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3 Inch wheelguns...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Carbon_15, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. Carbon_15

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    Lets see 'em
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  2. gb6491

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    How about a stubby 2.75":)
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  3. Walkalong

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  4. MrBill120

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    Here's my 3" M-29 "Bounty Hunty" with its new set of Ahrends grips!

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  5. farscott

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    Threee-inch SP-101 worked over by Marc Morganti of Gemini Customs and finished in Black-T by Walter Birdsong.
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  6. Shootfire

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    Probably not technically a 3 inch, but...............[​IMG]
     
  7. Oro

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    1985 S&W 629-1. I have nicknames for some of my guns. With the 300gr. Hornady XTP's, this one is called "Big Stick":

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  8. CH47gunner

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    Here's a pair

    Here's a pair of three inchers.

    Below is a S&W Model 624 ND Lew Horton 3" and above is a S&W Model 629-4 3".

    Bruce

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  9. ArchAngelCD

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    This one if just short of 3" but close enough IMO...

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  10. sidheshooter

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    3-inch J Frame:

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    3-inch .44 special:

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  11. M'bogo

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    Not a good pic but it is a S&W 386 Sc Mountain Lite .357Mag. Its a good comfort to have on your hip on a day spent in the woods.

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  12. ClemY

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    Ruger SP-101 and S&W 60Pro. The Ruger is probably more rugged, but I prefer the adjustable sights of the 60Pro.
     
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  13. Stainz

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    Okay, there is a 4" 617 in the picture... but it was shot to show the difference between the 617's Retro Target and the 696's Square Conversion grips, both non-fg style of cocobolo by Kim Ahrends.

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    I was talking to a fellow re the 696 in a store yesterday. I pointed to a new 4" 629 and eschued it's virtues over those of the 696, not the least of which was that the new 4" 629 was $750 - less than the last used 696 I saw. Oddly, I had bought my 696 new there six plus years earlier - for $439 - got an additional $10 off for buying a closeout priced new 296 then, too, at $349. I still haven't ever spent that much in one day at a gun store.

    Don't re-mortgage the farm for a 696 - that 4" 629 is a lot more revolver for just six more ounces. The 296 or 396, even the new 396NG, at least is lite enough to CC. Still, since I sold my 3" 65 some years back, the 696 is my only current 3"-er.

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  14. Walkalong

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    But DON"T pass one up if you find a deal. :D
     
  15. devildog66

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    The 696 looks like a great revolver but the prices can be :what:. And, frankly, who doesn't love an L frame, especially in a big bore? Then add that the price of .44 spl ammo is often more than .44 mag due to the .44 spl scarcity. Like the .41, if ya ain't reloadin' then best to steer clear. Now back the originally scheduled post of 3" revolvers...
     
  16. Stainz

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    I called a friend a few years back when I saw a 696 no dash, LNIB, in the pusher's case for $350. It came with a box of ammo - missing five rounds! He got it for $350 OTD... such a deal!

    Stainz

    PS Don't tell me what a nice friend I am for finding him that deal... I have regretted it! Still, diligence will win you a great 3"-er... I'm awaiting my 629 3"-er...
     
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    I recently picked up this 3" sp101 and like it a lot it carries well and shoots good to. :D
     
  18. KyJim

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    Here's one of mine -- a Colt Cobra in .22:

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  19. MikeKeyW

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    3" Colt Python. Yes, it's a user and gets taken for walks quite often.
     

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    That's a very rare Python configuration!! Lovely.
    I really liked this GP-100.
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    The famed limited production S&W Model 66 with factory 3" barrel of the late 1980's.

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  22. Stephen A. Camp

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    Hello.

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    3" Model 60 .38 Special...

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    3" Taurus Model 431 .44 Special (bottom) and 3" Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum (top)

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    3" S&W Model 64 .38 Special...

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    S&W 3" Model 686 "CS-1"...

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    S&W Model 625 .45 ACP w/3" bbl...

    Best.
     
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    These are some 3" guns from days gone by...

    ...sure wish I never let them go.
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    I'm liking Mr. Camp's collection, myself.
     
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