Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sneakshot92, May 28, 2020.
Just incredible. Ditto re the grooved hammer.
Time for the 32s
No blued 22 caliber Tip Ups, but a few blued 32 caliber Tip Ups.
A couple of #2 Old Army 32 Rimfire Tip Ups. One shipped in 1863, the other in 1870. Sorry, but I would have to pull them out of the safe to figure out which one is which.
A 32 Rimfire # 1 1/2, Old Model.
On to the blued 32 caliber Top Breaks
32 Double Action fourth model. Have not dated this one yet, but this model was produced from 1883 until 1909. Serial number places it probably somewhere in the 1890s. 32 S&W.
32 Safety Hammerless Bicycle Revolver, shipped 1909. 32 S&W. Interesting to note that during this time period S&W was shipping more nickel plated pocket revolvers than blued, bu we are only talking about blued Smiths in this thread.
On to the I frame Hand Ejector 32s.
A finish challenged 32 Hand Ejector 1st Model (Model of 1896) that left the factory in 1898. 32 S&W Long.
A pair of 32 Regulation Police that shipped in 1924 and 1925. 32 S&W Long.
32 Hand Ejector 3rd Model. Sorry, no ship date on this one. 32 S&W long.
32-20 Hand Ejector. Shipped 1916. 32-20 (32WCF)
Model 31, Shipped 1969. 32 S&W Long
The Pièce de Résistance. K-32 Masterpiece that shipped in 1954. 32 S&W Long.
You gentlemen have displayed some Smith & Wesson revolvers that make even the factory curator envious!
And don't think because I'm a devoted aficionado of the Single Action that I don't appreciate this display of blue steel scenery.
“ where does he get all those wonderful toys??” (Joker/Batman movie?)
I suspect he has his sources for those beauties all over this great country of ours.
Just for fun, imagine a how big a panoramic photo of @Driftwood Johnson's revolver collection would be!!
How about a model 29-2 with the best looking factory grips I've ever seen.
I have mostly old S&W revolvers but here is my favorite that goes just about everywhere with me. A 29-8 Limited stocking dealer special, 4 screw from 2003.
On to the 38s.
38 Double Action, 4th Model. It shipped in 1898, 38 S&W.
On to the Hand Ejectors.
38 Regulation Police. The only 38 I have built on the I frame. Identical to the 32 Regulation Police except the 32 is a six shooter. Only five 38s will fit into an I frame cylinder. Notice the 'middle flute' is not centered in the frame, a dead giveaway that it is a 38. This one shipped in 1924, 38 S&W as it says on the barrel.
On to the K frames.
The 38 that started it all. 38 Military and Police 1st Model (Model of 1899 Army-Navy Revolver). Spotting feature is the lack of an underbarrel locking lug for the front of the ejector rod. Also, as stated in SCSW this can be called a "pre-five screw four screw model" because of the lack of a screw in front of the trigger guard. That came with the 38 M&P Model of 1905 because of a major change in the lockwork inside. This one shipped in 1899, chambered for the then brand new 38 S&W Special Cartridge. Also known simply as 38 Special.
38 M&P Model of 1905, 1st Change. 38 Special, it shipped in 1908. This one is a five screw.
38 M&P Target Model. The precursor to the K-38 and the Model 14. Notice the tiny windage adjustement screws on the rear sight. Shipped in 1917. 38 Special.
38 M&P Round Butt, Hard Rubber Grips. 38 Special, shipped 1939.
A pair of K-38s. The one with the fake stag grips shipped in 1957. Somebody reshaped the Patridge front sight.
The one with the Magna grips shipped in 1950. Both are chambered for 38 Special.
K-38 Combat Masterpiece. Precursor to the Model 15. Shipped 1953, 38 Special
I'm gonna take a break for some lunch now. I'll come back later with the post 1957 blued 38s.
You must have a pretty sizeable collection. I'm willing to bet at least 150 guns of both single and double action.
Model 25 .45 Colt
Military & Police Pre Model 10 .38 Special
Model 57 .41 Magnum
Flat Latch Pre Model 36
Model 28 .357 Magnum
Model 37 Chief's Special Airweight. Flat latch circa 1961
Sorry for the terrible cellphone pics... M13, 36, 34.
And a M38 Airweight...
Keep em’ coming boys..I’m liking this thread and I don’t have a [email protected]! lol. Damn shame too. Model 10 is next purchase
Here are some of my blued ones. If you look close, you might detect a theme.
45 long Colt or ACP? The Model 25-2 is ACP.
That photo is at least 10 years old. I was to lazy to get off my butt to go look and went with what my 70 year old brain thought it was. Of course you are right. Model 25-13 .45 LC.
Model 58 purchased ANIB and unfired. Just loaded up some Starline .41 magnum brass to remedy that situation.
Regulation Police 1923 by 460Shooter posted Oct 20, 2016 at 8:18 PM
Here are just a few...
My 1995 586-4 3" bbl does it for me .
Model 29 Classic:
What are those loads? They look like Barnes Buffalo Bore loads.
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