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    I finally own a Fitz style big bore

    I know that these are not for everyone, and sorry it's not a Colt. The Colt's big frame revolvers are just a tad too big for my hands so I was pleased when I found this S&W 1950 pre 22 that had been nicely done. It shoots great, is regulated POA/POI at 15-20 yards with 230 FMJ. Also, it turned out to be a birth year gun for me, 1952.

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    What an old man you are, 1952. makes you the same age as me.

    Interesting Smith you have there. I like the set up and wish some gun company would offer something like it. It looks like a great backup for a Colt 1911 45acp.
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    I'm jealious Nice piece!
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    Are you goingto bob the hammer?
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    Are you goingto bob the hammer?

    You know, I'm debating that. I really won't be carrying it much. I just don't know yet. It appears that it was carried by someone, wish I knew the back story on it.
    I corresponded with Roy Jinks from S&W and he mentioned that it was an exported gun, so I'm going to order a factory letter on it. Maybe it wasn't an American gun smith who did the work.
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    I have heard them called pumpkin rollers. That would be like trying to carry a brick around in your pocket. It`s a 1917 smith. I have this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosedog View Post
    I know that these are not for everyone, and sorry it's not a Colt. The Colt's big frame revolvers are just a tad too big for my hands so I was pleased when I found this S&W 1950 pre 22 that had been nicely done. It shoots great, is regulated POA/POI at 15-20 yards with 230 FMJ. Also, it turned out to be a birth year gun for me, 1952.
    I like it! Looks like the conversion was very well executed.
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    OHmm. I have a S&W Model 1937 - the Brazilian Military Model 1917 chambered in .45 acp. It’s import marked Century and refinished so I’m not defacing a “true” collectible. It would make a nice “Fitz” style conversion...








    Or there is this early Post War M&P stubbie that would just need a Bob and cut trigger Guard!

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    Moosedog, that's a cool belly gun. Was a ball detent added to the crane tor forward cylinder lockup like was done on the Jovino Effector conversions ? I don't know how much you have into it, but if it was mine I would consider having that work done and maybe threading the end of the ejector rod for some kind of knob.

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    No ball detent in this one. Thanks.


 
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