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Old March 4, 2008, 09:05 AM   #401
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Here's my early S&W 686:

And my early S&W 629:

Pinned and Recessed:

And here are some photos of my 629 and my stainless Astra .44 mag., also pinned and recessed:

And my little squirt .22LR Rossi, which I bought in my grief after my S&W 63 was stolen.

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Old March 4, 2008, 07:44 PM   #402
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Colt Diamondback, .38 Special

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Old March 5, 2008, 11:58 PM   #403
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Here are some shots I took last week of my S&W Model 586-7 (.357 Magnum, L frame, 7 shot) with custom Elk stag grips. Accompanied by it's companion, the boker Red Deer stag handled hunting knife. This is my carry gear for up in the Sierra.

This one is my S&W Model 16 no dash (.32 S&W Long, 6" barrel) sporting factory Rosewood target grips. With box and cleaning kit.

~ S&WCA No.2159 ~
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Old March 6, 2008, 02:19 AM   #404
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More Revolvers

Another view of my 629:

And my snubby Security-Six. This one seems to have a very fat barrel while my others have very slender barrels. I think I like the slim barrels better.

And this is my Rossi 511 .22LR:

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Old March 6, 2008, 02:33 AM   #405
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Current carry, a S&W 696-1. Grips by Don Collins:


Bedside gun, a S&W 66-4 w/Ahrends Cordia grips, holster by Tom Dyer:


Pocket gun, a S&W 442 with Badger grips:

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"I believe in .44 Special the way some folks believe in Elvis."
--Michael Bane

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Old March 6, 2008, 12:10 PM   #406
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My daily carry gun,S&W 624 in .44 Special
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Old March 7, 2008, 07:55 PM   #407
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also partial to the .44 mag
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Old March 8, 2008, 03:13 PM   #408
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S&W 642 w/ ct lasergrip, heritage .22 rough rider w/ mag & LR cylinders and a ruger .44mag super blackhawk (would have gotten a longer barrel if I'd have thought I was going to mount a scope) w/ scope.
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Old March 9, 2008, 02:47 PM   #409
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That's a beautiful 586!!!
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Old March 10, 2008, 04:17 PM   #410
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Colt Trooper MKIII, .22lr

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Old March 13, 2008, 09:30 AM   #411
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This thread needs some SA's.

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Old March 14, 2008, 11:26 PM   #412
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Some pictures of my 6.5" Rough Rider. I know that some people here don't like them, but mine has been great and a ton of fun!

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Old March 15, 2008, 01:42 AM   #413
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Just bought her. $450. Stamped NYSP.

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Old March 15, 2008, 03:35 AM   #414
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Something to read.

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Old March 16, 2008, 02:26 PM   #415
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Colt Trooper MK III

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Old March 16, 2008, 07:02 PM   #416
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There's a pretty nice collection of Colts down on the bayou. The bluing on that Trooper MK III is beautiful. You could shave in that reflection.
Sorry, I can't go to work. The voices told me to stay home and clean the guns.
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Old March 17, 2008, 11:00 PM   #417
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My S&W Model 38-2 "Humpback" with some newly obtained 6o's vintage diamond grips installed.
I'm your huckleberry
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Old March 18, 2008, 07:54 PM   #418
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Security-Six Assembly

Bill Ruger was a fricking genius....

Small, light, and strong as an ox. Roughly the size
of a S&W 66, but much stronger.

Look, ma, no side plate! The shock is evenly distributed
throughout the frame.

The modular design of this gun made it a cinch to field
strip in the...well...field.

Bill Ruger said he started with a clean sheet of paper
when designing the gun. The frame is investment cast,
and the barrel is crush-fitted into the frame.

The beefy parts and modular construction made the Security-Six
the granddaddy of entire lines of revolvers, including the massive
Ruger Redhawk and the popular GP-100.

For those who don't know how it all goes together, it's really quite
simple. Just follow the arrows.

From the back, one can see how Bill Ruger beefed up the area
surrounding the forcing cone. All the parts were larger than they
needed to be.

Ruger's cylinder notches are placed between
chambers, but S&W's notches are placed directly
over the chambers (green arrow). The ratchet
(red arrow) also is more massive. These are other
examples of the Ruger being designed for strength!

After decades, S&W redesigned the latch mechanism to
accommodate speedloaders. Bill Ruger didn't need to redesign
his latch. It was already perfect for speedloaders.

I was first impressed with Bill Ruger's design of his popular Standard Auto pistol. I have a copy of an ad for it published the year I was born—1953, and the one I frequently shoot, the Mark II, is almost a dead ringer. Same design, and I still think it's the best .22LR autoloader you can buy!
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Old March 18, 2008, 08:22 PM   #419
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Good job on a good gun Confederate!

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Old March 18, 2008, 09:48 PM   #420
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Manurhin Copies of the Ruger

Thanks, tipoc.

The Manurhin "copy" of the Ruger has always been intriguing to me. They used the basic appearance of the gun and the lockworks, but they added a side plate. What arrangements they had with Ruger I don't know, but these are the only photos of the Manurin I've seen...or I should say that these are the best that I've seen.

I've always been fascinated with both the similarities and the differences.
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Old March 19, 2008, 12:10 PM   #421
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all you people should go see a doktor,
i see a strong form of addiction here

If it wasn┤t so dangerous i┤d come by you guys places
and plunder your treasure chests.... there sure
are some beauties in your cabinets!

shock & awe,
D.A.R.E - to think. It's not illegal yet.
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Old March 23, 2008, 12:37 AM   #422
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Here are some photos of my Astra .44 magnum. The gun is tight, beautifully finished, counterbored and is gorgeous. Yet it brings only about $300 or even less in the gun blue book. After looking at the great finish on this gun, I wonder why many of S&W's stainless guns look as though they were finished with sandpaper! How could Astra make these guns so good, so cheap?

Look at the polish on this gun. Why can't S&W put finishes
like this on their guns?

Okay, it has the old-style four-screw sideplate design. Everything
fits so well in this revolver.

Besides having a coiled mainspring, the
Astra uses an innovative mainspring retention
wheel with four different tensions settings.

The rain in Spain stays mainly off the stainless
steel finish. And if it should get on the gun, big
deal, just wipe it off.

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Old March 23, 2008, 01:29 AM   #423
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Kudos to Confederate

This Yankee thinks you have done two very good photo essays there.
(Where is a thumb's up smilie?)

The Doc is out now.
General McAuliffe said it best, "Nuts."
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Old March 23, 2008, 10:47 AM   #424
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Two .38s and a .22....

Some of mine: 2 K frame Smiths and an H&R convertible 676.

The 676 is astounding. It stacks up favorably against most any rimfire pistol around. In .22WMR mode, it's devastating. Double action, too!

PS: Check out the floor. Look at what I found after sanding away 75 years of paint and old tile glue. I didn't even stain it; I just varnished. Why would anyone ever put tile or linoleum over this?
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A Makarov? Simple, easy and works perfectly every time. íVale!

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Old March 25, 2008, 12:11 AM   #425
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Thanks, DrLaw. Since you're encouraging me, here are some other recent photos. I need to keep up the practice.

My Ruger Single-Six. This gun is a real beaut, and it's
still available. If you guys don't have one of these, what
are you waiting for?

Although the Single-Six may not spit 'em out as fast
as a Mark II Standard (below), it's still a contender
when it comes to shooting and for survival.

It's been reviewed about a million times and no one
can find anything bad to say about it, except that
they're sometimes hard to find.

And this is my Security-Six FBI Academy commemorative edition.

And my 686.

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