Revolvers You’d Like To See Return

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Mosin, Oct 28, 2021.

  1. JCooperfan1911

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    I’d like one with proper case hardening as it was originally done, not the oil slick reflective too dark splotchy junk they use now.
     
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  2. dickydalton

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    Yeah. I got this back in 1989 and shot it so much it needed a small rebuild. I would love to get another but every one is priced way too high and I'm getting old. I don't shoot the hot 44s in it anymore.
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  3. SteadyD

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    Smith and Wesson 242
    Smith and Wesson 332
    Smith and Wesson 432
     
  4. contender

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    High Standard Sentinel 22 LR in all barrel lengths
     
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  5. Tallball

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    It's not the same, but it's similar...

    There's a place on GB that sells what seem to be NiB Taurus medium-framed revolvers in 32 S&W long and 32 H&R magnum.

    I don't recall what they go for... maybe $500? There are one or two threads about them.

    Get a little trigger work done, or get lucky and get one with a pretty good trigger, and you will have something in the same genre as the K32.

    I've never had a Taurus anywhere near as nice as my better Smiths, but I have had some that are/were good shooters.
     
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  6. cfullgraf

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    Nope, it has to be chambered in 32S&WL. I already have guns chambered in 327 Fed Mag and 32 H&R Mag.

    Besides, I like S&W K-frames.
     
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  7. CajunBass

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    This was my first thought too.

    Add a Harrington and Richardson 999, top break 22 to the list while we're at it.

    I'm a 4" guy, but they can make them in others if they want.
     
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  8. red rick

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    Pinned & recessed S&W 66 .
     
  9. Brian Williams

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    A 586 or 581 with an unshrouded barrel like a 13 or 58, 3" and 5".
    For S&W to make more Standard or Pencil barrels in 3".
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    An x42, Aluminum framed centennial in 9mm, They made 2 previously and sent one to Wiley Clapp and he did not like it so they did not make more.
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    For Taurus to start making the Tracker in 45 Colt and 45ACP, not that ridiculous Judge.
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    The FN Grand Browning, a slightly smaller 1911 frame in 9.65x23mm Browning.
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    More blued S&Ws including a 22/32 kit gun.
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  10. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I'd love for Colt to bring back a no-nonsense, fixed sight, fast-handing, medium-frame .357Magnum, and offer some choices other than 4" heavy barrel. I had a 2-1/2" Lawman and the idiot who decided to put a skinny round butt on it has hopefully retired by now but a 3" with the standard grip frame and some slim finger-groove grips, and a 5" with the standard grip frame and some hand-filling, wasp-waisted grips, would fill a lot of holes in their current "Snake Gun" line-up. Make it affordable - less than a GP100 - and it will sell. I'd sell every Smith I own and buy one of each, 3", 4" and 5".
     
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  11. Mr. Mosin

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    If Colt was to make a 3” or 4” barreled .38 Spl, with retro grips; and an unshrouded or half lugged barrel, with fixed sights.... I’m not sure I wouldn’t abandon my entire list for that...
     
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  12. GeoDudeFlorida

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    You mean like this?
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    3" Dick Special, 1968, with Thai "Rose wood" grips off eBay.

    I'm pretty sure the Tacticool crowd would boo it off the market before they shipped to most distributors.
     
  13. Speedo66

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    Full sized double action S&W break top, this time in .357.
     
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  14. Jim Watson

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    Or the similar Colt 9.8mm. Better to make that size gun in 9mm, maybe .38 or .40 to avoid having to introduce a new calibre. The last Colt the factory showed to the board in the 1920s had a .38 ACP barrel because all the 9.8 ammo had been shot up in the ca 1912 guns.

    They did. I looked hard at the "Stellar Tracker" .45 ACP with 5 shot clips but the lack of that all important shot, the sixth one, kind of discouraged me. (That was once a Colt slogan comparing the Detective Special to the Terrier and Chiefs Special.)
    There was a gunzine writer who lived nearby. He said his connections would bring him the forthcoming Taurus clip guns in six shot 9mm and .45 ACP and he would let me and a friend campaign them for IDPA SSR. Nothing ever materialized.

    I don't think the S&W frame would hold it. Lots of loose BP top breaks out there.
    But Anderson & Wheeler in England show a seven shot Webley pattern in .357. I don't know if you can actually buy one, even in the Colonies, but it sure looks nice.
    http://andersonwheeler.co.uk/the-gun-room/revolver/

    Me?
    I would like to play with the weight and balance of some otherwise common revolvers.
    A half lug SW 686 six shot (They have made some half lug 7 shot.) and a full lug SW M66, four inch barrels for IDPA SSR.
     
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    Stainless version of the 547, the 9mm gun with an extractor for those rounds.
    I'm fond of the 3913LS - not so fond of the 3rd gen DA/SA mechanism, but I might go for one.
    Update the 432s to take 327 magnums.
     
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    Put me down for models 24 and 16, like they were in the `80's. Or maybe just another run of the model 24 Heritage with a square butt and no lock.

    Colt New Service Shooting Master in .44Mag and .45Colt.

    Colt SAA and Bisley Flat-top Target models in various barrel lengths and chamberings. Colt or high end replica, I don't care.
     
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  17. Mr. Mosin

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    Sweet baby Jesus in the manger.... yes. Except with these grips
     

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  18. Dain Bramage

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    I really liked the S&W Nightguard series, but never bought one. Now, they are rare, and command a premium. A new 396NG or 386NG would be great.
     
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  19. JFrame

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    Read my mind... :cool:

    I bought a 4" model way back when they were going for $100, and let it go... Been kicking myself ever since. :scrutiny:

    Just a fun plinker, and the grip was extremely comfortable for me.
     
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  20. Dave T

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    For recent guns, bring back the Night Guard models. S&W bring back the M2000 Schofield w/ 5" barrel and a proper cylinder pin bushing so it will shoot black powder as it should. Offer N-frame S&Ws with 3.5" and 5" barrels, and while they're at it no more locks. Ruger bring back the 3-screw Old Models. I could go on but the more I think about the stuff I'd like to see the more I realize these things are never going to happen.

    Dave
     
  21. Speedo66

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    If S&W made one, I wouldn't hold them to their original, possibly weak, break top pattern.

    Also, I've seen the Anderson-Wheeler site before, and based on their ad hype, I'm sure theirs goes for a pretty penny.

    If S&W made one, it wouldn't have to have "best London bluing", or luxurious Turkish walnut or ebony as the Anderson-Wheeler does.

    I figure if a Great Britain company can do it, it can also be done by S&W, and for a lot less. Plus, I'd prefer "Born in the USA...".
     
  22. Mr. Mosin

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    Around $12k if memory serves me.
    Or it might’ve been 1.2k... can’t recall
     
  23. Speedo66

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    Doesn't really matter, not much of a difference. lol

    I can't imagine it was only 1200, L's or $.
     
  24. Mr. Mosin

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    Sure there is... lotta overtime between $1200 and $12000
     
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  25. GeoDudeFlorida

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    No no. He meant not much difference between UK Pounds Sterling and US Dollars. Used to be a Pound would buy a C-note.
     
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