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WhiteCoyote
06-12-2010, 00:09
Some may remember a project S&W highway Patrolman I had Customized.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1961-1980/91912-project-s-wm28hp-updated-09-11-09-w-pics-pg-6-a.html

Well, I am pleased to announce there is a sequel, and it is finished!
I purchased this S&W Highway Patrolman from a Sergeant I work with for $200.00. It had a 6" barrel that had a buldge in it, had some rust, and minor pitting. Overall it was a good solid S&W revolver.
This is the way the Highway Patrolman looked originally. It's hard to tell from the photograph, the buldged barrel.
http://i50.tinypic.com/2i2bzi8.jpg
This has been a project, about 1.5 years in the making.

I purchased a 4" barrel here on the S&W forum. The Highway Patrolman was then taken to Mag-Na-Port for the project.
Mag-na-port International--Home Page (http://www.magnaport.com/)

Customizing the Highway Patrolman:
*Barrel was cut & crowned to 2.75"
*Front sight was re-installed
*Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty rear sight installed Extreme Duty Fixed Rear Sight without Dots for K-L-N Frame Revolver (http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=CSM1368)
*Grip frame was converted to a "round butt"
*Barrel & cylinder were sent to Bowen to be bored out to .44 Special + B O W E N + Bowen Classic Arms - Custom Revolvers, Pistols and Guns Repair and Pistolsmithing (http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/)
*Custom Elk Horn grips by patrick Grashorn Home (http://www.grashornsgunworks.com/)
*Trigger job, and blue refinished.

Prior to being finished, Mag-Na-Port had me pick up the Highway Patrolman. I took it to the range, and fired it to make sure the sights were "regulated". They were, it fired just fine.
http://i45.tinypic.com/33kw2ti.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/v2y3bb.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2hnvzmq.jpg
The finished product!
http://i45.tinypic.com/2qu6h6u.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/208fuoy.jpg

WhiteCoyote
06-12-2010, 00:12
http://i47.tinypic.com/29102f5.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/33w8qkn.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2drv4td.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/w8x077.gif

CSnakes
06-12-2010, 07:51
That is an inspiring project with a great result. I may have to consider a similar project to get exactly what I want in a snubbie.

Thanks!

PlasticGuy
06-16-2010, 13:34
That is a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Glock 17L
06-16-2010, 16:42
Now that's a project you can be very proud of WhiteCoyote..
See ya @ the S&W Forum..
Gary aka HEADKNOCKER

Berto
06-19-2010, 17:48
Gorgeous. Very nicely done.
The Highway Patrolman/28's are really starting to get scarce and prices are climbing, but with a ringed bbl, I'd be all over a project like that.

Chup
06-20-2010, 15:13
Very Nice