S&W model 64-3 customized by Dave Laubert

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by mlea5150, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    -Barrel shortened from 4" to 3", slab-sided and re-crowned
    -Square butt to round butt conversion
    -Dovetailed fiber optic front sight
    -Action job
    -Metalwork to remove dings and scratches
    -Soft bead blasted finish
    -Grips by Kim Ahrends, holster by Simply Rugged

    IMG_3563 (2).JPG IMG_3566 (2).JPG IMG_3567 (2).JPG IMG_3565 (2).JPG IMG_3564 (2).JPG
     
  2. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    WOW, my first gun was a 64 and I still have it, this would make a great present to myself!
     
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  3. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
  4. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  5. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    A very handsome revolver...
     
  6. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    640
    Nov 26, 2018
    Holy :poop: that’s a nice looking revolver!!

    How did shaving the inch off affect the handling for you? I love 3 inch K frames
     
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  7. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Although I said I would never, ever mod my Dads final revolver purchase, a trip he and I made together in late 70s produced a gun exactly like your donor. I inherited it after he passed. Like new condition, Dad never saw the value in saving boxes. Hhhmmmm…

    Congratulations on a fine piece
     
  8. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    It's the only 3" K-frame I have, but I like it a lot. I especially like the addition of the fiber optic front sight.
     
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  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Dang that is a beauty. Congrats!!!!!
     
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  10. kc1911

    kc1911 Member

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    Jul 13, 2018
    She shore is purdy! My second issued duty weapon was a 4" 64. It replaced a well worn; but delightful to shoot Model 15. I'm really partial to Kim's grips on all my wheelguns.

    Enjoy!!!
     
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  11. budroe

    budroe Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2014
    Beautiful!!!!
     
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  12. Jim PHL

    Jim PHL Well-Known Member

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    Jan 26, 2013
    SPF to Jim PHL!!:D
     
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  13. Rathos

    Rathos New Member

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    Nov 29, 2018
    I had a 19 cut down to 3 inches and the bowen custom front sight milled into the gun. I have to say I like the way the fiber optic looks on your gun a bit better. M193inch.JPG
     
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  14. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    Anything you would have done different to it?
     
  15. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    There are still plans to bob the hammer. We just figured we would wait until Dave had some other things needing to go out for hard chrome and do it then. Other than that, I like her just as she is.
     
  16. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Pretty sweet! A very nice custom - congrats on a beauty!
     
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  17. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    A late response here, been away for a bit, but that is absolutely stellar! I'm on the hunt for a 64 3" NY-1 revolver (have a buddy with some great NYPD connections that's helping to find it).

    3" K frames are wonderful revolvers. Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of shooting that one!
     
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  18. Johnwye60

    Johnwye60 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Sep 1, 2017
    Very nice - thanx for sharing pics
     
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  19. shemeneto

    shemeneto Well-Known Member

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    Nov 22, 2016
    I'm late too but that's a beauty. Hope she serves you well.
    Is Mr. Laubert local to you? It looks like he does nice work. Website?
     
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  20. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    Yes, Dave and I have known each other since we were kids, and live less than a mile away from one another. I'm at his shop bugging him quite often. His website is extremely outdated and doesn't really reflect the work he's doing now. His Facebook page is much more representative.
    http://www.defensivecreations.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/DefensiveCreationsLlc/
    https://americanpistolsmithsguild.com/members/dave-laubert/
     

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