New, S&W Model 21-4 .44 Special


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Marshall
October 12, 2004, 09:58 PM
Has anyone seen the new Smith 21-4 .44 Special?

It's an N-Frame with a full size cylinder. It's also a blued carbon steel gun with a "skinny" 4" barrel, shrouded ejector rod, wide "half moon" pinned front sight with a large, squared off rear notch milled in the top strap. It's a round butt with Ahrends smooth coco-bolo wood grips.

Yes, it does have the "lock" and also a frame mounted firing pin. There is also a gold "Thunder Ranch" logo on the right side of the frame behind the cylinder. Left side of barrel is stamped .44 S&W Special CTG. SKU # 161237.

Wish I had a PIC to post but, if you want to see it, it's in the Nov/Dec issue of American Handgunner, on the Cover and featured inside. Good looking gun, although I could have done without the Thunder Ranch gold logo.

Chunk in some 250gr Black Hills and you have a awful good woods, target and defense gun.

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tc300mag1
October 12, 2004, 10:02 PM
Read about it in one of the gun rags looks nice might have to get one would prefer stainless though

Blueduck
October 12, 2004, 10:59 PM
Pimp logo on sideplate deal breaker for me :(

Andrew Wyatt
October 13, 2004, 02:02 PM
why couldn't it be a 29 in the same configuration?

Standing Wolf
October 13, 2004, 05:51 PM
Yes, it does have the "lock"...

Not in my gun safe!

BluesBear
October 14, 2004, 08:56 AM
A pic was posted in this thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100931) less than a month ago.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=974526

It was also posted in this thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79783) that ran between May and July

And it was discussed in this thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103823) also last month.

Stainz
October 14, 2004, 08:59 AM
If it's gold label wasn't enough of a deterrent for me, it's MSRP of $958 certainly is!

Stainz

BluesBear
October 14, 2004, 09:00 AM
why couldn't it be a 29 in the same configuration? Because Clint Smith had the gun designed to shoot to point of aim with the newly developed Black Hills .44 Special 250gr cast semi-wadcutter ammunition.

There are so many different .44 magnum loadings out there that you'd need adjustable sights. And if you want a .44 magnum with adjustable sights and a 4" skinny barrel just get a S&W Mountain Gun.

Marshall
October 14, 2004, 02:30 PM
Too much cashola for it! Thanks Blue.

Andrew Wyatt
October 14, 2004, 08:54 PM
Because Clint Smith had the gun designed to shoot to point of aim with the newly developed Black Hills .44 Special 250gr cast semi-wadcutter ammunition.


So make it a 29 and regulate it for that ammo.

NoTsO cLeAn HaRoLd
October 15, 2004, 12:44 AM
As many have already said, "NO THANKS"!!!

It's really a pity too because they could've made this great but they missed big time! I would only buy one without the lock, frame-mounted firing pin & gold bird crap!

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