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The Smith I miss most came back home today, 14-3

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bikemutt, Jun 20, 2015.

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  1. bikemutt

    bikemutt Member

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    I owned a S&W pre-14 a few years back that I loved, then I foolishly sold it. That darn revolver was so accurate it made even me look good. I've had seller's remorse ever since.

    Well, I just happened to park across the street from a local gun store this morning, by accident of course. Then I accidentally, again, opened the door to this gun store and walked in, by accident.

    There she was, a model 14. Included the original box but not the original grips. I couldn't resist; $575 and she's in my safe. I sure hope she shoots as good as the one I sold :)

    Thought I'd share the story and a couple pictures with you folks.

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  2. red rick

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    Very nice looking 14 . It looks like it has never been shot .
     
  3. Smith357

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    Nice Model 14 , I never met a Masterpiece that could not shoot better than I can. My Model 14 is the last gun I would ever part with.
     
  4. witchhunter

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    I want one too!
     
  5. stu1ritter

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    Looks like you picked up a near new Model 14. Great buy.
    Stu
     
  6. Radagast

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    Score! Can't even see a turn line. :)
     
  7. TfflHndn

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    Beautiful gun! Nice score.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    bikemutt

    Nice story, even nicer gun! Hope it's another tackdriver as your first one was.
     
  9. bikemutt

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    Thanks all for the kind words. Anyone know what grips this one most likely came with? On the box the stocked is marked as "S".
     
  10. CajunBass

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    It would have probably had Magna stocks. I think the "S" stands for "Standard" but that's pretty much a SWAG. Magna's and a T-grip would be nice looking and functional. But the targets ain't bad either.

    I don't have a 14, but do have a 15, which is pretty much a 4" version of the same thing. Great guns, that's for sure.
     
  11. ApacheCoTodd

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    Even going backwards to "buy back in"...

    Think how much more you'll appreciate this new beauty.

    Good for you!

    Todd.
     
  12. red rick

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    You could remove the grips and see if the serial number is on the inside of the grip .
     
  13. bikemutt

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    Well, the first clue these were not the original grips is the pistol would not fit in the serial number matched box:eek:. The "S" was also a clue as these are target grips I think, probably would say "T".
     
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    Congrats on your second Model 14! I really need to take mine out more often, feed it some 148 grain wadcutters. My 14-4 came with magnas when I bought in used in 2006. Though I still have them, I put on a set of Ahrends S&W Tactical stocks.


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  15. 788Ham

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    They are dandies Bike! I scored a 6" 14 about 6 months ago, made in '51, not shot much either, the face of the cylinder still has factory bluing on it. Enjoy!
     
  16. entropy

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    Looks like my Dad's first duty gun; He traded it for a Colt Trooper when his Dept. OK'd .357's.
     
  17. dakota1911

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    Those were nice pistols. If I didn't accidentally walk into gun stores all the time I would have a lot more money but less fun.
     
  18. rklessdriver

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    Very nice. Good buy at $575.
    Congrats.
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  19. horsemen61

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    Awesome buy
     
  20. sgtstryker

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    Very nice gun..Great deal. too. I've been wanting a 14 for awhile..In the early Adam 12 series, Malloy and Reed carried the 14, I believe it was the LAPD standard back then. Great shooting revolver..
     
  21. bikemutt

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    Funny-ish story on my pre-14. I met a bud in Portland, OR a few years back at a shooting range. It was one of those days, I'm sure you've all had one, or two, or more, where I could not miss. He watched me put up a 10 yard group where the last 4 rounds went though the same hole with that old pre-14, double-action to boot.

    My mission-impossible with this 14, which I've decided to accept, is to repeat the feat and thereby put another smile on my mug :)
     
  22. Saddlebag Preacher

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    First season of Adam 12 they were using Model 14's with this barrel length. Was watching it yesterday on MeTV.
     
  23. natman

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    Great gun. I have two, an 8 3/8" 14 and a 6" Target Masterpiece. Both are extremely accurate and very well made. Even though single action is the natural way to fire one of these, IMO they were considered something of a flagship gun and got extra attention during assembly because both of mine have exceptionally smooth double action pulls. Here's a pic of the long one:

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    Enjoy your new gun.
     
  24. rondog

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    Beautiful! Nothing like a S&W revolver! Never had a 14, had two gorgeous 19-4's though. Currently have a new 586-? and a police trade-in 10-8.
     
  25. dscampbell

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    A 1951 gun is my grail gun as it is my birth year. If you ever decide to part with it please let me know.
    de N6DOA
     
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