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S&W Model 24

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by tomrkba, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. tomrkba

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  2. forindooruseonly

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    Both the revolver and photography are excellent, that's some nice eye candy!
     
  3. Sam Cade

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    That is a seriously handsome weapon.
     
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    Beautiful! Love them N-frame .44Spl's. :)
     
  5. Lucky Derby

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    Very nice.
     
  6. CajunBass

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    Now that's a nice one.

    Mine is a 4", 24-3. Picked it up with the box and papers not long ago.

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  7. Remllez

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    Very nice piece!! The smooth dark grips really make the blueing on that gun POP.
     
  8. tipoc

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    Nice looking gun.

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  9. PabloJ

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    Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product. Another skeleton in "S&W Unsuccessful Product Closet".
     
  10. bannockburn

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    Well to each his own but I would love to have a Model 24 to go with my Ruger Blackhawk in. 44 Special. Not everybody needs or wants .44 Magnum performance in their revolvers.
     
  11. rcmodel

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    +1

    I have a 1950 Target that is both lighter and handier to carry then any Model 29.

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    And if a 240 grain Keith SWC at 950 - 1,000 FPS won't kill it, a .44 Mag wouldn't kill it either.

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    And... That big slug at modest velocity is tons more pleasant to shoot.

    I recall my only experience with an M29 years ago, my shootin' buddy's gun. He had obtained this piece at some difficulty (the height of "Dirty Harry" popularity...) and had loaded up some 200 full-house rounds.

    We were going to shoot it all up.... We both lasted a couple of cylinders-full and put the thing away.
    He pulled all those bullets, reloaded with a charge giving about 900 fps, and added some smooth grips... Much more pleasant.
     
  13. ozarkguy

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    Love those .44 Specials. Here's my Lew Horton 624




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    I truly feel sorry for you.
     
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    I'm sure it's just the samples I had on hand at the time but, I never could get a .44 mag to shoot a .44 special round with a great deal of accuracy. The dedicated .44 special guns I found to be more accurate.
     
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    Nice looking gun but with availability of .44Mag on same frame totally pointless product.
    I truly feel sorry for you.


    I have to agree.
     
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    Similar, but not the same. Even though the 29 is a half inch shorter, it is still five ounces heavier. There is a measurable difference in how they feel in the hand. The 24 comes with better sights and the .44Spl covers 99% of what I need doing. Some folks just don't get it and that's okay, more wonderful sixguns for me. :)

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    Sorry you feel that way but I gotta disagree with you. And I had a 29-2 with a 4" barrel. There was a big difference in the feel of the two guns. The tapered barrel, and slightly shorter cylinder make a lighter and trimmer package. Once I got the 24, I never shot the 29 again. It went on down the road, and has never been missed.
     
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    When I want to shoot 44 mag (which is seldom) I use this one




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    To the OP- who made the grips in the second Picture? I'm pretty sure they aren't factory.
     
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    Isn't the OP's a 3"? Less than 4" of bbl isn't .44 mag territory to me anyway.
     
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    An explanation of WHY the .44 Special is chosen by some over the .44 Magnum might be in order. I also feel sorry for you, but you need not live uninformed any longer. :) First of all, the weight and balance of the respective guns chambered for both are totally different. The cylinders of the .S&W 44 Specials (except these late ones, which use the same cylinder as the .44 Magnum) are shorter and lighter, as are the Special's barrels (they are trimmer and lighter, also). This makes for easier guns to carry, and even makes some lighter than comparable .357's on the "L" frame. Unless you NEED the power of the .44 Mag, why haul extra weight around? (How many of us truly run around in bear country, or get to down a mule deer at 600 yards, right?:D) Add the fact that a gun just MIGHT shoot better with cylinders and chambers correctly chambered for the cartridge (hence, .44 Special ammo maybe not performing as well in .44 Mag guns as they do in the Specials) and you have another reason. If you only need, want, or can afford just one gun, then by all means get a .44 Mag. But if you handload, or like a truly well balanced, packable revolver, or just like the nostalgia and worthy reputation of the "lil" .44 Special, why not give it a try? If you carry it all day, and shoot one for awhile, they kind of grow on you.
     
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    I like my S&W M24 because it is lighter than my old M29 and I no longer can fire heavy loads, anyway.

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    Not a good pic but here it is along with my M18.
     
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    One of my top fav wheel guns....here are my twins (624 & 24-3 44SPL)

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    Hey! How about conforming to the "Drool Alert Protocol" Guys? Now I hafta change my shirt.:cuss: Seriously, some handsome revolvers. Thanks for sharing.
     
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