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Let's see your blued S&W's!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sneakshot92, May 28, 2020.

  1. black mamba

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    25-9 45 Colt 5 inch

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  2. Sneakshot92

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    How does that newer model 19 shoot? I'm considering getting one.
     
  3. bangswitch

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    Only have two S&W's, but they're both blue. M28-2, M19-3 DSC01596.JPG
     
  4. BobWright

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    I've about disposed my Smiths in favor of my Single Actions, though still have this little Model 19, bottom gun, fitted with Eagle Secret Service grips:

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    And I keep this little one in my desk drawer, a Model 442:

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    And I still have a little interest in the Model 586:

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    That 6" Model 586 won me over from a Colt Python, by the way. Still think its the best DA .357 Magnum yet.


    This 5" Model 29 full lug is my last S&W .44 Magnum:

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    I believe these are all the Smith & Wesson revolvers I have left.

    Bob Wright
     
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  5. Sneakshot92

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    Some people on here might say you're just getting started with those.
    I say it's a gun for almost every niche, but a few more details on that model 29 would be nice. She looks like she would handle pretty well without being too muzzle heavy.
    My buddy has a (I think) 8.5 inch model 27 and while it shoots nice, it's a bit of a bear to swing around offhand in the deer woods.
     
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  6. Driftwood Johnson

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    I think I will start with a few 22s.

    It has mostly worn off, but this little M frame 2nd Model Ladysmith was blued once. It left the factory in 1907.

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    Next up, a couple of I frame 22s, a pair of 22/32 Heavy Frame Targets. The one at the top with the Bekaert style grips left the factory in 1940. The one below with Service grips left the factory in 1923.

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    Then there's my K-22s

    This old girl left the factory in 1932. The other side doesn't look so bad, but I always like to show this side. Lots of wear to the blue and incorrect grips, this one was shipped to the Providence Rhode Island pistol team. A lot of rounds through this old girl, it is my most accurate 22 and my favorite.

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    Another K-22 Outdoorsman in much better shape, this one shipped in 1935.

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    This one shipped in 1935 too.

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    This K-22 Masterpiece shipped in 1950.

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    This K-22 Combat Masterpiece shipped around 1953.

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    I bought my Model 17-3 brand-spanky new in 1975.

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    This Model 17 with its 8" barrel shipped in 1963.

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    I think that does it for Blued 22s.
     
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  7. Sneakshot92

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    Driftwood, you sir have excellent taste in revolvers. Both single action and apparantly double action S&W's too!!
     
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    Haha, hes just getting started. Those are only the .22s!
     
  9. CajunBass

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    Quite well. Especially with magnum ammo. I love the old guns but if I was going to holster one and head out into the woods, that’s the one I’d take.
     
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    Ultra Cool
     
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    S&W 17 (no dash)
     
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  13. BobWright

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    Driftwood posted a photo of a K-22 Outdoorsman. I was totally unaware of a .22 Outdoorsman. I thought that name was applied only to the N-Framed .38, the ".38-44 Outdoorsman" which was N-framed with adjustable sights. This long before the "Model No. XX" system so recently introduced. Why, I remember when looking through a gun catalog, all the S&W revolvers had names. And their only forage into the auto pistol field was gone.

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  14. BobWright

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    Well, if y'all can stand a long story, there is a story behind that gun, plus another one as well:

    I had bought an early Model 29 from a friend of mine. He had shot only moderate loads in it while he owned it. But I was into some heavy magnum shooting at the time. I began to have some problems with that gun breaking down, too frequently for a magnum revolver. I contacted Smith &Wesson and they told me it was an early model and to send it back for an endurance package installation. I did so, and the gun stayed there so long I thought it had taken root. I finally got some information on the gun and the delay was explained. S&W had just recently announced the full lug barrel at that time, and I asked about having one put on my gun. S&W suggested an 8 3/8" full lug barrel and would give me that installation gratis. So, how could I refuse:

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    Well, that combination shot like a .30-30 rifle out to around 100 yards or so. So I contacted S&W extolling the virtues of the full lug barrel and asked it they would build me up a 5" full lug gun. S&W agree but told me they could not sell me such a gun, but I would buy a Model 29 and return it to them and they would fit the 5" barrel. I did, they did, and this was the result:

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    That long full lug was fine shootin' but not very pleasant to carry. I talked with my gunsmith, then Bob Mason, and he told me he could cut the barrel to any length I wanted and could re-locate the sight and ramp. I decided on a 6" barrel and this was the result:

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    The 5" became my favorite and is my sole remaining Model 29.

    Bob Wright
     
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  15. Sneakshot92

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    Neat story and a beautiful gun to go with it.
    Almost makes me want to get a model 29.
    But I shoot a LOT of 357 mag. Maybe I need to rethink my plans to buy a model 19 and get a 27.
     
  16. BobWright

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    I have always been a proponent of the bigger bores, especially the .44 calibers. If I were to get into DA revolvers again, this would still be my choice, the Model 29:

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    This my battery at one time.

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  17. bc1023

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    Always a fun exercise...

    When it comes to revolvers, Smith or otherwise, I really only do the best of the best.


    1950 Pre 27

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    1956 Pre 29

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    1917 M1905 Target

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  18. bc1023

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    1935 Registered Magnum

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    1953 Pre 18

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    1954 Target Masterpiece

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    1925 M1905

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    1938 Registered Magnum

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    My lgs has a pristine 8 inch half lug model 29 in the display case but he wants a high price for it.
     
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    One of favorites a model 24-3, I enjoy them the most.

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    Love that Registered Magnum. Just about the only grail gun left on my list. Love the grooved hammer.
     
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