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1972 S&W - Too Nice To Shoot?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by doc540, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. doc540

    doc540 Member

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    K-38 Masterpiece: 14-3 (edited)

    Well, the "to shoot or collect" question got answered today:eek:

    sighted in at 50yds for silhouette matches

    Final adjustments put 6 rounds in the 11 o'clock position after shooting low right.
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  2. Certaindeaf

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    It's already fired. It's a target/range gun.. it'll see no holster wear etc. Shoot the heck out of that range queen.
     
  3. doc540

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    I like the way you think! :)
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    It sure is a beauty. Be a shame not to shoot it!
     
  5. BYJO4

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    Great looking model 14. Enjoy shooting it as it appears to be very accurate.
     
  6. AnthonyRSS

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    That is a gun I would like to own one day.
     
  7. doc540

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    stay tuned

    If I need to go to a .44 to knock down the big silhouettes, I'll do it:uhoh:
     
  8. content

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    Hello friends and neighbors /// It is a beauty, ty for sharing.
    The 40 year old just found a good home.

    Good choices, buying it and shooting it.
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  9. meef

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    I don't know.

    That thing would be a lot more practical if you'd cut that barrel down a few inches.
     
  10. doc540

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    "I don't know.

    That thing would be a lot more practical if you'd cut that barrel down a few inches.


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  11. Iggy

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    That sure is a beauty.

    We use those long barreled critters for shootin' pasture poodles outchere in the wild west.

    Thing is the bullet is half way there before it gits caught up in the Wyoming wind.;)
     
  12. doc540

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    "pasture poodles"! :D

    now, that's a new one on me!
     
  13. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    No, it is not too nice to shoot, I would certainly shoot it if it were mine. Nice that you got all the goodies and the box with it. Keep them in their baggies, it makes a nice set.

    By the way, if it were mine I would put the original grips back on. I like to keep older guns in the same configuration they left the factory.
     
  14. doc540

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    to each his own

    The larger target stocks help me shoot it better.

    And, at my age, I need all the help I can get. :eek:
     
  15. PaisteMage

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    Im jealous.

    As a , halfway done with college, gift I am thinking of getting a S&W.
    Thinking of model 17, since i love .22 revolvers (and don't own one yet).

    Possibly a nice .38 or .357 by S and W from the years of long ago.
     
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    Listen son, (now ain't that condescending?)

    Bullseye is bullseye and combat is combat and n'ere the twain shall meet. I like bullseye guns and in extremis, a bullseye gun can kill you.

    But for just plain bullseye, what a gun! Whadda ya want for it after the "mall ninjas" get done with you? I like bullseye. Call me old fashioned, call me sentimental, just call me.
     
  17. bannockburn

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    doc540

    That's one sweet looking Model 14. The bluing on that gun is simply fantastic. And honestly, I don't think that you could ever have a fine target revolver like that and say that it's too nice to shoot. That's what it was designed and built for so take it out to the range and enjoy what it can do.
     
  18. aarondhgraham

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    Correct me if I'm wrong,,,

    But the Model 14 is simply named Masterpiece,,,
    The 4" Model 15 is the Combat Masterpiece.

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    I need a 6" Model 14 and Model 17 like that,,,
    Yours is a beautiful gun my friend.

    Aarond

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  19. doc540

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    that is correct

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  20. ColtPythonElite

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    I ring silhouettes with that piece.
     
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    There's no greater pleasure in handgunning than spending an afternoon with a model 14 and a large ziplock baggie full of 148gr cast lead wadcutter reloads.;)
     
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    With S&W, there are no absolutes. Over time they went back and forth with some of their definitions. Here is a photo of my Model 19 that I bought new in the box in 1975. You can see the instruction manual is clearly labeled Combat Magnum, despite the fact that the gun has a six inch barrel. I don't have a photo of the end of the box, but I just checked, and it says .357 COMBAT MAGNUM on the end.


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  23. PabloJ

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    Over last 20 years I shot some rare stuff like Colt Pocket Nine, Winchester 777, Marlin LC Smith and Remington 660 Magnum. I would not keep this boxed in a safe. There a whole bunch of them out there in peoples drawers and closets. If you enjoy just staring at nice stuff I would get into stamp or coin collecting. It is very enjoyable activity practiced by many worldwide.
     
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    Doc is once again making us drool over his beautiful gun.

    Sure, using it will cause a drag ring, but it is not like you are going to conceal carry it. It will lovingly be carted to the range in a wool-lined scabbard designed for a
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  25. doc540

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    close!

    two in a box ;)

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