Dream revolver


August 4, 2008, 06:49 PM
If any gun maker ask you to design your dream revolver. What would it be? Refining their designs is O.K. Who would want or have a use for it? Give it a name.
#1 A old model vaquero with a swing out cylinder in 4 5/8, 5 1/2, and 7 1/2 with lanyard hook.
Anyone who rides horses and needs a solid self defence gun. (a single revolvers are the safest for horse back.)
The Horseman

#2 A lemat revolver firing smokless cartridges. all 10 of them

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August 4, 2008, 06:51 PM
Five shot Ruger SP101, in .45acp. Ah !!!!!!!!!!:)

.38 Special
August 4, 2008, 06:55 PM
Mine pretty much all exist. In no particular order:

A USFA Flat-Top Target in .44 Special

A Ruger Redhawk done up in 1917 livery and chambered for .50 AE (available from Hamilton Bowen)

A 1950 S&W in .44 Special

A 1926 S&W in .44 Special

All but the Ruger with ivory grips, of course.

I either can't afford any of these at the moment, or essentially cannot get them here in California. But it's fun to dream.

August 4, 2008, 07:18 PM
Just bring back the Colt Anaconda!

Brian Williams
August 4, 2008, 07:21 PM
A 3" round butt S&W 581 without the underlug, like the model 58, 5 shot in either 44 spec & 41 mag(might have to be 41 spec) and six shot in 357 mag.
the only thing I would do to this would be to add a gold bead front sight.

August 4, 2008, 07:56 PM
I'd want a 20 gauge revolver with a three- or four-round cylinder.

- - - Yoda

August 4, 2008, 08:32 PM
I wish they'd start makin' the S&W new model 3 DA again. In 44-40.

August 4, 2008, 08:39 PM
A double action in .454 Casull in a size smaller than Ruger SR and larger than the SR alaskan.

Slightly larger than an N-frame, slightly smaller than an X-frame.

Blued, six shot.

From what I've been told, just such a revolver was in the works. That was until the guy in charge of the program got sent to a different apartment and the "shortened X-frame" got shelved.

Someday, someday, someone will make a packable, shootable .454 revolver...

August 4, 2008, 09:34 PM
+1 on the SP101 in 45 or 44.

August 4, 2008, 09:38 PM
Maybe a mid-sized Freedom Arms DA target, competition or SD revolver in .38, .357 or .45acp. They can call it whatever they want.

Josh Aston
August 4, 2008, 09:40 PM
A K-frame sized 5 shot .45 Colt with a 3" heavy barrel with no underlug, round butt.

August 4, 2008, 09:54 PM
I'd like to see a beefed up Ruger Black Hawk (Hunter model) in 480 Ruger in two barrel lengths.

My second suggestion would be a Ruger GP100 in 22LR and 10 shot cylinder. The extra shots in the cylinder (over six) is to reduce weight. It must have a good smooth trigger!

Deer Hunter
August 4, 2008, 10:33 PM
A modernized version of a break-open .45 Colt. Russia did it with a .357, we can do it with the .45 Colt.

Gary in Pennsylvania
August 4, 2008, 10:34 PM
GP-100 in .41mag

August 4, 2008, 10:53 PM
3" GP-100 in .44spl, 5-shot.

S&W 627 with full underlug and round barrel. No slab sided silliness.

Resurrect the .357 mag redhawk.

Change the redhawk frame to a stubby grip like on the SRH, and GP. That way you can have a fully enclosed backstrap, and all the same grips available as you have for the GP and SRH.

lee n. field
August 4, 2008, 11:10 PM
your dream revolver. What would it be?

Six shot, 3 inch, round butt Smith in .357. Fixed sights. Blue or stainless.

Yeah, I know they make them. I almost aquired one, some years back (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=104213&highlight=price+check+model+13).


August 4, 2008, 11:26 PM
A modernized version of a break-open .45 Colt. Russia did it with a .357, we can do it with the .45 Colt.

What he said... Only I want mine in .45 ACP, moon clipped.

Ben Shepherd
August 4, 2008, 11:40 PM
A blued full lug 6" gp100, cut back to 4 5/8" barrel length, and converted to a 5 shot 41 mag. Tuned by Mr. Hamilton Bowen. With some tasteful engraving, and a nice custom carry rig with some exotic leather accents.

That'd do it for me.

August 4, 2008, 11:46 PM
Didnt S&W make a 3in model 610? That would be interesting!

August 4, 2008, 11:47 PM
A stainless steel, no lock, one piece barrel S&W Model 58 with a three inch barrel....and, a gift certificate for 1000 rounds of 210 GR Lead semi-wadcutters loaded to about 1000 FPS would be nice.

August 4, 2008, 11:55 PM
how about an over under 22lr 10 trigger pulls 20 rounds

August 4, 2008, 11:59 PM
A 4 inch Python back in production, but without the heart-stopping sticker price.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
August 5, 2008, 12:01 AM
A K-frame sized 5 shot .45 Colt with a 3" heavy barrel with no underlug, round butt.

Yep, exactly. Except make mine in 4.0" or 4.5" bbl, and then make a 10mm to match, with moon clips. :)

August 5, 2008, 12:09 AM
#2 A lemat revolver firing smokless cartridges. all 10 of themThat would be cool.

A Colt Trooper or Colt 357 would be fun to have, as well.

Or, redo the Mateba, or make something similar that doesn't need a slide, so that it's just an awesome revolver with the bottom chamber lined up with the barrel.

August 5, 2008, 12:10 AM
3" Top Break, strong enough for .45 Long Colt, but chambered in .45 ACP. Round butt of approximately K-Frame size. Bobbed hammer in DAO only, with ginormous front dot sight that you could pick up from a mile away.


August 5, 2008, 12:18 AM
+1 on the SP101 in 45 or 44.

Can I +2 that.....

August 5, 2008, 12:28 AM
#1 S&W 500 4" .stock. Name: Thundarr

#2 Lematt Revolver. Name: Who cares, its a Lematt.

August 5, 2008, 12:33 AM
More calibers in S&W L-Frames!

A 44 Magnum in 5-shot L-Frame.
A 44 Special in L-Frame.
A 10mm in L-Frame.

Utilize the L-Frame more!

August 5, 2008, 12:43 AM
OK. I thought of another one.

A moon clip .40S&W SP101 with the 3 1/16" bbl.

Hellllls yeah.

August 5, 2008, 12:52 AM
Didnt S&W make a 3in model 610? That would be interesting!

Nope, they came out with the 610 in a 3 7/8, 5, and 6.5 inch barrel.

Since my other revolver dream came true this year (610 being back in production), the only other revolver I'd like to see made is a 10 shot 357 magnum based on the X frame. It would of course start a new arms race in ICORE since now all the 627's would be obsolete. :D

It'd be a handfull but man shooting 38's would be soft.

Bigger is Better
August 5, 2008, 02:43 AM
You know men: my dream revolver already exists, and his name is Freedom Arms, no less, no more. Maybe the calibers chambered could be more powerful, but in this direction there's already Magnum Research with his BFR, another handgun which come up to my "dream revolver" standard.
Otherwise, a perfect revolver could be Trigun's revolver, not in .45 LC, but in .500 Smith, or in .45-70, staying among old west calibers.

Prince Yamato
August 5, 2008, 02:48 AM
I'd like a blued 9mm S&W with a 4" barrel that held 7 or 8 rounds. I'd also like it to have one of those nifty rimless ejecting features that some of their guns had. Oh and I want trijicon night sights on it too.

August 5, 2008, 02:58 AM
A 44 Special in L-Frame.
Already exists; 696 of old, 396 Nightguard of new. L Frame won't handle 44 Mag to my knowledge.

Segway, reintroduce the 696 as a no-lock, no-MIM, 3" bbl. gun with gold bead front sight. Make a 596 the same way. Offer entire Nightguard line sans locks, sans MIM, and with gold bead front sights. Reintroduce 325 PD built as I've described with the others. Offer 3" 325 Nightguard same way. Offer 625 JM without lock. Make a model 25 otherwise identical to no-lock 625 JM.

I don't want much. :neener: Of the ones listed the 325 NG built as described would be my choice.

August 5, 2008, 04:32 AM
I'd kill for a .45 Blackhawk with a swing out cylinder and double action, without any change at all in the looks of the gun. I actually found just that at a gun show recently, but it was some old beat up German made thing I've never heard of.

August 5, 2008, 04:41 AM
10 shot 357 would be cool

also used to make a centenial 44spl in l frame the 296

August 5, 2008, 05:11 AM
If they made a Ruger Redhawk Alaskin in .357 mag with seven shots, and a couple of hundred less expensive than a S&W 686 SSR, I would buy one in a heartbeat.

On the other side of the spectrum, if North American Arms made a D/A mini-revolver in .22 mag, and something along the same line as their "PUG", that would be an "uber sweet" pocket gun.

August 5, 2008, 07:58 AM
A J-frame "942" 2-inch. Ditto with a "938".

Bring back the 696.

A 2.5 or 3 inch LW L-Frame in .45ACP. Call it a model 295? 2.5 fixed with Ashley Big Dot tritium, 3-inch with adjustable sights.

An interchangeable cylinder 625 .45ACP and .45 Colt. Metallurgy to allow muy macho loads in the Colt cylinder, and Rowland/Super loads in the ACP cylinder.

An interchangeable cylinder 66 in .38/357 and 9mm.

A night-sight option on all revolvers.

Deer Hunter
August 5, 2008, 10:18 AM
Hutch, .45 Super rounds can be fired in an S&W 625 already.

August 5, 2008, 10:47 AM
An SP101, 3" barrel in .357 maximum with a convertible cylinder to shoot 9mm largo, 9mm, 9mm mak., .380 auto and any other rimless 9mm i may have missed. basically the medusa, but cost effective (cheap) and manufactured with that ruger strength. it would be a wonderful SHTF gun as well, shoot basically whatever you could come across.

I know this is the revolver thread but id also like to see a 1911 chambered in 7.62x25.

August 5, 2008, 01:11 PM
A couple of Dan Wessons... one in 327 Mag and one in 45 Colt with interchange cylinders for 45 ACP with moon clips.

August 5, 2008, 01:25 PM
An 8 shot Python in 9mm that wouldn't require the stupid clips.

August 5, 2008, 01:39 PM
A S&W Hand Ejector Triple lock with modern metalurgy in .44 Special. No lock, and with the firing pin on the hammer. 4", 5" or 6" barrel. Fixed or adjustable sights. Front sight set back from the end of the barrel like it's supposed to be. Square butt. Blued.

August 5, 2008, 01:44 PM
Oh, c'mon. Nobody's onboard with a .40S&W SP101 that loads from moon clips?

August 5, 2008, 01:48 PM
Ruger Redhawk in .45 ACP/Super/Rowland.

August 5, 2008, 01:48 PM
Oh, c'mon. Nobody's onboard with a .40S&W SP101 that loads from moon clips?
Instead of .40S&W, why not a modernized .41 Long Colt using the proper size and type of bullet, instead of the old inaccurate heel bullets?

August 5, 2008, 01:54 PM
I want Gunkwazy's Flamethrower Python.

August 5, 2008, 05:35 PM
I want three:

1) Bring back the Colt Magnum Carry.

2) A 3 inch Square Butt 6 or 7 shot 357 Magnum, front tritium, fixed rear sight in stainless steel. Narrow hammer, smooth trigger, half or no underlug. No lock, no MIM, and either pin on the trigger or a from the factory with an extended firing pin.

3) A no lock, no MIM recreation of the original Smith model 520. ^ shot N frame 357 with fixed sights.

Add some good IWB leather for the above. Safariland Comp 1 loaders for the lot, and I have a nice carry rotation.

August 5, 2008, 07:48 PM
Instead of .40S&W, why not a modernized .41 Long Colt using the proper size and type of bullet, instead of the old inaccurate heel bullets?

Well, I suppose we could do with a proper .41 special (like a lower powered practice alternative to the .41 mag.)

August 5, 2008, 07:54 PM
Hutch, .45 Super rounds can be fired in an S&W 625 already.Oh. Well, never mind that bit, then.

August 5, 2008, 08:16 PM
Gary in PA beat me to it. I want a 5-shot GP100 in .41 mag. I'd be happy with a 3" or a 4" barrel, and if they were available, I'd probably buy both!

I'd also dig a GP in 10mm (which would also handle the .40 S&W).

August 5, 2008, 08:19 PM
i would assume that all these requests for the 40s&w would be chambered for the 10mm right?

August 5, 2008, 08:27 PM
The Smith & Wesson 547 in 3" and 4" barrels. Maybe in stainless steel as well.
Also a Smith & Wesson 942.

August 5, 2008, 08:28 PM
A five screw Highway Patrolman with a three inch barrel, hard chromed, with a round butt, and in 10 Mil with moon clips....


August 6, 2008, 12:59 PM
A new 327 with 3 1/2 inch FBI style barrel. I always loved the look of the 3.5 inch N-frame.

August 6, 2008, 03:11 PM
I've got a few

GP100, 4", Stainless 10mm

Ruger Super Redhawk/Redhawk hybrid, 4", Stainless in .44 magnum
This gun would have the super redhawk grips, the super redhawk two-spring trigger mechanism, but the rest of the gun would look like a Rehawk.

August 6, 2008, 04:37 PM
A S&W Model 29 blued .44 magnum in 6 inch.
S&W model 629 stainless .44 magnum in 6 inch.

August 6, 2008, 04:41 PM
Hellboy's wheelgun, can't seem to ID it though. Can you?

August 6, 2008, 04:54 PM
I'm thinking a j-frame from S&W chambered for .327 Mag. Rather than adding a sixth round; shrink the cylinder as small as possible to fit 5 of the .327s then shrink the frame to meet the size of the new cylinder; probably keep the grip the same size. Go with a 2" barrel and the same sight system as the m&p 340. I imagine the smaller frame would bring it in around 10-11oz. Concealed carry obviously; easier to pocket and the cylinder wouldn't be so wide. Name? the .32s they have are 432? maybe M&P 330. that would match the nomenclature between the 442/642 and 340.

August 6, 2008, 05:02 PM
MR-93 with a PVD finish.

August 11, 2008, 02:31 PM
king of the k-frames!

Jim Watson
August 11, 2008, 02:46 PM
I just wish I had gotten in line to have my Python tuned up by Jerry Moran sooner. He quit gunsmithing while I was on the waiting list. Not that my Tedford (Colt Custom Shop) and Reeves Junkind guns are not nice; just that Moran had the best reputation.

August 11, 2008, 06:22 PM
Model 19 Combat Magnum 5" barrel, nickel plated with a round butt...

...or if they ever make python's again for under $1k - that would be awful nice as well (hey a guy can dream, can't he?)


Old School
August 11, 2008, 07:52 PM
Five shot Ruger SP101, in .45acp. Ah !!!!!!!!!!
a big +1

August 11, 2008, 09:49 PM
I would love to see some new DA convertible .22s with a 9 round cylinder, like the old Hi-Standard types. I know this may be asking for the stars but it would also be very, very nice to see "Made in USA" somewhere on it.

Evyl Robot
August 11, 2008, 09:52 PM
redo the Mateba, or make something similar that doesn't need a slide


8-shot, X-Frame based .44 Magnum in blue steel. Harry Callahan, eat your heart out!

August 11, 2008, 09:59 PM
Dream revolver?
I remember shortly before they were released, I was complaining to a friend that someone needed to make a .357 or 10mm combat revolver with an 8+ cartridge capacity, 4" barrel, an under-barrel accessory rail, & an OAL less than 10" (preferrably 9-8").
Smith & Wesson has already made mine; the Model 327 TRR8. :evil:

August 11, 2008, 10:38 PM
1. An 8 shot S&W N frame wih a 5" tapered barrel chambered in .357 Maximum

2. An S&W 657 .41 Magnum Mountain gun with a 5" barrel

August 12, 2008, 04:48 PM
I think my ultimate revolver would be something like a Colt Kodiak but made by Ruger. It would be essentially a .44 Magnum Redhawk with a 6" ported full lug barrel (in Maryland that's the shortest you can hunt deer with), unfluted cylinder (because it looks cool), Pachmayr grips with a nice colored Ruger emblem, bead blasted finish on stainless, and maybe HiViz fiber optic front site.

I guess you could say I just want a Kodiak? BUT Colt is out of the DA business, so screw them! Plus the Kodiak is just too shiny for hunting and we all know Ruger makes 'em sturdy.

Also, I guess I'd like my name engraved on the barrel instead of any stupid safety warnings about reading the manual before operating it. I want the deer to know who's wall his head is going to be hanging on.

August 12, 2008, 05:14 PM
I am content with .357 in the SP101, but would like to see it offered in that chambering with a 4" or 5" barrel, with adjustable sights.

I saw mention of bigger-bore SP101s. Well, the Super Redhawk Alaskan exists, and the smaller GP100 grip can be used to replace that huge Hogue grip.

August 13, 2008, 01:09 PM
+1 on the Mateba.

In case yas never heard of one...


August 15, 2008, 05:06 AM
I'd liketo see Smith&Wesson bring back the model 17 (With 4-inch,3,and 2-inch barrels),also the 9mm version of the model 10 (with adjustable sights),4-inch and 3-inch Barrels.

August 15, 2008, 07:48 AM
Add me to the wish list for an SP101 in .45 acp. I'd be happy with the caliber in the GP100 too.


Old School
August 27, 2008, 12:31 PM
Here is a new entry for the dream revolvers:


August 27, 2008, 12:50 PM
Hellboy's gun looks a lot like a LeMat maybe.


August 27, 2008, 03:37 PM
I'll take a Ruger 50th 'flat top' .357 in stainless. And as long as we are "wishing", make it in .44Spl too.

August 27, 2008, 04:55 PM
mmm.. had a dream revolver thought last night...

sp101 in .327 with hammer, with a optic front sight, custom grips with a china style dragon on it, and then the revolver has a similar pattern/theme engraved on it.

August 27, 2008, 05:27 PM
How about taking the S&W 500 Magnum and chambering for a 10 shot .357Magnum? With all that weight it would be like shooting a 22LR.

August 27, 2008, 05:37 PM
See this thread:


I'd take on in 45 LC, of course.


August 27, 2008, 06:08 PM
I'll take s seven or eight shot .327 on a K-frame platform. Five-inch tube, blue steel, no ILS, fixed sights with orange front ramp, and these grips:

That might be the most comfortable revolver to shoot.

August 27, 2008, 10:34 PM
Call mine the Ruger Double-Action Compact Hunter:

It's a .357 SP101 with interrupted threads on its interchangeable barrels: 2", 3", 4", 6"
A detent ball or latch centers it in the frame just like the crane. Rugged adjustable rear sight, with appropriate-height front sights on each barrel.
The odd man out is the 4" barrel, but why not?

Again, switch-barrel SP101, but bring it back in .22 with 4" and 6" barrels and swappable .22LR/.22WMR cylinders.

Here's a teaser:

Gunsmithing by Gimp.


August 28, 2008, 02:24 AM
Start with a model 629 mountain gun... give it XS big dot sights, chromed hammer & trigger, hogue bantam grips, and a performance center combat revolver package. "The Ranger"

I'd also like to see a 5.5" SRH in .454. Add magnaporting and a set of lighter wolff springs. Mill the frame/barrel extension so it's also a rail mount. "Plan B"

August 28, 2008, 02:30 AM
Frankly, I want Gary in Pennsylvania's newly customized sp-101! -- but with rosewood grips.

August 28, 2008, 02:35 AM
A Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 Mag with the "Target Gray" finish, gray laminated grip inserts, unfluted cylinder and a 5" barrel that doesn't look like it was an afterthought. Something like the picture...


Matt Almeda
August 28, 2008, 07:45 AM
My dream revolver would be something similar to a very beefed up Smith and Wesson Model 3. It would have a perfect blued finish with class "C" engraving. The grips would be made of Africa PauDuk and checkered. It would have a massive cylinder because it would be chambered for 5 shots of .475 Linebaugh. The action would have to be silky smooth and the trigger would be gold plated.

I guess that would be mine.

Have a great day!

August 28, 2008, 07:59 AM
Oooh, JohnKSa, I LIKE that!
and a .44 isn't even on my list.


August 28, 2008, 10:12 AM
SP101 in 22LR/22WMR Conv. with 4 inch bbl.

2nd the motion for Ruger SP101 in 45ACP

S&W J Frame Chief's Special 6 shot in 327/32 Mag.

S&W 351PD with 3" bbl.

Ruger Single Six or Blackhawk w/ swing out cyl.

Ruger Bearcat with properly engineered 22LR/22WMR conv. cyl.

Ruger GP100 in 44 special.

August 28, 2008, 05:13 PM
Colt Python 8 shot hogue grip and flat gray finish

August 28, 2008, 05:57 PM
Dream revolver...I have em! My .454 Taurus and my Anaconda, love em to death!:)

August 29, 2008, 10:15 AM
Smith & Wesson Triple Lock .44 Special.

August 29, 2008, 06:42 PM
A new Colt Magnum Carry with 2, 3, and 4" barrel choices. If you haven't shot one of these fast, you won't know how well you can hit with a true snub when you're in a hurry.
While I didn't pick up on this thread before now, I dream the most about... well, women, of course, but then a set of Royal Blue Pythons in all four lengths, chambered in .40S&W, and another in .41 Special, and all eight of them cut for moonclips.
Just dreamin'...

August 29, 2008, 06:56 PM
Hellboy's Revolver is known as "The Samaritan" it is strictly a prop-house gun as it's about 10" high and 20" long with a cylinder about 4" in diameter.


August 29, 2008, 07:32 PM
By the time you arrange .45 ACP diameter cases in an L-frame cylilnder
with enough cylinder wall thickness towards the outside of the cylinder there's not enough room for an operable extractor, so any cylinder to the same dimensions such as the GP100 or smaller K-frame or
SP-101 is also impossible.

Sorry, but it comes up on the S&W Wish List board now and

S&W did bring back the n-Frame 610 this year, in 6" and 3 7/8"
Bbl. lengths, - it fires 10MM AUto and .40 S&W with full moon clips.

One L-frame that has never been built is a 5 shot .40 S&W -
probably because S&W wouldn't want to see someone rechamber the
cylinder in the 10MM AUto - just my speculation.

I'd llike to see a 6 shot .327 Federl Mag.on the K-Frame
in 4" & 6" bbl. Len. options.

Heck just make a 617 without the full underlug barrel slim the
barrel and just give it an extractor shroud


Brian Williams
August 29, 2008, 08:40 PM
BlindJustice, S&W did make a 40 S&W L frame, the 646, and it was a 6 shooter.

August 29, 2008, 08:57 PM
A left handed model 10.

August 29, 2008, 09:05 PM

September 4, 2008, 07:51 PM
everyone has one. here is mine: DA revolver, not more than 30 oz, 4 inch barrel, stainless, .38 +P (no .357), six or more round cylinder, night sights front and rear with the rear sight adjustable, no internal lock.

as far as I can tell, this revolver doesn't exist, unless maybe you are Bill Gates. Including new and used revolvers, what comes closest?

September 4, 2008, 08:05 PM
Sounds exactly like a Model 67 Combat Masterpice except that they weigh 36 ounces. Night sights would be an add on as I doubt that they were available from the factory.

September 4, 2008, 08:22 PM
Six inch Colt Python in 44 Magnum.

September 4, 2008, 08:28 PM
A 3",DA,SA 44 spl. with fixed sights.Aprox 22 ounces with a front sight in a dovetail for windage,and easily swapped out sight blades of different heights for elevation purposes.Bead blasted stainless finish would be nice also.

September 4, 2008, 08:29 PM
Dream Revolver
everyone has one. here is mine: DA revolver, not more than 30 oz, 4 inch barrel, stainless, .38 +P (no .357), six or more round cylinder, night sights front and rear with the rear sight adjustable, no internal lock.

as far as I can tell, this revolver doesn't exist, unless maybe you are Bill Gates. Including new and used revolvers, what comes closest?
widgeon is offline

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Caliber: .22 Long Rifle, .22 WMR,
.38 Special, .357 Magnum
Available barrel lengths: 3", 4", 5 ", 6"
Finish: High polish blue or matte blue
Plasma coated in high polish or
matte silver, gold, blue, charcoal
Grips: The walnut grips are matte with an oil finish and
are suitable for the use of a speedloader.
Combat Rear Sight: adjustable in elevation and
windage, width of sight cut 3.5mm;
with Baughman ramp front sight.
Recommended retail price (incl. 10% FET) starting at POR

not cheap, but you didn't mention cost....:D

September 4, 2008, 08:34 PM
What you need to do is start out with a smith and wesson model 67 combat masterpiece, then have a different barrel put on it. You need a pencil barrel with a pinned front sight and no underlug. That will get you the lighter weight and hopefully bring you down to 30 oz or less. And the pinned front sight will allow you the capability of adding night sights to the front. A round butt would help a little too, but I don't know if the 67 was ever offered with a round butt.

The hard part will be finding a stainless pencil barrel. They may not exist. You might have to have someone turn down a heavy barrel on a lathe, then weld the front lockup lug back on and the front sight.

Actually, I just had a thought. There might be an old colt 38 that could get you closer to your dream than s&W. Colt made small lightweight 6 shot revolvers. THe original was called the colt detective. Then came the colt cobra, with an aluminum frame, then came the colt agent with a stubby grip.

I know the king cobra was offered in stainless, but the king cobra was .357 mag. The cobra was a 38 special but I don't know if it was ever offered in stainless. As far as I know, the cobra never was offered with adjustable target sights...and 4" bbls were very rare.

You're going to have to do some modifying to get your dream pistol.

September 4, 2008, 08:35 PM
LNIB 3.5" registered magnum:)

September 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
Custom Built Bisley(.44 Special) with pre-ban elephant ivory by Jerry Meecham

A classic, smooth, accurate, and speaks with authority.
Carrys well in a "Crosshair" holster from El Paso Saddlery.

September 4, 2008, 09:50 PM
I go marching off to the tune of a different orchestra.

If STI's supplier (or anybody else) can get the bugs worked out of the megabucks high end CNC machines so that the Texican is actually shipping in a reasonable manner and actually manages to produce high quality without any hand fitting...

They should turn their attention to a Python-alike that needs no hand fitting, suffers from no Monday gun syndrome and can be maintained by the average mortal with drop-in parts. It should lock up like a Texican, have the tapered bore and be Anaconda robust. Geometry rejiggered so the stacking is gone.

I'll take one in 4", 5 shot .44 special with a PVD finish. We'll give up the hand polish and live with the best the machinery can provide.

Probably still run 2K but I'm in.

I like older hand-fitted stuff reeking of craftsmanship but it's horribly inconsistent, difficult to maintain, needs Thorbardin Dwarven forgemasters to work on, subject to glacial turn-around times and can't be reasonably implemented in today's labor market. I'm really rooting for the "untouched by human hands" Texican production model - if it works... and could be expanded...

Now that's different - everybody else will have varying degrees of hand fitting in their "dream" revolver. Mine is built by robots, has Texican quality and is easy to work on.

September 4, 2008, 09:55 PM
Let's see:

A Colt DS-II-based revolver with these features:
-Sweet trigger like an original D-Frame
-In .38 Super using moon's
-2.5" barrel
-Low-profile front night sight
-Std. trench rear with serrated top
-Checkered hammer spur, cyl. release
-Smooth trigger face
-Polish/ blue job like the late '30's (not as polished as earlier/ later models or a Python, but unique & attractive for sure).
-Fire-blued screw's & trigger
-Medium-size (think between Service & Diamondback size) full-checkered grips (think early Python or Officers Match) with non-abrading laser-cut checkering & silver Colt medallions.

...but I've never really thought about it.


September 4, 2008, 10:04 PM
The Korths don't impress me, esp. for the outlandish prices.

In a SA it would be a Keith No. 5

In DA it's the one I have, a Speed Six.

September 4, 2008, 10:09 PM
6" Nickel Colt Python

Mateba .44

I've got a real hankering for a S&W Night Guard 329 .44 Mag too...

September 4, 2008, 10:14 PM
Here's Mine:

1898 Belgian Nagant Revolver in 7.62 Nagant:


September 5, 2008, 10:21 AM
Gads - I've had an assortment of Ruskie-made 1895 Nagants for years - even 'make' ammo for them. They are interesting pieces of Victorian engineering - but hardly a 'dream revolver' to me. Well, unless I had some late night taco's or pizza prior to my sleep!

I recently bought a $309 security trade-in unissued (ANIB) 4" 64-8 - included shot cartridge dated 5/05. Believe me, there isn't a thing wrong with current production - and it is +P rated - states so on the barrel, which is unlugged (Exposed ejector rod - a la the 10 - it is just a SS 10!). It has the IL - no problem here - and a round butt, so it could be adapted to any grip style. A good smith could remove the fixed sights and add night sights - or a new 67 could be purchased, as it's front sight is pinned - and it has the standard S&W rear - easy upgrades to night sights. Sadly, they weigh 35.5-36 oz - about as light as you'll find a SS 4" .38.

Now... if you can forget they are .357Ms, which with a SS cylinder coudn't care less - and just shoot .38s from them, and you can get by the fixed night sights, 2.5" barrels, and the kilobuck+ MSRP, the new 'Night Guard' S&W 386 (7-shot) & 327 (8-shot) offerings, and the uncataloged NG 315, a similar but 6-shot .38 Special offering. There is also a performance center 3" full underlugged .38 Special - the '67 F-Comp', at 1.2+ kilobucks and 35 oz, but with a front night sight and adjustable rear. Full-lugged, comped, and 35 oz - for .38s - can't figure that one out.

Still thinking about my Nagants... the only revolver I've ever had to keep re-assuring the shooter it really was a DA - and to keep pulling. A 20# DA trigger - tweaked - has to be experienced.

Now, someone want to ask me about my 'dream' revolver? I got it late this past spring - a new 627 Pro... it'll never see a .'real' .357M here!


September 5, 2008, 10:45 AM
Real men shoot nagants in DA, fake men cannot! ;)

Mine would be a custom 6 shot Colt Python in .38 special or .327 with a 2 1/2-3 inch inch barrel with a top notch grips on it.

September 5, 2008, 11:42 AM
Ahhh, a Nagant is nearly as much fun in SA as DA. Of course, mine are all Russian refurbs - an original, non-refurb is reportedly better, action-wise. The Belgian brothers Nagant were some interesting guys - designed many interesting firearms. My Nagants look and carry properly in a bag chosen to match my Jeep Liberty's interior, thank you very much. Tres gauche.

Odd how 'dreams' change... I once desperately wanted a 4" .45 Colt DA - six years ago I got a great gift from my wife - a 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt. I started reloading... it was a constant range bag rider. I eventually added a second, actually older but LN version - as a shooter. The next dream was a 4" 627, realized with that aforementioned 627 Pro.

I really don't have another dream revolver in mind at the moment - I suppose a new 4" 617 is as close to being my 'dream' piece now. At my age, I try to keep realizeable goals!


September 5, 2008, 12:01 PM
I don't own a Nagant but based on my limited experience with one it might do me a world of good in the role of gymnasium equipment for my trigger finger. Hopefully, after several months of use, I could shatter a coconut using only my index finger.

My ideal runs more to a double action that's simultaneously smooth, light and can easily ignite S&B and Fiocchi rounds as well as CCI military hardasarock primers. In fact, if carbide test media were formed into the shape of a .44 round, the six pound DA trigger would propel the firing pin with sufficient force to be used as a Rockwell C probe.

There's a dream: cavalier disregard for the laws of conservation of matter and energy.

I suppose some Nagants might be said to violate the same laws in reverse: 40 pounds of work in, 4 pounds out. Insufficient BTUs generated by friction to explain the loss.


September 5, 2008, 12:06 PM
Real men shoot nagants in DA, fake men cannot!
Careful, guy. We share more than a passing interest in Nagants:


'Course, mine's been molested some. The oddball engraving on the front strap is supposed to be feathers - "Hawk's gun" get it? wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

September 5, 2008, 12:36 PM
Dream gun, well I already have mine. Two 624's in 3" and 4" flavor.


September 5, 2008, 12:54 PM
Hawk, very nice BHP :) (And indeed, I love my BHP as well. )

It is funny, I find the 20+ lbs DA on the nagant 10 times more easy then my 16 lbs DA trigger on my new to me PA-63.

September 5, 2008, 04:41 PM
Well, since we're dreamin' here...would sure like to have a S&W 8 3/8" full lugged smooth bore 410 wheelie.


September 5, 2008, 06:01 PM
I'm cheap and easy. A slicked-up, 7-shot .357 mag GP100 in stainless, 6 incher half lug with factory scope rings like the Redhawk Hunter, and a dozen Safariland Comp 2s for it.

September 5, 2008, 09:49 PM
I would like a gp-100 that has been refined with the sharp corners being rounded and the finish, sights, etc upgraded.

September 6, 2008, 01:51 AM
I just picked my Mateba up after prepaying a year in advance waiting for a specific configuration I wanted (non-threaded, flush barrel, no scope mount hump. never got it, settled for this one). The owner of Mateba passed several months ago. I was lucky enough to get one as is.

I used to see these on gunbroker all the time with no takers. Now they're mostly gone or price has shot up 10-20%+. Since I'm stuck with an optic mount, I might as well put something on that optic mount...but I can't think of what.

It's so big, and pleasantly hefty :D And its beautifully blued.


September 6, 2008, 02:09 AM
I like my 3 classic Smiths... Model 60, 66-1 2.5" and 15-4 4". Covers my needs perfectly.


September 6, 2008, 10:36 AM
Okay, my real world dream revolver, the 627 Pro, was found several months back - here it is with another one of my earlier 'dreams'. The 627 now sports a new, and unmarked, JM grip like the 625JM - great for a 'fast' grab. I just 'dream' of shooting them better now!

To paraphrase a Sheryl Crowe song, it's better to want what you have than have what you want. I hope my wife doesn't remind me of that the next time I frequent a gun store!



September 6, 2008, 10:44 AM
1873 Colt SAA style (appearance) w/swing out cyl and DA. .357 with 5 & 7.5 in barrel choices.

October 16, 2008, 11:22 PM
A gun that looked and felt like Dirty Harry's model 29 but was as smooth as a Korth and shot the .480 ruger round.


Marvin KNox
January 15, 2009, 08:48 PM
Smith and Wesson K-frame in .357 magnum.

Modern improvements applied to the old K-frame cone problems etc.

Stainless steel

Solid steel for belt carry and low recoil.

3" barrel maximum overall.

A "TRUE" milled in compensator outbound of the front sight like Smith does on certain PC models - for rapid repeat shots.

Smith and Wesson Performace Center trigger and custom work.


Reduced price for keeping us waiting.

Written apology to all loyal Smith and Wesson fans included in each hard case - for the internal locks fiasco of the past.

January 15, 2009, 08:53 PM
Colt Python, cant decide on barrel length though ;)

January 15, 2009, 10:12 PM
Reduced price for keeping us waiting.

I love it, and completely agree.

Myself, I'm not overly creative which is a good thing as it makes me much more satisfied with factory offerings. My 4" Target Grey GP-100 is perfect for me and I can't think of a thing I'd change.

Coal Dragger
January 16, 2009, 01:10 AM
Smith and Wesson L frame chambered for 10mm Magnum (lengthened 10mm case) using a titanium cylinder (for sufficient strength) with a triple lock style lock up, 5 inch gain twist rifling SS barrel with partial underlug. Forged hammer, and trigger. No MIM parts need apply. Stainless steel frame. Finish the entire piece in Robar NP3. Fully tuned/polished action

That would be a good all around revolver. Weather proof, powerful, able to fire a wide range of ammo (.40S&W, 10mm, and 10mm Magnum), and not quite as big as an N frame. I don't know that the gain twist rifling would add anything but S&W uses it on the .460 and it seems to perform pretty well there.

Kind of Blued
January 16, 2009, 01:10 AM
.357 J-frame
Bodyguard shrouded hammer
Color Case Hardened
3" Barrel
Custom Exotic wood "hip grips"

Not sure if it's possible... :uhoh:

January 16, 2009, 08:45 AM
There are so many great .357magnum revolvers that I can pretty much buy my "dream" one off the shelf with a little help from a gunsmith to slick up the internals.

But, I have a second favorite cartridge I would like to see in a "dream" revolver. I would like a 5" barreled Ruger Sp101, barrel cut to a half lug type, chambered for the .327 federal magnum and all the internals slicked up nice by a great gunsmith. I would like adjustable but very solid target rear sight and gold bead up front. I would also like some custom engraving, something to personalize the gun to me and a set of tastefully done checkered wood grips.

Guy de Loimbard
January 16, 2009, 09:57 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 25 in 45 Colt, able to take "Ruger Only" loads.
6 in. barrel. Go ahead, make my day! :D

January 16, 2009, 10:14 PM
A fixed sight N frame big bore snubby with a pencil barrel.


January 16, 2009, 11:44 PM
Fully engraved 2" Colt Python with Ivory grips and bluing deep enough to lose an elephant in.

January 17, 2009, 11:14 PM
somebody may at one time made one, i dont have a lot of history on these. but here goes. a 6-8 " barreled 6 shot .30 carbine stainless revolver, double action, obviously large frame. adjustable sights and scope mountable. that is pretty much it. just a nice simple revolver that shoots 30 cal carbine rounds. something like a S&W model 29.

January 18, 2009, 01:02 AM
I think my dream revolver would be an titanium 10mm version of this with the aluminum aristocrat sight and porting on the top with afzelia xylay grips.
Oh, and remove the internal lock of course...

January 18, 2009, 01:52 AM
10mm Jframe

January 18, 2009, 03:23 PM
Bowen 6" 44mag off of Ruger Redhawk frame. The 6 inch barrel is based upon the lovely Smith & Wesson L-frame style barrel and is machined from a 2 inch diameter stainless steel Kreiger blank. The muzzle brake, underlug, grooved rib and front sight base are all integral.

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