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Old 07-31-2019, 02:41 PM
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This is where sending the gun back to S&W begins to make sense. They will send you a shipping label and will only add about $15 to your bill on return. Adding to the comfort of sending it back is the fact that the factory will have any and all special equipment needed to perform any work requested. The Performance Center has a reputation for having the most talented smiths doing quality work unlike their general repair work.
Except that S&W won't work on "OLD" guns
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:04 AM
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I realize that there is a “cut off” date below which they will not accept repairs. I don’t know what that point is but, they repaired my 1964 Mod. 28 last year. So, the acceptable list must reach back a long way. Of course, if my revolver had fallen below their “cut off” line, I would have sought out a private gunsmith that would be within driving distance. Shipping through Fed Ex would run around $75 so, that would be a last resort.

WRF, As I said in my last sentence, my comments are not to offend any private gunsmith as I am certain that many offer stellar service. If such a gunsmith was close to me, I would not hesitate to use him/her. I listed the reasons for my decision to use S&W and stand by them. I am certain that there are others on this forum who find themselves in a similar situation. I applaud you for defending yours and other private shops because they do provide a valuable service to the shooting community.
Yes, I have handled and shot some fine examples of custom guns. Many years ago, a friend and NRA Bullseye shooter allowed me to examine and shoot several of his competition guns. They were Jim Clark 1911 .45, 1911 .38 Special, and High Standard .22 Victor. Those were probably the finest examples of custom smithing that I have ever been exposed to. However, at my age and current level of shooting ability, l am not capable of getting the full advantage of the capabilities of such fine weapons.

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Old 08-01-2019, 12:17 PM
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I did not know FedEx shipping ran so much Jdavis. So as you mention in your earlier post that is serious consideration. I've been out of the shipping and transfer loop a while so 75.00 represents a chunk of change for sure.

Re: cut off dates on older model revolvers I'm going to guess that those earlier five screw and perhaps four screw guns could be a problem for them. These earlier guns had extractor rods, the rod cylinder threads, springs etc are different and hard to come by. I believe there are some yoke dimension differences also as well as thumb pieces. Anyway I'd bet these old parts won't be available to in-house mechanics so why accept them. The one gunsmith I knew with lots of these parts was Ron Power. I've got parts also but not a lot of those.

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Jack First is a good source for older S&W parts. He offers a catalog and you may call in parts request. His web page does not have on line ordering.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:02 AM
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I received my 629 from the S&W Performance Center yesterday. Total time required from shipping to them until return was 2 months and 18 days. Although I havenít fired it yet, the work appears to be done well. If it performs as it should on the range, I will be satisfied. I may even send them another down the road.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:26 AM
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Thank you for confirming the turnaround time. Seems that the 6 month quote truly was a CYA exercise. Has anyone sent their revolver in for re bluing? If so, how happy were you with their work?
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This model10-6 was done in standard blue a couple of years ago. I was pleased with the work. I donít recall how long it took.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:48 PM
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Thanks jdavis! That's exactly the revolver I have that I want re-blued. I'll have to give them a call to see what the cost is.
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Old 09-07-2019, 12:36 PM
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The Performance Center just refinished my Model 15-3. I went with bead blast blue because I wanted it to look like the old M15's we had in the Air Force. Refinish was $175, Estimate and Range Test was $45, and Freight was $13 for a grand total of $233. Polished blue is a bit more.
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Mike_AK, Thanks for posting that picture! I was looking at the schedule of prices and was wondering what bead blast blue looked like. I'm inclined to just do the regular bluing that the original revolver I have was finished in. Out of curiosity, what was your turn around time like?
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:22 PM
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Mike_AK, Thanks for posting that picture! I was looking at the schedule of prices and was wondering what bead blast blue looked like. I'm inclined to just do the regular bluing that the original revolver I have was finished in. Out of curiosity, what was your turn around time like?
I sent it to them in May, got the estimate in June, and received the revolver back in August.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:13 PM
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I've had 2 dealings with S&W PC, on the same revolver. 686

I sent it in for the Master Revolver Action Package about 7 years ago and the turnaround was 4 weeks. Quality of work was excellent.

Second time was the end of last August for some hand engraving. I received it back the day after Christmas. If I had sent it in before June it would have been a 1 month turnaround. The results were better than I had expected. My budget could only afford 50% scroll coverage on the frame and cylinder. They replaced the worn main spring, polished the piece, engraved, and sent the engravers card and letter of authenticity.

You don't screw up your factory warranty if you let the factory do it.
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