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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:08 am 
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I recently acquired a K-Frame that had been customized by Wilson back when they still did revolver work. Does anyone know who their gunsmith was that did their revolver work?

Sure did a nice job on this one...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:32 am 
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I thought someone told me it was Ron Phillips. Phillips is now at Nighthawk.


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I believe Alex Zimmerman may have taken a turn at them too.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:16 pm 
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jbewley wrote:
I recently acquired a K-Frame that had been customized by Wilson back when they still did revolver work. Does anyone know who their gunsmith was that did their revolver work?

Sure did a nice job on this one...

- Jeff


Vic Tibbets did revo work and was with Wilson way back when.

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...yeah, it WAS Vic Tibbets...altho' I hope his .50 GI takes off, it is a shame he isn't 'smithing for the general public anymore... :( ....mikey357


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I have a 50 GI and can highly recommend GI and Vic. A very nice fellow who sells a unique, quality product. Gary...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:56 pm 
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On the subject of the Wilson revolvers could someone tell me more about the ones the company did, esp. the model 66s. Photos of one of the 66s would be great. Thanks in advance.

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I don't have a camera, but one of the few guns I managed to keep over the years is a S&W PC F-Comp that you are asking about. It is from the first run. Stainless, brushed finish. semi-bobbed hammer. Barrel & shroud are L-frame on the K-frame 66 making for a standard length ejector rod. The front sight is dovetailed and a night sight that is set back appr. 1/2" to allow for a single port between the front sight and muzzle. It came with both wood Spegel Boot grips and Hogue Bantams. Thumb latch was also reduced like the hammer spur. The action of course was given a fantastic workover and is still after 15 years the best of any revolver I have used. They also made a blued version called K-Comp.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:46 pm 
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I've never seen one of these for sale anywhere after the Wilson run. I should have bought one when I had the chance.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Ditto Rob, I always fantasized about owning one of the 66s and used to look on their site almost daily to drool over the ones pictured. Had I known Al had one hidden away when I worked up there, I would have tried harder to convince him I was a long lost son from his earlier days!! Daddy Al, can I play wif' the Wilson when i see you again??? :D --John

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mikey357 wrote:
...yeah, it WAS Vic Tibbets...altho' I hope his .50 GI takes off, it is a shame he isn't 'smithing for the general public anymore... :( ....mikey357

Alex is the one making the .50GI at his new place Guncrafter Industries about an hour away from me in Huntsville, AR. Great guy. And really knows his 1911's. He's got some really nice 1911 .45ACP's he's putting out now.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 5:30 pm 
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Vic is back at Wilson and Ron is out on his now. I just had Ron flush crown a 1911 for me that's being hardchromed at Metaloy.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:55 pm 
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I almost pull the trigger on one of the 66's (to buy it) but passed. I always really liked them and am sad that I missed out on the oportunity.


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