Fred's gun shop mechanicville VA

Fred's gun shop mechanicville VA

Joined: November 8th, 2008, 2:08 am

November 8th, 2008, 2:29 am #1

I'm looking for info on a PPC pistol created by Fred's gun shop mechanicville VA

I'm interested in any details, worth, etc as I am thinking of selling it.

Custom S&W model 64-3 nickle plated .38 special
"Mascot" blued add on site attached to top of pistol
6 in. slab side heavy barrel extended to a shortened cylinder
On cylinder side release of Pistol is marked "Fred's gun shop Mechanicsville VA"

on other side of bbl is marked "Fred Schmidt Pistolsmith" and "Beltsville MD 1982"

I bought it in a estate sale a number of years ago and have shot it a few times in PPC matches at my local club. Cylinder timing is on the money. A few small scratches. In very good shape overall. No rust or pockmarks.

I'd be happy to provide photos.
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Joined: November 8th, 2008, 2:08 am

November 14th, 2008, 6:17 pm #2

I posted pictures at my home website of the S&W PPC pistol and a Ruger Police Service Six .

S&W $550
Ruger .357 stainless $250

plus shipping/transfer to FFL

www.highpowergarage.com\pistolsforsale.htm
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Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

January 21st, 2009, 9:31 pm #3

I'm looking for info on a PPC pistol created by Fred's gun shop mechanicville VA

I'm interested in any details, worth, etc as I am thinking of selling it.

Custom S&W model 64-3 nickle plated .38 special
"Mascot" blued add on site attached to top of pistol
6 in. slab side heavy barrel extended to a shortened cylinder
On cylinder side release of Pistol is marked "Fred's gun shop Mechanicsville VA"

on other side of bbl is marked "Fred Schmidt Pistolsmith" and "Beltsville MD 1982"

I bought it in a estate sale a number of years ago and have shot it a few times in PPC matches at my local club. Cylinder timing is on the money. A few small scratches. In very good shape overall. No rust or pockmarks.

I'd be happy to provide photos.
Hello;

I knew Fred fairly well.
He was an old school German machinist.
He died July 1986
He built approx. 250 of the short cylinder guns.
The gun you have , which has the Beltsville marking was a donated award gun. It was a prize to one of the PPC Regional participants. The Beltsville matches were held at the US Secret Service training center in Beltsville, and was one of the largest matches next to the Nationals. After the Waco incident and remarks from the NRA president, referencing "jack booted thugs" the NRA activities were no longer welcome at federal facilities.
Fred was a member of the American Pistolsmith Guild.
After his death I purchased much of the S&W parts inventory and some of his machinery, which is still in use today.
Hope this gives you some insight regarding your revolver.

Jerry Keefer
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Joined: November 8th, 2008, 2:08 am

January 23rd, 2009, 10:56 pm #4

Thanks for the info..... I really appreciate it.
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Paul@highpowergarage.com
Paul@highpowergarage.com

June 18th, 2009, 10:46 pm #5

I'm looking for info on a PPC pistol created by Fred's gun shop mechanicville VA

I'm interested in any details, worth, etc as I am thinking of selling it.

Custom S&W model 64-3 nickle plated .38 special
"Mascot" blued add on site attached to top of pistol
6 in. slab side heavy barrel extended to a shortened cylinder
On cylinder side release of Pistol is marked "Fred's gun shop Mechanicsville VA"

on other side of bbl is marked "Fred Schmidt Pistolsmith" and "Beltsville MD 1982"

I bought it in a estate sale a number of years ago and have shot it a few times in PPC matches at my local club. Cylinder timing is on the money. A few small scratches. In very good shape overall. No rust or pockmarks.

I'd be happy to provide photos.
I have decided not to sell the pistols..... Thanks again to the guys that knew Fred's gunshop. Its always interesting to know some of the history behind a purchase!
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Gary Martin
Gary Martin

November 8th, 2010, 12:50 am #6

Hello;

I knew Fred fairly well.
He was an old school German machinist.
He died July 1986
He built approx. 250 of the short cylinder guns.
The gun you have , which has the Beltsville marking was a donated award gun. It was a prize to one of the PPC Regional participants. The Beltsville matches were held at the US Secret Service training center in Beltsville, and was one of the largest matches next to the Nationals. After the Waco incident and remarks from the NRA president, referencing "jack booted thugs" the NRA activities were no longer welcome at federal facilities.
Fred was a member of the American Pistolsmith Guild.
After his death I purchased much of the S&W parts inventory and some of his machinery, which is still in use today.
Hope this gives you some insight regarding your revolver.

Jerry Keefer
Hello Jerry..
I just happen to stumble on these letters refering to Freds gun shop..I also happen to have a PPC pistol that was biult by Fred..I was hopeing that I could send you a couple of pics and maybe you could give me some Info..I hope you recireve this message..My email is gm0352@aol.com
Thanks
Gary Martin
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