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The most classic looking handgun is....

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Mike Sr., Aug 24, 2011.

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  1. Mike Sr.

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    Over the last 40 yrs I must have had 1 or 2 K firearms go thru my hands and into my safe. Way-Back-When [W-B-W]I owned 10 per cent of all S&W Pinned & Recessed 629's. WBW I became enthralled with magnums be it rifle or handgun but now during the twlight years I am less hooked on magnums whether it be rifle or handgun! And I don't own that 10 per cent of 629's.


    A few months ago I went on a mission: to restore a 4 gun collection in S&W 66's. And while thinking about it my mind has been whirling around like dust in a Dyson cannister! Asking myself over and over again: what hangun have I owned which I have liked above all else!
    For 3 reason:
    ---Appearance value
    ---Maintenance value
    ---the Feel value.

    No matter what rationalization I used only one handgun has ever impressed me. Not many new this but there were a number of stainlss model 60's in use
    in VietNam. The stainless gun issue did not get much media attention via TV or the airwaves nor in print! One had to dig deep to find reference to a stainless handgun.

    I got home in 1969 and a year later or so S&W introduced the twin brother to the Model 19. The stainless model 66. This model went thru a number of dramatic changes in design and engineering issue's before evolving into a steady performer. All those dash model represent 'change'.

    Since then and above all others only the 6" model 66 is my quintessential handgun.

    What a piece...
     
  2. oldbear

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    Mike, that's so subjective it's like asking who makes the best looking car, truck, or whatever. Note I was going to say women, but we don't want to ruffle any feathers now do we. I'm going to offer MY list of what were production handguns: 1- S&W N frames (specially the M-27's) , 2- S&W M-19/66; either 2 1/2" or 4",S&W m-586 4". For auto loaders the S&W M-39. I will be the first to admit that the M-39 had some drawbacks caliber was one and they were not always as reliable as they could have been. They have a certain cool factor to them though.
     
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    ...Colt Python.
     
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    Smisth & Wesson Pre-War Pre Model 10
     
  5. Owen Sparks

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    This question is totaly subjective and depends entirely personal opinion. That being said they quit making the model 19 and 66 for a very objective reason.
     
  6. 303tom

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    Ruger Blackhawk !
     
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    NO......... Colt Python, hands down!
     
  9. lucky-gunner

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    I would say Colt Single Action Army.

    Maybe I grew up watching to many westerns but when I think of a handgun the Colt comes to mind. A close second would be a 1911 GI.
     
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    1911, or browning Hi power...

    blue with walnut stocks.
     
  11. Magoo

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    A toss up between Colt's 1911 and Bisley SAA for me.
     
  12. whalerman

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    I kinda like single actions, like a good blackhawk. But this could go on forever. How bout turning it into a photo thread?
     
  13. doc2rn

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    Colt!~Python or Diamondback
     
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    A classic blued Government Model 1911 or a Smith and Wesson Model 27.... with a 3.5 inch barrel.
     
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    This. When I think of "classic handguns" those are the two that come to MY mind. Colt SAA and M1911/M1911A1. So many others too, but those two at the top.
     
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    Ruger Vaquero 45 colt

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  18. ccsniper

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    WOW!!!!!!! I seriously drooled over that pic!!!
     
  19. TexasBill

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    Smith & Wesson Model 15 Combat Masterpiece.
     
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    the

    Luger.
     
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    I shall put in another vote for the Colt Python.
     
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    I don't want to drive the prices of the Colt Python higher than they already are; so I'll vote the Colt SAA. :D
     
  23. Jonah71

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    My first choice as well.
     
  24. 303tom

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    Works for me !
     
  25. scramasax

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    3 1/2" S&W model 27,Colt Python bought in 1968 factory tuned for $98.36.

    I could go on I have no one favorite pistol, I do prefer all metal guns be they wheelguns or autos.

    Cheers,

    ts
     
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