What was your first revolver?


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Barry the Bear
October 14, 2013, 11:38 PM
That you bought or were given?

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RussB
October 14, 2013, 11:47 PM
What was yours?

skoro
October 15, 2013, 12:11 AM
S&W Model 1917 I got back in 1979.

ColtPythonElite
October 15, 2013, 12:16 AM
Colt King Cobra.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=133910&d=1294803310

Frag
October 15, 2013, 12:19 AM
Smith and Wesson 686

Mango88
October 15, 2013, 12:19 AM
Smith & Wesson Model 13-2, bought it at Mr. Thrifty's Liquor & Sporting Goods in Galveston Texas around 1980. Still have it as well as a nickel plated 13-3 I picked up from the used gun section at Carter's Country in Pasadena Texas.

thefish
October 15, 2013, 12:21 AM
Taurus tracker .22 in stainless with a 6" barrel.

Never had a revolver but always wanted one. Picked it up at an auction a few years ago. Fun to shoot but really front heavy.

I'd post a pick but I'm feeling lazy right now.

22-rimfire
October 15, 2013, 12:24 AM
H&R 999 Sportsman 22 revolver. It has been long gone now. Never liked it much after shooting Colts and Smiths.

788Ham
October 15, 2013, 12:42 AM
A 6" Royal Blue Colt Python .357.

Jim NE
October 15, 2013, 12:56 AM
It was either a Charter Arms Undercover/Off duty (?) or a RG in .22 cal. I can't remember, but I can remember it was back in the late '70's and the Charter was $130 and the RG was under $40. Both were substandard, but the Charter was much better than the RG. I believe the RG was the lowest quality gun I've ever owned.

I got rid of both fairly quickly and bought a .357 Blackhawk...and I was in heaven. :)

460Kodiak
October 15, 2013, 01:34 AM
Ruger SP101, 3", .357 mag

codefour
October 15, 2013, 01:47 AM
When I graduated High School, my father asked me what I wanted for graduation. I told him I wanted a S&W 686. He said ok, "great..!" He took me to the local gun store that everyone frequented. I saw a three inch 686 that I fell in love with.

My dad said we will take it and bought it on the spot for me. That was almost 20 years ago. It's still my favorite revolver. Always will be.

Years ago, my father did a custom trigger rework. He was an armorer in the Army for years. It is the smoothest revolver action I own to this date. I love revolvers especially. It has a 2 lb SA trigger that makes glass breaking feel abrasive!

CraigC
October 15, 2013, 02:17 AM
A stainless 5" Uberti Virginian .22 convertible. I was 12yrs old. Still have it.

Twiki357
October 15, 2013, 03:23 AM
That would be a Colt Frontier Scout Buntline Special in 22 Magnum, purchased (I think) around 1957/58. I still have it, but thanks to a bulge in the barrel, the barrel was replaced with a 4 in the late 1960s. One of these days Im going to have to get that replacement barrel blued.

thefamcnaj
October 15, 2013, 04:21 AM
3 inch River sp101 .357 mag. Dang I miss that thing.

Deus Machina
October 15, 2013, 04:32 AM
Taurus 85, 2.5". Still have it, still love it for what it is.

BowerR64
October 15, 2013, 04:34 AM
Ive never owned a gun other then a redryder when i was a kid. My dad went into a nursing home a few years ago and i decided to dig out all his guns and check em out.

7 black powder revolvers, a super black hawk and a Dan Wesson 357

The Dan Wesson is my favorite i think, the super black hawk was to much gun for me so i traded it for a Black hawk 357/9mm convertable

The Dan Wesson is what drew me into this hobby it kinda reminds me of the Dirty Hairy revolver he used.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=188120&d=1377392863

GRIZ22
October 15, 2013, 04:45 AM
2" S&W Model 10 in Vietnam. Still there for all I know.

Barry the Bear
October 15, 2013, 05:17 AM
mine was a model of 1905 smith and wesson in .38 spl

bannockburn
October 15, 2013, 07:46 AM
Hawes Deputy Marshall in .22LR with an extra .22 Magnum cylinder.

frankiestoys
October 15, 2013, 08:07 AM
Ruger GP 100 6'' in SS Ill never sell it

Sam1911
October 15, 2013, 08:17 AM
Given? Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine.

Bought? S&W 629

GBExpat
October 15, 2013, 08:20 AM
Blue 4" Ruger Security Six that I bought ~1973.

George44
October 15, 2013, 08:29 AM
Colt Trooper I bought in 1967.

JRWhit
October 15, 2013, 08:30 AM
I couldn't tell you the make or model, but the first was a black powder 45 replica pistol. I had a lot of fun shooting it. I was 10 or 11. First one I ever bought was a sp101 2" in 357.
Still have the Sp101. The BP 45 was worn out over time. I couldn't say where it wound up at this point.

cfullgraf
October 15, 2013, 08:35 AM
A replica 44 caliber cap and ball revolver.

HexHead
October 15, 2013, 09:25 AM
S&W Model 63 kit gun.

OARNGESI
October 15, 2013, 11:13 AM
Ruger blackhawk

Resist Evil
October 15, 2013, 11:48 AM
I bought a blued Miroku .38 spl in the early 1970s. Think j-frame for size and style. Sold it in the late '70s to help finance a move out of state for grad school.

Arkansas Paul
October 15, 2013, 11:53 AM
Ruger GP 100 6'' in SS Ill never sell it

Mine was a blued 4" GP 100 and I wish i could say I'd never get rid of it. I traded it for a Winchester automatic 20-gauge. Regretted it about 10 minutes later. :banghead:

Blue Brick
October 15, 2013, 12:49 PM
Smith and Wesson Model 29, 6.5 inch barrel and P&R.

pendennis
October 15, 2013, 12:49 PM
Blued Colt Trooper .357, 4" barrel, Pre-Mk III. Sold it to a guy in my battalion going to 'Nam in 1969 when my orders were canceled.

Teachu2
October 15, 2013, 12:53 PM
S&w 28, 6".

MedWheeler
October 15, 2013, 01:01 PM
Mine was CVA black-powder 1858 Remington knock-off, purchased in around 1986. Still have it, but have never gotten around to firing it.

My first cartridge-firing revolver was (is) a Taurus Model 66, purchased new in 1987. I still have it as well.

tommy.duncan
October 15, 2013, 02:20 PM
Ruger Super Blackhawk 44mag 10.5" barrel!!!
1987 I think???

PJSprog
October 15, 2013, 03:08 PM
S&W 686 w/ 6" bbl, bought in 1987 as a 21st b-day gift to myself.
I still have it, and it remains to this day my favorite firearm.

KeithET
October 15, 2013, 03:15 PM
Ruger Stainless New Model Blackhawk 357mag 6 1/2" barrel in 1981. Still one of my favorite shooters.

KeithET

RugRev
October 15, 2013, 03:17 PM
A Dan Wesson 15VH6 was my first. Decided 6" bbl. was not to my tastes and it "morphed" into a 4" Stainless Security Six that I dearly miss.

marv
October 15, 2013, 04:28 PM
H&R Sportsman .22 with the one piece walnut grip. $30 new. Couldn't afford a new K22 or Officer's Model. They cost more than twice as much, at $65.

Old Dog
October 15, 2013, 04:42 PM
First personally owned revolver was a four-inch pencil-barreled S&W Model 10 (dating from the early '50s, in pristine condition) handed down from father-in-law ... I came late in life to wheelguns, started with semi-autos (Colt's Gov't Model .45s) as a young man ...

Was briefly issued the Model 10 and the Model 15 as an MP at a base where strangely, we had to carry them as that was what the DoD cops we worked with carried (someone eventually got a clue and then all the active duty guys got 1911s).

BrotherFrankie
October 15, 2013, 05:06 PM
gift from my son.. ruger sp101 3inch... my favorite..

i polished it.. (i know some say dont) but it sure looks pretty :)

savit260
October 15, 2013, 06:02 PM
Used Charter Arms Undercover. Piece of garbage..got a "bad one". Took a bath on it when I traded it in, and replaced it with a Pre Model 12 Snub that served me well for years.

doc2rn
October 15, 2013, 06:12 PM
Ruger Standard bought with my 11 yo birthday money and savings from mowing yards, dad went halves with me.

madFive
October 15, 2013, 06:57 PM
S&W 681 in .357. It was an old police turn-in.

http://www.laminackdesign.net/photo/guns/guns-01.jpg

tightgroup tiger
October 15, 2013, 08:13 PM
Model 28-2 S&W 28 new in 1984.
I sold it in 1985 and a year later bought a used one made in 1957. I learned my lesson in selling guns and haven't sold one since.

I bought another new old stock 28-2 two years ago and it won't be sold.

tightgroup tiger
October 15, 2013, 08:14 PM
Model 28-2 S&W 28 new in 1984.
I sold it in 1985 and a year later bought a used one made in 1957. I learned my lesson in selling guns and haven't sold one since.

I bought another new old stock 28-2 two years ago and it won't be sold.

I tried to upload a picture of it but THR won't allow me to for some reason.

Shear_stress
October 15, 2013, 08:24 PM
Ruger Security Six, stainless. Sold it to finance another wheelgun. Found an identical Security Six recently. Paid less for it than the first one. Sometimes things work out, given enough time.

Sergei Mosin
October 15, 2013, 08:24 PM
Soviet Model 1895 Nagant revolver made at Izhevsk in 1944. Interesting little revolver. Shoots pretty well, too.

curtste
October 15, 2013, 08:27 PM
KLCR - First revolver
SP101 4.2" 357 - Second revolver

ngnrd
October 15, 2013, 08:31 PM
6-inch Dan Wesson 14-2.

PhotoBiker
October 15, 2013, 08:33 PM
Ruger GP100 4" Stainless. Just got it a little over a month ago. Worst part about owning it is wondering why I'd never owned a Revolver before. I would consider this to my first of many based on how much I love this thing.

spm
October 15, 2013, 09:14 PM
Ruger Single-Six; back in the 70s. Still have it.

spm

Valor35
October 15, 2013, 09:21 PM
Taurus 83 4" Satin. Bought it cheap in bad shape. Cleaned it up and love it. My son-in-law has already put in his claim for it when I am gone . . .

freyasman
October 15, 2013, 09:37 PM
Smith model 19 with a 2 1/2" barrel

Driftwood Johnson
October 15, 2013, 09:42 PM
Howdy

This is the first revolver I bought. A brass framed Uberti 44 caliber 'Navy'. When I turned 18 (in 1968, so the math is easy to do) I found out that it was legal in NJ, where I grew up, for an 18 year old to own a Cap & Ball revolver. So I borrowed my Dad's car and drove down to Ridgefield, where Navy Arms had its showroom. I'm pretty sure it cost $60.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/Cap%20and%20Ball/FirstPistol_zps30ce69b5.jpg


This is the first cartridge revolver I bought, a S&W Model 17-3 bought brand, spanky new in 1975. It cost $125 at the time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/smith%20and%20wesson/Model_17-1.jpg


That same year I bought this S&W Model 19-3 and this Ruger Blackhawk convertible with 45 Colt and 45 ACP cylinders. Can't really remember which I bought first, but the Model 19 cost $135 and the Ruger with both cylinders cost $150. A lot of money for a 25 year old kid back then.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/smith%20and%20wesson/Model_19-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/rugers/BlackhawkConvertible02.jpg

P.S. Yes I still have all of them.

slicksleeve
October 15, 2013, 10:11 PM
My first revolver was a Ruger Single Six convertible in stainless steel with a 6 inch barrel, wood grips with fixed sights. My dad, though unemployed at the time, managed to buy it brand new for me when I was 16. The first I bought with my own money was a Smith and Wesson Model 657, 6.5 inch. I was twenty at the time, and had to get my dear late grandfather to ride to the gun store and do the paperwork for me. I still have both of them, and will never let them go.

SDGlock23
October 15, 2013, 10:15 PM
7.5" Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt, stainless.

tomrkba
October 15, 2013, 10:34 PM
S&w 625

all357mag
October 15, 2013, 11:00 PM
My Dad bought me a Ruger Bearcat for my seventh birthday. AWESOME!

Tony_the_tiger
October 15, 2013, 11:00 PM
Ruger Gp100 :)

[http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae269/kiwirat33/gp1.jpg

frankmako
October 15, 2013, 11:02 PM
s&w model 19 i got in 73 from ace hardware. still got it.

kennedy
October 15, 2013, 11:25 PM
hi-standard 9 shot .22 from the local hardware store 40 yrs ago, still have it, great shooter

jrod
October 15, 2013, 11:35 PM
Colt PeaceKeeper .357 Magnum w/6" Barrel. I bought it in 1982 for my 21st Birthday.

Hondo 60
October 16, 2013, 12:02 AM
My first (when I had no experience with guns) was a Charter Arms .38 Spl Undercover.

My 2nd was a S&W Model 10-5.

Hardtarget
October 16, 2013, 01:22 AM
"73 I picked up a Colt diamondback .38 spec.(4") My #2 was a Colt diamondback .22 (6"). I still have them.

Mark

Arizona_Mike
October 16, 2013, 01:29 AM
First revolver was my first handgun (I'd owned several rifles and a shotgun before): A Taurus 66CP4 (Medium Frame, 6 shot .357 with a 4" compensated barrel.

Mike

montanaoffroader
October 16, 2013, 01:52 AM
Colt SAA 5.5" in .357 Magnum.

Ex
October 16, 2013, 02:15 AM
"What was yours?"


What an answer to a question! lol

Ex
October 16, 2013, 02:20 AM
And the answer is.....

Ruger Single Six, .22 WMR only, New Model.

Still own it, accuracy surpassed only by my Ruger MarkII bull barrel target.

texashunter
October 16, 2013, 02:22 AM
S&w 28 6" in 1971

postalnut25
October 16, 2013, 03:47 AM
Colt Trooper MK III, nickel, 4 inch

JohnhenrySTL
October 16, 2013, 03:52 AM
I inherited multiple firearms. My first revolver I bought on my own was a Smith model 442.

Harrod
October 16, 2013, 07:30 AM
Very first was given to my by my grandmother. She found an old RG23 in the closet that was my grandfathers, the action was hard as hell even in single action. It didn't shoot straight so I ended up getting rid of it several years later.

First one I ever bought was an ASM 1861 navy, loved that gun.

After i finish my AR project my next purchase will be a revolver of some kind I'm sure.

Chevelle SS
October 16, 2013, 08:00 AM
S&w 66-1 4''

Manny
October 16, 2013, 09:09 AM
Ruger Single Six, .22lr/.22wmr, 5.5" blued. Traded towards my second handgun, a 7.5" Ruger Super Blackhawk .44mag a couple years later when they legalized handguns for deer hunting in Ohio.

sarge83
October 16, 2013, 09:11 AM
My first revolver was a Colt Frontier Scout .22 given to me by my grandpa.
The first I bought was a Colt Trooper MKIII that had been fired one time. Still have both of them.

Arizonagunrunner
October 16, 2013, 09:11 AM
Winchester Model 94 Trapper. Bought it with hard earned money at the ripe age of 18 back in 1983. I gave $100.00 for it. The gun was like new when I got it. Sold it 2years later to help buy a wedding ring set. Worse mistake I ever made :-)

Arizonagunrunner
October 16, 2013, 09:13 AM
First handgun I ever bought was a S&W model 36. Great little gun.

5-SHOTS
October 16, 2013, 09:25 AM
My first revolver was a S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5" barrel, bought new in 2008 and sold a couple years (and a couple thousands rounds) later to gift to my father a brand new CZ P-01.

Scrumbag
October 16, 2013, 10:40 AM
S&W 17-4 6" with Target Trigger and Hammer

556by45guy
October 16, 2013, 04:42 PM
Ruger stainless 5 1/5" SBH 44mag. Got it in the early 90s, still have it and will never sell it. It is a fantastic gun and probably my favorite of all.

Steve CT
October 16, 2013, 05:07 PM
Dan Wesson 15-2, and it was also my first gun, way back in 1976. About four years ago I gave it to my son, mostly because I had accumulated a "few" (6?) more.

aarondhgraham
October 16, 2013, 05:20 PM
French 8mm Lebel model 1892,,,
I named her Margaux.

Her barrel is stamped 1903,,,
So she is 110 years old.

http://aarondgraham.com/lwat/handguns/07-margeaux.JPG

I purchased it at a farm auction in the early 1960's,,,
It came with a disintegrating leather holster,,,
And a small bag of loose ammo,,,
IIRC I paid $10.00 for her.

I still have the old gal to this very day,,,
In fact I recently scored 550 rounds of new Fiocchi ammo for it.

Her action is as tight as any of my other revolvers,,,
And at 25 yards will keep all of the shots on a paper plate.

Aarond

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aHFo3
October 16, 2013, 05:21 PM
My first revolver was a S&W 629 Classic Hunter 44 Mag with an unfluted cylinder and an 8 3/8" barrel. I should have kept it. I bought it when I was 16 and I sold it a couple years before I began handloading. I'm still really fond of unfluted cylinders.

jrdolall
October 16, 2013, 05:23 PM
Colt Trooper 357 Magnum given to me in around 1977.

Barry the Bear
October 17, 2013, 12:33 AM
Lots of fantastic guns guys!

paper shooter
October 17, 2013, 08:34 AM
High Standard Sentinel MK IV 22 mag. Got it new in 1977. Still looks and shoots like new.

DM~
October 17, 2013, 11:25 AM
S&W mod 19, bought it new back in the early 70's... and i still have it.

DM

Mat, not doormat
October 17, 2013, 02:49 PM
An S&W Model 14, sometimes called the Target Masterpiece, with 6" barrel, in .38 Spl. My grandad gave it to me.

au_prospector
October 17, 2013, 08:36 PM
Smith and Wesson Model 586 no dash. 1988 ~ still have it.

PawDaddy
October 17, 2013, 09:00 PM
Mine was a High Standard .22. "The Marshall" Got it when I was a probably 12. Still have it today! Would be a rich man if I had a dollar for every round fired through it!

DAdams
October 17, 2013, 09:10 PM
S&W 686 no dash CS-1 3 inch bead blasted finish.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m22/dadams111/Handguns/PA300001.jpg (http://s100.photobucket.com/user/dadams111/media/Handguns/PA300001.jpg.html)

mboe794
October 17, 2013, 09:16 PM
Smith model 637. Bought earlier this year. I've only been into firearms for a few years, semi autos caught my attention first. I decided I needed to add a revolver to my small, but growing, collection. I was also in the market for a smaller, lighter carry piece. I figured why not kill two birds with one stone? When finances allow it sure would be nice to pick up something a little more range friendly. Maybe a single action in a 22 caliber.

http://i42.tinypic.com/311oy6b.jpg

Glock Holiday
October 17, 2013, 09:34 PM
Dan Wesson .357

johnjohn
October 17, 2013, 10:21 PM
S&Wmodel 15-2 bought in about 1965 for $50.

BlindJustice
October 17, 2013, 10:31 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 18 K-22 4: Bbl.
1965 - age 14, carried on the familu farm, Central Wash. State.

TUBBY1
October 18, 2013, 03:05 PM
S&w 17-8 masterpiece. K-frame 6" 22. Happy ever after.

Rob21sf
October 18, 2013, 03:30 PM
Ruger Stainless 4.5" Super Blackhawk 44Mag.

joevans
October 18, 2013, 03:46 PM
Colt 22Lr 6" Barrel new in the box $68.00 in the 70's. Brother-in law Gun dealer sold it a few years later for $350.00; said with the box would of been $450.00. Can't believe I through away a perfectly good $100 box in a divorce settlement. Anyway new wife thought she needed extra firepower more than a 22, so bought the SP 101 357 in 3", she shot it one time threw it to the ground and went to the car. Lonely lonely days now at the range.

rule303
October 18, 2013, 04:34 PM
My first revolver was a Rohm .22lr. I later traded it for a brick of Winchester Wilcats, and I got the better end of the deal!

Vodoun da Vinci
October 18, 2013, 09:26 PM
My first revolver was a Dan Wesson 15-2VH. .357 magnum with a 6" barrel in blue. I think it was 1978.

Like this one:

http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/5763/8648940_2.jpg?v=8CC21E6DF841F90

Sold it for food in the early 1980's and regretted it. My Father in Law purchased a similar one with a 6" and 4" barrel and put it under his bed....I inherited it when he passed. Apparently he always regretted me selling it (as much as I did) and made sure I'd get another one.

http://i1347.photobucket.com/albums/p709/VodoundaVinci/357Duo_zps559b385b.jpg

Here it is in a box with a Smith and Wesson Model 19 he left for me as well. Been a little over 2 years. I still miss him and shooting with him.

VooDoo

powder
October 18, 2013, 11:37 PM
DanWesson 5" fixed barrel .44.

Matthew Temkin
October 18, 2013, 11:39 PM
Model 10

Rattus58
October 19, 2013, 04:15 PM
That you bought or were given?
A 38 Llama that my sister now has... :D

Joe Sacco
October 19, 2013, 05:17 PM
Used 4"pencil barrel model 10 no dash purchased from Philip Gall's pawn shop Lexington,Ky in 1965 for $56 .

kvtcomdo
October 20, 2013, 02:24 AM
Blued Ruger 6" Security Six.

Long since traded away.

KC&97TA
October 20, 2013, 11:44 AM
Taurus 669 6" off a guy who needed x-mas money. I was never a fan of revolvers... a friend of a friend told me about the Taurus and the price seemed right and it came with ammo. I enjoyed shooting it with memories of my fathers Rugers in my mind, promptly bought a S&W 13-2 4" a few weeks latter, being dissatisfied with the quality of the Taurus... have been looking for a 6" S&W or Ruger for many years now. With in a year of purchasing the first revolver was just as shocked when my EDC changed to a snub nose model 10-5, then another "pretty" 10-5 followed and my wife jumped in on the snubby world with her "Bonnie" Colt Det Special!

http://www.theoutdoorstrader.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61382&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1330501215

stu1ritter
October 20, 2013, 02:16 PM
Colt Python, bought new in 1959 as a young GI. It was $125. Ser. No. which I still remember is 6306. When I rotated home from Germany in 1964 I sold it to a very close German friend and he still owns it today. I get to shoot it every time I go over.
Stu

Walkalong
October 20, 2013, 02:29 PM
S&W Model 14 (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=174806&d=1353107610), that I still have.

Meeteetse
October 21, 2013, 12:27 AM
1967. S&W Mdl. 18 Combat Masterpiece .22 (4" bbl) blue. Paid $72.50 + tax. Still have it.

eastbank
October 21, 2013, 09:05 AM
5.5 inch colt single action. it was a first generation made in 1903 that had the half cock notch broken off and you had to hold the hammer back to load and unload it, very unsafe but what did a 16 year old kid care as he was shooting a real man,s revolver. i pair 38.00 hard earned dollars for it in 1958 and oh how i wish i had kept it. eastbank.

content
October 21, 2013, 09:16 AM
1983, S&W, 586, Distinguished Combat Magnum, 6", .357/.38.
Still all I need for a "Do All" revolver.

mdauben
October 21, 2013, 11:55 AM
Lightly used S&W 686-4 with 4 inch barrel. Still have that gun and it remains one of my favorites! :D

PlayTheAces
October 21, 2013, 02:39 PM
This one. Bought it forty years ago next month. Still my favorite.

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a514/wak52/Wheelies/28-2d_zps33661bcc.jpg

The original numbered grips are in the box.

Mike1234567
October 21, 2013, 03:14 PM
Ruger Redhawk .44 Mag I "think" with an 8" barrel. I can't remember because that was a long time ago. I really miss that revolver. It had a nice Weaver 2X scope that held its zero perfectly.

valnar
October 21, 2013, 03:32 PM
My first two revolvers are the only ones I've sold, a Smith 66 2.5" and 686+.

I replaced the 66 with a 64 3" and the 686+ with a 686 Mountain Gun. All my other 12 or so revolvers I've bought I kept.

csa77
October 21, 2013, 03:35 PM
S&W model 29-2

WaywardSon
October 21, 2013, 04:19 PM
Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece, given to me by my Dad on my 21st birthday in 1969...gun and I were both born in the same year.

Like it so much that I bought another not long ago so both of my sons will end up with one.

hariph creek
October 21, 2013, 04:53 PM
S&W 4" Model 10. Had eons worth of holster wear, more steel than blue.
Magnificent trigger, especially double action.
Shot straight and true.

aka108
October 21, 2013, 05:17 PM
Brand new S&W K22 in 1950. I was 14 at that time. Saved pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in a bunch of old Prince Albert tobacco cans. Friend of mines father ran a sporting goods store and sold it to me for 60 dollars including sales tax. My mother had to sign for it since I was under age. Still own it.

kBob
October 21, 2013, 05:31 PM
I liked and like semi autos so my first wheel gun was in the middle 1970's more than a decade after my first handgun and was a Blue Charter Undercover .38 Special. I had fired and carried Dad's Nickeled or chrome or whatever shiny stuff coated Undercover and liked it so I bought one new from someone that needed money and did not like it. Also bought a Bearcat from the guy and like an idiot sold the Bearcat after a bit to help finanance something else with Ruger stamped on it. The Charter worked fine and still does OK. It is my wife's favorite revolver of what we have (OK she would like a 2 1/2 inch Python tricked out like Mas Ayoob's competition snubbie she shot in one of his classes but no major lotto prizes yet) I have shot a lot of stout 158 grain SWCs through it and it is still kicking. SWMBO has it with Silver tips in it at the moment and a couple or three reloads.

My first experience with a center fire wheel gun was with a Spanish SMOLTish .38 revolver that looked like a S&W Model 10 out side and more like a Colt inside and was truly a piece of junk. We fired it with another kid's Cop Dad's old belt loop rounds that we found in a jar in the garage. We scrapped the green stuff off to get them to chamber and most of the rounds hit the back stop. Thus Semi autos for a dozen years........

-kBob

TwoWheelFiend
October 21, 2013, 09:42 PM
old model single six convertible

yzguy87
October 23, 2013, 12:35 PM
Super Blackhawk 44mag.

JerryND
October 23, 2013, 01:27 PM
9 shot H & R Piece of junk. Early 60's (dates me doesn't it ) Mainspring broke within 6 months but I sold it for more than I paid for it.

Next was a S & W 19-2 in 66. Still have it and will until "they pry it from my cold dead fingers"

Bored1
October 23, 2013, 01:32 PM
My first revolver is a 1895 Nagant. Probably one of my favorite and most used handgun purchases!!! 92.18$ out the door @ Cabelas last year. After spending the time to clean all the cosmolline off it is a BLAST to shoot. Double action pull is right aound 19lbs, however the single action is pretty nice!!!! Got me thinking I need to spend more time with revolvers!!!!

brodgers60
October 23, 2013, 05:02 PM
Colt Trooper III

OrangePwrx9
October 23, 2013, 06:58 PM
An engraved (3-screw) Ruger Single-Six convertible that cost me $110 new at the time. It was engraved by a local talent and, though the engraving was minimal and looked good, it bothered me somehow. So I traded the gun off a few years later.

Wish I hadn't done that; but youth and stupidity go together.

280shooter
October 23, 2013, 09:09 PM
Colt trooper 3

Gun Master
October 23, 2013, 09:14 PM
Older model (round butt) S&W 32-20, 6" barrel.:) Got mine in trade deal about 1969.

dagger dog
October 23, 2013, 09:46 PM
Mine was a Rossi 3" 5 shot 38 S&W Special. Bought new for $85.00 in 1968, accurate, reliable, and well made.

F-111 John
October 23, 2013, 10:12 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 19-4 with 4" barrel, purchased new in 1980.

Red Wind
October 24, 2013, 04:42 AM
A S&W Model 60 .357 Magnum in about 1985.

heyjoe
October 24, 2013, 10:17 PM
smith and wesson model 10-8 1993. i still have it

Magnuumpwr
October 24, 2013, 10:20 PM
Still have my first revolver. It's a Dan Wesson 15-3 blued with two six inch target barrels. Purchased it when I was 19 from my boss. $375 used, but considering the circumstances, was a great deal to me.
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg205/magnuumpwr/IMG_20131024_201408.jpg

Barry the Bear
October 25, 2013, 09:18 PM
Never handled a dan wesson

PRM
October 25, 2013, 10:17 PM
Italian brass frame repro 1851 Navy Colt in .44. Not even sure of the manufacture.

Shortly after that I bought a Model 19 S&W.

Kosh75287
October 25, 2013, 10:23 PM
A Ruger Police Service Six 4" .357 mag. Ugly, rugged, faithful friend and servant which has saved lives in the hands of its owner and in the hands of others. This is one of those firearms that'll leave my possession only when I am no longer able to prevent it.

knuck
October 25, 2013, 10:52 PM
My first was a Ruger New model single six 22/22 mag convertsble still own it ... still love it. I was twunty years old and it was given to me by my late father inlaw. Rest in peace Butch.

tallpaul
October 26, 2013, 12:09 PM
This ole thing...

I was 15 and making good money mowin yards in high school... dad said I could pay for my own and I researched a lot... decided on a 4-6 inch 357 mag. We reloaded and it was cheap back then- almost .22 cheap actually. I looked at all of them and between the S&W 27 and the colt... the Colt won... my second was a model 41 smith not long after... A good start I believe .... BTW I still have both... :p

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/pprudowe/PICT0013.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/pprudowe/media/PICT0013.jpg.html)

jack44
October 26, 2013, 12:16 PM
Taurus model 66 357

click clack
October 26, 2013, 12:35 PM
A 4'' Taurus 94... First and last Taurus, all before I even turned 18

dickydalton
October 26, 2013, 01:47 PM
Ruger Old Model 357 Mag 4 5/8". I was 15 then and I still have it.

Hometeached1
November 3, 2013, 10:09 AM
S&w 642.

Rasp
November 3, 2013, 10:41 AM
8 1/2" 1970's Ruger Super Blackhawk 44magnum. I traded it to my Uncle years ago. Very accurate still today.

javjacob
November 3, 2013, 12:35 PM
ruger new model single six convertible, 5.5" barrel stainless with wood grip.

9mmfan
November 3, 2013, 01:22 PM
Mine was also my first gun. S&W 64. Don't remember the dash number. Don't have it anymore, but will always have at least one K frame.

KY Sparky
November 3, 2013, 03:06 PM
Heritage single action .22LR/.22 Mag. got it for Christmas from my dad. My wife still loves to shoot it.

ferretray
November 4, 2013, 10:43 AM
Bought my first revolver back in the early 70's. S&W Model 66 w/4" barrel.
Sweet little cannon. Knew some Pa. State Troopers who lusted after it.

Snake Plisskin
November 4, 2013, 10:51 AM
Back in the 70's I bought a 6" Smith and Wesson Model 19 it was beautiful

Litlman
November 4, 2013, 07:18 PM
Colt King Cobra 4 inch.

SharpsDressedMan
November 4, 2013, 08:12 PM
I honestly believe it was a 4" Colt Python, in 1971, that I saved weekly for and paid for at a pawn shop that had guns. They didn't mind the "payment plan", and I usually came in with $25-$30 every weekend. I think the gun was about $240 back then. I had had several semi-autos before that (P38, Browning HP, and S&W 39), but never a revolver.

Devilfrog
November 5, 2013, 09:14 AM
Colt King Cobra in 1996 after leaving the service. Still have it and still one of my favorites.

horsemen61
November 5, 2013, 09:55 AM
Ruger LCR

Gaffer57
November 5, 2013, 05:17 PM
Astra 357 with a six inch barrel that I bought when I was 18 (with my dad signing the papers). I still have it but unfortunately my job has kept me overseas most of the past 20 years, so I haven't shot it for a long time. My current house gun is a police trade in S&W 15-3 that shoots like a dream.

anothernewb
November 5, 2013, 05:19 PM
6" GP100 - wife gave it to me for my birthday .357 (38) for my 38th birthday

WRGADog
November 5, 2013, 06:05 PM
S&W Model 10, 2", 38 Spcl.

Blade First
November 5, 2013, 09:13 PM
Ruger Single Six Convertible/.22LR & .22Mag Cylinders

Exceptionally accurate with both cylinders which seems to be somewhat unusual.

Bought it from a high school bud who really needed to sell it right away.

Thanks, Steve ... still shoot it.

... Mr. O

btg3
November 5, 2013, 09:35 PM
First revolvers were a couple of Roy Rogers cap guns with a double holster rig.
First autoloader was the Man From U.N.C.L.E. P-38 conversion.

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