Here are mine.
I have a 13-3 on lay-a-way and will post it when I get it.
June 9, 2006, 04:04 PM
Cocked and locked:
My mistake! I wasn't looking close enoough and thought it was a Dan Wesson with nickle barrel and cylinder. It still looks good though.
June 9, 2006, 07:38 PM
Here's a 5" 10-5 for you Jeff. (only nickeled smith I got)
all though I don't have a nickel Smith. I must say you gents have some very nice examples.
June 9, 2006, 10:05 PM
Thanks to all who are participating.
Truthfully, I really thought we'd see a lot more.
Maybe nobody wants to open their safes, Cuz we know there's a lot more out there.
June 9, 2006, 10:32 PM
Pair of 19-3s
June 9, 2006, 10:34 PM
Model 36 with Dyamondwood laminated boot grips
June 9, 2006, 10:35 PM
June 9, 2006, 10:41 PM
I haven't figured out how to photograph my newest and best....In the gun shop Sunday and what looked to be 2 pounds of nickel caught my eyes. A brand new S&W M21-4, .44SPL. It's different...N-frame ,round butt, 4" bbl. The firing pin's in the frame instead of on the hammer nose. It's wearing the prettiest wooden magna style grips with fancy checkering I've ever seen. Until you look closer and see they're laminated wood. Quick as I can figure out sweetie's digital camera I'll post a shot of it here.:eek:
As you can see, I've got a nickel S&W w/square butt checkered grips. In my area, it's kind of hard to find nice replacement grips (wooden/square butt), so I was wondering if there's anything aside from the regular buffing that I could do to improve the 'luster' of em there??
June 15, 2006, 01:18 PM
Pull out those socks again!
June 15, 2006, 04:52 PM
There are several shops which sell very nice Smith wooden grips. I have bought from Ajax and Eagle for mine. Both places will also sell you S&W medallions inlet into the grips which look even better than plain. Ajax makes a very nice set of laminated wooden grips...several flavors...of which I bought a set of "Cherrywood" comapct style with inserts for my 696. Sharp!
June 15, 2006, 06:48 PM
M57 no dash 41 mag
Story is alcholic owner would pawn several firearms at the end of each month to tide him over until his retirement check came in. Usually he would re-claim all of them when he got his check.
For some reason he just didn't reclaim this sweet old 49, and I scarfed it up. But then I "scarf up" old snubby's every chance I get.
June 16, 2006, 05:58 PM
That is a very nice looking group of snubbies. A rescue well worth the time.
June 17, 2006, 09:14 AM
I have a few..
Model 18 K-22 No Dash 1957 Vintage..
Model 17 K-22 17-2 1975 Vintage...
Model 14-2 .38 Special Order Rare Dayton Sport's Revolver one of 2038- 1966 Vintage...
Model 19-4 .357 Magnum-1980 Vintage...
Model 586 No Dash 1980 Vintage.. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/hammerdown-7/e09b3138.jpg
Model 27-2 .357 Magnum-1975 Vintage...
Model 27-2 .357 Magnum-1979 Vintage..
Model 27-2 -1980 Vintage...
Model 57 Early No Dash .41 Magnum 1980 Vintage...
June 17, 2006, 10:09 AM
June 17, 2006, 02:28 PM
What an awesome collection of truly fine Smith's. I have an early model 29 in nickel, pinned & recessed, and my trusty, slick, crisp, tackdriving model 586 in nickel with a 6" barrel.
However, I must "bow" before you, Oh great one of many nice nickels :o
June 17, 2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the Kind words. I have been a Nickel Finish Revolver Lover for Years, and only collect S&W revolver's. I also have some fine Blued models of their's as well. Take care, Hammerdown
June 17, 2006, 04:16 PM
Am back again.........this time after taking some Flitz to my K-38
I did notice one small problem. The sideplate screw showing just in front of the left grip is in the WRONG Location. The flat faced screw belongs upper left corner of the sideplate UNDER the grip. If you check by taking off your grips, you will see the screw in the upper left corner "NOW" is a domed screw that belongs where the one is showing that is a flat faced screw.;) Just a Thought, and an easy fix....:p Hammerdown
June 17, 2006, 05:24 PM
Hammerdown- Nice 57 but 1980 wouldn't be early for a model that was made 1964-1981. That date would actually be near the end of the run for that model.
June 17, 2006, 08:08 PM
SaxonPig Nice 57 but 1980 wouldn't be early for a model that was made 1964-1981. That date would actually be near the end of the run for that model.SaxonPig
Uhh.. Not Quite..;) The Model 57 was first released in 1964. It Became a Dash One series in 1982, a dash Two series in 1988 and lastly a dash Three series in 1990. They continued to make the model 57 Until 1993 when it was discontinued, and Mine is a NO Dash series and I consider it an early one since the production span was 29 Years total on this model and being a No Dash series It was made in the Middle of this models life span.. The 4" barrel and Nickel are also the hardest to find and this one is original, righ down to it's grips, which were removed for this picture and replaced with a set of original 1964 Cokes that came on another model 57. Here is the original grips on the gun, & a picture of it's original Presentation case it came in.. since we are splitting hairs on this model as well.. :scrutiny: Hammerdown
June 19, 2006, 01:16 AM
So, is this a "no dash" model 57, 8 3/8" barrel? Serial #N775xxx. I got it around 1981. What a nail driver.
June 19, 2006, 04:52 PM
SaxonPig is correct, a 1980 vintage 57 no dash would be a late model no dash.
Unlike my 1973 vintage 57 dash nothing which is a mid model no dash.
And while we're talking about rarity, that 1973 vintage 57 dash nothing of mine is a factory Pinto which trumps your plain nickel.
BluesBear I have to tell you that nickel/blue is one nice looking Smith. I've never owned one like that, but our rangemaster had a Security Six which was chrome and blue. He called it "Old Floyd", but the Chief called it a "Dominecker Chicken".
June 19, 2006, 08:49 PM
I know this does NOT belong here in this S&W thread, but I thought since we were talkin' 'bout Factory Pintos (Nickel & Blues) I thought I'd toss in a Nickel & Blue salesman sample Colt Python.
Bought by a Colt employee at a company Christmas sale.
I started this thread, that's the only reason it's OK..... LOL
June 19, 2006, 10:36 PM
Just think....If that had a been a Smith it would really be pretty. Speaking of different finishes...Anyone ever see one of the "Smythons" running around back in the 70s? A partner had one built with a M-19 Frame and a Python barrel. It honestly shot pretty well.
June 20, 2006, 08:12 AM
The 70's ???
There's one on GB right now.
Here it is.
Anyone who frequents the S&W forum has seen these before......but I could not pass up the opportunity to show off a decent picture I took of three very special Ni S&Ws.....A 8" "S" prefix, a 6" 29-4, and a 4" 29-4.
All the best to fellow High Road Members....Have a great, happy, and safe 4th!!
July 2, 2006, 02:29 AM
Nice SHOT 45man.
Nice idea with the mirror.
They look great.