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S&W M65 project

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    S&W M65 project

    I bought a plain jane M65 on GB for just a hint under $500. I was very pleased with the purchase. It had just a hint of a turn line and imperceptable flame cutting marks, which told me it wasn't used hard. At the range, it showed it was a good pistol.


    I then bought a set of Wolff Springs, a new style thumb latch, a decent set of grips, some 800 and 1000 grit wet dry, a handful of felt polishing wheels for my Dremel Tool, and a jar of Mother's Brand Metal Polish.

    I installed the components, and polished up the pistol nicely. All the buffing took easily 4+ hours. I left a few parts matte, for interesting contrast. They include: Top strap from muzzle to grip, the muzzle itself, inside the trigger guard, the ejector rod, and the flutes. I cleaned up all internal contact surfaces for smooth triggering. I added a splash of blaze orange to the front sight.



    What do you think of my "new" Model 65?

    (My only regret is that I suck so bad with a camera...)
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    Pretty nice.
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    I like the look, it's very nice :)
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    Very nice!

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    Nothing like a good K-frame all buffed out. I like mine all shinny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FHBrumb View Post
    What do you think of my "new" Model 65? (My only regret is that I suck so bad with a camera...)
    It is a good looking gun.

    To eliminate the glare off the bright stainless, don't use the flash. Use indirect natural light (reflected off a white surface), a tripod to steady the camera, and a timed flash with a slow shutter speed.
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    You sure have a right to be proud
    Do you conceal carry
    What is your preferred method of carry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistology View Post
    You sure have a right to be proud
    Do you conceal carry
    What is your preferred method of carry
    In Wisconsin, there is no CCW permit system in place. We have legal Open Carry. When I lived in the south, I did CCW. Typically, I was most comfortable with IWB.

    For this pistol, I'm looking for a decent holster for OC. It deserves to be noticed. I can't afford a real high end holster, but I'd like a nice one.
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    Nice, I have a M65 at CCR right now getting a custom finish job done by Brad, hopefully it will be hope this week, can't wait to see it and show it.

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    NICE !!

    That's a beaut!! Reminds me of my 3" M64. Had the gun bead-blasted,charge holes chamfered and the hammer bobbed(but NOT made DAO). Loved that gun! It was both an on and off-duty in my pre-Glock days.......................THEN LIKE A FOOL I SOLD IT!! I know the guy who has it..maybe I'll buy it back!!
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    Really nice...Love those polished stainless Smiths...
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