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Old 03-23-2021, 02:04 PM
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Five or six years back I sold my entire M64 collection to a local Forum member. I had all four examples, tapered, two inch, three inch and four inch. As usual, shortly after the sale I was in regret mode. Oh well life goes on. Not the first mistake I made.

Fast forward to 2021 and I was lucky to get a couple of them back. Did a bit of horse trading with my friend and the 4" and 2" came back home.

I had purchased the 4" dash 3 around 2012. It was trashed. I knew what it was when I bought it and wanted to save it.

Cylinder was wobbling around and scraping the forcing cone. Everything about it was toast. Off to the Performance Center. Back then there was a S&W employee who was absolutely a Master of his craft. He took my trashed 64 and performed major surgery. When I got it back the S&W invoice listed what was done along with a bag of used up parts. Even turned the barrel back to correct the B/C gap. The gun was like new. Tight as a tick with an added bonus of having the absolutely nicest trigger that a S&W could have. It is like butter. Double action is so smooth I later installed a DAO hammer and saved the spurred original.

Told my buddy he has first dibs on getting them back when they are lowering me into the hole. He'll get them back eventually. Thanks Mitch....I really appreciate it.

The 2" was another rescue. It is equally nice, I'll get into that one later. A quick pic for the visual.

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very nice! I love stories like this.
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I can feel seller's remorse all over that one. With the magic work performed on that gun you'd better hold onto it this time!!!
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No kidding 75.....I have remorse for every one of them.

Might as well post up the 2". Bright sun today and I can't get a good pic. Enough of one for a visual.

The 2" dash 2 was purchased on this Forum a number of years back. Upon receipt I discovered that it was a little rough in the mechanical department. No big deal. I paid a reasonable price and was happy to get it. Would never see another around local.

Off to the Performance Center again. I believe the same Master worked on this one also. I had sent a few revolvers to the PC over the years and the two 64's were a step above all others in attention to detail and quality of work.

The 2" wasn't as bad as the 4" and didn't need such an extensive rehab. Came back like new and 100% solid. It is another one of my favorites.

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Buddy shoots trap on Wednesday and called this morning to see if I wanted to make a range trip. Spring is springing and I've got more work to do than I care to think about. The heck with it.....pick me up.

A good day to get the 64-3 out for some fresh air. Combat target set at 21 feet. Dug a box of reloads out of the stash. 158 Hornady XTP over 4.6 grains of W231. The DAO pull on this gun is the best I have ever felt on a Smith. Smooth as butter. Bounced around from bull to bull with each shot until empty. Reload and repeat.

Never underestimated a good .38 Spl.

Got a gun to clean.....Regards Klyde


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Good shootin'! Ain't ya glad you got that one back??
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