A Question Was Asked In Another Forum About Smith 27s

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  1. DPris

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    If somebody were to up & ask you, right to your very face, "What's the big deal about S&W 27s?", your response would be...?
    Denis
     
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    Uhhhhhh, its only the finest .357 Magnum ever crafted by man (with the possible exception of the Python.)
     
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    Prrrrrretty much what I'd be in line with. :)
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    I would answer, "Other than its historical significance of being the first 357 Magnum got me? The only revolver sillier than a 6-shot model 27 is a 6-shot 357 Mag Ruger Redhawk. N-frames should be in calibers starting with a 4 and if you insisted on the the 357 Mag (Jack-of-all-Trades but Master-of-None) then it better be an eight shooter. Oh and moonclips, it should use moonclips." :D
     
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    I do tend to agree that the N-Frame is overkill for the .357 Magnum cartridge. I do believe the ultimate .357 Magnum DA revolver to be the S&W Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum. I've had Pythons and N-Framed S&Ws, and believe the L-Frame to be the perfect DA .357 Magnum.

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    Piffle! :D
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    Wholly apart from the caliber, it's a firearm from an era when people who made guns actually took pride in what they sold.
     
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    And have been tuned by the Performance Center
     
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    I've got two Model 27-2s, a 3 1/2" and a 6".

    There are people who enjoy punishing recoil. I'm not one of them.

    The Model 27 is a revolver that's actually pleasant to shoot magnums through.

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    I don't have a practical reason for owning a Model 27 and two Model 28's. I almost never fire anything but 38's in them.

    So what? I don't have, or need, a practical reason for most of the guns I own. I just wanted them. The only place they'll ever be fired is at the range. The only way they'll ever be carried is in a range bag. Size, weight, number of shots don't matter too much to me.

    I just blame it all on Skeeter Skelton.
     
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    There is no "big deal" it is a simply a well designed and built revolver like others in its class. I have one and I really never saw having it as a big deal, no bigger than other nice revolvers I have.

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    I tend to agree with Bob Wright in that I find my L frame Model 686 to be the "just the right size" .357 Magnum, when compared to the K frame Model 19 and the N frame Model 27.

    Of course I'm still of the opinion that the Model 27 with a 5" barrel is the perfect combination of size, balance, and handling in a S&W N frame.
     
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    The finest Double action revolver ever made, excellent craftsmanship and accuracy. All at an affordable price.
    They balance just right, and you can shoot a wide range of ammo through them with good results.
     
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    I’d love to have many alas I have none atm :oops:
     
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    This is true. I had a Nickle plated 6”. The checked top strap. Smooth action. Classy gun.
    I actually like it better than the Python. The hammer strength can be lessened or increased with just a screwdriver. The Python requires a change in the V-spring. I had one that suffered light firing pin strikes
     
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    For range use, I only shoot .38s through mine as well. I loaned my 6" to a friend a couple of times as a backup while deer hunting. It was loaded with 158gr. Fiocchi JSPs for that.
     
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    I brought a 4" Nickel Model 27 back when the Clinton Administration was killing a mother holding her baby, roasting religious extremists in Waco, shutting down FFL dealers and was moving aggressively towards gun control. A well built revolver designed to handled shooting a lot of .357 Magnum ammunition made sense to me.

    My Model 27 has seen me through the Clinton years, 9/11, the Obama Great Ammunition Panic and will ride with me through the Impeachment of the President this year and through any other trouble the future may bring Lord willing.
     
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    Though I own and like both, I would venture the Smith "N" frame is a stronger and longer wearing action than the "I" frame Colts as well. Easier to repair and tune too.
    The Colt does have a smoother DA trigger.:)
     
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    It's an elegant weapon from a more civilized age.
     
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    That's what it ultimately boils down to doesn't it?
     
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    Love the snubbie!
     
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    It's the machining of parts assembled by craftsmen that made that gun. Parts are all hand fitted and the blueing is rich and deep. jar did a nice photo of the top frame of the 27.

    I used to own one but sold it to fund something else. Still have 2 model 28s that are a poor man's 27.

    The gun is way overbuilt and that is a good thing when you start shooting heavy .357 loads. Don't sell the .357 short, it was the most powerful handgun cartridge from 1935 till the time the .44 Mag came out.
     
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    Obi Wan would probably agree with you on that, that is if he ever packed a Model 27!
     
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    Full disclosure I don't even own a 27 I just bought a (tongue in cheek)junky poorly finished (/tongue in cheek) 28-2. It's fit and finish and smoothness of the action is fantastic and the N frame sure does soak up full tilt 357s.
     
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