I been looking for a N frame S&W for as long as i can remember. always way out of my price range. finally 2 years ago, I came across a sockdrawer special,
Model 29 /2, 4" crusty, rusty, cracked grip, out of time and gritty. first thing I got for it,
set of houge grips. second thing, it didnt pass go, it went straight to a S@W guru I know, to have dogeared screws replaced, the cylinder retimed, springs and pins replaced.
put the grips on, and cycled 100 rnds thru it. made sure of function.
then it went back to the smith for teardown, he bagged and tagged everything NOT getting sent out, and gave the pieces back to me.
and out the bits went, for a heavy satin Blue/black finish. where im at right now. I should have everything back by the middle of February.
then i have to find the leather i want for it. probably a ALASKAN .
only gun i have ever bought as a fixer upper, thats will have been in the smiths hands 3 times before its finished…
I did pick this 38 smith up inexpensive., junkyard truck kickpanal find…