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S&W Model 24

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by tomrkba, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

  2. forindooruseonly

    forindooruseonly Well-Known Member

    Both the revolver and photography are excellent, that's some nice eye candy!
  3. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    That is a seriously handsome weapon.
  4. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Beautiful! Love them N-frame .44Spl's. :)
  5. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
  6. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    Now that's a nice one.

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

  7. Remllez

    Remllez Well-Known Member

    Very nice piece!! The smooth dark grips really make the blueing on that gun POP.
  8. tipoc

    tipoc Well-Known Member

    Nice looking gun.

  9. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product. Another skeleton in "S&W Unsuccessful Product Closet".
  10. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    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.
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


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


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

  12. Bikewer

    Bikewer Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. ozarkguy

    ozarkguy Well-Known Member

    Love those .44 Specials. Here's my Lew Horton 624

  14. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I truly feel sorry for you.
  15. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product.
    I truly feel sorry for you.

    I have to agree.
  17. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    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. :)

  18. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. ozarkguy

    ozarkguy Well-Known Member

    When I want to shoot 44 mag (which is seldom) I use this one

  20. highpower

    highpower Well-Known Member

    To the OP- who made the grips in the second Picture? I'm pretty sure they aren't factory.

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