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Revolvers at the gun shop

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sergei Mosin, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. Sergei Mosin

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    Some interesting pieces in the used case today. While modern autoloaders are pretty thin on the ground these days, there were a variety of old revolvers. A little Belgian pinfire, an old H&R .32, two or three Colt Police Positives, two Model 15's (-3 and -4), a nickel Model 58, and the most interesting of the bunch - a Smith & Wesson Double Action First Model in .44 Russian. Never saw one of those before.
     
  2. Jaymo

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    I'd be all over that .44 Russkie, if the price was one I could afford.
    I haven't found that much in the way of nice revolvers.
    I've found a couple of nice ones, and a bunch of junk. I'm talking gun-buyback program rejects.
     
  3. Driftwood Johnson

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    Ya mean like this?

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    Probably the funkiest gun I own. Shipped in 1881. Definitely refinished at some point, but I don't care. Loads of fun to shoot, Black Powder only, of course.
     
  4. Sergei Mosin

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    Yup, that's what it looks like, but yours looks a good bit nicer. No idea what it's really worth, but they want eight bills for it and there are other things I'd rather have. Neat gun to look at though.
     
  5. Jaymo

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    Too rich for my blood. Above my pay grade. Etc. Can't afford one.
     
  6. rswartsell

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    I perked up at the mention of the model 15's. Granted .38 spl. but some of the finest .38s ever made. Condition and price?
     
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    I would love to take a look at the nickel Model 58. I never should have traded my blued one so many years ago.
     
  8. BullfrogKen

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    Model 15's are fine revolvers. I can't see how one would regret buying one if he didn't have a K-frame already.
     
  9. aliveisalive

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    Speaking of... Anyone know of a 19-5 in 98percrnt is worth a cool six bills?
     
  10. Sergei Mosin

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    The Model 15's and the Model 58 looked pretty nice, but I didn't handle them, so I couldn't say exactly how nice they are, nor do I recall the asking prices. Might stop back by tomorrow and look a little more closely.
     
  11. Guillermo

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    I can't see regretting buying a K frame.

    EVER

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    I've only got one #15 G, but I sure like it.... looks as though they can grow on you, huh? It shoots more accurate than I can right now, just loaded up 100 rds to take to the range tomorrow, sure hope its nice out there.
     
  13. Guillermo

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    I bought three for IDPA

    great guns

    If only there were a 5"....:(
     
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    All you need to do to have a five inch Model 15 is start with a 6 inch Model 14, Old Fuff, a bottle of White Lightning and a hacksaw. :)
     
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    i bought this s&w 10-5 for a song at a small gun shop because of the modifications done on it(200.00) and it is the most accurete revolver i own. eastbank.
     

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  16. Guillermo

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    that is a scary image :eek:
     
  17. Old Fuff

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    Interesting thought... :uhoh:

    But with a bottle of White Lightning being present I don't know that the barrel would come out at five inches.

    If Guillermo is serious Smith & Wesson converted a lot of pre-model 14's and model 14's to barrel lengths running from 3 to 5 1/2 inches, with everything in between. Didn't require any special... ah... lubrication either.

    As an alternative, a long-action .38 M&P with a 5-inch barrel is something to reckon with. :evil:
     
  18. Guillermo

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    The problem these days is that any shop capable of doing a good job has a backlog of a year or two.
     
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    I suspect that if you contacted the company you'd find they were still doing the same work. You might, or might not, have to include refinishing.

    If you happened to find a model 14 (or pre-14) that had the front sight and ramp pinned to the rib they could use it on the shortened barrel and not have to replace it unless you wanted something different.
     
  20. Guillermo

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    I have a slightly roached model 14...hmmmm
     
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    I'm not pushing, but you have at least one K-22 that has the front sight pinned to the rib. Look at it and you'll see what I mean. Later production has the ramp as part of the barrel rib, and the front sight blade is pinned to the ramp. It's easier to shorten the former, but it can be done with the latter.

    All of the early pre-model 15's were made using pre-model 14 6" barrels or barrel blanks. Sometimes you can tell because the lettering stamped on the side isn't centered.
     
  22. Guillermo

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    none of my K frames are early

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    60s - 80s


    none have pinned sights, one doesn't even have a pinned barrel!!! :eek:

    If I decide to chop one up I will buy a model 10. They made a trillion of those.
     
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    Post #11, second from top, on left side. The pin is slightly below the sight ramp in the rib.

    Even a nearly blind old man can see it... :D:
     
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    I've never regretted buying a K-frame but I've regretted NOT buying plenty. ;)
     
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    Top left too Fuff, Guillermo.
     
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