If he brings a few to Hogpocalypse we might set up a little shrine...

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shoobe01 posted:

So I'm gathering you have enough revolvers alone to post a gun a day — without repeats — for years. 

Oh yea. It won’t be just revolvers, but a bit of everything. 

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MOJONIXON posted:
shoobe01 posted:

So I'm gathering you have enough revolvers alone to post a gun a day — without repeats — for years. 

Everyone generally speaks in awe of Con’s gun room and no disrespect to Con but I’d like a peek in Darryl’s safes. 

You and me both brother.

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Just liked it on FB. Not to sound gay or stalky but I have been a DB fan from the THUG article days, so DB guns and their various backgrounds is pretty cool. I even carried a Glock 17/19 grip chop and grew a huge stache, just kidding about the stache part.

I hit it up as well. 

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So, a newb type of question.

How does one go about choosing a quality local gunsmith? What kind of stuff do I look for?

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yakc130 posted:

So, a newb type of question.

How does one go about choosing a quality local gunsmith? What kind of stuff do I look for?

Don't confine yourself to " local".

The best gunsmiths are only a FedEx truck away.

Otherwise, ask....

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CWALLEY - the S&W 1917 is one of my grail revolvers, Not happening anytime soon though unless I win the lottery.

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I've been falling so long it's like gravity's gone & I'm just floating...

So how stupid was I to pass on a real nice 1917 revolver at a LGS in Marquette, MI on about 1976, as I needed to to go to the AF Base to cash a check.  Price on the gun, yup, $175, still kicking myself for not dropping $20 as a deposit.  Shit. 

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On the up side, I bought a nice  1897 12 ga riot gun in 1987 at a  LGS in SoCal for $350. Just had it assessed by the Winchester Collectors association for $1,500 - $1,800.  So maybe karma. 

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C Walley posted:
Halfneck posted:

CWALLEY - the S&W 1917 is one of my grail revolvers, Not happening anytime soon though unless I win the lottery.

If you're ever in my AO, you are invited to pop some primers with it

Thanks on the offer.

Please tell me you got a military style holster for it too? Loved the 1917 even before the movie Fury came out.

B0308 - Yea I did something similar. I passed on a Brazilian Contract 1917 for around $250. Timeframe was the early 90s and I didn't know better.

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Halfneck posted:
C Walley posted:
Halfneck posted:

CWALLEY - the S&W 1917 is one of my grail revolvers, Not happening anytime soon though unless I win the lottery.

If you're ever in my AO, you are invited to pop some primers with it

Thanks on the offer.

Please tell me you got a military style holster for it too? Loved the 1917 even before the movie Fury came out.

B0308 - Yea I did something similar. I passed on a Brazilian Contract 1917 for around $250. Timeframe was the early 90s and I didn't know better.

I did buy one of those.  A local guy was doing the then-popular chop jobs on them.  Cut the barrel down to 3.25 inches, put a blade front sight on them, and turn them into a winter top-coat gun.  Loaded them up with the old Speer 200-grain "flying ashtray" round in full moon clips.  You could do the Lord's work up close with one.

Medical bills forced me to resell it 20 years ago, so I'm going to recreate one.  Natch, it will be triple the old price.  

I'd get a 25 and do the trim job. Less sacrilege...

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I bought one of the Brazilian contract 1917s over 25 years ago.  Probably had a 20 pound trigger pull and cheap, ill-fitting rubber grips.  Had a gunsmith lighten the trigger pull and replaced the grips with S&W service grips, probably from a Mod. 28.   Needs some timing work for double action, but single-action is OK. 

Saw the pistol in a Shotgun News ad, for $130, and had a dealer order it for me.

I have an S&W 1917.  It was originally a .455 (I guess went to England?), then changed to .45 AR.  Shoots .45 ACP in clips, as well.  Had it for over 20 years, got it for $50.  No idea as to the value, and I have thought about having it cut down like SERIOUSSTUDENT posted.

 

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Halfneck posted:
C Walley posted:
Halfneck posted:

CWALLEY - the S&W 1917 is one of my grail revolvers, Not happening anytime soon though unless I win the lottery.

If you're ever in my AO, you are invited to pop some primers with it

Thanks on the offer.

Please tell me you got a military style holster for it too? Loved the 1917 even before the movie Fury came out.

B0308 - Yea I did something similar. I passed on a Brazilian Contract 1917 for around $250. Timeframe was the early 90s and I didn't know better.

I do have a holster, but its a repro

I do however have an unopened box of period ammo that is loaded in half-moon clips,

 

 

 

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Well, just traded into this....we won't talk about my need for rape counselor. 

Overall it hits all the high Mark's.

2.75"  barrel

Full length ejector 

Bevel cylinder.

Adjustable sights

Lock...meh....I'm unconcerned.



Shot about 200-250 rounds of 38+P through it.  Cylinder hung up and wouldnt rotate once....not sure if it was the round not seated or crud somewhere..but it didnt happen again.

I do need to learn to shoot a revolver again, but....buy the 200rd count my finger was wore out...pretty sure it's going to need a gunsmith.

Also, at 25 yes it's way high and rear sight is bottomed out. 

All ammo was 125+P.....not interested in trying different ammo. So...one or two more range trips....if it persists..its back to S&W

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This was 5rds each..5,10,15,20,25 yards with Remington 125+P all DA...the first 25rds out of the gun

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Pulled out my grandfather's Colt Police Positive in .38 Short Colt.  This was his sidearm when he was a security guard at High Standard during Dubya Dubya EyeEye.  IIRC, they were making .50 machine gun barrels. 

Finish is so so and grips are chipped but it is super tight with crisp rifling and a nice trigger.  Since I'll never part with it, I'm going to have it re blued and find some grips.20190206_14505820190206_145113

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Linz posted:

When you have re-glued it, could post some images?

People....never....let....up.

Yes, it's  RE-BLUED NOT RE-GLUED.  I am sorry and will now go smash one of toes with a framing hammer in hopes of regaining my honour.

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I legit thought you meant glue the stocks. 

At least in photos, I am fine with the look. I wouldn't re-blue it. 

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That would be a horrible tragedy to re-blue that. Just my $.02.

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Consigliere posted:
Linz posted:

When you have re-glued it, could post some images?

People....never....let....up.

Yes, it's  RE-BLUED NOT RE-GLUED.  I am sorry and will now go smash one of toes with a framing hammer in hopes of regaining my honour.

If you bring that gun to Hogpocalypse I will bring the wood grips from my 1956 Colt Trooper along and we can test fit them. If they fit we can work out a deal if you should decide that you want them. 

You’re welcome

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I would do some research, something tells me re-blueing it won't hurt any collector value. I would look into a guy like Turnbul who will do an era correct finish, and have at it.

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 "they say if it works, it's a good tactic...I say anything can work once" 

3.5” Model 27 or 3” Model 65 ???

I possibly have a chance at acquiring a 3.5” model 27-2. 

It would involve my 65 and some cash...

 

 

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BKS posted:

3.5” Model 27 or 3” Model 65 ???

I possibly have a chance at acquiring a 3.5” model 27-2. 

It would involve my 65 and some cash...

 

 

If I had the trade bait and cash I’d be all over a 3.5” 27.  

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While a 3 inch 65 is a good carry gun.... Patton carried a 3.5 inch Registered Magnum...

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MrMurphy posted:

While a 3 inch 65 is a good carry gun.... Patton carried a 3.5 inch Registered Magnum...

Is the Registered Magnum what is also called the “pre 27” .357?

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There were the Registered Magnums then the "Three Fifty Seven Magnums", then in the 50s it became the 27.

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