Karl from KGB customs has shared this beauty with us. A Swenson Commander.

Swenson ramped front sight with orange insert

Swenson’s famous extended safety

A great photo of the Swenson installed S&W revolver adjustable rear sight. You can see the extra lug added to keep it in place and the last initial of the original owner.

Swenson usually preferred the factory colt barrels

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  1. If you look closely on picture titled “Swenson usually preferred the factory colt barrels” you can see the round hole Swenson drilled through the slide where he put in the pad we’ve talked about before which controlled the vertical rise on the barrel (and also would push the barrel hood into tighter lockup on the right hand side).

    The problem with mods like this is what you see right there in the picture: The metal used in the pad and stud doesn’t quite match the allow used in the slide. On blued guns, this is one of the reasons why I really don’t like welding where you can see the weld area, because the filler metals one can get easily usually don’t match the base metal, and when you finish off the weld, polish it up, it looks just fine in the white. If the weld was done well, you can’t see the weld boundary when the gun is polished in the white.

    But when you blue it, you often find you can’t get the color of the blueing to match between the weld and the base metal.

    With chrome plating, you find that the chrome takes on a slightly different reflective nature as light reflects off chromes on different steel alloys in a very similar way – which is why you see the stud of the pad above there.

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  2. BAP45 says:

    Looks a lot like my dad’s I need to get him to put it back the way it was, so I can get some glamour shots of it one of these days. (tried a few years ago but they came out so terrible i just tossed them)

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    1. Shawn says:

      you Dad has a Swenson?

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      1. BAP45 says:

        2 actually. they were his match guns until he got his Wilson. I snapped some shots but the angles were bland, lighting sucked and some were a little out of focus. I was trying to do it in 5 minutes in a closet so just scrapped them. Eventually I want to redo them and do them justice.

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        1. Shawn says:

          all these fucking years and you are just now telling me your dad has two swenson guns. choke yourself

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          1. BAP45 says:

            I told you like 3 years ago haha

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            1. Shawn says:

              no you didnt fucker

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  3. The secret to getting good photos of firearms is a light box and indirect light. You can make a light box out of any larger carboard box and white shelf paper…

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    1. Shawn says:

      He has a pro take photos for him when he does picture of his own custom guns. the ones like this he gets in through his gunstore to sell he does himself

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    2. BAP45 says:

      yeah the light is key. ill redo it eventually. just need to do another trip out to his state (and get him to put the original parts back on)

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