3 Nickels is Better Than 3 Dimes

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  1. Jonesy814

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    At least if it’s 3 nickels like these:
    Model 10-7, Model 36 and model 27
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    My photography director, Paisley, is looking over the layout
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    Back in about 2013 I started getting interested in revolvers. Shortly thereafter I became a full blown addict. Never really thought I would get a nickel plated revolver though. I’d seen too many “bad” nickel finishes and was under the impression it was a fragile finish. To look good it has to be about perfect. The no nickel thing lasted until May of 2018, when an area shop posted the 10-7 for sale at $485. I drove over the next day and looked it over. Found no flaws. I laid 9, $50 bills on the counter and offered $450 out the door. The guy thought a few seconds and said, sure, I’ll do that.
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    Back in February, my buddy said that same shop had got in a couple dozen older S&W revolvers, many like new with the box & documents. I again took a drive and was able to get the nickel model 36
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    Finally, a couple months ago, I was able to look for my grail gun, a 3.5 inch model 27. Would never find one around here, so off to Gunbroker. I fully intended to get a blued one but when I came across this nickel plated, 1960 no dash, I knew I had to try to win it. It was close and I went $16 over budget, but I got it. I love the contrasting blued ramp & blade as well as how the pins were left “proud” on these older guns. It gives them some unique charcter
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    I learned that nickel is not a fragile finish. It is way more resistant to allowing the gun to rust than a blued finish, but the blued finish looks fine with some wear on it, nickel not so much.
    How many nickels are in THR members gun safes. Lets see them!
     
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    Jonesy814, those guns are just spectacular! Nice pictures.
     
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  4. 357 Terms

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    Nice examples, but that 27!!! :thumbup:
     
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    Nice guns and nice photography.
     
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  6. bannockburn

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    Jonesy814

    What a fine shiny trio you've got there! That's an outstanding collection of classic S&W revolvers unto itself!
     
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  7. Jonesy814

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    By chance it turns out I have one in each of the “classic “ S&W frame sizes. J, K and N
     
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  8. Riomouse911

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    Sweet! :thumbup:

    I just won a nickel 3” Model 37, so once I finish the waiting period will exactly double the number of bright nickel guns I own (A model 49.)

    The Models 36, 10 and 27 that you have look great!

    Stay safe.
     
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  9. Dave Markowitz

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    Awesome collection!

    My oldest revolver is nickel plated, a S&W No.1-1/2 Single Action in .32 S&W (not Long) that shipped in April 1878.

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    Here are 3 of my nickels...
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    I love the fully checkered top strap, sight and rib on the M27. Unique to the model. It really dresses the gun up, especially when compared to it's plain-jane sister, the M28. These are both dash-2's:
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    I've got a dimes' worth of nickel guns. Most of mine are blued, but here they are:

    M29-2 from 1979, a NCHP 50th Anniversary Commemorative, number 0835 of 1080:
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    And a M25-5 from 1980: IMG_1374.jpg
     
  12. Jonesy814

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    Congratulations on winning that model 37
     
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  13. Riomouse911

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    I have bought a few from the seller before, Lock, Stock & Barrel. They are really good with their pictures and descriptions, so I bid knowing I won’t get sold a bill of goods like I did on that Model 617 I won a few months back. (“NIB” my rump!)

    I got the email that it was just shipped today, with the 10-day wait it will be a couple of weeks before I can pick it up. :(

    Stay safe.
     
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    We likesess the pretties, my precious.....

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    That 6” Model 19 at top is purtier than my 6” 66, I really like that shine!! :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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  16. ArchAngelCD

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    Now that first post's pictures qualify as true gun porn. Extremely good looking guns and well displayed, thank you.
     
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