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What is your dream revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MidRoad, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. MidRoad
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    Yea I know another dream/what if thread. Did a search and looks like it's been a long while since we've had one in the revolver section. With that said.

    What is your dream revolver? Do you have it already? Would it be a customized revolver that's currently made? Or something of your design? Maybe a new caliber? Whatever it is let's hear it,pics if you got them!
     
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    I'll start, mines a bit odd but was pondering it on the way home from work the other day.

    Id like to mainly see a new caliber designed around L-frame/gp100 sized guns
    -10mm/40 caliber bullet
    -OAL same as .357/41 mag
    -Rimmed case,with a roll crimp
    -Standard load being 220gr @ 1200 fps (6" barrel), with bullets from 180gr-240gr being availible

    Yes it's just about the same as top end 10mm and low end 41 mag. But the whole idea behind my thinking is it will be able to fit into an L-frame/gp100 safely with 6 rounds. Which is something 41 mag can't do. It would have lower pressure than 10mm because it's roughly 1/3" longer case, plus a roll crimp to allow warmer loads in bigger platforms such a SRH, Blackhawks, or an nframe if one wanted to. To add to it the potential to have convertible 40 SW cylinders on single actions for cheap plinking, and possibly cut for moon clips on the double actions to also shoot 40SW/10mm , but not sure how that would work out especially with 40 needing to make a long jump to the forcing cone.

    As for platform to complete my dream revolver. I would like a 6" gp100 chambered in this new rimmed 10mm. Full action job, half lug, stainless, custom grips, Bowen sights, and the barrel cut with Ruger scope mounts so I could toss a scope on it with QD rings. Would make a handy hunting gun for North East white tail with the scope, with the ability to easily remove the scope of I just want to bum around in the woods.

    Ain't going to happen, but I can sure dream!
     
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  3. CajunBass

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    I'm a Smith and Wesson guy, but the gun I've always wanted is a 4" Colt Python, in blue steel. I don't think the Python was any "better" as a gun, but I just loved the way they look.

    When others were all gaga over Harry Callahan's Model 29 in "Dirty Harry," it was the motorcycle cops Pythons in Magnum Force I lusted for. :)

    I had one for a short time actually, but lost my job and had to sell it. I got one of the new ones with a 6" barrel, and will be watching for a 4.2 inch one, but I don't think I'll ever own another one in blue.

    BTW: That's a Smith and Wesson 581, in nickel in my avatar. It's close to a 4" Python...but it still didn't scratch the itch. :rofl:
     
  4. mcb

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    I have posted this rambling idea here once before. Don't take it too serious...

    How about this? I want a revolver that reloads fast, has enough power to hunt with but not so over-powered as to be abusive on my wrists or ears. It needs to throw fat heavy bullets. It has to work with or without moonclips. It’s got to be fun and easy.
    This is not a concealed carry revolver. With a shorter barrel it might have served as a good service/duty revolver in a bygone and less civilized era but it would be for open carry in the woods, on the tractor, or punching big holes in cardboard and scaring all the old guys at an IDPA match. It needs to blend the features of Webley into the classic lines of a 6XX N-frame. It needs to be big but not wholly unwieldy.

    So first we need a new cartridge. 12x24mm GRD (Grumpy Revolver Dude). 12x24mm GRD is short and fat for quick reliable loading and ejecting from a revolver. It launches big bore 12mm bullets (.475-inch diameter for you imperial bastards). Max pressure would be a moderate 24,000 psi with a goal of 600-800 ft-lbs of muzzle energy depending on bullet weight. The moderate pressure would keep it easy on your ears, especially when hunting with no ear-pro. Heavy bullets (~400gr) would be sub-sonic at 800-850 fps. Light bullets in the 275 gr range, would approach 1200fps. Case length would be 24mm and would be semi-rimless (yes I said semi-rimless, pay attention!). The case would use large pistol primers (Why not?). A large extractor groove to allow the use of very thick (.040-.050 inch thick) robust moonclips (MOONCLIPS RULE!!!) in the large extractor groove. Semi-rimless (<- see it was important ->) would also allow the cartridges to head space on the cartridge rim in the absence of moonclips. The Cylinder would be cut much as a cylinder for an rimmed cartridge is cut for moonclips

    Now the Revolver: It would be a top break revolver with a locking mechanism similar to the old Webley Mark VI (why? because top break revolvers need to make a comeback). Don’t worry with the moderate pressure of 12x24mm GRD and modern metallurgy we can keep a top break revolver from doing a grenade impersonation. It would have a thumb lever to break down the revolver on both sides making it completely ambidextrous. Auto ejection on opening (Duh!). It would have a full under-lug barrel like a S&W N-frame (it looks good and sucks up the recoil). It would come in 3, 4, 5, and 6.5 inch barrels. Slip-in replaceable front sights like many of the new S&W revolvers (Not sure why this is not on more revolvers). The rear sight would be fixed (fixed sights are fixed and that is good), machined into the top break latch like a Webley. Though the frame would be drilled and tapped for a scope mount or adjustable rear sight. The adjustable rear sights would require a sight-less low-profile top break latch to be installed. The cylinder would be a 6-shot cylinder that would be slightly larger in diameter than an N-frame (1.56-inch) but not nearly as big as an X-frame (1.875-inch). Approximately 1.625-1.7 inch in diameter, just enough material to safely contain our moderately powerful 12x24mm GRD cartridge. The cylinder would be short, ~1.5 inch which is shorter than a K-frame. The fire control would be a traditional double/single action with a light-weight short-spur hammer to encourage double action shooting (double action is what real men use for all but super long range shots). The grip frame would be a round butt. The OEM grips would be round butt, rubber, without finger grooves. Square butt conversion grips would be available for you heathens. (Finger grooves would void the warranty.) The cylinder would be fluted, non-fluted cylinders would not be made or allowed (too damn ugly and no class). It would come in brushed or bead blasted stainless steel or for the Mall Ninjas a tough PVD flat-black finish would be available.(no damn shiny, chrome, or polished blued finish this ain’t no damn safe queen)

    Now that would be a damn near perfect revolver!
     
  5. Steve Milbocker

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    I’m not sure I could limit my dreams to one. The older Smiths and Rugers I’ve always admired. As much as I love the double action I have come to the conclusion that for me they don’t point as naturally as a single action. So perhaps I just bought my dream revolver, a customized Blackhawk. I don’t think I could do better. F2746DB2-D9DA-445F-852F-50CE84F76246.jpeg
     
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    My dream doesn't exist yet. When it is born it will be a top-break DA in .357. With today's steels it should be doable. But maybe there isn't much of a market for it.
     
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    One of these.
     

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  8. MidRoad
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    Saw your thread last night, congrats on that one she's a beaut.

    Did you sneak into my house and barrow my window sill for that pic? :rofl: KIMG0947~3.JPG
     
  9. bassjam

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    Mine's simple enough. I want a nice looking S&W 17 that's just shooter grade enough that I don't feel bad putting a ton of rounds through it. In reality I'll take any M17 that's in my price range though.
     
  10. BullRunBear

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    My two favorite centerfire calibers (at the moment) are 41 magnum and 32 long. I would love to have a stainless Blackhawk with an 8 and a fraction barrel in 41 mag. Then a K-32, again with a long barrel. Of course both would have custom grips. Strictly for targets.

    This was actually a tough question. I'm lucky to have some wonderful revolvers that cover all the calibers I enjoy.

    Jeff
     
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  11. chicharrones

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    S&W already makes several dream guns I want. Which is an 8 shot .357 mag of some sort.

    I'm going to have to sell off something to justify the expense and make room, though. :(
     
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    Totally impractical for anything, but a monstrous modern take on the1847 Walker that was chambered for a hard hitting round that would have its recoil soaked up by 4lbs of steel.
     
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    I don't know why but top breaks fascinate me.

    A reliable 8 shot top break in 357 (hey, I can dream, can't I?)

    I also think a 454 casull in a top break would be cool.

    I recognize, if course, that none of these are plausible...
     
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    I would be happy with a short barreled Super BlackHawk with the dragoon grip of the regular SBH. It's just a dream that I won't do anything about.
     
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    Same revolver I've wanted since I was 7 years old (I had one then, but it fired caps and wasn't quite as nice): the Lone Ranger gun.

    Lone Ranger gun 2.jpg
     
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    1) Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt with a 4 3/4" barrel. Must have been made in the 1950s. (Must be Blued/CCH/Ivory stocks)
    2) S&W Model 27 with a 5" barrel. Must have been made in the 1950s.
    3) S&W Model 57 with a 4" barrel. Must have been made in the 1960s.

    Any one of these three would qualify as my Dream Revolver.
     
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    I guess that I would have to say that there are three, and I own all of them.

    Going from large to small, first is the Ruger Redhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP. Great woods gun allowing enough oomph for bruins and a quick change to plinking rounds. Carried in a chest holster to keep your hands free to fish, etc.

    Second is a 3" Kimber K6S. Almost perfect CCW revolver, same functionality of the S&W 13/65, but in a smaller package with better sights and an excellent trigger. Can be carried IWB or OWB.

    Third is the gun that you can toss in your pocket for a trip to the mailbox or maybe a late night run to the drug store. A S&W 60 no dash carrying .38 Special +P. Small enough to fit just about anywhere, and all steel construction to manage recoil.
     
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    Top breaks seem to be a popular request so far.
     
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    I want to get a 5.5" Blackhawk bisley in either .44 magnum or .45 Colt and make it my own.
    Either a banded or octagon barrel.
    Custom action work done by one of the masters.
    Grips by Rowen.

    It'll happen. Just may be a while.
     
  20. George P

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    In dreamland? Make it a Korth 357.......................
     
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    I think Fiv3r is the closest so far!! Lol

    Though all these sound like great revolvers, I'm still enamored with the Colt open top platform. At this point, I'd like a modern, cartridge version of a 3rd Mod. Dragoon (stainless would be fine) capable of firing "Ruger only" .45C's. It would be wedge-less and have the ability to quickly change to different barrel lengths. A modern S.A. with a nod to the past!! A true BFR!!!

    Mike
     
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    I wish there were more large capacity/light weight revolvers in 38/357 and 32/327. I also wish more small revolvers would utilize quality front and rear sights.
     
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    S&W in .357Max.
     
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    I have been fortunate to own a few of my dream revolvers as I had them built the way I wanted them (by Jack Huntington) and here they are:

    Blackhawk in .500 JRH
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    .500 Maximum Ruger
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    DA/SA 357/9mm convertible that does not require moon clips.

    Basically a Blackhawk Convertible but on a GP100 platform. 8 shot would help.
     
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