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Old 07-29-2020, 01:50 PM
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Default Model 25 .45LC Jovino or Magnaport Custom?

Stumbled across a unique pair of custom .45LC Model 25's. They are also finished in Hard Chrome. Anyone ever seen one of these?
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Could be either, or neither. All I know is I want them both. Nice guns OP

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Very cool pair of Magnaport Customs. Both the porting and muzzle crown indicate Magnaport. Do you own these or are they for sale somewhere?
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I agree these are Magnaport custom guns.
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Nice pair

Not Jovinos with that muzzle.

Mag-Na-Port is a better guess, but Mag-Na-Port usually puts their logo on conversions

There are other gunsmiths that could have done it as well. Cylinder and Slide or Ron Power are viable suspects. With the nice hard chrome job, it could have been Bob Cogan at Accurate Plating and Weaponry, etc.

Give Mag-Na-Port a call with the serial numbers and see what they say
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Love the large cal, short barrel look! The hard chrome is nice and the deep dish 11 degree target crowns is something I do to my own guns , luv the look!
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Nice pair

Not Jovinos with that muzzle.

Mag-Na-Port is a better guess, but Mag-Na-Port usually puts their logo on conversions

There are other gunsmiths that could have done it as well. Cylinder and Slide or Ron Power are viable suspects. With the nice hard chrome job, it could have been Bob Cogan at Accurate Plating and Weaponry, etc.

Give Mag-Na-Port a call with the serial numbers and see what they say
They do have the Mag-Na-Port logos on one side of the barrel...

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Very cool pair of Magnaport Customs. Both the porting and muzzle crown indicate Magnaport. Do you own these or are they for sale somewhere?
Not mine, but the owner is willing to part with one of them (for $2,000).
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They do have the Mag-Na-Port logos on the barrels...
Then you have your answer
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Love the large cal, short barrel look!
Short Barrels? Those are not Short Barrels . . . . . . Now These are Short Barrels



Though I would not mind a pair of the 2 3/8" 25s as well, but not for $2000 each.

You could get Mag-Na-Port to convert one of your own Model 25s for a lot less than that.
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Just found this thread:
My new S&W 25-5
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I have an 80s Guns & Ammo annual with a Dave Arnold article with tons of pictures Of him shooting Magnaport snub N frames in various calibers including .45ACP, .44 Mag., and .45 Colt. They sure look like these guns.

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I just found that the package is still offered on the Magnaport Website:

Combat Mini .44 Magnum Conversion

A 2 " or 3" Conversion only
A custom design for maximum concealability, using a Smith & Wesson 29, 629, 25 or 57 or on any N-Frame revolver. Rework grip frame to round butt k-frame; Mag-Na-Port process; Cut and crown barrel, furnish and remount Baughman front sight; Installation of front locking device; Colored front sight insert, yellow or red; Combat trigger conversion; Semi-bob hammer; Fine tune action. Velvet Hone Finish. (P.O.R.)
Pachmayr Grips are available, P.O.R.
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You gotta love them. Sweet!!
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