed cutter which gave out before the job was done and finished it with a lot of hand work. I think the cost of a carbide cutter is something just under $400 and he would need to get one if more of this work comes in. Mine was bright shiny and it is necessary to bead blast it so the finish is uniform. He was going to give it to me as a gift. I put $500 into his hand and ordered him to take it. I guess if you are interested drop him a line and ask him cost and turn around time. This is my absolutely favorite handgun now.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:02 PM
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I did mine years back, I never could get used to the full underlug for a timber tramping handgun.

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