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Long barrel revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by OARNGESI, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. OARNGESI

    OARNGESI Member

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    I’ve been wanting to get a long Barrel 8in plus what does everyone have
     
  2. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    The only long barrel revolvers I have are a 9.5" Ruger Single Six and a 8" Pietta 1860.

    EDIT: Added the "before" and "after" photos of the Single Six.

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  3. Salmoneye

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    I gave this one to Dad in about 1990...

    Sadly, it has come back to me, so I left it the way he outfitted it...

    S&W 686-3, 8-3/8", Factory scalloped for Millet rings, Lighted Reticle 2.5x T/C scope:

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  4. Texas10mm

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    12" H&R 676
     
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  5. Hoppes Love Potion

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    I've got one of the single-shot bolt-action Chipmunk pistols in .22 magnum. It has a 10.5" barrel. Lots of fun to shoot and a box of ammo lasts all day.
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    The longest I currently own is a 7.5" Blackhawk.

    I wouldn't mind one of the long barreled Super Redhawks.
     
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  7. Vern Humphrey

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    I had a couple of 7 1/2" barreled revolvers. I traded off the Blackhawk, and bobbed the barrel on the Colt New Service to 5 1/2". Those long barrels just kept getting in my way.
     
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  8. OARNGESI

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    That smith sure is a beauty
     
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  9. .308 Norma

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    My wife had a pair of those 10.5" Ruger Super "Silhouette" 44 Mag revolvers when we were in the IHMSA game. When we quit shooting silhouettes, she sold one of her 10.5" 44 Mags to a friend, and sent the other back to Ruger to have the 10.5" barrel replaced with a 6" barrel. She still has it, but seldom shoots it anymore.
     
  10. Domino300

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    9.5" N.M. Single six and a 10.5 SBH 357 Max. Also have several 10 to 14"
    TC barrels.
     
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  11. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    Be careful what you wish for. This S&W Model 17 has an 8 3/8" barrel. 8 3/8" was one of the standard barrel lengths for Smith and Wesson. But with a tiny 22 caliber hole in the barrel, it is very muzzle heavy. Difficult to hold steady one handed, at least for me. This target was shot from a rest.

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    Larger caliber revolvers have lighter barrels because the hole down the center is bigger. This Target Model Triple Lock has a 7 1/2" barrel, but the 44 Special hole down the center reduces a lot of the weight, so it is not as muzzle heavy as the Model 17.

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    The same with the 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel on my old Blackhawk.

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    And this 45 Colt 'original model' Vaquero with its 7 1/2" barrel.

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    And this 45 Colt Stainless 'original model' Vaquero with its 7 1/2" barrel.

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    You would think with its 7 1/2" barrel the 45 Colt 2nd Gen at the top of this photo would be more accurate, but I actually usually do better with the 4 3/4" barrel of the 45 Colt 2nd Gen at the bottom of this photo.
    Go figure.

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    This Colt New Frontier in 45 Colt has a 7 1/2" barrel and it is quite accurate.

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    As is this 45 Colt New Service with its 7 1/2" barrel.

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    Cap and Ball revolvers often had long barrels. I have always felt this was so the loading lever could be long enough to generate enough leverage to ram a ball into the chamber.
    This 8" Pietta replica of the 1860 Colt Army is one of a pair, with 8" barrels.

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    My old EuroAms Remmie sports a cartridge conversion cylinder these days, but it still has its 8" barrel. With its 45 Colt conversion cylinder it is the most accurate 45 Colt revolver I own. But that is probably due more to the precision of the conversion cylinder than the long barrel.

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  12. adcoch1

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    Have a 7.5" Redhawk that is my hunting companion and has killed its fair share of deer. I also had a 7.5" super blackhawk but I shortened it to 5" cause I wanted a shorter revolver for cross draw. Really want another one with a bisley grip frame. And I want a Redhawk in 8 shot 357 with the longest barrel I can find. That one I may build someday...
     
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    Sweet! :)
     
  14. Master Blaster

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    You need a S&W 27-2 in .357 Magnum 8 3/8", or a Ruger Redhawk or blackhawk in .44 magnum 7.5"
     
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    guns 003.JPG Sorry, only pic of my long barrel pistols: DW 357Max with 10" barrel and Contender in 30-30, with 14" barrel, also have 357 Max barrel and 223 barrel both in 14" for the Tender, the 30-30 barrel has been my #1 deer killer, the DW has taken only 1 deer, mostly used for target and steel shooting at 200yds.
     
  17. Tallball

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    The S&W Model 14 is 8 & 3/8". I got it almost unfired. It's barely broken in yet.

    I bought the 7.5" Blackhawk 45 "convertible" brand-new five or six years ago. It's shot mostly 45acp. It's easily more accurate than I am.


    I lucked into a 7.5" Super Blackhawk 44 magnum "three screw". It is absurdly accurate and the trigger is super light. It's one of my very most accurate handguns and probably my overall favorite.
     
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  18. Garandimal

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    RUGER BH .357 Mag - 6-1/2"
    RUGER SS-S .22 LR - 5-1/2"

    Long enough.




    GR
     
  19. deadin

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    S&W Single Action spur trigger with an 8"....

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  20. rpenmanparker

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    Where is Ned Buntline when you need him?
     
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    My 8-3/8" S&W Model 25-5 is on top. The other two round out my Model 25-5 trio.
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    Wow. That 25-5 must be stupid accurate. I have a 5" 25-2, and it is really darned good. The extra 3" sight radius would be incredible.
     
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    My 14-3 will shoot ragged hole with wadcutters if I do my part.
     
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  25. WestKentucky

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    15” buntline .357
    9.5” Ruger single six
    Tc contender 357, 7-30 waters

    I love them all.
     
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