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Let's see your short barrels 3" or less.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by stonebuster, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. BobWright

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    This was my entire snub nose battery at one time:

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    But I'm not too fond of smallbores for serious work, so went to the .45 Colt "platform" as young gunnies are fond of saying. A Single Action needs at least 4 5/8"~4 3/4" of barrel to have a worthwhile ejector, so the little guns no longer interest me.

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  2. burrhead

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    686 with a locally made custom holster and a humpback with an Alessi made by Lou.



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  3. Bigdog357

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    I have a couple I'll throw in the mix
    Smith Mod 65-5
    Smith Mod 36-7
    Ruger Alaskan 44 mag
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  4. ThomasT

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    Here is a quick pic of my modest snubby collection. From top left SP-101 stainless, SP-101 Blued, next row 442, 431PD 32 mag, third row 31-1, 637, on the left 31-1 3" and on the right 36-6 3" 38 Special. I have read S&W only made 615 of the 36-6 guns. The rubber grips are factory. I didn't get the box and dox with this gun. Its one of my favorite trail guns. Loaded with WC bullets to around 750fps its a great small game or trail plinker. And at that low pressure brass last forever.

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  5. Old Dog

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  6. Mike in Western Oregon

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    B4890577-B56D-4794-8570-B125C409F831.jpeg DAO SP101 with Badger grips. I love snub revolvers more than any other lead slingers.
     

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  7. P5 Guy

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    S&W 3 inch 44SPL 696
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  8. Paul R Zartman
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    Did someone say Snubs...
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  9. J-Bar

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    This is an unusual S&W 60-4, 3". Most 60's have fixed sights, this one has adjustable sights, full lug barrel, plus a target hammer and target trigger. It dates to 1996, just about the time S&W stopped making the Model 60 in .38 Special and started producing it in .357 Magnum. This one is a .38 Special. It is the only revolver I have lettered by Mr. Jinks, the S&W Historian. The gun was part of a special production run of 145 units for RSR Wholesale Midwest Inc. Milwaukee, WI.

    I lucked into it. It had been traded in on a bottom feeder at the local tactical gun store. It came with the wood grips shown, plus the original box and papers and rubber grips. The wood grips feel very comfortable. I have not seen very many like it on the auction sites.

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  10. bannockburn

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    J-Bar
    I remember seeing one of those at one of the local gun shops and thinking S&W has just made the ultimate Kit Gun! A J frame in .38 Special, made from stainless steel, with a 3" barrel with a full shroud, and adjustable sights!

    Doesn't get any better than that!
     
  11. ThomasT

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    I remember seeing some of the model 60s with 5" barrel in 357. I should have bought one. Who would have thought S&W would stop making them. I'm glad I have the blued version of J-Bars gun in my picture above.
     
  12. Dragonfly

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    S&W Model 49 Bodyguard w/ VZ grips
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    Colt Detective Special
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    S&W Model CS-1 w/VZ grips
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    S&W Model 36 Chief's Special "Flat Latch"
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  13. Haywood

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    F1F1FA63-1841-4EFF-9633-C02CC8EEDBE1.jpeg I pick Two off these daily for carry
     
  14. ROK'N THUNDER

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    My 60 model Smith & Wesson Pro Series and 317 model Smith & Wesson Air-Lite. 20211017_191100.jpg
     
  15. Pat Riot
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    Here’s mine:

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    And I almost forgot my model 63. Not sure if 3” qualifies as a “snubbie”, but who cares? I like this little .22!
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  16. WheelGunMan

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    IMG_20190724_163855236.jpg IMG_20170202_130630656.jpg My snubs.
     
  17. Zebraranger

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    2-3/4" Security Six.
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  18. the Black Spot

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    32 iver johnson blackpowder
    CA in 45 colt

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  19. v8stang289

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    My M69, M66, &M10

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  20. Riomouse911

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    I have a couple of snubs…I kinda like ‘em.

    A 3” Model 36 I rescued from the dead:

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    A new Colt Cobra, a nickel Model 49, an SP 101 .38 and a Model 642:

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    A Dan Wesson 15-2 with a 3” VH shroud ( I also have another frame that wears a 2” VH on occasion):

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    A .44 Spl GP 100 wearing compact grips:

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    A 317 .22 LR:

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    A 3” Model 13 with a bit of lipstick (Somewhere I have a pic of my 2.5” Model 19, I couldn’t find it):

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    If you can shoot a sub 3” barreled revolver well, you can probably shoot any revolver well.

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    Stay safe.
     

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  21. lincen

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    Here are most of mine. Lately I've been really drawn to 3" barrel revolvers. The last picture is of two Taurus model 856's. Was very pleased with the quality

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  22. RealGun

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    3" GP100, 41 Special with Herrett's grip. Holds 6.
     

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  23. Bayou52

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    My one and only snubbie - 1951 vintage Smith Pre-Model 10 purchased new in 1951 by my Dad and inherited from him:

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  24. Boattale

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    I only have two, but I like them...

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  25. RealGun

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