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S&W Barrel Mod

Disclaimer: I am not a gunsmith. I don't claim to be a gunsmith.
This information presented for entertainment purposes only. Use at your own risk.
Check local laws before attempting any sort of similar modification.

That said, this little project involved cutting a 6" S&W 686 .357 Magnum revolver
down to a more compact 3" barrel. The owner had originally planned on installing a
factory 2-1/2" barrel, shown above, but for various reasons it was decided to
instead cut the original barrel down to 3" in order to retain the full-length ejector.

Now, there were two choices here: Cut it off, and use the back half, which would
require replacing the sight ramp, or cut it and use the front half, which would keep
the integral sight ramp, but would require remachining the threads, and milling
a new channel for the ejector rod. The choice was to go with the latter.

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