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Impressive, but what about that thumb-cylinder release, I would have gone all the way and fashioned one to look like the shape on a Colt.

With all that labor and expensive machining, I would imagine it would have been cheaper to buy a real Python in tip-top condition.
 

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Beautiful work Dewey. When I was a youngster I worked as an apprentice at a machine shop for about a year. Times like this makes me wish I would've stuck with it. Not saying I would've had your talent but at least I'd have a shot... :)
 

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Mr. , that is truly an amazing piece of work. That has to be the most impressive custom revolver I can remember seeing. Bravo...
 

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Impressive, but what about that thumb-cylinder release, I would have gone all the way and fashioned one to look like the shape on a Colt.

With all that labor and expensive machining, I would imagine it would have been cheaper to buy a real Python in tip-top condition.
The Colt's thumb latch is also the recoil shield, and it works in the opposite direction of the Smith latch. Reengineering the thumb latch, while not impossible, would have been quite an undertaking. The client owns a number of Pythons and wanted a revolver that looked like a Python but had the reliability (or lack of fragility) and action of the Smith.
 

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The art comparison is very applicable here. It's an amazing accomplishment. That, like art, is not about the cost/benefit ratio of the results.

In a world of cameras, people still make paintings of flowers.
 

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Wow. Just a spectacular piece of work.
 

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Amazing! Why are we only just now learning about you? You obviously are among the greats of the gunsmithing world.
 

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Why not just buy a 6" Python? Be a Hellava lot cheaper?
 

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Amazing! Why are we only just now learning about you? You obviously are among the greats of the gunsmithing world.
Different circles I guess. That, and I don't give free work to magazine writers in exchange for favorable articles.

Thank you for the compliment.
 

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Fantastic....I can only dream.
 
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