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another okie
June 30, 2004, 02:32 PM
I wish they'd make a version of the 329PD (the Scandium .44 magnum) with a 2" bolt on compensator unit. You could take the unit off for concealment or competition and put it on if you could handle a longer barrel for hiking. (Having it come with some decent recoil absorbing grips would be nice, too.) They make something similiar for the 625.

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Brian Williams
June 30, 2004, 03:43 PM
Blue, N frame, fixed sight, round butt, 4" heavy barrel, 45 convertable Colt/ACP, Would be a Mod 22 me thinks. I want it to look like a 58 converted to 45. With the long cylinder for 45 Colt and the 45 ACP cylinder cut for moonclips. In 45 Colt this would be a great gun for Woods and H/SD, having it in 45 ACP would make it great for Gaming and Carry.

targetshootr
June 30, 2004, 04:19 PM
They are coming out with a fixed sight 44 spl model 21. Forgot if its square or round butt, but, they're thinking in the right direction. I wish they'd bring back the old N frames in the original configurations.

The Rabbi
June 30, 2004, 05:34 PM
X-frame with cylinder bored for 9 (10??) holes and chambered in .357mag, in scandium frame, 4 inch barrel. Hi cap .357mag revolver. You gotta love it.

Wolfy
June 30, 2004, 06:37 PM
I really want one of these!!!!!

http://firearms.smith-wesson.com/store/index.php3?cat=293566&item=865428&sw_activeTab=1

Click on the pic for a close up.

Standing Wolf
June 30, 2004, 06:51 PM
I wish Smith & Wesson would rescind the deal it made with the Snopes Clinton-Liar Gore régime.

Wolfy
June 30, 2004, 06:55 PM
Standing Wolf if you want to get political then don't buy Taurus either because I NEVER will!!!!!! They sold out the state of NJ.




As for S&W that was a different owner (British owned) the deal has died under the new owners who are American.

rbert0005
June 30, 2004, 07:26 PM
Wolfy,

I have one of those, and I can tell you if you get one you WILL be happy with it.

There are not that many around though.

Bob

Wolfy
June 30, 2004, 07:36 PM
rbert0005 does it have one of those ugly internal locks?

rbert0005
June 30, 2004, 07:42 PM
You made me look. I hadn't noticed. Yes it does.

They don't bother me at all.

Bob

SpikeEVO
June 30, 2004, 07:59 PM
1) a 2.5 inch M366 in .357mag (a scandium/titanium Kframe CCW gun) ... with a likely weight of about 15 ounces, this is my ultimate DREAM carry gun, so light yet so powerful and useful, I'd definitely have to buy two :D

2) a 4 inch M663(?) "22/32 Airweight Kit Gun" in .22LR with target sights (an alloy framed, stainless barreled and stainless cylindered .22LR "kit gun") ... this is my DREAM woods/trail holster gun

3) a 4 inch M3500 in .500 S&W ..... 35 ounce scandium/titanium elephant pistol - just because were dreamin'

JoeHatley
June 30, 2004, 08:00 PM
Bring back the Model 52 and 25-2. Please....

Joe

Deuce
June 30, 2004, 09:31 PM
Thanks Wolfy!

I was having a real ?????ty day ... I passed up your link until I saw someone else comment on it ... then I checked it out ... man! ... is that ever nice!

Happy hunting!;)

R.H. Lee
June 30, 2004, 09:35 PM
I'm jonesing for an older "hammerless" snubby and a nice .22 kit gun.

Wolfy
June 30, 2004, 10:01 PM
My dealer said that model 686 is $590.

ACP230
July 1, 2004, 09:29 AM
More .41 Magnums.

New M58s, including factory nickel and 658s in stainless.

More .41 Magnum Mountain guns.

Maybe a Scandium framed .41 Magnum.

W Turner
July 1, 2004, 11:39 AM
-L-frame 10mm in both all stainless and TiSc(310?) with 2-3-4-5" barrel lengths,
-bring back the TiSc models in .32HR mag,
-models 942 and 349(Alloy and TiSc 9mm versions of the 642),
-K-frame TiSc 10-shot .22lr w/5" bbl.


W

george_co
July 1, 2004, 12:29 PM
More 41 mags. They don't need to do any new design work. No more tooling work. Just produce what they produced before.

Guns just don't get much better than Mod 57.

Be Safe!
George

Standing Wolf
July 1, 2004, 09:52 PM
As for S&W that was a different owner (British owned) the deal has died under the new owners who are American.

Not so.

Hutch
July 1, 2004, 10:02 PM
5-shot 3-inch RB fixed sight SS K-frame .44Spl. or .45ACP. Bring back the standard K-22 Masterpiece, without the underlug. 6 shot, of course. A re-issued 547 that used clips instead of that star-spring extractor. A 942, a 938, and a 949 that will extract empties easily. A 686 without the full underlog. An L-frame 6-shot .44Spl or .45ACP.

That'd do for starters.

Wolfy
July 1, 2004, 10:24 PM
Hutch

A 686 without the full underlog

Have you seen the 5" 686 with the Hi Viz sights?

SnWnMe
July 2, 2004, 01:37 AM
5 shot 45ACP L Frame with 3" bbl, fixed sights and rd butt.

The SW1911 in 10mm (and Kali legal)

Model 60 in 38 Super

only1asterisk
July 2, 2004, 02:33 AM
Bring back the model 12 (3" RB in the first run), and a blue steel/alloy frame .357 K-frame (model 9?), the 696, the model 14 and 16, 5” and 3” barrels across the board, forged steel triggers and hammers with firing pins on them and tapered lightweight barrels as an option. And for God’s sake lose the Billery Hole.

But first maybe bring back some build quality?


David

Gabe
July 2, 2004, 06:23 AM
Airlite Centenial in 9mm.

Airlite snubbie with 7-shot 9x23mm.

Like Brian Williams said, I'd like a 45lc/45acp convertible N-frame. If that's not possible give me a 45WinMag N-frame as this will also allow me to use the 45acp.

Get them California approved.

bubbaturbo
July 2, 2004, 12:13 PM
I'd like to have a 329PD except chambered in 45 Colt (not 45 ACP).

The Rabbi
July 2, 2004, 12:24 PM
The 329PD is chambered in .44mag. The 325PD is chambered in .45acp, and may be my next gun. I am not sure why they would want to chamber anything in .45LC. I have a Model 25-5 in that caliber and it is a nice gun but lots of disadvantages.

Dr.Rob
July 2, 2004, 04:30 PM
I'd like to get a 1917 one of these days.. and a Centennial with the grip safety.

I don't own ANY SW's.

Several Colts though.

Archie
July 2, 2004, 07:01 PM
blue steel guns, with recessed chambers and pinned barrels... no internal lock and firing pins on the hammers.

And formally and publicly renounce the Clintonista deal. Just to make it official.

bubbaturbo
July 3, 2004, 12:21 AM
What are the "lots of disadvantages" of a steel framed model 25 in 45 Colt that would carry over to a lightweight model 25 in 45 Colt but not to one chambered in 45 ACP?

Josey
July 3, 2004, 04:51 AM
Scrap ALL the scandium, ultralite and aluminum stuff. Bring back quality, built and tuned by humans, Swiss watch accurate STEEL firearms. The first priority would be the reintroduction of the Triple Lock. Real steel, real wood, real sights, real accuracy and real world pricing. I figure $1500.00 for a genuine S&W.

Marshall
July 3, 2004, 10:49 AM
Blue, N frame, fixed sight, round butt, 4" heavy barrel, 45 convertable Colt/ACP,

I'd like to have a 329PD except chambered in 45 Colt (not 45 ACP).

Ditto to both!

More blued guns.

I would like to see some cowboy action wheel guns from S&W.

Bring back the 3 " .357 K-Comp's and offer them in .41 mag too.

Better stainless finishes!

For what you pay for a Smith, they should be offered with nice wood grips too. Although I like a Hogue Monogrip, I'm tired of seeing a $15.00 rubber grip on most all their revolvers.

The Rabbi
July 3, 2004, 10:35 PM
What are the "lots of disadvantages" of a steel framed model 25 in 45 Colt that would carry over to a lightweight model 25 in 45 Colt but not to one chambered in 45 ACP?

Advantages of the .45acp:
1) Moon clips make for fast loading
2) Ammo is cheap and easily available
3) Many different factory loads for different situations

Advantages of the .45LC:
1) Its a cool old round, easy to reload since the cases are trash can size.
2)?

I think you can see the difference. I like my 25-5 but I can see why they wont make guns chambered for it.

The Rabbi
July 3, 2004, 10:35 PM
What are the "lots of disadvantages" of a steel framed model 25 in 45 Colt that would carry over to a lightweight model 25 in 45 Colt but not to one chambered in 45 ACP?

Advantages of the .45acp:
1) Moon clips make for fast loading
2) Ammo is cheap and easily available
3) Many different factory loads for different situations

Advantages of the .45LC:
1) Its a cool old round, easy to reload since the cases are trash can size.
2)?

I think you can see the difference. I like my 25-5 but I can see why they wont make guns chambered for it.

Marshall
July 3, 2004, 11:22 PM
I bought a new M25 Mountain Gun today. What a gun! :)

Stainz
July 4, 2004, 09:43 AM
New Model Number Three in .44 Russian with 6.5" barrel. Second would be a triple lock...

Stainz

Deuce
July 4, 2004, 11:19 AM
Marshall, is that one of them new 4" 'ers? How much?

Wolfy
July 4, 2004, 11:44 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=90029

Hope this links helps you out.

MarineTech
July 4, 2004, 01:03 PM
My S&W wish list isn't for a particular type of gun, it's for a process.

I'd like to see S&W go back to the pre-81 style of manufacturing. I miss pinned barrels, recessed cylinders, beautiful deep-blue bluing, and the completely even trigger pulls that a leaf spring, instead of a coil spring, gives you.

This is the reason that I collect pre-81 S&W revolvers.

If they go back to this, I'd buy any of their models.

Marshall
July 4, 2004, 02:32 PM
Duece, yes it is a 4" bbl. $619.00 was the very best I could do. Although, thanks to Sir Wolfy it just became $594.00 Thanks Wolfy.



http://firearms.smith-wesson.com/userimages/160929_large.jpg

bubbaturbo
July 4, 2004, 07:44 PM
That's chambered in 45 Colt right? Wait, how can that - nevermind.

Jaegermeister
July 6, 2004, 11:34 PM
A 340 pd in 9mm would be perfect for me. I would load the moon clips with Speer Gold Dot 124 grain +p or Winchester 127 grain ranger LE +p.

That would be a sweet CCW revolver in a very effective caliber taking into consideration the short barrel.

LynnMassGuy
July 7, 2004, 11:38 AM
A new model 36 that doesn't say LadySmith on the side. I might buy one anyway. I LOVE blued steel. No finer looking finish on a gun as far as I am concerned.:)

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