Bisley cut down?

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oaksalad

Bearcat
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Feb 17, 2009
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Upstate,SC
Hi,I am wanting to cut the barrel down to 5.5" on my .357 Mag. Bisley.
Is there a good person/place to dsend this revolver to?Or should I just try to find a 5.5" barrel for it?


Thanks :D
 

JimMarch1

Blackhawk
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Feb 19, 2007
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525
Location
Tucson, AZ, USA
Most gunsmiths can handle a barrel chop, esp. if it doesn't affect the ejector housing mounts. The bonus is, you can now do anything you want with the front sight including a new custom base.

I would strongly recommend a barrel chop versus swap. You won't have to reset the barrel/cylinder gap. The only exception is if your gap is very large, out past, say, .007" or more. Then, a barrel swap gives you the opportunity to have that tightened up.
 

boomslang

Bearcat
Joined
Mar 6, 2008
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70
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
I had a gunsmith in Concord NC (just east of Charlotte) do mine. His name is Dan and he did a great job! I would love to send some work his way.


Here is a pic of a Super he did for me


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He also did the bluing.

Here is the website of the gun store he works with.

http://www.eaglegun.com/

PM me if you would like more details.
 

Robb Barnes

Hunter
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Sep 16, 2007
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Dallas, OR US
John Gallagher has shortened several guns for me to 5 1/2" Not that expensive and gives one the option of changing front sight styles or adding vertical white line or horizontal gold or silver bars if so desire.
 

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