How about a Nickel thread of S&W wheelguns ?


June 7, 2006, 05:32 PM
I'm in the mood for some Shiney Smith & Wesson Wheel guns.
Anyone have any pics of Nickels they would like to share ????
Here's one of mine....

Thanks, Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

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June 7, 2006, 06:08 PM
S&W 17-2 (

June 7, 2006, 06:51 PM

Model of 1905 Fourth Change

June 7, 2006, 09:43 PM
1955 K-38 Combat Masterpiece (will be getting a nice Flitz job this weekend ;) )

June 7, 2006, 10:35 PM
This is my only nickel gun. A S&W 19 with Nill Grips.

Cocked & Locked
June 8, 2006, 12:16 AM
Does part nickel count :confused:

June 8, 2006, 01:22 AM
Here's my Model 29-2

(funny thing is I haven't had a chance to photograph it yet, so this is one of the photos taken from the "for sale" thread by the guy I bought it from :p )
(no, the bore is not actually brown)

June 8, 2006, 01:49 AM
Used to be I didn't much care for nickel guns, but over the last year or so I've come to love 'em.

My S&W model 19-3

My S&W 36-1

My daughter's model 15-4

June 8, 2006, 08:25 AM
I think nothing looks better than the old pin bbl Smiths in nickel. had quite a few, still a "long tom" Model 27 like the top gun in Gunkwazy's pic. :)

June 8, 2006, 02:54 PM
Cocked and Locked:

And see, I though I was the only other peron to have done that.

June 8, 2006, 03:27 PM
Am back again.........this time after taking some Flitz to my K-38 :cool:

June 8, 2006, 04:07 PM
Hey Huskerz,
that picture stinks.... Ooops, never mind... it's just yer socks.:neener:


June 8, 2006, 04:27 PM
Nickel looks great on a big gun. M27-2...

June 8, 2006, 08:57 PM
I just looked and it appears that 10 of my S&W revolvers are in nickel. I would have thought it was more. Oh well.

A couple of N frames.

My M57 (

One of my Pre-27s (

A 27-2 (

Cocked & Locked
June 9, 2006, 09:55 AM
Cocked and Locked:

And see, I though I was the only other peron to have done that.

Actually, I didn't do it that way. This is the way it came from the S&W factory :uhoh:

June 9, 2006, 03:56 PM
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)

- Pat

June 9, 2006, 07:48 PM
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
"Double Nickels"
Pair of 19-3s

June 9, 2006, 10:34 PM
Model 36 with Dyamondwood laminated boot grips

June 9, 2006, 10:35 PM
Model 10-5

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:

June 9, 2006, 10:54 PM
Nickel & Stainless :)

June 12, 2006, 12:35 PM
Model 10 and Model 36 wearing Bianchi Lightning Grips

June 12, 2006, 01:05 PM
Hey Catman,
If dem grips was any bigga, they'd be a holster.:D


June 12, 2006, 01:50 PM
I agree w/GUNKWAZY on those grips interesting though, because that's the first pic of a model 10 I've seen w/a barrel that short. :)

June 12, 2006, 02:23 PM
Well... uh... I don't actually *have* a nickel S&W :mad:

But all is not lost...:uhoh:

I have a shiny stainless 629-2:confused:

June 12, 2006, 03:48 PM
Don't worry's a .44, and in my book, it's all good :cool:

June 12, 2006, 06:18 PM

June 14, 2006, 10:46 PM


June 14, 2006, 11:53 PM
How about a special M29-2,

June 15, 2006, 09:30 AM
I've got a small question here.........

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 (

June 15, 2006, 08:32 PM

June 16, 2006, 10:10 AM

My pawn shop "rescued" nickel 49..

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.

Best Wishes,

J. Pomeroy

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..

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
Hello schmeky
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

Hello Huskerz85
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.

June 19, 2006, 08:25 PM
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.

I recently ran into a gentleman that claimed he had a "CUGER".
It was a Speed six Ruger with a Colt Python Barrel.

***Thanks again to everyone that's been nice enough to post pics of their Bright & Shiney Smith & Wesson Wheel guns.


June 20, 2006, 08:59 AM
Cougers and Smythons were the #1 reason S&W introduced the L-frame line with full underlugged barrels.

It seems that as soon as the 586 hit the shelves the Smython business died.
All of a sudden it was possible to buy a stock S&W with the same heft.

June 20, 2006, 04:25 PM
Boy, I'm glad you guys had seen those too. I got to thinking about raising the issue after I already had and figured eveyone would think I was nutty.

June 22, 2006, 04:22 PM
I never miss a chance to trot out my Smython, a better example than the one in the auction, since the topstrap on mine matches with the rib on the barrel.


June 22, 2006, 05:22 PM
That is a beautiful example.

June 29, 2006, 11:42 PM

I just scored this Model 10-5 yesterday.

June 30, 2006, 12:16 AM
Can my high polish M66 play?

Edit: Sorry about the size.

June 30, 2006, 06:42 AM
That's a cool M10 XavierBreath!
Is that real squarebutt? If so that increases the coolness factor.
Since most of the two inchers were round.

I always liked the squarebutt S&W snubs.

June 30, 2006, 07:01 AM
It is a square butt Blues Bear. I wasn't aware that the SB was a scarce configuration on a M10 snub, thanks for the info!

Here's a link ( to the short article on my finding it. Once I wring it out a bit, this one may go on carry duty.

June 30, 2006, 07:16 AM
Are you kidding? $179?

Karma was sure smiling on you.

June 30, 2006, 07:23 AM
Nice pieces, folks!

I've only got one in nickel.


July 1, 2006, 11:23 PM
Some awesome shots!!!!

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.


July 4, 2006, 04:30 AM
How about a 1967 vintage S&W 19-2 snubbie?

July 4, 2006, 07:59 AM
Nice 19.
I don't see many nickel snubbie 19's around.
Nice set of grips she's wearing too.
Thanks for the picture.


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