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Old 09-05-2011, 07:36 AM
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Default Smith & Wesson Performance Center 356 TSW

I purchased a few months ago a Smith & Wesson Performance Center in the caliber 356 TSW. This has a frame mounted safety, like you would see on a 1911. It has a single side safety. If any of you have any info you could share on this pistol it would be of great help. I did have it lettered from Roy Jinks, but other then it was shipped out as a Model 4006 and that it was possible built by the Performance Center after it was originally sold or as a special and shipped as a standard Model 4006. Thanks for any and all help.

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Palmetto Sharpshooter,

I would but I don't know how to post pictures.

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Email me the pic and I will post tonight

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Of course place the @ and . in the appropriate spot with no spaces.

I too want to see your piece.
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SW CQB 45,

I not able to e-mail you pictures. I just don't known how to.

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Default .356 S&W

Standard .356 has a slide mounted safety, and flat black finish with side flats polished to present a pinto appearence.I don't think it would take much to convert a 4006 to .356. I use .40S&W magazines in mine. More info would require 1 or 2 pictures.
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sandwtrader,

I understand what you are saying, but the frame mounted safety like what is on a 1911 just on the left side of the pistol. This pistol does not look anything like the Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 3566 in 356 TSW or any 4006 Smith & Wesson. I have some of each in the 3566 Smith & Wesson Performance Center of all the sizes and very aware of what they look like.

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Sounds like a 1911 in 356 TSW. If you can't post a pic how about listing all the markings on the pistol and any other identifying descriptions and features (barrel length, finish, magazine, etc.).
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RufusG,

As stated in my first post it is on a Smith & Wesson 4006 Frame. It uses the double stacked 356 TSW 15 round magazines, 5" barrel and is a mattie stainless steel finish.

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Do you have a friend with a digital camera and the ability to e-mail someone here a picture so that they can post it for you? I dont think you will get anywhere with only the description...
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If you have a cell phone with a camera and if I pm you my cell number....
You can fwd me some pics and I will post.

I along with others want to see your piece.
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Hey THE ROLLING STONES,
Does it look like this:
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Lucky for you guys I saved the pictures of Rolling Stone's gun from the auction site as it became clear that was all he was going to allow me to get. He's given me permission to post them here to satisfy you fanatics. He was also kind enough to let me fondle it at a gun show where we met up. It is one fine piece and only the 2nd specimen I have seen with a frame mounted safety. The other was a former Mike Plaxco race gun which no longer really looked like a 3rd gen gun. Enjoy folks.







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Very pretty. Looks like one of a kind. Not sure how much of that is still "third gen".
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I bet Paul Lindberg built that gun. Very nice.

Range report!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wow, I am jealous in a good way. I remember reading about the Team's single action double stack 356's. Congratulations. That is a good catch.
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S&W247,

Thanks for saving the pictures and posting them. Your a life saver.

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I have a copy of the custom options available in the custom build years.
I'll email it to you when I find it.
Definitely a menu PC custom.
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Grinder...hope all is well?

correct me if I am wrong....but doesnt the prefix of PCZ mean the first or the prototype of a potential PC series?
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Grinder...hope all is well?

correct me if I am wrong....but doesnt the prefix of PCZ mean the first or the prototype of a potential PC series?
Normally yes on the above
Most of the customs I've seen have special serials chosen/requested by the orderer/owner
I believe if no special serial number was requested, the PC chose the number and the PCZ was an open prefix
Could have been a shooting team gun also
Just based on my observations over the years
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Grinder,

That would be great to have a copy. Any help on what this is would of great help. Thanks again.

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I found a little info on this.
It was called the "Competition pistol"
5" barrel
Adjustable single action trigger
.40 11 round or .356 15 round
Blue or SS
Special frame mounted thumb safety
Custom 3 piece grip
Very limited quantities
Undetermined list price
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I bet that could be converted to 9mm with a 952 barrel, although I dont think I would shoot it much. I would shoot it though...
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WESMAN,

Would you known any history about this firearm. Thanks for any help. If someone else has any info please join in this post.

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Awesome pistol! Damn, I wish S&W would make examples like that again! If they made good size run of those, the .356 may have caught on.

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Late getting to the thread but many years ago I had a Briley built 5906(?) converted to 356TSW in single action with a slide mounted safety. I shot it for a few months but didn't care for the fat grip and my dainty hands. It was a very reliable and pleasant shooter. It was for the USPSA matches and about the time S & W pulled back from USPSA for awhile.
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Wesman,

Would you known anything about this firearm at all ?

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Wesman,

Would you known anything about this firearm at all ?

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I emailed Wesman to look at this thread.
I'm sure he will get back.
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bad man one,

Thanks for the help.

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Bad Man One - Thanks for e-mail.

The Rolling Stones - Nice piece. Very few made for the competition team. Safety was designed by Liebenberg and the beavertail was also a Liebenberg addition for the perfect high hold which he continues to build on all his 1911's today. Sides of beavertail relieved so extra flesh in web of hand have a place to go.

VERY few had the privilege of owning this extreme custom PC gun so it should be a VERY short list of who owned it originally. Congratulations on owning a fine and rare piece of PC history.

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WESMAN,

Thanks for the reply. It nice to known I have a rare firearm. If you find out any other info, please post on the forum. Thanks again.

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