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    Question Switching to a longer barrel?

    Might any 2.75 or 3 inch barrels exist that fit a Mod. 340 PD .357?

    If so please reply with the part number if possible.

    And yes I know it's not likely without the potential of custom smithing... But I'd rather ask than assume and find out different later.

    Thanks... Jeff
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    That something can be done begs the question, is it worth doing? As opposed to selling out and buying new. The 3" J frames I own require a longer ejector rod for starters. I'll back off and let the technicians weigh in.

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    I'd just buy a new pistol. Custom work is expensive and you need a different ejector rod and finding one may be hard. jmho
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    Very difficult to do. You will spend more time and money getting a gun smith to do it, that you would getting a new gun. If you are really intrested in putting that time and money into a project like that i suggest you contact Slide and Cylinder Shop for the modification. Be prepared to wait a while to get it back.
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    "That something can be done begs the question, is it worth doing? As opposed to selling out and buying new. The 3" J frames I own require a longer ejector rod for starters. I'll back off and let the technicians weigh in"

    "I'd just buy a new pistol. Custom work is expensive and you need a different ejector rod and finding one may be hard. jmho"

    I've been searching high and low for a 640 .357 with a 2.75 or 3 inch bbl. for several months. S&W produced some a few years back and seems they're rarer than hen's teeth.

    I need to qualify at 15 yards for my CCW and openly admit to being a stubborn old fart who prefers wheelguns over pistols. It's just how I roll. If worse comes to worse there's always the Mod. 60, but I would rather have ramped sights and a DAO hammer over the 60's target sights and spurred hammer that are almost designed to catch on clothing if anyway possible.

    I even called S&W to see if their custom shop could help me out... Bupkis.
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    From your post above can we assume that the pistol you qualify with must be your CCW gun?
    If not, just find a pistol or revolver you shoot well, and get the qualifications over with.
    If you have to qualify what you're going to carry, I wish you well in that endeavor.
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