45 caliber revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Kentucky-roughrider, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. LafayetteLA

    LafayetteLA Member

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    I also love my 325PD. I have a 625-10 (very short snubbie) a 4" 625 and a Governor.

    I have carried the 325 and 625-10. Both are very light N frames.
     
  2. Dave T

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    I have several 45 ACP revolvers but my two favorites are these:

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    Some previous owner did a really nice job on converting this 1917 to a hard chromed belly gun. The barrel is 3-3/8" and they did a nice job of cutting, crowning and re-installing the front sight. Only change I've made to it was taking off the giant Pachmyers.

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    This is a custom, blue steel, 45 ACP Mountain Gun. S&W never built this model, only a stainless 625 MG in this caliber. I found a M25-2 that someone had fitted with a 6.5" Model of 1950 barrel. I had my gun smith cut it to 4", re-pin the ramp to the barrel rib, then pin the sight blade to the ramp like they used to. After round butting the frame and putting a bevel on the front of the cylinder he did a trigger job and then bead blasted and blued the whole thing. It's now one of my very favorite carrying and shooting revolvers.

    Dave
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't marked "model of 1955" S&W did make a FEW marked "model of 1950" but they were incorrectly marked and are fairly collectible, and valuable.

    Either way it's a nice looking gun, I just hope you didn't destroy a 1950 marked model to make it. But if you did it's still very nice.
     
  4. Peter M. Eick

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    Just to be clear, there were a few (not sure of the number) of the heavy barrel model of 1955 like in my picture above, that were marked model of 1950. The normal model of 1950 was a skinny barrel.

    It does not command that much of a premium unless it is in perfect shape. Maybe a few hundred dollars.
     
  5. Dave T

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    The revolver, a model marked Model 25-2, would have originally had "DA Model of 1955" on the right side of it's barrel. That barrel was replaced by the previous owner (for reasons unknown to me) with a tapered 6.5" Model of 1950 barrel. I purchased it in it's re-barreled condition and had the blue steel "Mountain Gun" built from it.

    Like Mountain Guns from S&W this gun now has a 4" barrel, a round butt frame, a fine bead-blast finish and a beveled leading edge on the cylinder. It's just made from carbon steel rather than stainless, like all the 45 ACP MGs from S&W.

    Dave
     
  6. Ed Ames

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    For concealed carry, a Ruger Alaskan (snubby super Redhawk) isn't that much bulkier than a 1911. A little heavier, a little shorter, a little thicker around the middle.

    From the factory the .454 will also shoot .45 C.. There is at least one company that will machine the cylinders for moonclip clearance, giving you a gun that'll fire .45 ACP, C, and .454 Casull.
     
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