I'm looking for a nice .357 BH to tweak a little bit for my own tastes. New grips, SBH hammer, maybe a Fermin Front Sight™. I keep looking at the Type 2 transition .357 BH weaselmeatgravy has over on RF. It's clean and in good condition so I'd be ahead of the game if I wanted to go deeper with the changes.
I'm not a collector so I really don't know if it should be messed with or left alone. The grips would be an easy, non-permanent fix as would the SBH hammer swap (assuming I can find an OM hammer and it doesn't run a small fortune).
What are the thoughts on permanent changes like the front sight or having the frame CCH?
Post by magnumwheelman on Aug 14, 2019 8:53:55 GMT -5
Just the fact that they are talking about it being collectable, & the $750.00 price tag would deter me from using it as a base for a project... if you're thinking case color on the frame, I'd look for one in less favorable cosmetic condition, for less money to make the cost of the project less...
I did use a new unfired 32 H&R Single Six Bisley for a project, but that was bought for closer to $450.00 & was already centerfire & a Bisley, which reduced the custom work required...
I agree with the folks saying; "leave it as is & look for a different gun." The early guns like that, and especially any transition guns are often sought after by folks building a collection. There are many other "shooter grade" guns that make better project guns, AND usually cost less.
For heavens sake don't take an early flat top and make it into a custom! Wait a minute, to quote "Steve Erkle" - "Did I say that?"
Yes you did. Out loud even. Just not sure you kept a straight face...
zeus I'm not dead set on it being an OM, just a flat top. After posting I ran across a listing for a 50th Anniversary model which I'd forgotten about. That feels like a better choice, especially if I can get a 4 5/8" version instead of cutting a longer barrel down to ~5".
I want need to pick up a another piece of bottom feeding soulless murder plastic or two because politics before following this path.
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