It has been a good week. I picked up a 1989 nickel S&W Model 38 on Saturday, and this afternoon found a mid-1970s S&W Model 34-1 (22 lr - square butt). I always carry a snub nose revolver, but it can get expensive to practice with .38 Special. The Model 34 is underpowered for self-defense but great for target practice. It is just loads of fun to shoot. With the exception of reduced recoil, the feel and trigger pull is much like the .38 special revolvers. I have a Model 34-2 (the round butt also pictured below) and put more than 6000 rounds through it in 3 months. That would have cost a fortune in .38 special ammo. It is hard to find Model 34s with the 2” barrel. Enjoy…
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February 19, 2009, 11:18 PM
Nice pair of Model 34's you've got there. I always fancied a Model 34 Kit gun, especially with the round butt and the 2" barrel. Something I could just slip into a small leather belt holster and carry it with me on long hikes through the countryside. Blued is fine, but one in nickel would be like icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.
The Lone Haranguer
February 21, 2009, 01:06 PM
Looks like a nice pair to draw to. :)
February 21, 2009, 11:59 PM
Nice pair! And do not forget that 6 rapidly well placed 22LR HPs can really ruin someone's day.
Kind of Blued
February 22, 2009, 08:47 AM
I'd say one .22LR, placed anywhere, at any speed would ruin someone's day.
February 22, 2009, 10:16 AM
Oh Yeah - try shooting some of CCI's subsonic CB Shorts. They're 29 gr. and about 700 fps.
First Revolver I owned was a 34 SB 2" given to me by an NYPD uncle in 1960 when I was in high school. He had Chic Gaylord make me a little belt holster and Chic "taught" me "quick draw" in his NY store the next year or so. I still have the beloved Kit Gun, rebuilt by S&W in the 70s and again worn to 70%.
February 22, 2009, 11:39 PM
Nice Mad Dog.
February 23, 2009, 04:58 AM
Here is one from the early 80's, in 98% + condition~! ;)
February 24, 2009, 05:10 PM
That's a great looking revolver.
February 24, 2009, 06:25 PM
This is a '72 model 36 we got from our retired, local sheriff.