One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:08 pm

Ruger arrived; the project continues... total cost thus far with shipping and transfer-fees, around $730.

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Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 am

Ruger and barrel are on the way to the 'smith in Austin via FedEx insured - expected return around 8 weeks.

Total so far for general interests' sake:
* Ruger: $440 ($400 + $30 shipping + $10 transfer)
* Python barrel: $290
* Shipping to Smith, Fedex insured: $24

Running total: $754
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by karder » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:29 pm

This is a great thread. What a cool project. I'm looking forward to seeing how she turns out.
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by puma guy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:57 pm

AndyC wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 am
Ruger and barrel are on the way to the 'smith in Austin via FedEx insured - expected return around 8 weeks.

Total so far for general interests' sake:
* Ruger: $440 ($400 + $30 shipping + $10 transfer)
* Python barrel: $290
* Shipping to Smith, Fedex insured: $24

Running total: $754
:thumbs2: I have my calender set to check back in 8 weeks! :cool:
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:15 pm

Good, you can remind me because I intend to forget all about it until I get "The Call" :lol:
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This is a great thread. What a cool project. I'm looking forward to seeing how she turns out.
I'm glad others appreciate it, or I might start to suspect that I'm a trifle odd...
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by WildBill » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:44 pm

AndyC wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:15 pm
Good, you can remind me because I intend to forget all about it until I get "The Call" :lol:
karder wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:29 pm
This is a great thread. What a cool project. I'm looking forward to seeing how she turns out.
I'm glad others appreciate it, or I might start to suspect that I'm a trifle odd...
What do you mean by trifle? :cool:
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by SQLGeek » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:12 pm

Even if you are, Andy, it's still pretty cool. I look forward to seeing the finished product. :lol:
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:58 am

Alex Hamilton just called me - the Couger is done and being shipped to me overnight, so Monday is likely but Saturday is also possible.
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by ELB » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:14 am

AndyC wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 am
Ruger and barrel are on the way to the 'smith in Austin via FedEx insured - expected return around 8 weeks.

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AndyC wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:58 am
Alex Hamilton just called me - the Couger is done and being shipped to me overnight, so Monday is likely but Saturday is also possible.
Is Alex Hamilton in Austin now?
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:29 am

San Antonio, my bad - brainfart.

Costs to date:
Ruger: $440 ($400 + $30 shipping + $10 transfer)
Python barrel: $290
Shipping to Smith, Fedex insured: $24
Gunsmith work: $395
Texas sales-tax (6.25%): $25
Overnight shipping back to me: $65

Total: $1,239

Interestingly, he said he prefers converting Rugers - because the rib on the barrel lines up beautifully with the frame as-is, whereas S&Ws tend to have a dished recess at the top-front of the frame (which can either be left alone for an uglier look, or welded-up, machined down and re-blued - at extra expense).
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by SQLGeek » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:57 am

AndyC wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:58 am
Alex Hamilton just called me - the Couger is done and being shipped to me overnight, so Monday is likely but Saturday is also possible.
Did Aaron Burr test fire it first?

(Sorry I had to)

I can't wait to see pictures. :cool:
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by ELB » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:29 am

AndyC wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:29 am
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Total: $1,239
How much for getting it engraved with a cougar and all the other BBQ gun finery? :mrgreen:
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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:05 pm

No idea - let me know when you get that done to yours ;-)
SQLGeek wrote:
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Did Aaron Burr test fire it first?

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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by LTUME1978 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:54 pm

Andy,

Does that price include a trigger job on the Ruger? I have a 70's vintage Security Six that needs a trigger job but don't know anyone that can do that. Sure would like to get it slicked up.

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Re: One Couger .357 build coming eventually

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Post by AndyC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:15 pm

Nope - no trigger-job; I figured I'd get used to this first and see. Alex can sure do it, though - he's not just a member of the American Pistolsmith's Guild (which takes a lot of skill to get into), he's a past president.
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