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M&P 38, 2", 5 screw

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CajunBass, Mar 22, 2018.

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  1. CajunBass

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    Normally I don't care for "snubs" but I made an exception for this one.

    M&P 38 Special, 5 screw, 2" barrel. Obviously refinished, but the refinish was well done. It looks like Parkerizing to me, but I don't know much about finishes. It has about the sweetest trigger of any K-frame I've ever owned, and that's saying a lot. All the mechanicals are tight as the day it was made.

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    The diamond Magnas are period correct, but don't number to the gun. I have added a BK adapter I had in the desk drawer here.

    I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but will in a few days.
     
  2. bannockburn

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    Great find! I wouldn't have walked away from that one either!
     
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    Very nice score! Love those old wheels.
     
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  4. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Sweet find, I had a model 10-5 snub and it was just a dandy traded it for a 19-3...
     
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  5. Waveski

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    I "liked" because what's to not like about a K frame snub???
     
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  6. Walkalong

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    I understand, very cool little piece.
     
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  7. entropy

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    Nice find! :thumbup:
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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  9. eastbank

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    my 10-5, I shoot it better than my 60 because of the better sights.
     

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  11. Jim Watson

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    The 2" J frame was named the Chief's Special.
    Some think the 2" K frame, especially the square butt, should be called the Desk Sergeant's Special. Perfect for looking duty sitting in a chair.

    I have a 2" Model 12 that is a great overcoat pocket gun.
     
  12. CajunBass

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    Update. I knew there was something familiar about the finish on this one, but couldn't figure it out. I thought maybe it was parkarized, or maybe one of the new finishes I know nothing about. Then I remembered a Model 15 I had years ago that had this same look. And that one turned out to be just fine rust.

    I took an oily rag, and started rubbing in a spot under the grips. The rag started to turn rust red. A little more rubbing and more red. Then a light Flitzing, and that red stuff just started to roll off. A little Renaissance Wax, and the gun looked 100% better to me.

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    Now, I don't know if I took off some kind of expensive finish or not, but if I did, I don't care. The gun now looks like a revolver from the early 50's should look, even if it has some minor pitting and finish wear. Remember, this was made when Smith & Wesson was using a more matte finish to speed up production in the post war years.
     
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  13. bannockburn

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    Looks way better!
     
  14. eastbank

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    not real old, made in the 80,s. but a real jewel- 624 four" S.S. in .44 spl, they are not seen much for sale today as those who have them tend to hang onto them. it took me two years to pry it from a good friends hands. I load a 240GRGC hard cast at 900-1000fps. I shot clean thru a large doe from stem to stern at 40 yards, she made about 30 yards and piled up. serial #AHB29xx
     

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  15. If1HitU

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    Sweet score congrats very nice.:thumbup:
     
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