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JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 430 Member
Customer brought in a Dan Wesson revolver and tells me he wants a 15" bbl and how he wants it to look. He's gotta be pushing mid 80's so I have no idea what the use is. Maybe just a conversation piece. I got a 1:18 blank and started on it yesterday afternoon and got it mostly done today. Still have to blue and port it but he wanted to fire it today. Its actually not heavy at all either which surprised me.

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Nice work.

    At least he didn't ask for a custom holster :#
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,770 Senior Member
    That.......

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 304 Member
    Ever see the Wayans movie 'I'm Gonna Get You Sucka"?   :D
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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,738 Senior Member
     :D 
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,749 Senior Member
    Maybe he just watched City Heat with Eastwood and Reynolds, and wanted ot make sure that his is the loginest.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,658 Senior Member
    edited June 14 #8
    Well that's different! I like it. Never seen a new barrel go through the existing one. Was it shot out? Did you bore it?
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 522 Senior Member
    Curious about the setup.
    Why the barrel in the other ?
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,770 Senior Member
    From a machining perspective, it can be done. OTOH, I'd have flat turned that job down. Waaay too much risk involved here.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,403 Senior Member
    Maybe he just saw the first Batman movie...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,770 Senior Member
    Sorry, Dude.....just realized what I was looking at. I'd do that job, but like you, I'd be scratching my head...... ;)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 430 Member
    The Dan Wesson has a barrel/bore liner that has a locking collar that holds the "outer barrel" solid to the frame. I just removed that inner liner and made the new barrel replace it with a shoulder machined in. Its uglier than all hell but at least done right. I don't ask questions. I just take their money 😆
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,770 Senior Member
    The Dan Wesson has a barrel/bore liner that has a locking collar that holds the "outer barrel" solid to the frame. I just removed that inner liner and made the new barrel replace it with a shoulder machined in. Its uglier than all hell but at least done right. I don't ask questions. I just take their money 😆
    Tip of the hat, sir. You done well..

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,861 Senior Member
    That gun is going to do for him what the pills can't.
    😁
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    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,543 Senior Member
    Yowza!!  That is good work.
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  • HappySquidHappySquid Member Posts: 362 Member
    The Dan Wesson has a barrel/bore liner that has a locking collar that holds the "outer barrel" solid to the frame. I just removed that inner liner and made the new barrel replace it with a shoulder machined in. Its uglier than all hell but at least done right. I don't ask questions. I just take their money 😆
    look at picture #3  you can see the shoulder clearly ;)
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    The Dan Wesson has a barrel/bore liner that has a locking collar that holds the "outer barrel" solid to the frame. I just removed that inner liner and made the new barrel replace it with a shoulder machined in. Its uglier than all hell but at least done right. I don't ask questions. I just take their money 😆
    That’s crazy!!!  Cool but freaking NUTS!!! 🤣
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    Ask your customer if his name was HvyMax, and if he is going to be running this at 1000 yards.


    🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    That is unique for sure.
    I have never seen one quite like that.
    Whose barrel did you use?
    Is he going to stay with iron sights or put a optic on it?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,422 Senior Member
    Ask your customer if his name was HvyMax, and if he is going to be running this at 1000 yards.


    I just sprayed the phone with coffee! 🤣😂
    kinda miss that little troll. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,809 Senior Member
    That is unique for sure.
    I have never seen one quite like that.
    Whose barrel did you use?
    Is he going to stay with iron sights or put a optic on it?
    This is what I’m wondering as well. He’ll be missing out on the biggest benefit of the longer barrel if it’s just gonna be used with that short sight radius. It would either need the front sight on the end of the new barrel or an optic to really get something out of it. 
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 430 Member
    That is unique for sure.
    I have never seen one quite like that.
    Whose barrel did you use?
    Is he going to stay with iron sights or put a optic on it?
    Green Mountain Bbl as usual. He didn't mention a thing about the sights. From what I gathered he's got a field somewhere that he goes and plinks cardboard and soda cans at. Honestly an optic would make it look less stupid than it is now. At least it would look like it had an intended purpose. It's like seeing a rifle without a scope or any iron sights 😅
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,350 Senior Member
    He should have just bought this.

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