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    Andy Horvath pistolsmith

    Hi everyone.
    I am looking to have a couple of Ruger New Model .357 cylinders rechambered to .40 S&W and 10mm.
    Hamilton Bowen recommended Andy Horvath for the job.
    Has anyone had any experience with Andy?
    I am open to other suggestions also.
    This is to go in my custom Ruger .41 Long Colt/.38/40 that hopefully is getting finished by John Gallagher.
    I would have John do this but he has stage 4 throat and neck cancer and may not last much longer.
    I hope he lasts long enough to finish my gun.
    Thanks in advance,
    Blkpwdrbuff
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    Andy is a stand up guy, and does excellent work as well.

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    I, and others I know, have used Andy Horvath. Reasonable on his services/prices.
    The only downside I'm aware of is that he doesn't communicate when a job is done, gotta call.
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    Here is a Ruger Blackhawk Andy did for me. Top notch workmanship











    I'm pretty sure he can handle a simple re-chambering job.

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    rkrcpa,
    What a beautiful revolver, and in my favorite caliber, .41 mag.
    I have a Ruger New Model Blackhawk with the 6.5 in. barrel, I bought new in 1980.
    It was the first big bore handgun I bought.
    Haven't been able to shoot a deer or any other big game with it but it has killed a mess of jackrabbits in 40 yrs.
    I am having a Fermin Garza front sight put on mine as I type.
    And I have ONLY shot cast in it for about 39 of those years....LOL.
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    He cut my 6" 686(dash-4) to 5", installed a Jack weidand front sight base/dawson fiber front sight, and fitted a 7 shot cylinder.

    He did a wonderful job.

    this was about 5 years ago.





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    If you are able to get a return email from him, let me know. According to an obituary I read yesterday he died in 2018.

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    Well,
    I guess we will find out Monday.
    I'll give him a call and see what is happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNsailorman View Post
    If you are able to get a return email from him, let me know. According to an obituary I read yesterday he died in 2018.
    I donít think youíll ever get a return email from him, he doesnít use a computer! As for him passing away two years ago, his name pops up on the S&W Forum often, and I donít recall seeing any such news. BTW, Iíll try to attach a picture of Project 616, the Model 66 ND he converted to 327 FM for me about 6-7 years ago.
    Obviously itís the stainless one, the blued one is a Model 16-3 copy assembled for me by another gunsmith, David Sams.

    Froggie

    PS Just checked and people on S&W forum were in contact with him in late 2019, so the report of a 2018 death must be in error. Praise be!
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    I sure hope he's around.
    Here's his contact info

    Diagonal Road Gunshop
    Horvath, Andrew G
    14131 Diagonal Rd
    Lagrange, OH 44050
    Phone: 440-458-4369

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    Yes he may still around I guess. I went back and checked the obituary that I read and I just did not read the whole obituary. Andy Horvath did indeed die but the Andy that I read about was a WW II veteran and lived in Oregon, Ohio and not LeGrange, Ohio. Serves me right not reading the whole story. james

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    Logical error, TN SM, Andy Horvath isn’t a common name, even in OH. I’d guess our Andy would have been at least 10-15 years too young to serve in WW II.

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    The last contact I had was in October of 2019, as per the receipt.
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    I just called him

    thanked him again for my 686

    asked if he was still gunsmithing, because a friend is interested in some work

    he said yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by derek45 View Post
    I just called him

    thanked him again for my 686

    asked if he was still gunsmithing, because a friend is interested in some work

    he said yes
    There you go! "Reports of my demise..."

    Froggie
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