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Posted: 1/5/2012 7:25:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 9:49:38 AM EDT by MillerSHO]
Bought the gun from a friend years ago and the gunshop he bought it from said the guy did alot of work to the gun.

The barrel is ported, the finish is an aftermarket satin grey, the trigger was smoother then stock and I believe the cylinder has been throated.
The gun is an SP101 and the serial dates it back to the early 90's.

Anyone have any idea what the trademarked "W" means?

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:28:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 7:29:32 AM EDT by vanilla_gorilla]
Weigand Combat Handguns
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:34:04 AM EDT
Sweet gun! I remember the write ups on those. I lusted after a 3" SP101 done by them for a while.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:35:24 AM EDT
Nice, thank you for that.

Looked up the website and the logo's match.

The work completed on the gun would have been over 10 years ago, maybe even 15.
How does one go about figuring out exactly what they did to it?

Their website doesn't seem to talk about any revolver work other then added a rail.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:38:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Sweet gun! I remember the write ups on those. I lusted after a 3" SP101 done by them for a while.


Here's the pic of the entire gun.

Would you believe I bought this gun for $200 about 10 years ago?
It's always been one of my fav shooters.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:46:30 AM EDT
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:50:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:54:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?



Just I-40 then

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:00:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hushpuppy:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?



Just I-40 then



Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:01:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Only I-40 east bound. Westbound will take you right into Texas.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:02:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hushpuppy:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?



Just I-40 then





Called and talked to them, they didn't have someone at the moment to answer my question on what work was done but they said if I emailed them they would look it up and get back to me.

Kinda curious to know if all the things they offered in the upgrade package.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:05:11 AM EDT
200 bucks?

Outstanding buy ten years ago.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:37:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CodyC99:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Only I-40 east bound. Westbound will take you right into Texas.


But eventually you'll get to Arizona!
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:44:04 AM EDT
Ruger
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:45:41 AM EDT
That's an awesome looking revolver!
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:51:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hushpuppy:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?



Just I-40 then



Oh SNAP!!
Major brain fart––Nowlin's is in Oklahoma
My apologies to the Weigands
Well, Nowlin's and I-40 then
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:18:06 AM EDT
After looking up more info I'm even more confused.

The details of the package seem to have a bobbed hammer and a trijcon front sight.
Mine seems to have everything in the package minus those two items.

Maybe he offered services ala carte?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:18:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Ruger

?

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:22:00 AM EDT
I've never met a gunsmith who wouldn't add or remove from a package if the customer wanted. The package deals are just things that go well together and a way to get someone to do a little more work than they might have originally planned. You start with a trigger job and by the time you're sending the gun it's a package with five other services at double the money.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:24:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Ruger


and?

I would put that gun up against anything offered by Colt or S&W....especially with hotter loads.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:38:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gwitness:
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Ruger


and?

I would put that gun up against anything offered by Colt or S&W....especially with hotter loads.

I think the point was, it's Ruger, not Rugar.


Nice looking revolver, OP.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:50:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 9:51:35 AM EDT by Jman78]
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Sweet gun! I remember the write ups on those. I lusted after a 3" SP101 done by them for a while.


Here's the pic of the entire gun.

Would you believe I bought this gun for $200 about 10 years ago?
It's always been one of my fav shooters.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/millersho/sp101a.jpg


Very nice looking sP101, and a very, very nice price. You chose wisely. I love how the edges of the frame and barrel are cut, it gives the gun a very modern look.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:52:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ashraam:

Originally Posted By gwitness:
Originally Posted By wesmerc:
Ruger


and?

I would put that gun up against anything offered by Colt or S&W....especially with hotter loads.

I think the point was, it's Ruger, not Rugar.


Nice looking revolver, OP.



Doh, don't know why I used an A instead of an E.

About the revolver, thanks. It's a really nice shooter.
1/2 of my shooting buddies have an sp101 due to them shooting mine.

There brand new ones never stacked up esp when shooting .357 vs. mine but a 10lb trigger spring in a new sp101 really helps that ruger out.

I've bought and sold quite a few guns over the years but this is one of the few that's always stayed in my collection.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:52:38 AM EDT
NE PA. I have had work done by him on half a dozen + guns. Does great work and good to work with.

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?


Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:57:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dance:
NE PA. I have had work done by him on half a dozen + guns. Does great work and good to work with.

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
Weigand guns and I-40
Only 2 good things to ever come out of Oklahoma


Says he's in PA now?




Do you know if it's the same company or did another outfit buy out his company and name?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:06:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 11:21:32 AM EDT by MillerSHO]
I know everyone isn't a fan of porting but here is a pic of them.
They really tame the gun when shooting .357

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:09:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
I know everyone is a fan of porting but here is a pic of them.
They really tame the gun when shooting .357

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/millersho/port.jpg

I recommend never forgetting earpro...
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:13:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
I know everyone is a fan of porting but here is a pic of them.
They really tame the gun when shooting .357

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/millersho/port.jpg

I recommend never forgetting earpro...


Yes sir.

I don't even like shooting my buckmark without protection.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:19:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Sweet gun! I remember the write ups on those. I lusted after a 3" SP101 done by them for a while.


Here's the pic of the entire gun.

Would you believe I bought this gun for $200 about 10 years ago?
It's always been one of my fav shooters.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/millersho/sp101a.jpg

I love how the edges of the frame and barrel are cut, it gives the gun a very modern look.


Just re-read your post.
Are you saying that the factory edges do not look that way?
You have me intrigued, need to look at one of my buddies factory sp101 and compare.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:10:09 AM EDT
It's for Wuger, the guy had a lisp.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:24:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Sweet gun! I remember the write ups on those. I lusted after a 3" SP101 done by them for a while.


Here's the pic of the entire gun.

Would you believe I bought this gun for $200 about 10 years ago?
It's always been one of my fav shooters.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/millersho/sp101a.jpg

I love how the edges of the frame and barrel are cut, it gives the gun a very modern look.


Just re-read your post.
Are you saying that the factory edges do not look that way?
You have me intrigued, need to look at one of my buddies factory sp101 and compare.


No i am referring to the factory lines, your 101 doesn't look modified in that way. The lines of the Ruger seem to have a more modern cut to them, especially the 101 in regards to the bottom of the barrel and the meet point for the frame and barrel. S&W IMO have more classic lines, and haven't really changed all that much in many decades. The Ruger's to me, bridge the gap in design between S&W and Chiappa . I love how futuristic the Chiappa's look, i like the classicness of S&W, and how Ruger fit's right in the middle. While i don't have a either of those at the moment, i will fix that in the not to distant future. My only revolver right now is a EAA .38 snub, i inherited from my father.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:37:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By packinheavy:
Sweet gun! I remember the write ups on those. I lusted after a 3" SP101 done by them for a while.


Here's the pic of the entire gun.

Would you believe I bought this gun for $200 about 10 years ago?
It's always been one of my fav shooters.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/millersho/sp101a.jpg

I love how the edges of the frame and barrel are cut, it gives the gun a very modern look.


Just re-read your post.
Are you saying that the factory edges do not look that way?
You have me intrigued, need to look at one of my buddies factory sp101 and compare.


No i am referring to the factory lines, your 101 doesn't look modified in that way. The lines of the Ruger seem to have a more modern cut to them, especially the 101 in regards to the bottom of the barrel and the meet point for the frame and barrel. S&W IMO have more classic lines, and haven't really changed all that much in many decades. The Ruger's to me, bridge the gap in design between S&W and Chiappa . I love how futuristic the Chiappa's look, i like the classicness of S&W, and how Ruger fit's right in the middle. While i don't have a either of those at the moment, i will fix that in the not to distant future. My only revolver right now is a EAA .38 snub, i inherited from my father.


Funny you say that cause I've always felt the same way about each style.
I've already told myself the next revolver I will purchase will be a used S&W due to classic look you mentioned esp with some quality wood grips.

BTW I believe I have the work done on the pistol figured out:

"Hybra Port ™ Porting (™ Weigand Combat)
Complete Action Tuning
Crown Barrel
Chamfer Cylinder Throats
Recontour & Polish Trigger
Eliminate Cylinder Endshake
Replace all Springs
Polish all Plungers and Pins
Bead Blast entire Revolver

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:42:07 AM EDT
I don't know much nothing about tuning revolvers, but I have to figure the custom work alone cost more than you paid for that beauty.

Kinda makes me want to pick one up, and I've honestly never been a revolver guy.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:50:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 11:52:31 AM EDT by scatterbrains]
Hmmmmm gonna have me one of those new 4" sp101s soon, and his shop cant be to far from me............

Very nice gun


seems he doesent do it anymore
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:51:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ashraam:
I don't know much nothing about tuning revolvers, but I have to figure the custom work alone cost more than you paid for that beauty.

Kinda makes me want to pick one up, and I've honestly never been a revolver guy.


Nice.

Ya the work done back then was $250-$300 is my guess.

I found out that Weigand refers all custom pistolsmith work to "Gemini Customs" who I think used to be an employee of "Weigand Combat".

Here's the link to the GP100 and SP101 work they do.

Gemini Customs Link
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