Will I be butchering a special revolver?
I inherited my grandfathers S&W model 10-5 5" barrel early last month. It's a beautiful gun but I don't see me using it much. I was thinking about having a gunsmith convert it to a snubby. I'm afraid of butchering the gun though. Especially since the bluing process used in 1971 was different than now. I won't get rid of the parts from the 5". I also am afraid of destroying the status of the gun. Even just thinking about it I can hear my grandfather's voice in the back of my head "Why are you f-ing with it, it worked just fine for me." Which then leads me to, do I just sell it and use the money to get something I would use. I don't know if I could bring myself to do that. I don't know, I'm so conflicted.
Never Forget 9/11/01