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Do you wanna know why people like Smith & Wesson ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GUNKWAZY, Jul 25, 2006.

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  1. GUNKWAZY

    GUNKWAZY Member

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    Because of Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry and the model 29 44 magnum revolver that he was always slingin' around, that's why.
    This stuff still makes me laugh when I read it.:D
    You gotta just love this stuff....

    "Dirty Harry" Callahan, fictional investigator in the Dirty Harry movies, played by Clint Eastwood

    I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?
    Opening scene in Dirty Harry, 1971


    Chief: Callahan, you've been transfered to Personnel.
    Callahan: Personnel? That's for *******s.
    Chief: I worked in Personnel for 10 years!
    Callahan: You're proving my point.


    Callahan: May I make a statement, McKay?
    McKay: What?
    Callahan: Your mouthwash ain't makin' it.


    Callahan: Well, we're not just gonna let you walk out of here like that.
    Hood: Who's we sucker?
    Callahan: Smith, Wesson, and me.


    Chief: That's it Callahan you just got yourself a 60 day suspension.
    Callahan: Make it 90!
    Chief: 180! Give me your star.
    Callahan: Here's a seven point suppository.
    Chief: What did you say?
    Callahan: I said stick it in your azz!

    More Classic quotes from Clint...

    "You f--- with me buddy and I'll beat you so hard you'll have to unbutton your collar to sh-t!"

    "Go ahead. Make my day."

    "A man 's got to know his limitations."

    "Why don't you boys go suck some fishheads?"

    "I'm coming down there in 5 minutes, and when I get down there you'd better have those files ready you pencil pushing son of a b-tch!"

    "You're a legend in your own mind."

    Clint Eastwood (Harry Callahan): Well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy.
    John Vernon (The Mayor): Intent? How did you establish that?
    Clint Eastwood (Harry Callahan): : When a man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher's knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross!

    "Nothing wrong with shooting...as long as the right people get shot."
    Dirty Harry

    Clint on Gun control...
    "I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it."




    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
  2. Car Knocker

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    People were liking Smith & Wesson before Clint Eastwood was born.
     
  3. GUNKWAZY

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    Glad to see you enjoyed the post Don :rolleyes:

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
  4. Deer Hunter

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    Dirty Harry = .44 magnum, in most people's eyes. They don't know what kind of revolver he carried. Ask the average person, and they'll say "Oh, he carried that .44 mag revolver!"
     
  5. lyricsdad

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    Clint Eastwood never crossed my mind when I purchased my first Smith & Wesson..
     
  6. GrandmasterB

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    Thanks for the great quotes. Now I have to go rent The Enforcer again. :D
     
  7. swampdog

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    Actually, it was a little book called "Sixguns" that got me into S&W.

    Thanks for the qoutes, though, I remember most of them. Next time I go to Blockbuster, I'll have to get a couple.
     
  8. CLB

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    Smith&Wesson affection

    To me Smith&Wesson means other things. Old Clint was still Rowdy Yates on Rawhide when I was begging my dear old Granny to let me hold her model 31 Smithy. I always wanted that gun but after Granny passed away one of my cousins stole it and from what some figured and we guess he sold it. It was never proven he took it but circumstances being what they were at the time and his lifestyle....forgive and forget.
    Anyway, I found and bought one like it last week and loving it.Actually it kind of found me. A friend got it in an inheritance and ask me if I'd like to trade for it. Thanks Granny! If she wasn't packing the S&W .32cal she had a switch blade in her apron pocket. And knuckles like a ballpeen hammer. A great story teller, especially scarey ones. Every boy should have had a Granny like mine. A great cook too and she was a nurse. A real country woman! So whenever I pick up my Smith&Wesson I'm thinking of my old Granny, not Clint Eastwood.

    (Mine's newer than hers was of course. I got an improved "I" frame.Thanks for the ID info to Old Fuff here on THR)
     
  9. 1 old 0311

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    My first S&W predated Dirty Harry many years.
     
  10. GUNKWAZY

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    I can't help it that most of you guys are just plain OLD.
    I thought most would enjoy the quotes.
    They still make me laugh when I hear them or read them.

    For those of you that bought your first S&W before Clint was born, go back to sleep, you need your rest.

    For those that enjoyed them, I hope they put a smile on your face.:D

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
  11. waumo

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    Fun-Fun

    Well I liked the quotes and remember every one of them!

    I bought a 8 3/8" Nickel plated 29 in a blue lined presentation case after seeing Dirty Harry.

    I still shoot it at least twice a year, clean it and wax it with car wax to get that "nickel plated shine" - and smile the whole time.....:)
     
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    Thanks for the post!

    FWIW, Dirty Harry did open my eyes up to S&W revolvers. I was 12-13 years old, just starting to like firearms and was real enamored with those new-fangled "double-action 9mm semi-autos" around then. It was nice to get turned on to another type of firearm.
     
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    Actually... the first thing I thought of when I got my 629 was Dirty Harry.
     
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    District Attorney Rothko: You're lucky I'm not indicting you for assault with intent to commit murder.
    Harry Callahan: What?
    District Attorney Rothko: Where the hell does it say that you've got a right to kick down doors, torture suspects, deny medical attention and legal counsel? Where have you been? Does Escobedo ring a bell? Miranda? I mean, you must have heard of the Fourth Amendment. What I'm saying is that man had rights.
    Harry Callahan: Well, I'm all broken up over that man's rights!
     
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    De Georgio: Harry hates everybody. Limeys, Micks, Hebes, Fat Dagos, Niggers, Honkies, Chinks, you name it.
    Gonzales: How does he feel about Mexicans?
    De Georgio: Ask him.
    Harry Callahan: Especially Spics
     
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    Harry Callahan: Where's the girl?
    The Killer: You tried to kill me!
    Harry Callahan: If I tried to do that your head would be splattered all over this field - now WHERE'S THE GIRL?
     
  17. LoadedDrum

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    If you think Dirty Harry is why people like S&W than you not have owned a Taurus wheel gun (I had two, with the emphasis on HAD).
     
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    If I let Dirty Harry's gun use guide me, I'd have a 57 (.41 Magnum), as that is actually what Eastwood had in the first flick since the local stores were out of 29's. He was factually incorrect in his 'World's strongest handgun' remark - Dick Casull's up loaded .45 Colt-based wildcat round, the .454 Casull, was available, albeit in only custom revolvers.

    I still want the revolver Palladin (Richard Boone's character in the TV series 'Have Gun: Will Travel'.) carried... or the ones other characters carried in the cowboy movies/series - they never had to be cocked, reloaded, or cleaned!

    I wanted S&W because of their history, tempered by the use of same by so many rednecks. Their signs, like 'Protected by S&W', didn't help... the history did. And, that was (... and is) despite the somewhat recent 'slips' - like the Clinton-era 'agreement' - and today's 'Lock'. Keith's use also guided me - I even convinced myself he would have approved of my first S&W, a new 625 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt, as a great 'packer'. I still love S&W's - and still buy new ones.

    Stainz

    PS I also wanted Steve McQueen's shortened 1892 Winchester from his 'Wanted" Dead or Alive' series - and that belt of bigger bullets (.38-55 or .45-70's?)... they couldn't have gone in that gun, but what did I know then?
     
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    Stainz... C-mon now, what's the man supposed to say,
    Seein' this here's a 41 magnum and it's supposed to be a 44 magnum but they didn't have any in stock, and it would have been the most powerful PRODUCTION handgun in the world, and could have blown your head clean off if it was the right gun......:D

    The movie would have been 3 hours long instead of 2.:)

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the trip back in time, I found them humorous once again. :)
     
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    Marshall said:

    Jeff,

    Thanks for the trip back in time, I found them humorous once again.


    ME TOO Creeker
     
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    I actually did buy a Model 29 because of Dirty Harry...my low down no good brother destroyed it and sold it while I was overseas. Never got another.
    One of my fave Clint quotes is from an earlier era, and I think he's carrying Colts...
    "You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie..."
     
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    That's one of my favorites. :D I also like the bantor when in "The Dead Pool", the PR guy suggested that Harry's new chinese/American partner would look good for the department. ROFL Don't remember it all, but it was pretty hillarious when they busted up the bank robbery and Harry brought up the Chinese thing to his partner.:D And then there was the fortune cookie thing in the Dead Pool. "You're ____ outta luck."

    Never bought a M29. Sales of the gun skyrocketed after the first Dirty Harry movies and the going price was ridiculous. I did, however, buy a replica pocket .31 after seeing "Pale Rider". I mean, Cabelas had it for sixty bucks, so why not!? I ain't got a 58 remington, my Old Army has to suffice. LOL
     
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    Harry's Magum, sure, is a nice gun ...

    .. but my 625 is a lot cheaper to shoot.

    (Also, matches the caliber of most of my autoloaders ;))

    Just watched the 2d Dirty Harry movie on a plane trip from Asia, liked it much better than I remember from snippets I saw more than a decade ago on the Made for TV version.

    timothy
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    Dirty Harry was not the reason I got my 1st smith wheelgun...but seeing the guns in the movies didn't hurt
     
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