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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by red rick, Dec 5, 2016.

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  1. red rick

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    Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 006.JPG S&W Model 15-3 001.JPG

    I found this S&W 15-3 today . It is in GC with only a little bluing loss on the muzzle and at the end of the cylinder and turn line . The crown looks excellent and it locks up tight . Now to find a 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel and a 66 with a 4" barrel and then I think I will be done with my Smith's .
     

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  2. 4D5

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    Nice find. You'll enjoy the heck out of that M15.
    Seems when I take my M15 out I never seem to bring enough ammo :D

    And you said... "then I think I will be done with my Smith's"
    Well now, that's awful wishful thinking.
    Once you start down the slippery slope of pre-lock, pinned, recessed S&Ws there's no turning back:rofl:
     
  3. oldbear

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    red rick, great find. Just remember to remove those rubber grips from time to time, as they can trap moisture and lead to rust problems.
     
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    red rick

    Once you've been seduced by the Dark Side (that is, by S&W revolvers), there's no such thing as "...being done with my Smith's"!

    Good advice from oldbear too that rubber grips can trap in moisture if not removed and checked on periodically. I also used Rig Gun Grease on the grip frame to further protect it from rust.

    I would add that your Model 15 looks to be more like in Excellent Condition rather than just Good Condition. Please post a range report at your earliest convenience.
     
  5. Driftwood Johnson

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    That's it? Just three? You have barely started.
     
  6. red rick

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    With my disease I have a few more than 3 , I just hope a 29 & 66 will cure me in the future .

    I was going to take off the rubber grips yesterday but thought better about it since I had rotator cuff surgery 6 weeks ago . I see the DR. again tomorrow and I will see what he say's about me using my arm more . I think that I am going to order some wood grips for it .
     
  7. red rick

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    Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 006.JPG View attachment 226341 Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 005.JPG

    I got the sling off my arm today , but I was told not to lift anything heavier than a cup of coffee until I see the DR. again in a month .

    I did decide to remove the rubber grips and check for rust and clean it up some . There were a couple specks of rust , but it cleaned up good with oil and steel wool . I also had these grips laying around that I took of my 686 when it was new about 30 years ago .[/ATTACH]
     
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  8. Twiki357

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    Dream on. You have only just begun.

    I’ve had a model 27-2 and a 15-2 that I bought back in the 1960s. Eight years ago I stumbled on a nice little no dash model 60. That was my downfall. I just acquired my 41st S&W revolver a few weeks ago.
     
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    Grips - HUGE improvement!
     
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    I agree they look a whole lot better , but those big coke bottle target grips don't fit my hands . I can see now why I pulled them of my 686 after I shot it the first time . I think rubber looks ok on a stainless revolver , but they look like crap on a blue revolver . I need to find some better wood grips for it . I have looked at Ahrends , Altamont , Eagle and Hogue , I just can't decide which one . I am leaning toward Altamont Bateleur Super Walnut , Spanish Diamond with Silver Medallions .
     
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  11. Tallball

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    Nice find! :)
     
  12. Fishslayer

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    Dream on! :D
     
  13. Reloadron

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    Sweet revolver, I just found one a few weeks ago but for my son-in-law for Christmas.

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    Enjoy it for many, many years. I almost wish this gun was not comitted to my son-in-law. :)

    Ron
     
  14. dickydalton

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    I love Model 15s and yours is a nice one.
     
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    Thanks and I can say mine for a few more weeks anyway. Then it gets a gift wrap. Hope my son-in-law appreciates it. :)

    Ton
     
  16. red rick

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    I am sure he will , that is a assume Christmas present , he must have made you some beautiful grandkids .
     
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    Yeah, I have been real fortunate in the son-in-law department and my son has a great wife also. Real happy with the grand kids from both. :) If the kid is going to start out shooting (his brother is a shooter) and he likes revolvers I wanted him to at least start with a good revolver. The 15-3 I got him was manufactured in 1970, before he was thought of. :)

    Ron
     
  18. bikemutt

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    Very nice specimen, a 15 is on my list. I stupidly sold the one I had a few years ago, along with a 14. I've replaced the 14, now for the 15.

    Congrats!
     
  19. CajunBass

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    Congratulations. That's a nice 15. I'm a big fan of wood grips on revolvers, but those Pachmayrs on that gun really don't look too bad. If you gotta have snow tires, those are the ones to have. They work well too.

    I'm a big fan of the Model 15, and the Model 19. I tell people I go back an forth on which I like better, but since this is about the 15, I like it better. I've probably owned a half dozen or so, but am down to just one at this time, and not likely to get more. Mine is a 15-2 with diamond target stocks, target trigger/hammer and trigger stop, from 1966. Great shooting revolver.

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    I remember saying those very words many years ago. :)
     
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    That's a great looking 15 you got there. I love K-frames. Up until a bit over a year ago, I only had one. It was a 17-4 that I bought new in 1980. Then a little over a year ago, I got the dreaded "K-frame itch". Since then, I have added a 14-1, 15-4, 16-4 and 19-4. Still have a few more to go. I don't think there is such a thing as "done" when it comes to nice older S&W revolvers. Enjoy shooting yours!
     
  21. tallpaul

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    Red Rick said "
    Now to find a 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel and a 66 with a 4" barrel and then I think I will be done with my Smith's ."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... SURE ya are- we all say that :)
     
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    red rick, nice Model 15. I'm not only partial to S&W K frames, but I also like them with Pachmayr grips.

    Don't forget a Model 18. Then you will have an example of each of the adjustable sight K frames.:)
     
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