Need some exact lengths.. OMBH / SS

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mattsbox99

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I have a couple of revolvers I got a pretty good deal on and they aren't really calling to me in their present form. Both are pretty rough cosmetically and their long barrels aren't working.

I think that my OMBH .357 6.5" would look better with a 5.5" barrel and I would need the exact length from the cylinder face for that, I want it to look factory. There is a bit of pitting at the very end of the barrel and this would cure that.

The other gun is a Security Six that wears a hefty 6" barrel now, I've always thought a snubnose .357 would really be nice, although I would really like a Speed Six this will do. I'd like to chop that one down to 2 3/4". Thanks!
 

azrugershooter

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You might be better off looking for a factory 2 3/4 barrel for the sec. six. I did the same thing making a short barrel sec. six out of a 4" I got for almost nothing at a estate sale.
 
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Well here are some 5 1/2" WHAT RUGER SHOUD HAVE MADE :roll: .

Jim
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you can cut it down to ANY length you want......or just clean up and recut the crown ( maybe polish the muzzle) I remove pits from them all the time on different guns for folks...any refinisher can handle that job
as for Security or Speed Six, best to try and find a short barrel,too much work in redoing those,BUT again, enough time and money and it can be done.....good luck
 

mattsbox99

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Thanks, my pitting is actually in the bore, I'm not aware of a way to correct that. It still shoots very well, but its ugly in there and I don't like it, plus a 5.5" would be a nice different touch.
 

lv2tinker

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mattsbox99":vqhejbrp said:
The other gun is a Security Six that wears a hefty 6" barrel now, I've always thought a snubnose .357 would really be nice, although I would really like a Speed Six this will do. I'd like to chop that one down to 2 3/4". Thanks!

Is this a Stainless Steel or a Blued Security Six?
 
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