S&W Model 24


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tomrkba
December 25, 2012, 12:47 AM
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/firearms/revolvers/Smith%20Model%2024/photo-20.jpg

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/firearms/revolvers/Smith%20Model%2024/photo-21.jpg

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/tomrkba/firearms/revolvers/Smith%20Model%2024/photo-22.jpg

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forindooruseonly
December 25, 2012, 01:21 AM
Both the revolver and photography are excellent, that's some nice eye candy!

Sam Cade
December 25, 2012, 01:31 AM
That is a seriously handsome weapon.

CraigC
December 25, 2012, 01:34 AM
Beautiful! Love them N-frame .44Spl's. :)

Lucky Derby
December 25, 2012, 07:46 AM
Very nice.

CajunBass
December 25, 2012, 10:02 AM
Now that's a nice one.

Mine is a 4", 24-3. Picked it up with the box and papers not long ago.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0460.jpg

Remllez
December 25, 2012, 10:07 AM
Very nice piece!! The smooth dark grips really make the blueing on that gun POP.

tipoc
December 25, 2012, 10:10 AM
Nice looking gun.

tipoc

PabloJ
December 25, 2012, 02:01 PM
Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product. Another skeleton in "S&W Unsuccessful Product Closet".

bannockburn
December 25, 2012, 02:15 PM
PabloJ

Well to each his own but I would love to have a Model 24 to go with my Ruger Blackhawk in. 44 Special. Not everybody needs or wants .44 Magnum performance in their revolvers.

rcmodel
December 25, 2012, 02:20 PM
+1

I have a 1950 Target that is both lighter and handier to carry then any Model 29.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/1950SW.jpg

And if a 240 grain Keith SWC at 950 - 1,000 FPS won't kill it, a .44 Mag wouldn't kill it either.

rc

Bikewer
December 25, 2012, 02:25 PM
And... That big slug at modest velocity is tons more pleasant to shoot.

I recall my only experience with an M29 years ago, my shootin' buddy's gun. He had obtained this piece at some difficulty (the height of "Dirty Harry" popularity...) and had loaded up some 200 full-house rounds.

We were going to shoot it all up.... We both lasted a couple of cylinders-full and put the thing away.
He pulled all those bullets, reloaded with a charge giving about 900 fps, and added some smooth grips... Much more pleasant.

ozarkguy
December 25, 2012, 02:43 PM
Love those .44 Specials. Here's my Lew Horton 624




http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x405/ozarkguy7/IMG_1958.jpg

CraigC
December 25, 2012, 02:47 PM
Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product.
I truly feel sorry for you.

bikemutt
December 25, 2012, 03:04 PM
Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product. Another skeleton in "S&W Unsuccessful Product Closet".
I'm sure it's just the samples I had on hand at the time but, I never could get a .44 mag to shoot a .44 special round with a great deal of accuracy. The dedicated .44 special guns I found to be more accurate.

Iggy
December 25, 2012, 03:11 PM
Quote:
Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product.
I truly feel sorry for you.


I have to agree.

CraigC
December 25, 2012, 03:17 PM
Similar, but not the same. Even though the 29 is a half inch shorter, it is still five ounces heavier. There is a measurable difference in how they feel in the hand. The 24 comes with better sights and the .44Spl covers 99% of what I need doing. Some folks just don't get it and that's okay, more wonderful sixguns for me. :)

http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/sixgunsiii/large/IMG_8791b.jpg

CajunBass
December 25, 2012, 04:19 PM
Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product. Another skeleton in "S&W Unsuccessful Product Closet".

Sorry you feel that way but I gotta disagree with you. And I had a 29-2 with a 4" barrel. There was a big difference in the feel of the two guns. The tapered barrel, and slightly shorter cylinder make a lighter and trimmer package. Once I got the 24, I never shot the 29 again. It went on down the road, and has never been missed.

ozarkguy
December 25, 2012, 04:24 PM
When I want to shoot 44 mag (which is seldom) I use this one




http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x405/ozarkguy7/IMG_1985-1.jpg

highpower
December 25, 2012, 04:36 PM
To the OP- who made the grips in the second Picture? I'm pretty sure they aren't factory.

rswartsell
December 25, 2012, 04:38 PM
Isn't the OP's a 3"? Less than 4" of bbl isn't .44 mag territory to me anyway.

SharpsDressedMan
December 25, 2012, 05:21 PM
An explanation of WHY the .44 Special is chosen by some over the .44 Magnum might be in order. I also feel sorry for you, but you need not live uninformed any longer. :) First of all, the weight and balance of the respective guns chambered for both are totally different. The cylinders of the .S&W 44 Specials (except these late ones, which use the same cylinder as the .44 Magnum) are shorter and lighter, as are the Special's barrels (they are trimmer and lighter, also). This makes for easier guns to carry, and even makes some lighter than comparable .357's on the "L" frame. Unless you NEED the power of the .44 Mag, why haul extra weight around? (How many of us truly run around in bear country, or get to down a mule deer at 600 yards, right?:D) Add the fact that a gun just MIGHT shoot better with cylinders and chambers correctly chambered for the cartridge (hence, .44 Special ammo maybe not performing as well in .44 Mag guns as they do in the Specials) and you have another reason. If you only need, want, or can afford just one gun, then by all means get a .44 Mag. But if you handload, or like a truly well balanced, packable revolver, or just like the nostalgia and worthy reputation of the "lil" .44 Special, why not give it a try? If you carry it all day, and shoot one for awhile, they kind of grow on you.

Hanshi
December 25, 2012, 05:49 PM
I like my S&W M24 because it is lighter than my old M29 and I no longer can fire heavy loads, anyway.

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt74/hanshi_photo/PICT0489-4.jpg

Not a good pic but here it is along with my M18.

rikman
December 25, 2012, 07:52 PM
One of my top fav wheel guns....here are my twins (624 & 24-3 44SPL)

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae133/FLYFIDO/44SPL.jpg

messerist
December 25, 2012, 08:59 PM
Hey! How about conforming to the "Drool Alert Protocol" Guys? Now I hafta change my shirt.:cuss: Seriously, some handsome revolvers. Thanks for sharing.

Old Dog
December 25, 2012, 11:56 PM
Darn it! Now I need a Model 24. Curse you, THR, you keep getting me in trouble with my wife ... Seriously, Tom, great photos of a pretty revolver.

PabloJ
December 26, 2012, 11:13 AM
Relatively few must have been made as with availability of 29 and 629 almost nobody bought them. Must have sold like moldy bread in good times. Nickname for those at LGS is "Big Steel Toad".

CraigC
December 26, 2012, 02:02 PM
Relatively few must have been made as with availability of 29 and 629 almost nobody bought them. Must have sold like moldy bread in good times. Nickname for those at LGS is "Big Steel Toad".
Too many people like you who just don't get it. The fact that a lot of people don't appreciate the .44Spl doesn't matter much to those who do.

BigG
December 26, 2012, 02:27 PM
I like S&Ws in general and that Model 24 looks terrific. I don't have one but I do have a 296 which is a titanium 44 Special in DA only.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lNDPXjJ98ao/TDjui3tXUoI/AAAAAAAAA10/0g7zd1_R2xA/s320/SW296.jpg

PabloJ
December 26, 2012, 02:55 PM
I like S&Ws in general and that Model 24 looks terrific. I don't have one but I do have a 296 which is a titanium 44 Special in DA only.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lNDPXjJ98ao/TDjui3tXUoI/AAAAAAAAA10/0g7zd1_R2xA/s320/SW296.jpg
Ok. This is better, but if Colt made it the thing would have SIX-shot cylinder like it should. This is another "Skeleton in S&W Closet"..... a large revolver with only five-shot cylinder. Not surprisingly the sales have been poor therefore it was only made for few years.

PabloJ
December 26, 2012, 02:57 PM
Too many people like you who just don't get it. The fact that a lot of people don't appreciate the .44Spl doesn't matter much to those who do.
You know the .44Magnum version only weighs about 2 ounces more per equal barrel length right?

Iggy
December 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
Highpower,

I'm betting those are Eagle grips.

CraigC
December 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
You know the .44Magnum version only weighs about 2 ounces more per equal barrel length right?
Apparently you either did not read post #17 or you think my postage scale is wrong. :rolleyes:

There is a measurable difference on the scale and most definitely a big difference in handling.

PabloJ
December 26, 2012, 05:33 PM
Apparently you either did not read post #17 or you think my postage scale is wrong. :rolleyes:

There is a measurable difference on the scale and most definitely a big difference in handling.
It's large 40oz "steel toad".

SharpsDressedMan
December 26, 2012, 05:44 PM
PabloJ, the newer .44 special offerings from S&W are not the same as the older 24's. They got lazy, and are using .44 Mag sized cylinders, and possibly heavier barrels, not the sleek offerings from conception up until the 1980's. There is a NOTICEABLE difference in Model 29's and the older Model 24's of same barrel length.

CraigC
December 26, 2012, 05:50 PM
We're talking about somebody who thinks a traditional lugless K-22 is a boat anchor. There's no accounting for good taste. ;)

PabloJ
December 27, 2012, 01:43 AM
We're talking about somebody who thinks a traditional lugless K-22 is a boat anchor. There's no accounting for good taste. ;)
The J-frame so called Kit guns are much nicer. I do not understand why S&W stopped making them. Typical S&W .22RF with larger frame is boat anchor. While those make nice .38, 357 the .22 are just large and way too heavy.

cochise
December 27, 2012, 10:31 AM
PabloJ, I pretty much disagree with everything you've said in this post. But you are entitled to your opinion. ;)

tomrkba
December 27, 2012, 04:34 PM
That is why they make so many different models. There is something for everyone.

Hanshi
December 27, 2012, 05:41 PM
My M29 weighs, what, 48oz or more; but my M24 weighs no more than 44oz and probably less. Same barrel length. Love 'em both.

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