S&W Model 58


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rfo1
November 12, 2004, 03:03 AM
Hi All,
Just joined The High Road a few minutes ago.I recently bought an M58.Would appreciate any thoughts and opinions of my newest Smith.I hope this picture loads--(sorry for such a dark picture )
rfo1

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TK73
November 12, 2004, 04:09 AM
Dear rfo1,

welcome to THR. The S&W M58 is definitely one of the finest heavy duty combat revolvers ever made. You're well armed indeed. Congratulations on your purchase. Shoot that nice revolver often. ;)

Regards,

Thilo

russlate
November 12, 2004, 04:17 AM
I went thru at least two blued and one nickeled 58 and one blued 4" 57.

Yours appears to have been Mag-na-ported.

Throughout it's history the 41 mag has been held down by a lack of good factory loads for other than hunting.

In the 70's I ended up shooting 41's because I couldn't shoot a 4" 44 mag double action. The recoil was too heavy to keep going shot after shot. With the heavier barrel on the 41's I could, barely.

Ayoob has said that you can shoot a 44 mag ( in my case a 41 mag ) better than someone else can shoot a 357, but you'll never be able to outshoot what you can do with a 357. True: my best was Expert on the course with full charge 41's. My best with full charge 125 gr. 357's out of a 2&1/2" barrel was Distinguished Master.

If the 58 had been chambered in 45acp/45auto-rim, or even 45 ColtI think it would have been a major success for S&W.

Majic
November 12, 2004, 08:52 AM
If the 58 had been chambered in 45acp/45auto-rim, or even 45 ColtI think it would have been a major success for S&W.
Well there was the Model 22, the M&P in .45acp w/ 5 1/2" barrel, made from 1951 to 1966. So S&W did produce an equivalent of what you suggested, but it wasn't a big marketing success.

Brian Williams
November 12, 2004, 09:13 AM
Definitly a gun on my want list and I will get one someday, you got yourself a nice one.

Like C.R. Sam says carry cash.

VonFatman
November 12, 2004, 11:25 AM
I want one...I like about every N-frame I see...it's an weakness!

Nice gun. Enjoy.

Bob

rfo1
November 12, 2004, 12:00 PM
Russlate,
You are right--it is MagNaPorted.I didn't think you'd be able to detect that due to such a dark picture.The gun was a steal- also included were 4 speedloaders, about 350 pieces of brass and a nearly new set of RCBS carbide dies.I have loaded up 100 rounds of mild reloads for it and hope to sneak away to my Gun Club today or tomorrow.
To the other posters, thanks for the kind words-
I'm a sucker for N frames--especially the short barrel ones.I picked up a couple of 24s last week- a 4 inch 24-3 and a 624 also in 4 inch.I'm just waiting the required processing time before I can bring them home.
Regards--
rfo1

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