if i were to take my m-28 and make it a .4" .41

Lynn41
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 11:41 (346 days ago)

I would need a cylinder, extractor and barrel? The barrel seems to be the hang up as the other two are easily found. Or can GNR concoct a a barrel. Jusr musing, aka WB.
As to the Redot --I have one omy 6.5" .41 and I have yet to shoot it enough to be fast one the dot. It is a vortex.. and so far I always have to hunt for it some.... more shooting = less hunting for the reddot.

Lynn, not sure where we are going here.

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 14:07 (346 days ago) @ Lynn41

To convert the model 28 in 357 to 41 Magnum or 41 GNR you would need a new 41 caliber barrel, and a new 41 Magnum cylinder. The factory 41 Magnum cylinder will have the star extractor on it from the factory. What you would need would be...
a new factory 41 Magnum barrel.
a new factory 41 Magnum cylinder.

due to a new cylinder you would need an action job.
the old caliber and writing taken off and the new caliber put on.
the gun reblued to whatever finish you want.

Lynn I know you are a .41 fanatic

WB
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 14:22 (346 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

I had one done using a well worn but serviceable old M28 (thanks to Stonecold). Parts were a little easier to come by a few years ago. I indeed provided Gary a M57 cylinder assy. complete with ejector rod. Also a 4" M57 Barrel. The cylinder on a M28/.357 is actually shorter and the barrel shank that sticks through the frame is longer as well. Once the parts were acquired it was not too much trouble. The barrel of course had the S&W front sight on it already.

Couple of notes. The M28/27 sport a tapered barrel compared to the straight bull on the .41 etc. The .357 frame has these little relieved points along the topstrap that mate with the tapered barrel. It is not unsightly with the non-tapered barrel but noteworthy. Also, the M28 specifically has a smooth matte finish rear sight compared to the M27 "checkered" sight or M57/29 grooved units.

At the time I could not find a affordable M57 and wanted something special anyway. One could do likewise to make a .44 Spec. (pseudo 24) or M28/25 in .45 Colt. I ended up spending about what I would have on a nice M57 (with the noted grace of Stonecold) but it's my tribute Reeder Custom to my late Uncle Ed.

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Speaking of a 41 caliber S&W, an old gentleman

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 14:53 (346 days ago) @ WB

stopped by the shop a while back to show me his custom S&W in 41 Magnum we built for him 20 years ago. It shows it's age but aged well.
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That's really nice! Great carry piece.

Jim Taylor
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 14:56 (346 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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On this Smith we built the barrel and the ejector

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 15:10 (346 days ago) @ Jim Taylor

rod housing is separate from the barrel. It has one of our serrated front sights that is much stronger than most other separate sights.

Gorgeous #2....nt

Mike H.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 16:33 (346 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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Gorgeous #1....nt

Mike H.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 16:31 (346 days ago) @ WB

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Several model 57s on Gunbroker

Derek
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 15:43 (346 days ago) @ Lynn41

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