You wheel gun guys made me do it-Shame on all of you


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bushmaster1313
February 11, 2011, 01:36 AM
Reading on this subforum about the virtues of wheel guns infected me with an irrational need to get a quality revolver. Here she is, a 1975-76 Model 27-2--I hold each of you personally responsible:D

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/272.jpg

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heavyshooter
February 11, 2011, 03:01 AM
I just picked up a 1975-76 Smith 27-2 myself. I must warn you; you now have addiction for which there is no cure.

kbbailey
February 11, 2011, 03:07 AM
I doubt if I had anything to do with it ....but if I did, you can thank me later.

Nice gun, I had a mod 27 6" once upon a time.

surjimmy
February 11, 2011, 03:23 AM
Very nice:what:

forindooruseonly
February 11, 2011, 04:17 AM
Well done! Way to jump into the revolver world with one of the all time greats.

TexasBill
February 11, 2011, 06:49 AM
You're welcome.

Guillermo
February 11, 2011, 10:31 AM
Bushmaster,

One would bet that you got a 27 based on the thought "if I have just ONE wheelgun just what would it be?"

Well let me tell you with no equivocation...You are screwed.

Better clear out space in the safe for the flood of wheelguns that you will surely acquire.

Beautiful gun. She will be your downfall.

Dain Bramage
February 11, 2011, 11:11 AM
I'm sorry...what?

I stopped reading when the picture came up. Mmmmmm.

22-rimfire
February 11, 2011, 11:17 AM
There is just something about revolvers (especially good revolvers) that are really appealing. You won't regret buying that revolver unless you paid way too much for it. Even then, you probably won't regret it because the pricing is part of the game and it is fun to play the game.

AirForceShooter
February 11, 2011, 12:18 PM
Welcome to the world of class and style.
You have graduated from the school of slides.

AFS

Guillermo
February 11, 2011, 12:20 PM
You have graduated from the school of slides.

you mean "bottom-feeding brass-chuckers"

slicksleeve
February 11, 2011, 12:54 PM
Welcome to the good side of handgunning. There's nothing made in Austria or designed in the year 1911 that can measure up.

kbbailey
February 11, 2011, 01:00 PM
Since you won't be stooped over searching the ground for brass...your butt-crack tan will fade.

Guillermo
February 11, 2011, 01:03 PM
your butt-crack tan will fade

ewwww....bad image

motorcycle-charlie
February 11, 2011, 01:42 PM
i want to the Dr. today for a slight case of being sick and while i was waiting for my perscription, i went to a local gunshop to browse some used Smiths. i told him i was looking for a 4 inch gun. perferably a model 27 or 28. he said no 27s but i have 2 28s. he said $400 each one had factory stocks and 1 Pachmyrs. i was in for $400. then he said either one he can let go for $350. i couldnt sign the paperwork fast enough. here she is.. my 28-2 Highway Patrolman. great shape. very very little holster wear, but that just says that this N frame was up and down the interstate a few times.

motorcycle-charlie
February 11, 2011, 01:44 PM
28-2

WC145
February 11, 2011, 01:49 PM
Nice looking piece. I love 3 1/2" N-frames.

Cosmoline
February 11, 2011, 02:08 PM
Great looking revolver!

Jeb21
February 11, 2011, 02:12 PM
Nice!

motorcycle-charlie
February 11, 2011, 02:31 PM
i was looking at a brand new N Frame, but couldnt justify the price with the hole on the side. this 28 feels great and i cant wait to shoot it. i can get 3 of these for the price of a new one. if i had the cash i probablly would have gotten the other one too, but now i have a great quality piece and freed up some cash to get a truckload of ammo.

VT Deer Hunter
February 11, 2011, 04:38 PM
Very nice:what:
Yah x2!

motorcycle-charlie
February 11, 2011, 04:43 PM
bushmaster1313... just to let you know you ARE one of those guys now.. great looking Model 27. your picture pushed me to do some serious lookin.. now see what you did? i came home with my M28. thanks alot.

ColtPythonElite
February 11, 2011, 04:45 PM
I'm not S&W guy, matter of fact I've never owned a revolver made by them....However, that is one sharp looking gun.

jhvaughan2
February 11, 2011, 05:49 PM
Bushmaster;
Wow you really jumped in!
That's like saying. I think I'll get some art...
... and buying an original Picasso.

Good luck. You are sunk.

temmi
February 11, 2011, 06:19 PM
By the looks of that gun you should be thanking us!

Iggy
February 11, 2011, 07:43 PM
Bushmaster,

It took me 40 years from the first time I saw a 27 until I got one, or I should say two. I got both of these a couple of months ago on the same day.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/Model27s.jpg?t=1297467636
3 1/2 and 5 inchers.

Gussied up the 3 1/2" 27 for Marryin's and Buryin's.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Iggy25/leftgrip.jpg?t=1297468762

It's hard to beat an N frame whichever version you choose.

speedway
February 11, 2011, 10:12 PM
Beware - Old school S&W revolvers multiply in the safe it seems.

Minnesota Wild
February 11, 2011, 11:18 PM
I'm an auto guy. All auto, all the way. As a weapons instructor in the Air Force I had not need for a revolver.

A year ago I inhereted three Smith revolvers when my grandfather died. I was awed at the beauty and the family history, but didn't have much interest in shooting them. But I did. I now can't help but scope every store I go into for model 10s and 27s.

Congrats on the gun. A well-made revolver is an awesome thing.

Cocked & Locked
February 11, 2011, 11:22 PM
I hope that I was never, in any way, a bad influence in your getting a 3.5" S&W model 27.

Oh yeah, here's a pic of mine. :evil:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259637/394843551.jpg

sig220mw
February 12, 2011, 12:10 AM
It's a big burden to bear but we all have broad shoulders.

Lucky Derby
February 12, 2011, 01:23 AM
Congrats!

ArchAngelCD
February 12, 2011, 02:41 AM
Well, if you're going to buy a revolver you might as well buy what is probably the best revolver ever made. That's a beautiful M27 you bought, good for you. BTW, all the other M27's in this thread brought a tear to my eye! ;)

finfanatic
February 12, 2011, 08:41 AM
Let's infect...er...addict....someone else....

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg40/finfanatic88/Guns/SW-Model27-2_one.jpg

Of course, this could be a bad thing. The more we infect, the more competition for these revolvers?

sloppyjoe
February 12, 2011, 08:48 AM
nice looking stuff but the cylinder turns the wrong way for me.

motorcycle-charlie
February 12, 2011, 09:12 AM
i think i'm going to need a bigger safe.

460Kodiak
February 12, 2011, 12:59 PM
My first revolver was a 3" Ruger SP101 in .357 mag. What an addiction to wheel guns! :eek: The next revolver I bought was a S&W 460V. That is the best revolver (versatility wise) that I will ever own. Talk about going from a Buick to a Bently in under a year!

motorcycle-charlie
February 12, 2011, 01:30 PM
wow. you guys really have some outstanding 27s. super super nice.

FruitCake
February 12, 2011, 01:53 PM
Very nice Buschmaster!!

gordy
February 12, 2011, 02:07 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you want a S&W 642.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you are going to a gun shop.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you are buying a S&W 642.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you are very happy with your S&W 642.
I love doing that.:evil::evil::cool::cool::):)

Guillermo
February 12, 2011, 06:30 PM
damn you gordy!!!!

You missed him and got me!!!

I found myself in front of a gunshop counting my money so as to buy a 642!!!

Lucky they only had new ones or I would have bought one!!!

Dude...be careful!!!

Cearbhall
February 12, 2011, 08:05 PM
^^^^^I hear, and obey.^^^^^

Buck Snort
February 12, 2011, 11:21 PM
Reading on this subforum about the virtues of wheel guns infected me with an irrational need to get a quality revolver. Here she is, a 1975-76 Model 27-2--I hold each of you personally responsible:D

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/272.jpg
There's no doubt about it BushMaster, we are a pack of S.O.B.'s!! Rascals and scoundrels every one!!

Buck Snort
February 12, 2011, 11:23 PM
Since you won't be stooped over searching the ground for brass...your butt-crack tan will fade.
But is it REALLY a tan, or...........?!

Buck Snort
February 12, 2011, 11:42 PM
Here's my 629 w/Laser grips. This gun is loaded with Cor Bon 165 gr. JHP's that I've chronographed at 1300 fps.

dispatch
February 13, 2011, 01:54 AM
Okay!! Good start. Now you need a Model 10, Model 19, Model 14, and a Model 18. Maybe even a Model 29. Then you really be addicted and we'll take to the wonderfull world of the great Ruger revolvers.

gvf
February 13, 2011, 05:01 PM
If we're all responsible it's only fitting that we shoot it!

Great looking gun, you'll be the star attraction of your range.



By the way, you should NEVER go NEAR a Colt Python.

NMGonzo
February 13, 2011, 06:14 PM
You have the wrong gun.

Send it to me.

No need to thanks.

bushmaster1313
February 13, 2011, 09:06 PM
No box. no papers, no original grips and it has been shot by a previous owner.

This means it has no collector value.

Darn. Now I will have to shoot the poop out of it :evil:

Iggy
February 13, 2011, 10:29 PM
Yup, you better sell it to me.. I need a shooter.:evil:

CajunBass
February 14, 2011, 06:12 AM
You can't blame it on me. If I'd seen it first, you wouldn't have. ;)

Nice gun. Congratulations. :D

BHP FAN
February 14, 2011, 10:57 PM
I LOVE my 1917 S&W.

bushmaster1313
February 14, 2011, 11:18 PM
This is not the start of a political rant.
Actually, after seeing all the beautiful revolvers just begging to be adopted on Gunbroker and at my local FFL's shop I am grateful to New Jersey for making it hard to buy handguns. Being so much smaller than shotguns and rifles many more of them could fit in the safe.
If not for the state imposed hassle I could see myself buying more revolvers, even if it meant selling something else.

Hardtarget
February 15, 2011, 12:00 AM
You know....thats like shooting a trophy buck the first time hunting! Now, where will you go from here?

That is a great looking pistol. I'm a little jealous. go shoot it!

Mark

random_rest
February 15, 2011, 12:24 AM
That's very ugly and you should get rid of it immediately, especially being in such bad condition and all.

murf
February 15, 2011, 03:20 AM
another addict joins the crowd! nice purchase.

murf

Iggy
February 15, 2011, 08:47 PM
I could see myself buying more revolvers, even if it meant selling something else.

And thus he stepped blithely on to the slippery slope..:evil::D

Guillermo
February 16, 2011, 05:35 PM
I could see myself buying more revolvers, even if it meant selling something else

you are doomed

ray55classic
February 16, 2011, 06:19 PM
To me shooting a well made revolver is one of the great joys in life, it's also a lifelong addiction, as you will soon find out.

monet61
February 16, 2011, 06:53 PM
I think those stocks are just beautiful.

calward
February 16, 2011, 07:57 PM
Very nice piece; congrats!

Let me ask what many of you may consider a stupid question - are there any concerns about shooting a gun built 30 or 40 years ago?

The only revolver I own is a model 65, but I like the .357 platform a lot. If I could find one like that for that price I would snatch it up. Do you just haunt the local gun store and pawn shops until one turns up?

ray55classic
February 16, 2011, 08:54 PM
{are there any concerns about shooting a gun built 30 or 40 years ago?} that's a reasonable question I wouldn't have any problems with anything built by a well known maker from the 1920's or so on, and apparently most other people don't either or gun shows would be non existent. The same concerns about hot handloads that apply to "new" guns should be followed perhaps a little more stringently. My oldest is a marlin mod44 20gauge shotgun I believe it was built in the late 1920's it still shoots great.It's one I will leave for one of my grandsons and I;m sure he'll be shooting it in 2050... as far as finding your dream gun hit your gunshops ,pawnshops, gunshows and try some of the online gun sales sites for one, you never know where a bargain will pop up.

Old Fuff
February 16, 2011, 09:19 PM
Gee, I'm sorry... Didn't really mean to.... (sniff), (sob!) :(

If you will mail the dispised piece of obsolete junk to my receiving dealer I wiil pay you the original new price, which it cost back in the mid-1970's... :evil:

$248.00 cash money, and to show that I'm an upright guy I'll pay the shipping costs. :uhoh:

bushmaster1313
February 16, 2011, 09:24 PM
If you will mail the dispised piece of obsolete junk
I thought about taking your offer--
but since I would be commiting a felony mailing a handgun I cannot accept.:neener:

content
February 16, 2011, 09:45 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Great find, you come up with some nice ones, riot guns and now one of the best examples of a Revolver ever made, congrats.

Do you happen to know who made the grips?

I have a working mans 27 the model 28 and had the trigger lightened just a tad, not a bit , a tad. lol
I wanted to help my the accuracy in DA with the heavy cylinder and it seems to have worked.

I hope you throughly enjoy it, if not please PM me:neener:

Old Fuff
February 16, 2011, 10:12 PM
I thought about taking your offer--
but since I would be commiting a felony mailing a handgun I cannot accept.

Oh Darn!! :D

CajunBass
February 17, 2011, 10:29 AM
Let me ask what many of you may consider a stupid question - are there any concerns about shooting a gun built 30 or 40 years ago?

None at all. A gun built 30 or 40 years ago is not "old." Age has nothing to do with rather a gun is safe to shoot. I think the newest revolver I've got (other than a couple of 22's) was made in 1978. The oldest was made in 1950. I don't think of any of them as "old." They're just as good as the day they left the factory.

The Model 15 (rear) 1971. The Official Police in 1950.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0190.jpg

Guillermo
February 17, 2011, 01:46 PM
I wouldn't have any problems with anything built by a well known maker from the 1920's

actually those are the ones that you SHOULD worry about. In the last 20's they still had some guns without forged cylinders. My rule is "anything after 1930".

And, of course, CajunBass's post is spot-on

bushmaster1313
February 28, 2011, 11:34 PM
Got me some period correct factory Magna grips that will probably fit my hand better than the big Hogues. Hogues are not for sale yet.

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/factorygrips.jpg

S&Wfan
February 28, 2011, 11:57 PM
Welcome to the wonderful world of wheelguns! No more bending over; no more crawling in the grass with rattlesnakes trying to find ejected brass, no more jams/stovepipes/failure to go into battery, etc. SIX FER SHURE!

Good choice for your 3 1/2" M27! IMHO, the later M27-2s with the Target stocks don't look right, but the magnas that came earlier on the 27-2s look perfect on the 3 1/2" version.

Here's mine, from 1970, just a few years before they went "wide" with the target trigger and hammer. WARNING: VIEWING GUN PORN CAN BE ADDICTING

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305997/2454938IMG1165pst3.jpg
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2448393IMG1202pw2t.jpg
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2448395IMG1138pe3.jpg
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2448396IMG1136i2a.jpg
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2450314IMG1137p1.jpg

S&Wfan
March 1, 2011, 12:14 AM
Very nice piece; congrats!

Let me ask what many of you may consider a stupid question - are there any concerns about shooting a gun built 30 or 40 years ago?

The only revolver I own is a model 65, but I like the .357 platform a lot. If I could find one like that for that price I would snatch it up. Do you just haunt the local gun store and pawn shops until one turns up?
Is it OK to shoot a gun that's 40+ years old?

Heck, I don't even get excited unless I find a S&W revolver at least forty years old! I buy 'em when I find nice "shooters" but don't look at rough revolvers at all. I don't look at new ones with the damn locks on 'em EVER. Zero interest in these cheaper-to-make guns.

IMHO, nothing beats a fine-crafted, forged S&W revolver with a pinned barrel, nice wood S&W stocks that are serial numbered to the gun they were fitted to, and all the other little fine details that today's CNC made "modern" copies now leave out to save money!

My "always" CCW revolver is a Model 37 Airweight, made in 1971. I bought it from a widow. It was her SECOND husband's nightstand gun . . . and she outlived three husbands but the M37 didn't ever get shot much, if at all!

My steel framed J frame is a 1964 Model 36. It will shoot all five rounds dead center into a 1" black square at TEN yards . . . all day long.

And here's my current "oldest" S&W revolver, a Model 1903 Hand Ejector (5th Change) that was made in 1916. Caliber? .32 S&W Long

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305997/2455460IMG2458ec5tc.jpg

It shoots pretty darn well too . . . for 95 years old. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this revolver. It shoots as new. (NOTE: Around 1921 S&W started a new heat-treating process for their cylinders that makes 'em as strong as the newer ones, but any .32 S&W long ammo made today will shoot just fine in my gun . . . all day long!

Here's a couple of targets shot from this old, Umm . . . "relic" with the incredible action and trigger. What a wonderful revolver still today!!!

Distance? Ten yards at tiny 1" round stick-on blaze orange targets:

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305997/2455522M1903-Fiocchi97grLRN1.jpg

Another "old" Smith revolver I acquired recently . . . a virtual "time capsule" from 1950. It shoots as good as it looks too . . . shoots like a new one!

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2454099IMG2078p-pi-c.jpg

Oops . . . and the best part? You don't have to be ashamed to show the LEFT side of the revolver like folks do with the new ones!;)

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2454098IMG2077p-pi-c.jpg

motorcycle-charlie
March 1, 2011, 07:07 AM
S&Wfan, hope you dont mind but that first picture of your model 27 has been my screensaver on the computer for a while now. dont remember where i first found it, i think i googled M27 images and that one stuck out. beautiful gun.

CajunBass
March 1, 2011, 10:41 AM
You wheel gun guys made me do it-Shame on all of you

YOU have a lot of room to talk. Since YOU started this thread, look what YOU "made" me do. ;)

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0224.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0221.jpg

It's not a Model 27 though. It's just a plain old "The 357 Magnun Revolver." Made in 1954-55 with a 5" barrel. It's got a couple of worn spots on it, but it'll do.

Alas. I don't have it yet. But it is on layaway. :)

motorcycle-charlie
March 1, 2011, 12:35 PM
this sure looks like a snowball effect. CajunBass, your M28 Highway Patrolman that you posted pics of was a huge part of me searching out mine. it is my favorite gun i own to date. you are also part of the problem. i am now actively looking for a fair deal on a M19 or M66 2.5 inch K frame. one of those will be my next purchase but that is subject to change if i come across a different deal.

CajunBass
March 1, 2011, 12:40 PM
this sure looks like a snowball effect. CajunBass, your M28 Highway Patrolman that you posted pics of was a huge part of me searching out mine. it is my favorite gun i own to date. you are also part of the problem. i am now actively looking for a fair deal on a M19 or M66 2.5 inch K frame. one of those will be my next purchase but that is subject to change if i come across a different deal.

Who? ME? :confused:

I'm innocent. ;)

motorcycle-charlie
March 1, 2011, 12:49 PM
Who? ME? :confused:

I'm innocent. ;)
yeh..you. i gaurenteeee....... its not going to be my only N Frame either. thanks alot. now i really do need a bigger safe.

bushmaster1313
March 1, 2011, 09:38 PM
YOU have a lot of room to talk. Since YOU started this thread, look what YOU "made" me do.


I am so sorry:neener:

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