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Post by rebs on Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:25 am

I have a S&W model 19 with a 4" barrel and would like opinions on sending it to Clark to have a 6" barrel installed and the trigger worked ? Is it worth the money or am I better off buying a new gun ? I only shoot club matches for fun, at 70 with bi focals and non repairable torn rotor cuff I am not a serious contender like you guys on here.

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Post by Sc0 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:07 am

I had a bad experience with Clarke Custom Guns when my 627 was sent to them, they didn't screw anything up but they didn't do what i asked and never called to let me know before shipping the pistol back.  Likewise for a local Class 7 Gunsmith who gave my revolvers really light and smooth triggers that didn't set off any primers...   

Sam Custom Guns and possibly Cylinder and Slide do revolvers, not sure who else specializes in them.  I am still looking for a reputable revolver Smith as well...

With that said, it might be cheaper to find a 6" model for sale and two pistols are better than one.

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Post by rebs on Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:37 am

I am also thinking about looking for a model 14 or 17 with a 6" barrel. I mainly want a revolver with a 6" barrel, nice trigger and fun shooter for club matches that are just for fun.My model 19 is in reality a 357 magnum and I think shooting 38's in it is not as good as shooting 38's in a 38 cal revolver. Clark's price for a new 6" barrel and to accurise the rest of the revolver is around $700.00. My budget would not allow a $2000.00 new custom target revolver.

We have a match twice a week that is mainly retired guys just shooting for fun and staying active in shooting.

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Post by BE Mike on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:46 am

I've heard good things about this place: http://sandburrgunranch.com
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Post by rich.tullo on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:20 am

rebs wrote:I have a S&W model 19 with a 4" barrel and would like opinions on sending it to Clark to have a 6" barrel installed and the trigger worked ? Is it worth the money or am I better off buying a new gun ? I only shoot club matches for fun, at 70 with bi focals and non repairable torn rotor cuff I am not a serious contender like you guys on here.
Good luck finding a 6 inch model 19 barrel very hard to get. I do not think DR allows aftermarket barrels.
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Post by LenV on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:36 am

rich.tullo   FYI 6" model 19's are easy to find. Just not cheap. The revolver on top is a 6" model 19. And Rebs, It really like 38 special for what its worth. There is no need to get a 38 special only pistol. Or...  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Wesson-Barrel-Model-19-357-Magnum-6-Blue-With-Storage-Marks-/332159518824?hash=item4d56400868:g:zToAAOSwuLZYzzwQ



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Post by james r chapman on Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:39 am

True..
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Post by Russ OR on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:25 am

Hi Reb:  On accounta you're like me-in the bi/tri focal stage- consider an already drilled & tapped for optics 6" revolver-& put a red dot sight (the great equalizer between old and young eyes) on it. -- Or, if it would work, drill and tap your 4" revolver for a optics base.    - 2¢, Russ

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Post by rebs on Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:42 pm

Roughly how much difference is there in accuracy between a 4" and 6" barrel ?

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4" vs 6" accuracy?

Post by Russ OR on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:10 pm

?? I don't know. - Depends on Load / barrel combination?  If I had to guess-it'd be the 6". - One advantage to 6" would be longer sight radius, but a red dot sight would negate(?) that. -

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Post by orpheoet on Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:41 pm

Model 14's are pretty easy to come by and KC did an amazing trigger job on a M14-1 for me. I have a 14-3 police turn in that is amazing and I only paid $300 for it off Gunbroker. Luck of the draw.
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Post by rebs on Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm

Will an Model 14 have the target trigger and hammer ?

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Post by james r chapman on Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:27 pm

Normally.

The later one I have 14-7, has a smooth 3/4 wide combat trigger.

The 14-2 has target trigger and hammer
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Post by rebs on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:43 pm

Thank you
I met a guy that has a model 14 for sale but I haven't seen it yet. I am hoping it has a target hammer and trigger. Itis supposed to be in very nice condition with just a little holster wear on the end of the barrel. It has a 6" barrel. He is asking 375.00. Is that a good price ?

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Post by Chris Miceli on Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 pm

rebs wrote:Thank you
I met a guy that has a model 14 for sale but I haven't seen it yet. I am hoping it has a target hammer and trigger. Itis supposed to be in very nice condition with just a little holster wear on the end of the barrel. It has a 6" barrel. He is asking 375.00. Is that a good price ?
Sounds like a great price. Can always buy the target hammer and trigger and have them installed
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