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Old 08-29-2011, 12:33 PM
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Ok, I have a question. I currently have a 625JM and a TR325. I would like a snubbie 25-2 by Jovino, but I realize that isn't going to happen. I am aware of the 325NG and that may happen one day. But I like the idea of a steel snubbie.

So...does anyone ever chop down a 625 to a 3" model or to a true snubbie?

Looking on the net today, it seems some people with 3" N-Frames are quite proud of them. Which is fine. And I look at Model 25s and it's the same thing. Or they are so mint it would be a shame for me to buy it.

So....does anyone ever take a 625 and chop on it? If you have, I would love to see some pics. I would even like some suggestions on shops who do this type of work?

Oh...and if someone has a Jovino Effector in 45 they want to sell me, I'm open to that as well. Hahahaha!

And for the record, my longterm to do list is to get a 1917 that is beat to death and chop that down to almost-Fitz as well. I say almost since I am not too hip on the open trigger-guard.

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P.S. My first post on a revolver forum.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:45 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Greyson. You came aboard with a great question. Cylinder & Slide may be able to do that work. Their reputation is good........
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FYI-You can't cut a longer barrel to 2 1/2" because of the ejector rod.
You need new parts for that.

SDM cuts barrels to 4"; don't know about to 3". $250.
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I found my three inch 625-3 not too long ago for just over $500. They are out there. Times are making people sell guns they otherwise wouldn't. I figured that gun needed a good home and adopted it right away. I have even paid for all its shots since then...
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Why would you want to cut the barrel back instead of removing it and installing a new, shorter one? It seems like that would be less costly. Or, are factory barrels uncommon and prohibitively expensive?

I'm not trying to "be smart" here. I am trying to "get smart".
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:49 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Greyson. You came aboard with a great question. Cylinder & Slide may be able to do that work. Their reputation is good........
I was talking to them at SHOT but at the time, I didn't even think to look at their revolver work. I was on their site yesterday. It seems their wait times have come down.

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Old 08-29-2011, 01:53 PM
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FYI-You can't cut a longer barrel to 2 1/2" because of the ejector rod.
You need new parts for that.

SDM cuts barrels to 4"; don't know about to 3". $250.
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Hmmm...SDM. Heard of them but didn't think of them with revolvers. We are actually in the same state so that helps a bit with getting it to and from.

As for cutting it down...you are correct. I know some parts will be in play. I was using it as a general term but that in know way is to infer I understand anything about revolvers!

I know my 325TR has a short ejector-rod.

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Old 08-29-2011, 02:00 PM
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Why would you want to cut the barrel back instead of removing it and installing a new, shorter one? It seems like that would be less costly. Or, are factory barrels uncommon and prohibitively expensive?

I'm not trying to "be smart" here. I am trying to "get smart".
Good point. I wasn't sure myself. I was looking at my 625 last night and the ejector rod. I was thinking some off the front, some off the back. But then I am forgetting about the barrel threads.

What was the shortest Jovino cut down a 45 to?

Just as an exercise, could one purchase a 325 Night Guard barrel after / second market? Don't know I want it that short, but I want to see what my options are.

Just thinking out loud which is always dangerous.

There are a couple of 625s forsale I have seen with 3" barrels. One is about 1000 and the other is 1300. I don't have a problem with the prices as a point of cost. I understand a Jovino is not going to be cheap. These aren't Jovinos first of all. But I don't think 1300 for a revolver that is still longer than what I am ideally wanting isn't efficient.

Has anyone made steel 625 / 25 snubbies on their own?


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Old 08-29-2011, 03:24 PM
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I believe Jovino got them down to 3" without shortening the ejector rod.
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I bought a 3" m25 barrel from gunparts co., sent my m25 with a bad 6" barrel and the new barrel to S&W for a proper fitting and refinish in nickle. The gun isn't finished yet but when I get it I will post pictures.
PS, the price for the barrel was $100. I'm going to order more before the run out.
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I bought a 3" m25 barrel from gunparts co., sent my m25 with a bad 6" barrel and the new barrel to S&W for a proper fitting and refinish in nickle. The gun isn't finished yet but when I get it I will post pictures.
PS, the price for the barrel was $100. I'm going to order more before the run out.
Sounds like a nice revolver. I would be interested in seeing pics when you get it back. What is your expected delivery date?

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Yes, please post pics of you're gun when it is done. Was it a 3" heavy bbl? Larry
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These days there are factory big bore snubbies. . . back in the 70s and 80s N-frame snubbies did not exist so Jovino, Belhert and others steeped up to the place and gave the public what it was craving.

Here is my Belhert. It has a 2 3/8" barrel. Custom snubbies of the day were between 2 5/8" and 2 3/8".




Today you can buy Night Guards with their 2 1/2" barrels.




Then there are the 2" barreled N-frames. Here is an 8 shot 357 Magnum




In 45 S&W offered these in 45ACP or 45 Long Colt like the pair below.




I like the 45 snubbies so much that I grabbed 4 extra barrels so that I could build a few with adjustable sights.




I also grabbed a 3" for a future project. I wish I could have gotten more than one of these as well.




Then there are the snubby made by other manufacturers. Here is a Astra Terminator




Taurus has/had an entire lineup of 5 shot big bore. These are about L-frame size.




With all of that going on it is far more practical to buy one than have a gunsmith cut one down for you. However if money is no option and you really want what you want, you can have anything made.
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Welcome to the Forum

These days there are factory big bore snubbies. . . back in the 70s and 80s N-frame snubbies did not exist so Jovino, Belhert and others steeped up to the place and gave the public what it was craving.

Here is my Belhert. It has a 2 3/8" barrel. Custom snubbies of the day were between 2 5/8" and 2 3/8".




Today you can buy Night Guards with their 2 1/2" barrels.




Then there are the 2" barreled N-frames. Here is an 8 shot 357 Magnum




In 45 S&W offered these in 45ACP or 45 Long Colt like the pair below.




I like the 45 snubbies so much that I grabbed 4 extra barrels so that I could build a few with adjustable sights.




I also grabbed a 3" for a future project. I wish I could have gotten more than one of these as well.




Then there are the snubby made by other manufacturers. Here is a Astra Terminator




Taurus has/had an entire lineup of 5 shot big bore. These are about L-frame size.




With all of that going on it is far more practical to buy one than have a gunsmith cut one down for you. However if money is no option and you really want what you want, you can have anything made.
The Astra was made in 45ACP?

I also can't seem to find a Taurus 455 or Jovino. How difficult is it to find a Belhert 2 3/8 barrel? I am liking barrels under 3.

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Yes, please post pics of you're gun when it is done. Was it a 3" heavy bbl? Larry
Nope, it is a 3" tapered barrell.
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Sounds like a nice revolver. I would be interested in seeing pics when you get it back. What is your expected delivery date?

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Greyson
I was told 16 weeks and I can't remember when I sent it in. It'll show up one day and be a complete surprise. I'm also waiting for two Pythons to come back from the factory, arrival date also unknown. It'll be a nice fall this year.
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