Custom Revolver Maker: Anyone who specializes?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Dillinger, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Okay, I am not talking about a gunshop that does 60% of their business in rifles, 20% in AR's and the other 20% is whatever walks in the door.

    I am talking a place that takes revolvers seriously and will turn out a quality model that isn't the S&W Performance Center and isn't a place like D&L Sports that charges 10 times the price for the same gun because it has been blessed. :rolleyes:

    I am thinking I have the need for a .44 mag revolver that is a shorter barrel for carry, but still accurate and fine tuned for easy shooting without needing wrist surgery. :cool:

    Anyone know a guy?
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Dude, you expect to run into some angry bears? A small .44 Mag isn't real pleasant to shoot by any stretch of the imagination. On the serious side, S&W revolvers are quite easy to work on and smooth out yourself. I did the trigger work on my 686 and it is very smooth and sprung just right...
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    The .44 has always had a special place for me. My old man had one and my grandfather owned one. I figure now that I am "old" I need at least one .44 in the arsenal.

    I have shot a couple of smaller barrel .44's that were quite tame if prepped & weighted correctly.

    I love the look of this piece, but definitely not in that caliber and definitely NOT for the pricetag on it. :eek:
     

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    canebrake New Member

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  5. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Here's a couple

    I'm looking at these two at Buds, I was thinking the same thing about a .44
    I should have one I'm old too

    Smith & Wesson 629 Classic .44 Mag 5" $775
    Smith & Wesson 329PD .44 Mag/.44SW 4" Airlite HIVIZ $904
     
  6. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You need to wrap your fingers around a 329PD that has a .500 A&W grip on it. It'll give you a woody...
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Got any pics of yours? I know you have one, you revolver hoarding bastard. :p:D
     
  8. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I took a new photo just for you Buddy!
     

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  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Funny you should bring this up, JD. I just returned from shooting all my magnum handguns and let me just say, a good pair of shooting gloves can do a lot for a day magnum shooting. Tamed my 44 right down.
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Bastard. :p

    I'll have to add that you my around town shopping list. Lots of pawn and used gun stores in the Tacoma area. I just got to find one without a body on it. :eek:
     
  11. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    This is the one I RECOMMEND JD, to fulfill your requirements! 2" barrel, super light-weight, and pure .44 MAGNUM. It won't rust, won't corrode, and it can handle anything you dish out. But beware, the recoil on this revolver makes a .500 Magnum feel like a .22.

    You are looking at the Model 329PD .44 Mag Alaska Backpacker.
     

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  12. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    OK JD, here it is... simple, strong, reliable, easy to shoot, and a great work-piece.

    Ruger Alaskan .44

    For the money it's as good as it gets.
     

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  13. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's what I am talking about Mark. Good size and still some room for some work by me. Really nice. I'll be looking that one up. Thanks!
     
  14. michigan0626

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    I went to the American Pistolsmiths Guild webiste, searched for a guild by specialty. Punched in revolver and got this list:

    Bowen, Hamilton
    Cominolli, Joseph
    Garrett, Sandy
    Hartshorne, Mark
    Jarvis, William
    Keefer, James 'Jerry'
    Morganti, Marc
    Mulkerin, Scott D.
    Power, Ron
    Strange, Ed
    Stroh, Jim
    Williams, Dave

    The American Pistolsmiths Guild

    Im sure anyone on that list can help you out.

    sidenote/highjack- Anyone ever heard of, or knows someone, that makes a special cylinder for revolvers? I have been thinking about getting a 44 short barrel, but replacing the cylinder with a 4 shot .44 mag cylinder to slim it down a bit?
     
  15. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    5 round is as small as you can go on a revolver cylinder.
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Hey Mark, what's the recoil like on that Alaskan?
     
  17. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    It's about like shooting a .357 Magnum. Stout, but manageable.
     
  18. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Did Jack tell you to say that? :p
     
  19. NGIB

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    Recoil avoids Jack as it wouldn't dare irritate him...
     
  20. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Really? How about the Colt Cloverleaf (4 rounds) or the Dardick, which
    had a 3 round "cylinder".


    Hamilton Bowen or John Linebaugh for a big bore custom revolver. Assuming
    that time and money are not factors.

    I've shot a Ruger Redhawk 44 that was chopped to about 2.5" and
    Magnaported. Not too bad. Impressive fireball.