Revolver collection dream achieved

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Comrade Mike, Jul 1, 2016.

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  1. Comrade Mike

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    So as many of you may or may not know, the .38 special is my absolute favorite handgun cartridge to load and shoot. Right along with that is a love for blued .38 special revolvers. Since I got my first model 10 it has been my goal to get the entire family (10,14,15,36), well with the fairly recent acquisition of my new to me model 15, I present the family! Seen here all wearing their original stocks, they've all since been upgraded to various flavors of combat and target stocks. Enjoy! I hope y'all like them as much as I do.

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  2. red rick

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    Nice family .
     
  3. aarondhgraham

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    They need a place of their own,,,

    That's a nice family my friend,,,
    It's nice to see someone else who likes to assemble collections.

    But they need to have a place of their own.

    Go to Hampels Woodland Products,,,
    Get a nice presentation case to house them in.

    Aarond

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  4. gonoles_1980

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    Very nice.
     
  5. Waveski

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    Very nice. Quality and class!
     
  6. tallpaul

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    That's a nice start... plenty more barrel lengths and variations... then stainless then other manufacturers :) and doubles.... don't forget doubles and triple of the ones you really like :)

    I love the .38 and .357 midrange stuff for just plain FUN and they can work well if needed for self defense or varminting.
     
  7. Radagast

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    Model 12 .38 Military & Police Airweight.

    Model 586 in .38 Special. Export special.

    The quest is never ending.
     
  8. Nathanael_Greene

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    Fabulous. I'm envious.

    And anyone who doesn't love the .38 Special is no friend of mine!

    It's a true classic.
     
  9. Swing

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    Very nice collection. 'gratz.
     
  10. bannockburn

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    Comrade Mike

    Very well done!
     
  11. ZEN.45

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    I do, I definitely do :)
     
  12. ADKWOODSMAN

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    I also enjoy the .38 SP for loading and shooting. Only one .38 642

    However most my shooting is through .357 models 19, 28, 586, security Six and a pair of Ruger Vaquero's.
     
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    Nice going C.M. I like em'
     
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    Very nice Comrade Mike. I had a model 15 a few years back which I foolishly sold. It's back on my list to re-acquire. I did pick up a very nice model 14 to tide me over :)
     
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    Well, it's a start;) Now you need to get all the available barrel lengths and other options for each model. Then you'll have the family complete. I figure that would be somewhere around thirty or so revolvers.

    As one who has accumulated ( I don't collect) a fair number of Smith's I figured out a long time ago that trying to have a complete set of anything Smith would be just about impossible. On the other hand it gives me the freedom to buy any old Smith I come across.
     
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    Nice! :)
     
  17. stoky

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    cool niche and a very nice collection
     
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    Congrats on a job well done. Those look nice.
     
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    I have a 4" M&P and a Chief's Special but that's it. You have a nice group if revolvers there.
     
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    Very nice! Now here's a question you must answer regardless of how difficult: How do you rank them in terms of most enjoyable to shoot, say, 30 rounds or so through at an outing? :)
     
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    Very nice revolver family.

    I have the same family living at my house. A few have brothers and there are also some stainless steel relatives as well.

    All of them are a joy to shoot with mild loads.

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    I second the motion of finding and acquiring a Lightweight Hand Ejector or Model 12. (Forgive me, I cannot recall when the alloy K frames appeared.)

    I also humbly suggest a Centennial and a Bodyguard, just to (further) compete the collection. (It will NEVER be complete; there are many variations of .38 Special Hand Ejector, barrel lengths, hammer shapes and stock variations. But I think that's the point.)

    However, don't think I sniff at the current assemblage. It is marvelous! And do shoot them, with reasonable loads, of course.
     
  23. Comrade Mike

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    Oh that's so difficult to answer. I'll do my best though.

    My model 14 gets probably 3000 wad cutters through it a year shooting 15 yard bullseye. I don't compete against anyone but myself, just chasing that perfect 120. I love punching those nice clean holes, and out of the heavy gun you can shoot it all day.

    For double action practice my model 15 has probably the best double action pull out of the bunch and I've printed some very nice groups with it.

    For good ole simple enjoyment my model 10 as it was my first revolver and the one that started this whole thing. It's wearing the grips currently that my dad had on his model 10 when he was still working so it carries with it a lot of sentimental value.

    And my 36 was my dad's duty BUG so it will always have a special place. I'd sell most of my firearms to keep my dad's 36 if I had to choose.

    Comfort in shooting wise I'd put it 14 > 10=15 > 36



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  24. Steve Cover

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    Nice family.

    I'm envious.

    Steve
     
  25. I6turbo

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    Thanks for the summary. That's a nice group of 38s you have there.
     
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