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Revolver Picture Thread of All Time

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Brian Williams, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Confederate

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    Here's my early S&W 686:

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    And my early S&W 629:

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    Pinned and Recessed:

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    And here are some photos of my 629 and my stainless Astra .44 mag., also pinned and recessed:

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    And my little squirt .22LR Rossi, which I bought in my grief after my S&W 63 was stolen.

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  2. bayouboy

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  3. rgs1975

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    Here are some shots I took last week of my S&W Model 586-7 (.357 Magnum, L frame, 7 shot) with custom Elk stag grips. Accompanied by it's companion, the boker Red Deer stag handled hunting knife. This is my carry gear for up in the Sierra.

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    This one is my S&W Model 16 no dash (.32 S&W Long, 6" barrel) sporting factory Rosewood target grips. With box and cleaning kit.

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  4. Confederate

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    More Revolvers

    Another view of my 629:

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    And my snubby Security-Six. This one seems to have a very fat barrel while my others have very slender barrels. I think I like the slim barrels better.

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    And this is my Rossi 511 .22LR:

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  5. Tom Servo

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  6. S&W44

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    My daily carry gun,S&W 624 in .44 Special
     

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  7. baconbeard

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    also partial to the .44 mag
     

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  8. deepsouthshooter

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    S&W 642 w/ ct lasergrip, heritage .22 rough rider w/ mag & LR cylinders and a ruger .44mag super blackhawk (would have gotten a longer barrel if I'd have thought I was going to mount a scope) w/ scope.
     

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  9. Magnum.35744

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    rgs1975...

    That's a beautiful 586!!!:D
     
  10. bayouboy

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    Colt Trooper MKIII, .22lr

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  11. madcratebuilder

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    This thread needs some SA's.
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  12. Vicious-Peanut

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    Some pictures of my 6.5" Rough Rider. I know that some people here don't like them, but mine has been great and a ton of fun!

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  13. Rugerlvr

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    Just bought her. $450. Stamped NYSP. ;)
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  14. tipoc

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    Something to read.

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  15. bayouboy

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    Colt Trooper MK III

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  16. gggman

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    There's a pretty nice collection of Colts down on the bayou. The bluing on that Trooper MK III is beautiful. You could shave in that reflection.
     
  17. Glock Holiday

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    My S&W Model 38-2 "Humpback" with some newly obtained 6o's vintage diamond grips installed.
     
  18. Confederate

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    Security-Six Assembly

    Bill Ruger was a fricking genius....

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    Small, light, and strong as an ox. Roughly the size
    of a S&W 66, but much stronger.



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    Look, ma, no side plate! The shock is evenly distributed
    throughout the frame.



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    The modular design of this gun made it a cinch to field
    strip in the...well...field.



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    Bill Ruger said he started with a clean sheet of paper
    when designing the gun. The frame is investment cast,
    and the barrel is crush-fitted into the frame.



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    The beefy parts and modular construction made the Security-Six
    the granddaddy of entire lines of revolvers, including the massive
    Ruger Redhawk and the popular GP-100.



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    For those who don't know how it all goes together, it's really quite
    simple. Just follow the arrows.



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    From the back, one can see how Bill Ruger beefed up the area
    surrounding the forcing cone. All the parts were larger than they
    needed to be.



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    Ruger's cylinder notches are placed between
    chambers, but S&W's notches are placed directly
    over the chambers (green arrow). The ratchet
    (red arrow) also is more massive. These are other
    examples of the Ruger being designed for strength!



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    After decades, S&W redesigned the latch mechanism to
    accommodate speedloaders. Bill Ruger didn't need to redesign
    his latch. It was already perfect for speedloaders.



    I was first impressed with Bill Ruger's design of his popular Standard Auto pistol. I have a copy of an ad for it published the year I was born—1953, and the one I frequently shoot, the Mark II, is almost a dead ringer. Same design, and I still think it's the best .22LR autoloader you can buy!
     
  19. tipoc

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    Good job on a good gun Confederate!

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  20. Confederate

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    Manurhin Copies of the Ruger

    Thanks, tipoc.

    The Manurhin "copy" of the Ruger has always been intriguing to me. They used the basic appearance of the gun and the lockworks, but they added a side plate. What arrangements they had with Ruger I don't know, but these are the only photos of the Manurin I've seen...or I should say that these are the best that I've seen.


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    I've always been fascinated with both the similarities and the differences.
     
  21. Mp7

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    all you people should go see a doktor,
    i see a strong form of addiction here :)

    If it wasn´t so dangerous i´d come by you guys places
    and plunder your treasure chests.... there sure
    are some beauties in your cabinets!

    shock & awe,
    Matt.
     
  22. Confederate

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    Here are some photos of my Astra .44 magnum. The gun is tight, beautifully finished, counterbored and is gorgeous. Yet it brings only about $300 or even less in the gun blue book. After looking at the great finish on this gun, I wonder why many of S&W's stainless guns look as though they were finished with sandpaper! How could Astra make these guns so good, so cheap?

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    Look at the polish on this gun. Why can't S&W put finishes
    like this on their guns?




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    Okay, it has the old-style four-screw sideplate design. Everything
    fits so well in this revolver.



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    Besides having a coiled mainspring, the
    Astra uses an innovative mainspring retention
    wheel with four different tensions settings.



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    The rain in Spain stays mainly off the stainless
    steel finish. And if it should get on the gun, big
    deal, just wipe it off.


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  23. DrLaw

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    Kudos to Confederate

    This Yankee thinks you have done two very good photo essays there.
    (Where is a thumb's up smilie?)

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
  24. woad_yurt

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    Two .38s and a .22....

    Some of mine: 2 K frame Smiths and an H&R convertible 676.

    The 676 is astounding. It stacks up favorably against most any rimfire pistol around. In .22WMR mode, it's devastating. Double action, too!

    PS: Check out the floor. Look at what I found after sanding away 75 years of paint and old tile glue. I didn't even stain it; I just varnished. Why would anyone ever put tile or linoleum over this?
     

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  25. Confederate

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    Thanks, DrLaw. Since you're encouraging me, here are some other recent photos. I need to keep up the practice.

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    My Ruger Single-Six. This gun is a real beaut, and it's
    still available. If you guys don't have one of these, what
    are you waiting for?



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    Although the Single-Six may not spit 'em out as fast
    as a Mark II Standard (below), it's still a contender
    when it comes to shooting and for survival.



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    It's been reviewed about a million times and no one
    can find anything bad to say about it, except that
    they're sometimes hard to find.



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    And this is my Security-Six FBI Academy commemorative edition.

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    And my 686.

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