Searching for Smith & Wesson Pistolsmith

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by philk, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. philk

    philk Member

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    May 19, 2020
    Some time ago I sold my short barrel .44 mag 329 NG that was built for me by Denny Reichard . Always intended to have him customize a 4" barrel one but he has sadly passed away. Looking for a smith that knows S&W revolvers in and out. Here’s a pic of it, those are some nasty looking hollow points.
     

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  2. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

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  3. WC145

    WC145 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Mark Hartshorne - https://pinnaclehighperformance.com/

    Mark's done work for me on several revolvers including building my 360J .38spl/9mm convertible and my 3" M28 .41mag, great guy to work with and a top shelf revolversmith.
     
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  4. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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  5. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

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  6. Tom_R

    Tom_R Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    When did Denny pass?
     
  7. Stentor

    Stentor NRA Life Member Supporting Addict

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    Believe Ted is booked out about two years for revolvers...
     
  8. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    That’s not bad.
     
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  9. philk

    philk Member

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    About a year ago. Don`t know if his daughter is keeping the range and store open or not. Google him and the obituary will come up. They were just down the road from me, it was always fun to stop in there.
     
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  10. philk

    philk Member

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  11. philk

    philk Member

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    May 19, 2020
    Thanks, Looks like either Laubert or Hartshorne can do what I want , will have to check on there backlogs.
     
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  12. mlea5150

    mlea5150 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2016
    Dave goes back and forth between revolvers and 1911's, and I know for a fact that he's in the midst of doing revolvers right now, so this would be a good time to contact him.
     
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  13. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    Frank Glenn and Nelson Ford are pretty top notch Smith guys. My late dad had Frank Glenn smooth up the action and trigger of his 686 shortly after he got it. All these thousands of rounds later it still locks up/times perfectly.
     
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  14. Au Jus in Bello

    Au Jus in Bello Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2017
    Really depends on what you're looking to have done -- some things any trained S&W armorer can do, other stuff you want a true revolversmith.

    Also depends on where you are as there might be someone top-shelf to recommend that's nearby.

    Anyway, Frank Glenn is one of the few remaining old school revolver gunsmiths and is highly recommended: http://www.glenncustom.com/index.html
     
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  15. philk

    philk Member

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    May 19, 2020
    Yes forgot about Glenn, remember his name from back in the ‘70s . Would be an excellent choice.
     
  16. newt

    newt Well-Known Member

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    Another callout for Mr. Yost. I’ve got two and a 3rd on the way.
     
  17. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2017
    Frank Glenn in Phoenix, Arizona. Great guy can work on a S&W revolver with his eyes closed.
     
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  18. Tom_R

    Tom_R Member

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    Nov 7, 2016
    Model 13 and a model 66 I believe?

    Can you give us a few details on these?

    They are sublime.
     
  19. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Good luck in your 'smith search, many great ones already mentioned.

    Fantastic wheelgun pics everyone.
     
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  20. newt

    newt Well-Known Member

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    Aug 31, 2011
    Tom,

    Almost.

    The bottom one is an M66 2.5” that I sent to Ted some years back for his “conversion” (his words not mine).

    The other one is far more interesting. It is a model 10-8 that was converted by Ted to .357 and was his personal carry pistol for a time. I purchased it from a forum member and posted a pic on a private FB channel. Ted saw it an emailed me asking how I got it and explained some of the history to me. The trigger on it is truly amazing.

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