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Large Bore Snub Nose?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TanklessPro, Dec 8, 2013.

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  1. RealGun

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    New and shiny...and good looking, not some beater made with a hacksaw or one that cost as much with the gunsmith as it did to buy before it is really operational and worthy...the way you want it.

    I don't think you should want people to infer that knowledge of guns is only for old farts, who like only old guns.
     
  2. SharpsDressedMan

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    You could learn something from old farts. Take that new, real gun, for instance. Over the years, I've had enough goofy problems with new guns that I feel it wouldn't hurt to have a competent smith go ever them, just to insure that the burrs are removed, the action slicked, and reliability insured. Especially the new S&W's. For some reason, 50-90 years of "breaking in" often slicks up a gun, and reduces those "new gun" problems. I have two 99 year old S&W's that will probably outlive me, and you, and have zero problems. The Brits owned them, and put some external wear on them, but sure didn't wear them out inside. In all fairness, a very reputable gunsmith said he DID like the new S&W's to work on, and he believed them to be of great metallurgy, and the MIM parts didn't bother him. Still, it is a cost add-on to get a new S&W to be as slick as the old ones were when they left the factory. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  3. RealGun

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    Are we talking about "large bore, snub nose"?
     
  4. SharpsDressedMan

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    Yes, we are. There are several "older" large bore snubnoses, hacksawed and all, on this thread, that would give ANY of the new gun a serious run for the money. If you didn't notice them, your view may be obstructed. :D #49, #66, and #69, for instance. Oh, and both of those 2nd Model Hand Ejectors above have been "hacksawed", and are snubbier that they used to be.
     
  5. RealGun

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    Whatever, but #127 is not snub-nosed, and I don't recall if you ever mentioned what caliber the beloved 1917 is.
     
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  6. Hometeached1

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    The 1917 is chambered in .45acp.:D
     
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    Uh, #147 hasn't been posted yet... ;)
     
  8. SharpsDressedMan

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    The two guns in #127 were originally 6.5" barrels, and are now 4.0". You may not consider them snubnosed, but they are only 1/2" longer than the S&W 27 with 3.5" barrel, and that was as snubnosed as .357's were for about 22 years, unless "sawed off". Maybe not snubnosed enough for you, but I posted them as representative of older guns that can take on new guns in the way of quality, durability, handling, etc. That was all.
     
  9. SharpsDressedMan

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    Just to reiterate, this one is a .45ACP 1917, and I'd consider it snubnosed. It doesn't lose anything except a few FPS over the full sized guns, and gains a lot in portability and concealability. It also came as altered, barrel shortened and sight remounted, to me from a table at a gunshow. I added the grips and had it refinished. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  10. silicosys4

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    ^^ I never get tired of seeing that gun. That's a tastefully done old snub.
    When I was talking to my gunsmith about shortening my .32-20, that's actually the gun I had in my mind when talking to him.
     
  11. SharpsDressedMan

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    ^^^Definitely a first cousin to Iggy's (#66) Hand Ejector.
     
  12. XTrooper

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    That original run consisted of 500 revolvers. In 1989, they made another 2532 of them, this time as Model 29-4's dubbed 3" Specials (product code 101251). They were shipped wearing Pachmayr SN-GR rubber grips rather than combats.

    Here's a photo of mine after it was customized by Gary Reeder. I replaced the Pachmayrs with the Ahrends Tactical finger groove grips shown.

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  13. XTrooper

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    Thanks, amigo! ;)
     
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    My favorite big bore snubs are S&W. However the Taurus 445 ul is carried. The ribber grips were ditched , and replaced with the older style rubber compact grips. Dremeled off the sharp corners, and modified the sight channel. Carried in a Theis horse hide hybrid, with custom loaded 200 grain gdhp's. Not real worried bout messing the finish, unlike an expensive S&W big bore snub, that are becoming collectors.

    Theis makes an excellent hybrid holster, specific to the 445. This replaced the SA xs 45 , while it was recalled.

    Theis also makes a L frame hybrid, and may consider scuffing up one of the 696's to try it out.
     
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    Harder then hen's teeth to find. Taurus model 450T, 45LC
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    I never get tired of showing of this beast. 44 triple lock. Found her as you see it. Cut down front sight Re soldered on and ground down. Lots of honest blueing wear. Pre war magna grips. I suspect the evenness of the wear and the non original but old grips the work was done many many years ago and carried as a belly gun.
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    XTrooper, that Reeder is maybe the most beautiful S&W I think I have ever seen. Ooooh. Aaaaah. VERY nice. Don't EVER even THINK about selling THAT ONE!
     
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    Thank you, Drail! :)
     
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    That old warrior is just plain cool.
    Those old HEs will fool a guy on how handy they are.
     
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    Real nice snub nose revolvers everyone. There's just something about that recoil everyone loves ! :D
     
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    Just picked up a Ruger security six with a 2.25" barrel
     

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    Couple more here -

    624nd 3" Lew Horton Special
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    629-4 3"
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    I think the Charter is about the only one that will go in a typical pocket.
     
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    Hmm, no wheelgun battery is complete without one of these little snubbies, though I prefer mine in K-frame configuration as opposed to J-frame.
     

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