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Posted: 6/10/2023 11:04:11 AM EST
I have two S&W Model 28s that have issues.  Both seem to have similar problems. They spit lead, sometimes jam up. I think it might be timing problems, but I don't know. I like shooting revolvers, but I'm no good at fixing them.

What are some good reputable revolver gunsmiths out there that I could send these to and get them fixed up so they are reliable shooters again?

I never shoot them any more. They have just sat in my safe for years. It's a shame because they are cool older guns. One is a 1978 and I think the other is from the mid 50's. They are not the fanciest or most valuable revolvers out there, but I like them and would like to preserve them.
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 11:25:14 AM EST
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Alex Hamilton at TenRing Precision is a revolver guru.
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 3:32:35 PM EST
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Frank Glenn is GTG. worked on several of mine...doe an excellent job.
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 5:37:25 PM EST
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Call Smith.
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 6:35:18 PM EST
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Stay clear .
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 9:40:57 PM EST
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Bad work?
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 9:41:36 PM EST
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Who's Smith?
Link Posted: 6/10/2023 9:58:31 PM EST
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A friend of Wesson.
Link Posted: 6/11/2023 12:00:31 AM EST
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The biggest problem is getting it to them after the new policy changes with FedEx and ups.
Link Posted: 6/11/2023 12:13:47 AM EST
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I hear that Cylinder & Slide is actually not folding. They have long been my revolver go-to.
Link Posted: 6/11/2023 9:30:20 AM EST
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If your older 28 is a “pre” model number Smith & Wesson won’t touch it anymore.  I believe anything with a stamped model they will still fix.  I’ve had to send a 624 with push off issues and a 66-1 with a seriously thinned out forcing cone to them.  They did great work on both.  I had a spare barrel for the 66 though as Smith is seriously short on older parts.

I’ve currently got my refinished “pre” 27 3.5” at a local smith.  I think it just needs a new hand.  Roy knows what he’s doing so we’ll see……
Link Posted: 6/12/2023 5:59:41 AM EST
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A friend of Wesson.
Oh yeah. I always forget that they do gunsmith work out of warranty.


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If your older 28 is a "pre" model number Smith & Wesson won't touch it anymore.  I believe anything with a stamped model they will still fix.  I've had to send a 624 with push off issues and a 66-1 with a seriously thinned out forcing cone to them.  They did great work on both.  I had a spare barrel for the 66 though as Smith is seriously short on older parts.

I've currently got my refinished "pre" 27 3.5" at a local smith.  I think it just needs a new hand.  Roy knows what he's doing so we'll see  
Both of these are stamped. IIRC one is a 28-1 and the other is a 28-3.

I would prefer an independent gunsmith if I can. I've had to send a few S&Ws back to the mothership for warranty work and it was an OK/satisfactory experience, but not great.  

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That's good to hear. I thought they were already gone.


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The biggest problem is getting it to them after the new policy changes with FedEx and ups.
Yeah, for sure. I'm going to have to use a 3rd party service like ShipMyGun.com

Link Posted: 6/23/2023 8:23:47 AM EST
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www.thegunsmith.com
Of course, he will try strongly to talk you into the full action job, which likely encompass the repair/s
that may be needed.
Link Posted: 8/11/2023 12:15:40 AM EST
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Stay clear .
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Stay clear .


I'd have to say this. Communications is not a strong suit.
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I'd have to say this. Communications is not a strong suit.
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I'd have to say this. Communications is not a strong suit.


Alex Hamilton has to be in his mid-80s by now.
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