The BEST looking revolver in the joint >>


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Slugo
December 15, 2006, 09:37 PM
my 16 year old S&W Model 686 357mag. This is back when Smith put an A+ polished finish on their SS revolvers. Also, no stupid key lock and sub-standard finish. Grips are original S&W Goncalo Alves (no longer made, protected wood) combat grips. Show me yours and let's see if it's nicer!!

http://slugo.smugmug.com/photos/94446448-L.jpg

http://slugo.smugmug.com/photos/94446570-L.jpg

http://slugo.smugmug.com/photos/94446366-L.jpg

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micky692002
December 15, 2006, 10:15 PM
Its not nicer but its bigger :neener: :neener: :neener:

Dan Wesson model 15-2 .357
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c140/elburru/Guns004.jpg

Slugo
December 15, 2006, 10:21 PM
but, you're right, nowhere near as cool as my 686!!:neener:

Old Fuff
December 15, 2006, 10:27 PM
Slugo:

I wouldn't brag about that old, over-the-hill 686. I think the blue job stinks. :evil: :D

The Real Hawkeye
December 15, 2006, 10:29 PM
Slugo, I've liked that gun since it was called the Distinguished Combat Magnum. I have one myself, a Performance Center gun with a Black T finish and tuned action. That's it in the lower right hand corner.

Pat Cannon
December 15, 2006, 10:35 PM
OK, that is even prettier than my Ruger, but I love my Ruger anyway. here it is, drawn from my waistband and laid on the picnic table, pants-lint and all:
http://www.skypoint.com/~goon/stuff/sp101closeup.jpg

Riktoven
December 15, 2006, 10:35 PM
Purty :-)

MCgunner
December 15, 2006, 10:36 PM
Clean, 'cause you don't ever shoot it????:neener: Loved that old Goncalo Alves wood. I've only got one gun that's worth lookin' at. They're all working guns.

http://imageigloo.com/images/8672PICT0045.JPG

The Real Hawkeye
December 15, 2006, 10:36 PM
Nice Ruger. Do they come all shiny like that?

Slugo
December 15, 2006, 10:47 PM
bet you love shooting that piece!!:)

jad0110
December 16, 2006, 12:23 AM
Slugo,

Nice 686! Mine is one of the newer ones with the wart (doesn't bother me too much, but I prefer it not be there). I cleaned up the finish myself and it looks pretty good, but not as nice as yours.

But how are these? Just as nice? :)

S&W Model 14-4

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Model%2014%2038%20Special/SW14frontside.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Model%2014%2038%20Special/14_12-1.jpg


S&W K-22 Masterpiece / M17 no dash:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20K22%20Model%2017%2022%20LR/K22_12-1.jpg

Model 14 and 17 (top and bottom) together :D

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/jad0110/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20Model%2014%20and%2017/Large/K22-14_12-1.jpg

Serpico
December 16, 2006, 12:50 AM
Nice 686 but nothing is nicer looking than a rich blue revolver like this pre-80s model 29...well, maybe a nice blue third generation Colt Detective Special or a 2 1/2 inch model 19....

:neener:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/hberttmank/sw29.jpg

cslinger
December 16, 2006, 01:02 AM
Gotta say I am partial to my 681PC but that is a damn fine looking piece o' steel you got there.

http://www.myfishingpictures.com/img/086060.JPG

http://www.myfishingpictures.com/img/086061.JPG

Handgun Midas
December 16, 2006, 01:52 AM
Serpico, TWINS!!

Actually I understand this to be a '59, so maybe an older brother?

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g257/identity_2006/SW29-02.jpg

Gewehr98
December 16, 2006, 02:26 AM
I'll say the stainless 696 in .44 Special gets the good-looking tag in my revolver collection. No wart, firing pin's on the hammer where it belongs, no MIM, and the walnut grips are by Altamont:

http://mauser98.com/696altamontleft1.jpg

SnWnMe
December 16, 2006, 02:28 AM
Pre 17 from 1948.

http://www.alvarfamily.com/k22640.jpg

Pat Cannon
December 16, 2006, 04:10 AM
The Real Hawkeye:
Nice Ruger. Do they come all shiny like that?
I think somebody buffed it up, but I'm not sure; I bought it used.

MCgunner
December 16, 2006, 09:32 AM
MCgunner, beautiful 45 Colt >>

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bet you love shooting that piece!!

Thanks. Yup, it's REAL accurate, too. :D

The Real Hawkeye
December 16, 2006, 09:38 AM
I think somebody buffed it up, but I'm not sure; I bought it used.Makes it look like a high polish nickel. I used to have an S&W 586 with a finish like that.

Euclidean
December 16, 2006, 09:45 AM
Well it does have the spiderhole and the JM billboard is a bit of a detractor too, but I humbly submit this.

http://i9.tinypic.com/4i3g76v.jpg

Not quite as cool as the original post, but the best I can do personally.

The Real Hawkeye
December 16, 2006, 09:56 AM
Nah! You can do better than that! :neener: ;) Actually, that's an awesome revolver. I have a few of the new ones too. Would rather they had hammer mounted firing pins, no key holes in the frames and forged steel hammers and triggers, but they look just fine and shoot just fine the way they are. I'm a sucker for a classic Smith & Wesson, though.

Diesel man
December 16, 2006, 10:24 AM
I dont know if this Taurus 66 qualifies but its a basic workhorse with a good sturdy frame.
http://myspace-358.vo.llnwd.net/01454/85/30/1454820358_l.jpg

Ranger 40
December 16, 2006, 10:43 AM
Any S&W Six shooter made after 1975 is, well just another high production factory gun. Poor finish, poor fit, may as well buy a Dan Wesson or a Ruger
or Rossi .:cuss:

MCgunner
December 16, 2006, 11:03 AM
Any S&W Six shooter made after 1975 is, well just another high production factory gun. Poor finish, poor fit, may as well buy a Dan Wesson or a Ruger
or Rossi .

Yeah, whatever....:rolleyes:

JonP
December 16, 2006, 11:39 AM
Picked up this sweetheart yesterday:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/jonpackard/Smith686.jpg

Yeah, I love it!:cool:

Ric
December 16, 2006, 11:49 AM
1978 Detective Special.



http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/ColtDetSpl.jpg

Confederate
December 16, 2006, 12:25 PM
Of all the guns shown on this thread, I'd still have to pick the 686. It's a good contender for best .357 revolver ever designed. Mine's an unfired 6-incher. It has great balance and is gorgeous. I don't know if Smith & Wesson will ever produce anything as classy as these and some of their earlier revolvers or not. Prospects don't look good.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=49385&d=1166289881

BillinNH
December 16, 2006, 12:57 PM
Sorry, I goofed. Will resubmit.

Bill

SnWnMe
December 16, 2006, 03:04 PM
Any S&W Six shooter made after 1975 is, well just another high production factory gun. Poor finish, poor fit, may as well buy a Dan Wesson or a Ruger
or Rossi .

Lemme guess, your oldest revolver dates to 1975 right? Right in the middle of Bangor Punta's milking of the S&W brand when only quantity mattered.

Try again.

Ranger 40
December 16, 2006, 05:51 PM
Wrong my early S&W .44s date to 1880. My modern S&W .44 Mags 4th Mdl HE. thru -2s. The .357 Mdl. 27 from 1937, Etc. Bangor Punta owned S&W for some time and made fine arms. I think by the time it went from Pepsi Cola thru Lear Seigler Heater Co. to TKS it went to hell. I doubt you know your S&Ws very well or you would know those before 80 bring more money. I knew the post would get reaction from owners of the non-p&r high production handguns. Please understand Smith makes most of its money from tranmisson parts for heavy trucks. They know how to turn out things in mass.

MCgunner
December 16, 2006, 06:06 PM
Well, I don't particularly have a bad opinion of Ruger, Dan Wesson, or even Rossi, myself, especially Ruger and Dan Wesson. I can't see how not being any better is really all that bad, so long as there not any worse. I'm not much of a Smith freak, only got one old M10, sold my M19 and my 1917.

The Real Hawkeye
December 16, 2006, 07:18 PM
Why'd you sell your 1917?

rbmcmjr
December 16, 2006, 07:22 PM
My best is this 66-1, factory class "A" engraved, with Elk grips. Knife is a custom Busse NICK Variant.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b240/rbmcmjr/bestrevolver.jpg

Changing gears:

Wrong my early S&W .44s date to 1880. My modern S&W .44 Mags 4th Mdl HE. thru -2s. The .357 Mdl. 27 from 1937, Etc. Bangor Punta owned S&W for some time and made fine arms. I think by the time it went from Pepsi Cola thru Lear Seigler Heater Co. to TKS it went to hell. I doubt you know your S&Ws very well or you would know those before 80 bring more money. I knew the post would get reaction from owners of the non-p&r high production handguns. Please understand Smith makes most of its money from tranmisson parts for heavy trucks. They know how to turn out things in mass.

Your tone is pretty arrogant. The revolvers made in the early to mid nineties were probably the best MACHINES ever made by the folks at S&W. The precision machining was beyond compare and the quality of the materials was up there too, before the MIM infestation. They may not have been as well finished from a cosmetics standpoint, but they were arguably better guns FOR USE. Collecting is a different story altogther. Rarity has a lot to do with that and as you point out, volume was up. But for a user, I challenge you to find a better revolver than the 629-4 shown below. It was made around '93 and is a functional masterpiece.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b240/rbmcmjr/629andtk9.jpg

vanilla_gorilla
December 16, 2006, 09:21 PM
Not mine, but I swear I will soon own one just like it.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/PistolsII004.jpg

SnWnMe
December 16, 2006, 11:55 PM
Bangor Punta owned S&W for some time and made fine arms.

Now I know you're really out there. That was the beginning of the end for some folks. It took the sell out Tomkin Brits to save Smith from the rock bottom depths of poor quality that they hit during Bangor and LZ.

Boxhead
December 17, 2006, 12:06 AM
Here's a couple of ol' Ruger 44 Specials that I think are pretty nice.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1055658/SBH371.jpg

Stainz
December 17, 2006, 08:34 AM
I guess by Ranger 40's dictum, my 696, JM PC 627 V-Comp, and 5" h-l 686+, all made in this century, may have a chance at being decent revolvers - none are six shooters!

I'll take my post 2000 made S&W's, resplendent with their MIM parts and, yes, even some sporting that infamous 'Lock', over the older S&W's I've had. I love SS - the best thing to ever happen to a revolver as a tool. I will always remember the most troublesome and poorest QC example of all of my S&W's - actually more original faults than all of my other S&W's combined - an '83 variant 6.5" 24. The new 2001-2 made 6.5" Heritage 24 I bought, by comparison, was as nearly perfect as one could ever expect, in fit, finish, and function. I ultimately traded it for a nice SS revolver!

I'll see if I can find a picture - or take one - of my candidate for my best-looking S&W. It would have to be my first-ever S&W - a then new '01 made 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt sporting Ahrends square conversion cocobolo stocks with finger grooves. It is a higher polish - which could be better, if I didn't mind erasing the laser-engraved barrel, etc, logo. Great lines, too.

Stainz

ssteven1
December 17, 2006, 08:48 AM
My model 27 looks pretty sweet. ;)

http://usera.imagecave.com/ssteven1/beautyshots/my27-2.jpg

MCgunner
December 17, 2006, 09:38 AM
Why'd you sell your 1917?

Couple of reasons. It was a clapped out old war horse that I ordered for a hundred bucks back when I was a "kitchen table dealer". I had to have a smith work it over to make it shootable. It was rather loose, Smith fixed the end shake, but shot okay, but would only shoot jacketed bullets. Anything lead would strip through the rather shallow rifling and tumble. Since I really don't like buying bullets, cast my own, I got rid of it. But, looking back on it, it was a historical old relic and I really should have kept it. :banghead: My aim at the time was for a revolver pin gun, was sort of into pins at the time. I thought I'd sell it and get a M625, but I never got one.

One thing about that old 1917, the DA trigger was smooth as glass. It'd been worked for 70 years. :D

jad0110
December 17, 2006, 09:51 AM
a then new '01 made 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt sporting Ahrends square conversion cocobolo stocks with finger grooves.

Stainz,

How did those Ahrends conversions turn out? If you can get a good picture of the grips, especially from the backstrap, I'd be really interested. Some round to square conversion grips just don't look right, and I was considering a set of the Ahrends cocobolos no finger grooves for my 686.

I own both new Smiths and older, classic Smiths. As long as they are accurate, reliable, and are well put together I like 'em. I've got nothing against anyone who only buys NIB or who would never touch anything new from anyone. Does that mean I like the lock? No, I'd rather it wasn't there at all, but it won't stop me from buying new.

What will stop me is I discovered that gunbroker.com is a wonderful thing for buying used, if you shop around carefully and find a reputable vendor. I like summitgunbroker.com even more, though I've not purchased anything there yet. Of course, my gun fund is expended, so I won't be buying anything for a while :( .

SaxonPig
December 17, 2006, 09:58 AM
Ranger 40:

Well, this M27 was made in 1977 so apparently it's a piece of crap according to you.

http://www.fototime.com/B229BE383232670/standard.jpg


Yes, the fit and finish was generally superior in previous decades. Guns made in the 1960s usually look nicer than those made in the 1970s. Of course, the guns made in the 1950s look better than those made in the 1960s. Rising labor costs meant reductions in hand polishing because they can't sell guns at the prices required to pay for that work these days. That's just reality checking in. Doesn't mean the newer guns are junk, they just aren't quite as nicely finished.

I own S&W handguns from 1915 (S&W Triple Lock) to 2005 (22-4) with representatives from every decade in between and I like them all. You, of course, are welcome to your opinion.

jad0110
December 17, 2006, 10:09 AM
I own S&W handguns from 1915 (S&W Triple Lock) to 2005 (22-4) with representatives from every decade in between and I like them all. You, of course, are welcome to your opinion.

+1

Nice post and a sweet gun. What, no RM? ;) You could take top honors with that one, just because!

GRB
December 17, 2006, 10:19 AM
I just don't get it - are you guys into pretty guns? I mean, don't you shoot them? Not a cylinder ring in evidence on more than one or two of the pictured ones. Of course I can understand that on a finely engraved collectible, but as for the others :banghead: it goes beyond my understanding as to why they all look so pristine since all of my own guns are for shooting, and therefore don't look anywhere near as nice...

All the best,
Glenn B

Boxhead
December 17, 2006, 11:20 AM
"Not a cylinder ring in evidence on more than one or two of the pictured ones."

If you handle an Old Model Ruger Blackhawk properly you will never have a cylinder ring. Mine don't. Same goes for Colt SAA's and it's properly assembled clones.

DouglasW
December 17, 2006, 12:24 PM
Boxhead. Great looking Rugers -- and the lincoln logs are a nice touch, too ;)

SaxonPig
December 17, 2006, 01:03 PM
jad0110- You wanted an RM? It's an ex-cop gun and not very pretty but it shoots pretty good.

http://www.fototime.com/6E233DC6AF3FD86/standard.jpg


Glenn- That 27 I pictured is also an ex-cop gun (with departmental markings to prove it) and I shoot it regularly. It's still fairly pretty, though.

Here's another post-1975 clunker. Shipped in 1977 to the campus police department at the Univ. of Louisiana. I got it about 1998 at a Salt Lake City show for $185. No idea how it got from LA to UT.

http://www.fototime.com/D155BD385604384/standard.jpg

steelhead
December 17, 2006, 01:07 PM
http://www.hunt101.com/img/435306-big.jpg

Gewehr98
December 17, 2006, 01:16 PM
I pulled my 696 out of the safe a couple days ago. It now has no cylinder ring, and no scorching on the cylinder face. I clean the gun with a light metal polish (Pol, made in Germany) every now and then, so it would appear to the uninformed that the gun wasn't used that much. ;)

Baphomet
December 17, 2006, 01:23 PM
It IS mine, and I apologize for the naughty thought's it causes certain members.
I can't say who exactly, but their initials are vanilla_gorilla.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/Baphomet/PistolsII004.jpg

Note to VG: It's a thing easily done. Start with a good glass-bead finish and then talk to Mr. Kim Ahrends about some round-butt to square-butt conversion grips in the wood of your choice. The shoes on my 686 are Cordia wood (aka Bocote) but he offers several other, equally tasteful, wood choices.

Here's baby-brother (617-10, 6", factory finish, grips again by Gentleman Kim Ahrends (Maple this time around)):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/Baphomet/6171.jpg

RonJon
December 17, 2006, 01:25 PM
S&W 586(-0) in Nickle. Made in 1980:
http://webpages.charter.net/ronjon/S&W%20586%20NI%20right.jpg
http://webpages.charter.net/ronjon/S&W%20586%20NI%20left.jpg

Ron

jad0110
December 17, 2006, 03:33 PM
jad0110- You wanted an RM? It's an ex-cop gun and not very pretty but it shoots pretty good.

Well, seeing that it is not too pretty, I'd be happy to relieve you of such an ugly gun ;) .

Nah man, that is one gorgeous RM ... the best part about it I'm sure is the history that comes along with it.

Bob R
December 17, 2006, 07:18 PM
From the time when guns were blue.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Bob8251/pythonsm2.jpg


One of the few pistols I have that the caliber starts with a "3". Mine seem to run towards the "4"'s for some reason.

As you can see in the finish, it was a partly cloudy day.
bob

vanilla_gorilla
December 17, 2006, 10:17 PM
Baphomet, you have some beautiful weapons there. Sorry if I "stole your thunder" so to speak, by posting the pic.

I was sitting here last night on the Ahrends site determining which type of wood you had on that 686. I'm glad to see I chose correctly.

I don't own a 686 yet, but I do have a 629 that could stand the same treatment your 686 there has had. :)

Baphomet
December 18, 2006, 10:29 AM
Hey Vanilla' thanks, and no problem posting the pic. I think you'll find the folks at Ahrends a pleasure to deal with. Every handgun I have now except my MKII wears a pair of their grips. I do expect to see some pics, though, of that M29 when it's all said and done. A 4" 629 in .44 Special is on my wish-list, so I guess that makes us even!

GunNut
December 18, 2006, 11:51 AM
I believe that vanilla_gorilla has bead blast envy. I've seen you drooling over that gun here and at TFL I believe.:neener:

It's definitely a nice looking gun, and I may try that with a SS revolver soon. I see it as a great way to recondition a well used/carried Smith.

Steve

lev83
December 19, 2006, 12:09 AM
My humble offering...
S&W 686-0 early performance center gun. Notice the incredible porting on end of barrel you wont see it very often. Gun is a little dirty and those rubber hogues are sure ugly but the gun has beauty of its own.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/lev83/th_DSCF0244.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/lev83/DSCF0244.jpg)

tipoc
December 19, 2006, 09:46 PM
There are a lot of good lookin guns out there. This is one of my favorites, an S prefix pre M27 from late 1954. 6 1/2" barrel.

tipoc

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/pre276.jpg

.41Dave
December 20, 2006, 07:16 AM
Here are a couple of my favorites in nickel, a 4" S&W model 19-3 and a 2.5" model 19-2:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/pdff5740f6edb1e4fa855500064ab0ce7/efbbbfe5.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid208/p1971271a0ac05e67aaf75c5ff87ff29b/ee49b0cb.jpg

Marshall
December 20, 2006, 07:34 AM
Here's an ugly one........


http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c274/bunnfuzz/dcp_0512.jpg

marksman13
December 20, 2006, 07:39 AM
I don't own a single revolver, but this post has definately made me think about changing that fact. Beautiful guns out there guys.

Baphomet
December 20, 2006, 10:39 AM
.41Dave:

Would you consider trading those grips for, oh gee, let's say... my immortal soul???

Those be the sweetness!

.41Dave
December 21, 2006, 04:04 AM
Sorry Baphomet, but I have all the immortal souls I need. People just give 'em away nowadays :evil: Sandalwood grips, however... VERY hard to come by.

bigmike45
December 21, 2006, 09:14 AM
Well I am almost ashamed to show you my junky old, worn out S&W Model
65-5. I have shot it so much I wore off the hammer spur.:p :neener: :what:
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/HPIM0557.jpg

Serpico
December 21, 2006, 02:26 PM
This thread needs a j-frame...not the best looking gun on this thread but it's the best looking revolver I carry!

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/P1000813_1.JPG

Baphomet
December 21, 2006, 08:28 PM
My, my, my, now that IS a tasteful finish! Mmm-mmmm-mmm.
Yes sir, very tasteful indeed. I salute your superior, nay, EXCELLENT taste in firearms finish!!

dpote
December 21, 2006, 09:28 PM
My best looking would have to be my M60, no dash. It's really beat to hell, but it's my best looking revolver.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36811&d=1141865266

jad0110
December 21, 2006, 10:36 PM
It's really beat to hell, but it's my best looking revolver.

Dang, looks pretty nice to me!

slick6
December 21, 2006, 11:43 PM
I kinda like my S&W model 617 below, with the rare aluminum cylinder:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000245.jpg
I also love my S&W model 27-2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000061.jpg
I'm thrilled over my Bright Stainless Colt Python:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/480cd0a9.jpg
I also can't forget to add my S&W NYSP model 520 and my pre-model 19 Combat Magnum(Circa 1956):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/b7f4d7f3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/46a7821c.jpg

Gixerman1000
December 21, 2006, 11:51 PM
S&W 66 3”
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Gixerman1000/Handguns/SW66.jpg

Bronco45
December 22, 2006, 01:44 AM
Ranger 40: I had several of the Bangor Punta Smiths. In 1970 I purchased a Model 19 4" in 1972 I purchased a Model 19 2.5" and a Model 14 K-38.
In 1974 I purchased a Model 27 5".

I was a policeman during those years. The 19 4" had a crooked cylinder as one side was .004 wider than the other. A forcing cone that was faced squarly and one side protruded .002 of an inch further than the other. That was no problem in the store as the gun was clean and empty.

On the range the weapon locked up when powder residue was involved. Gun was sent to Smith by Dept. Armorer. Took six months to get it back. No fix Smith my ammo was too hot and causing the problem. I was shooting 38 Lubaloys from WW. State Police Pistolsmith squared the cylinder and forcing cone and tuned the action. Gun shot well after the State Policeman did some necessary gunsmithing.

Model 14 Served me well for several years in a stock configuration.

Model 19 2.5" locked up on the fourth round fired from the box. Could not get cylinder open and sent the gun to Smith noting it was a police weapon. They cleaned it and returned it. Gun did it one other time! Years later it was found to be the trigger stop, which S&W called for all Police Armorers to immediatly pull from all K frame revolvers.

Model 27 5" came with a sideplate that would not fit flush to the right side of the frame. Upon removal of the sideplate and with the adroit use of a magnet a large quantity of metal filings were removed. Had the action tuned as timing was slow on two cylinders.

I've owned a couple hundred of S&Ws since 1970 the best were the ones built in the late 80s and early 90s. Keep your old time bluing. Give me a gun that is dependable, accurate and resilent.

dcloudy777@aol.com
December 22, 2006, 02:41 PM
This thread rules!!! I wanna play... M29 Lew Horton 3"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/dcloudy777/DSC00529.jpg
DanO

tipoc
December 22, 2006, 03:19 PM
M 624, 3" barrel .44 Special for Lew Horton, with a little extra work added.

tipoc

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/two44s4.jpg

tipoc
December 22, 2006, 03:21 PM
M 629-2 Magnaport Custom with a 2 7/8" barrel.

tipoc

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/two44s3.jpg

Dave Markowitz
December 22, 2006, 04:04 PM
S&W Model 15 snubbie:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/M15-2_640x480.jpg


S&W Model 1905, 4th Change Target Model (think of it as a pre-K-38, made in the mid-1920s):

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/m1905-sepia.jpg

DouglasW
December 23, 2006, 09:34 PM
Not nearly the nicest revolver in this thread...but it's the new favorite in my house -- and it's been here for just over an hour :D

3-inch Model 65-3, just as I found it this afternoon:
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/118803155-L.jpg

treebeard
December 23, 2006, 11:10 PM
Okay, here is my S&W Mod. 36. I paid almost nothing for it and it is tight! It sits right next to my bed in the nightstand!
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e359/treebeard68/2006Dec23010.jpg

S&Wfan
December 24, 2006, 09:27 PM
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/246/246167/folders/233364/19746541a.JPG

Frandy
December 26, 2006, 10:24 AM
My offering is certainly not the best looking revolver in this thread (my vote goes to tipoc!), but of the revolvers that I own, it's the one that pleases my eye the most.

http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/King_Cobra_Dec_26_2006_1_640.jpg

Jason280
December 26, 2006, 07:19 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b19/jason280_3/cobra7.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b19/jason280_3/cobra6.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b19/jason280_3/cobra4.jpg

70's era Colt Cobra, one of the best looking snubbies I have ever owned!

george29
December 26, 2006, 09:08 PM
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l15/avisamuel/airweight44spec.jpg

Ugly, but very functional.

WJR
December 26, 2006, 10:36 PM
Baphomet,

Those are two great looking revolvers.

I can understand VGs envy. Very, very nice.

WJR

WJR
December 26, 2006, 10:37 PM
JonP said:

Picked up this sweetheart yesterday.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/jonpackard/Smith686.jpg

Yeah, I love it!

JonP,

Great looking grips.

WJR

10-Ring
December 26, 2006, 11:29 PM
Here's my newest revolver :D

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r208/10-Ring/P1020622.jpg

JonP
December 27, 2006, 11:14 AM
Thanks, WJR!

.45man
December 28, 2006, 01:30 PM
You guys have some great guns and photo skills.....We should all vote on the pictures submitted.

.......I know some of you have seen this, but here it is again. I took this in my back yard. I took about 10 of them, and this one turned out the best. You can see some more gun pics here: (http://home.comcast.net/~45man/)

http://home.comcast.net/~45man/misc_images/Model_29_Trifecta-Stbd_small.jpeg

P95Carry
December 28, 2006, 02:07 PM
Some great pics and ever greater pieces of hardware :)

I checked back and seem not to have posted - forgive if a repeat.


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m27-2_s.jpg


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m27-2-8375b_s.jpg


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m29-3-522-s.jpg


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m29-3-540-s.jpg


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m19-3-03-s.jpg


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/pre_k22_02_s.jpg

Arcticfox
December 29, 2006, 02:45 AM
Beautiful pics! But some of these look like garage queens!!!!!!!! :confused:

Go to the range, and SHOOT them!

.41Dave
December 29, 2006, 03:01 AM
I shoot all my guns. If ya don't abuse them, they look good for a long time.

hemiram
December 29, 2006, 03:07 AM
This is my fifth DW .357, and my first SS one, I stupidly sold the others. Shoots great and only had one tiny scratch on the barrel.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50318&stc=1&d=1167724143

4fingermick
December 29, 2006, 07:49 AM
Best looking revolvers in the joint? I worked in several joints over the past 22+ years and all of the revolvers were 3" heavy Bbl Model 10s. :-D The hostage response team had a few 586s and a 45S&W (toys to please the boys)and the transport, escort guys got Glocks a few years ago. There was one shiny one, a Ruger GP100, which was thrown over the fence of one of the jails one night, but dropped short and landed on a noisy tin roof (whoops!). The Smiiths are no better than the Rugers or others, but they have the style and the balance just so! This is my old 586, been hammered continually since 1987 when I bought it second hand and well worn. Did not carry this one, but used it to represent the Dept many times.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/4fingermick/Handguns/81f8ad75.jpg

They gotta be the winners. Of course, the old Colts are similar in that they are pure poetry in motion.

230HB
December 29, 2006, 06:05 PM
Nice lookin` work-horse of a revolver Nick.

chipp
December 29, 2006, 06:22 PM
Those ar all sweet here are some of mine.

kevin davis
December 29, 2006, 06:59 PM
lots of nice guns. I still like the dan wesson .357 with the 8" barrel, as I have one and find it a dream to shoot, very accurate;) ;)

Feanaro
December 29, 2006, 08:11 PM
Gents, I fear you've lost the day. At least it's by one of THR's own, mec.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/Alamar/Guns/Artemisrtside.jpg

Boxhead
December 29, 2006, 09:36 PM
Oh well, a few more.

A M29-2 tweaked by the factory,

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1055658/SBH131.jpg

A 41 Special built on an Old Model Ruger Single Six 22,

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1055658/SBH389.jpg

A favorite cannon, 475 Linebaugh,

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1055658/SBH359.jpg

And another favorite 44 Special,

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-7/1055658/SBH340.jpg

swoter
December 29, 2006, 11:59 PM
Here's the only DA revolver I own. Picked it up today from a gunshop in Springfield, OH as part of a package deal. Would someone please tell me what model this is? Never owned a Smith before, and is there a site where I can look up the serial to see what year it was made? Seems to be ok mechanically, just ugly.
http://home.columbus.rr.com/twonn/sw1.jpg

http://home.columbus.rr.com/twonn/sw2.jpg

Lt. G
December 30, 2006, 05:10 AM
All the weapons have their own"coolness" about them. I just picked up and shot my new Taurus 44C 44 mg with a 2,(or is it a 2 and 1/2" barrel), ported. Looks sharp and is dead nuts accurate with 44 special silvertips or full power loads.

Also bought a pristine taurus model 85 SS snubby ,five rounds fired through it for $200 from a brother fireman who didn't want any more, (getting married/needed money, etc) told him it was worth more and would gladly pay the diff, but he said a deal is a deal, (Much happiness and a Budha like smile on me).

I still would like to buy a model 29 and SW 22mg snubby, sigh!

Course picked up a colt agent for $250 recently tiny spot of rust but will give it some TLC. Would also love any of Colt's "snake" guns Anaconda, Pythons, Diamond backs. Oh My!!!

4fingermick
December 30, 2006, 06:55 AM
:D Colt Police Positive, 38 Smith and Wesson. First owned by Broken Hill Proprietary Limited (the biggest mining company in Aussie history. Used to guard the gold shipments, then sold off to the Commonwealth Bank used by them for many years before the bank got all touchy and feely and the tellers stopped using guns. Finally it ended up being used on a daily basis by an armoured car company doing sterling service until a few years ago when they were all dumped at a gun shop. Didn't pay much for it, it's not my fanciest gun by any stretch of the imagination, but I kinda like it. I will get a nice mould for it and plink with it occasionally. Like me, it deserves a good retirement. Mick.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/4fingermick/Handguns/ColtPolicePositive38SW3.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/4fingermick/Handguns/ColtPolicePositive38SW8.jpg

I picked up the old Redfield the same day. It will end up on a nice 70A winchester in 22/250 and will see a lot of hills and a lot of spotlit paddocks.

hnk45acp
December 30, 2006, 08:52 PM
I respectfully submit my Reeder Custom Vaquero

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8018/dscn1395rg2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2214/dscn1396fm0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Gripus
December 30, 2006, 09:31 PM
and made the grips this afternoon.

Joe
http://www.gripus.com/Graphics/Blackhawk_Grips_1.jpg
http://www.gripus.com/Graphics/Blackhawk_Gun_0.jpg

yongxingfreesty
December 30, 2006, 09:40 PM
wow .45man that is a nice collection! :eek: :eek:

Pine Cone
January 4, 2007, 12:55 AM
I picked up a S&W K-22 probably made in 1951. This wheelgun bug seems to have hit me hard! Now I have a 4" M66 (1978?), a brand new 1 7/8" 638, and now this K-22 with a 6" barrel. Haven't got a chance to shoot it yet, but hopefully I will tomorrow after work.

tipoc
January 4, 2007, 07:50 AM
Maybe not the best looking but worth a glance. A pair of old model Ruger Single Sixes.

tipoc

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/tipoc/rss1.jpg

ldp4570
January 4, 2007, 10:10 AM
50477

50478
Photo quality sucks, old camera, but here's two of my children, 624 4", and 624 3".

Bear41mag
January 4, 2007, 10:18 AM
Couple of my favorites

Smith 24-3
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o21/Bear41mag/doc2006.jpg

Twin Smith 696-no dash

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o21/Bear41mag/doc2013.jpg

JMB
January 4, 2007, 10:41 AM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h240/JMB-GSP/Picture104.jpg

tipoc
January 4, 2007, 03:43 PM
Nice looking OM JMB. What caliber is it? Who did the work?

tipoc

Baphomet
January 4, 2007, 03:48 PM
... Who did the work?

No kidding, that blueing makes me wanna cry.

I think I can make out the camera being used by the photographer on the cylinder and... an anteater(?)... maybe an elephant... in the clouds.

JMB
January 4, 2007, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the compliments. It used to be a .357, now its a 44spl. Andy Horvath did all the work except for the grips. Grips are sunburst/crotchwood Maple Burl by Scott Kolar.

ithacalover
January 8, 2007, 08:24 PM
I'm drooling over every one of those wheelguns. Puts polymer pistols to shame!

DouglasW
January 8, 2007, 09:44 PM
Here's the only DA revolver I own. Picked it up today from a gunshop in Springfield, OH as part of a package deal. Would someone please tell me what model this is? Never owned a Smith before, and is there a site where I can look up the serial to see what year it was made? Seems to be ok mechanically, just ugly.
http://home.columbus.rr.com/twonn/sw1.jpg

Swoter, I'm a S&W neophyte but it looks like that revolver would have a few stories to tell :what: Is the barrel blue, while the rest is nickel or stainless? What caliber and barrel length? It looks like either a J-frame (5-shot) or short-barrelled K-frame (6 shot) but I can't tell from the pics. When you open up the cylinder, is there a model number (e.g. 36 or 10-2) stamped on the crane? Many knowledgeable folks over on the smith & wesson forum (http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/forums), and if you post most of the serial number (leaving the last couple characters as "xx", someone over there can tell you when your revolver was made.

Here's a useful list (http://www.handloads.com/misc/Smith.Model.Changes.asp)of the various models and engineering changes (-1, -2, etc.) for S&W revolvers

Please let us know what you learn about it.

MM
January 9, 2007, 12:12 AM
Here ya go, M-58-none.
SatCong

carl418
January 9, 2007, 06:18 AM
Out of my small collection, it's a toss up which looks best.. to me, anyway...

It's either the 6-1/2" 629-4 Classic, with Weigand fiber optic site...

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i288/carl418/50.jpg

Or, the 3" Model 29-3, Lew Horton..

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i288/carl418/075.jpg

LanEvo`
January 9, 2007, 07:12 AM
my 16 year old S&W Model 686 357mag. This is back when Smith put an A+ polished finish on their SS revolvers. Also, no stupid key lock and sub-standard finish. Grips are original S&W Goncalo Alves (no longer made, protected wood) combat grips. Show me yours and let's see if it's nicer!!Here's my early 1980's 4" 686:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/anwarius/Guns%20and%20Knives/SWpic01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/anwarius/Guns%20and%20Knives/SWpic02.jpg

Bear41mag
January 10, 2007, 06:35 PM
Heres a couple more...a trio of .45's. Sorry about the photo quality.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o21/Bear41mag/2-21-2006-11.jpg

Bear41mag
January 10, 2007, 06:42 PM
Couple more...trio of Smith 28-2's

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o21/Bear41mag/2-21-2006-13.jpg

and a nice old Smith HE 2nd Model circa 1932 .44 special

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o21/Bear41mag/SWHE002.jpg

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