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Lew Horton Guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by yoonohoo, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. yoonohoo

    yoonohoo Member

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    OK another FNG question. What is specifically different with the Lew Horton guns (Smith Revo's) that make them worth the extra bucks? I checked out their website and they don't do a good job of selling what makes a Lew Horton any more special. They just assume you know...Well, I don't. But i'd like to know.
     
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    They commission special runs that are not available in the regular line. I suggest that you email them for details about their exclusives.
     
  3. Majic

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    If you are happy with what rolls out the factory then they won't appeal to you. If you would like something a little different then look at their past and present offerings.
     
  4. Logan5

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    They're reasonably priced when you don't buy them. Then, a few years later, they're desireable and expensive. That's exactly what any collector wants to see, so they do very well.
     
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    They special order runs of pistols and revolvers that S&W does not usually make, but that they hope enough people will want to buy.

    This is often a good thing for shooters as Horton's seems to be run by shooters and often make up some good combo's. In the past, I think they were one of the first places to get S&W to make round butt L and N frames. they also got smith to make some interesting combo's as far as barrel length, sight options, and the like. Again I believe they were the ones who got smith to make the 10 shot model 17 and 617's, the 3 inch adjustable sight "baby L frame" model 36's and 60's. They were also the only place around that would carry the 3" nickel chiefs J frame for a long time.

    http://www.lewhorton.com/m242529.html

    http://www.lewhorton.com/m36ttnickel.html

    http://www.lewhorton.com/regmag.html

    They are smart, small runs, attractive concepts, and built in markets.
     
  6. yoonohoo

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    Thanks, I was just wondering if there was some other differences such as internal workings, trigger work or other special things other than a different configuration of barrel length,grip etc....
    for example what is the big difference in a 3" trailboss and a 3" lew horton model? Just the grip? Is that worth the extra $ other than maybe future resale value?
    I did send them an e-mail but haven't heard back yet.
     
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    I'm certainly no expert but owning almost 15 or so various revolvers I can tell you that my 3" LH 610 is the sweetest shooting one I have. The trigger is just butter smooth. I wish they were all like that!
     
  8. Majic

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    There have been several 3" .44 magnum Lew Horton revolvers in both the M29 and the M629. Are you talking about the newest offering or one of the earlier models?
     
  9. yoonohoo

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    Earlier mainly...
     
  10. Majic

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    All the early models were the Combat series from the mid 1980s. S&W made several of the N-frames with 3" barrels and RBs with Combat stocks for Lew Horton. All were a limited production that makes them collectable today. The Trail Boss is just a later factory rendition of the earlier Combat N-frames. I think they came after the change to MIM and frame mounted firing pin. I think there was an anniversary edition one with the lock. I would give a premium for one of the older LH models before a Trail Boss, but that's my personal opinion.
     
  11. yoonohoo

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    Thanks, I'm thinking this time I will go for the utility versions which will be used and carried often rather than the pretty, collectible versions that I would hate to get a scratch on.
     
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