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What is your dream revolver?

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

  1. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    For many years my dream revolver was a Smith and Wesson Triple Lock.

    It turns out I have four of them now. All chambered for 44 Special.

    This was my first one.It shipped November of 1908.

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    This nickel plated one one came next. It shipped in October of 1915.

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    This one shipped in 1913. I don't know the month.

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    This is my favorite. Hardly a drop of blue left on it, it shipped in December of 1907. Because the finish is almost all gone, I got it for a steal, $650. And it is the best shooter of the bunch. Roy Jinks told me it shipped in December of 1907, which is weird because all the books say the TL was not cataloged until 1908. Still, I have to go with what Roy told me, he should know. The SN is very low, below 200.

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    You guys who want a Top Break, I'll make you drool a little with my favorites, an almost matched pair of S&W New Model Number Threes, chambered for 44 Russian.

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    Bannockburn, I almost have your dream Colt. I have a couple of 2nd Gens with 4 3/4" barrels, but alas they were made in the late 1960s.


    I guess my bucket list revolver these days would be a Smith and Wesson Registered Magnum. I had a chance at a couple, but they were awful beat up. The nice ones are a bit beyond my reach.
     
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  2. Rio Laxas

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    A Manurhin MR73 scaled up to accommodate 6 rounds of .44 Special.
     
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  3. ontarget

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    My dream gun is the SAA they use in all the old western movies.
    You know......the one that never seems to need a reload and shoots out a gnats eye at a couple hundred yards.
    Yeah ...thats my dream revolver.
     
  4. beag_nut

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    As a reference to a Schofield (to cite one wonderful top-break) see the remake of the movie "3:10 to Yuma", where one of the bad guys has two of them.
     
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  5. Dave T

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    Kevin,

    I built the same gun but came at it a little differently.

    Living in the arid Southwest, I'm not as enamored of stainless as most people. I liked the idea of a 45 ACP Mountain Gun but S&W never offered one in blued steel. I came across a used M25-2 that someone had fitted a Model of 1950 tapered 45 barrel into. It was 6.5" long but I was already invisioning it cut to 4" when I bought the gun. At the time (the 90s) I had a good friend who was a fine S&W pistol smith. I sent the gun to him with the instructions to cut the barrel to 4" then pin the front ramp to the rib and pin the sight to the ramp, just the way they used to do it. I also asked him to round butt it, just like you did. I'm not as dis-satisfied with it as you are. (smile)

    It was my favorite shooting revolver for a number of years and I even shot it in competition a few times just for fun. I'd post a picture of it but I can't figure out how to post pictures here anymore.

    Dave
     
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  6. Corpral_Agarn

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    I have one.

    It's so-so.

    They messed with the tolerances on the reproductions to accommodate the longer 45 Colt cartridge.

    The result is a gun that binds up in less than 50 rounds of smokeless.

    when it works it's real fun, though.
     
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  7. beag_nut

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    Well, that's not what I had in mind. I mean a full-blown new top-break in .357 by an established maker like Ruger or Smith, etc.
     
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  8. Corpral_Agarn

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    We are on the same page, my dude.

    hell a 9 shot 327 mag would be pretty cool.

    OR a modern, cartridge, LeMatte

    WHY?




    because 'MERICA
     
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    Ohhhhh, max's .500 maximum. That'll do. What'd ya say @MaxP , put me in your will?
     
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  10. KnightHawk

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    N frame Smith 5 shot 50 SPL, with 4" or 5" bbl. I read about the 50 spl and it sounds about right. I'm Interested in a 275 to 325 .510 dia. grain slug at 800 to 900 fps. I believe it was a 1" case. The same 5 shot 50 spl in a Ruger flat top would be sweet.
    Colt Diamond Back 4" in 38 spl and a matching twin in 22lr.
    Blue steel only for me thanks.
     
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  11. WisBorn

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    I would like to see a light weight L frame in 41 mag. Similar to the S&W 69.
     
  12. ocob

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    Chiappa Rhino 5 shot 44 Magnum with a 6 inch barrel.
     
  13. 94045

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    I don't have a grail, just an ever changing list.

    I think the 5-Shot Ruger SBH in .480 Ruger is on top right now.
     
  14. Tilos

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    My dream revolver is more a range gun than anything unique or exotic like most guns mentioned here.
    A six shot/adj sites/4.2-6" barreled 9mm, stainless would be ideal.
    This is a close as I've come in my search, RIA AL 9.0, not even available yet:

    :D
     
  15. Brian Williams

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    I think this looks like a great fun, give us some details!


    Now for mine;
    #1, a S&W model 12, blued with a 3 inch standard weight barrel and a round grip frame made with updated material for the frame and with the thinner frame that requires the thicker cut grips. With a matching T grip adapter.

    #2, a legit S&W 942, blued with a 2.5 inch barrel with better/modern frame materials to handle the 9mm. I have a 642 that I installed a 940 cylinder but I am not sure the 642 will hold up to lots of 9mm. I think a shortened frame with a smaller cylinder window and a short 9mm cylinder, beef up the J frame like an L frame is to a K.

    #3, an engraved silver plated Colt SAA in 45 Colt with a 4 3/4" barrel

    #4, a blue steel, casehardened frame, brass 1851 grip, Colt SAA in 45 Colt with a 7.5" barrel.
     
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  16. StrawHat

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    Duplicate deleted.
     
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  17. StrawHat

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    Probably should have added photos. Here you go.

    Kevin
     
  18. JTQ

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    I know it's probably physically impossible, but I'd like to have an L-Frame in a 6 shot .45 Auto.

    A 4" N-Frame in .45 Auto, like above, would be next on the list.
     
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  19. Beach Bum

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    I have always thought that a revolver in 223 , would be pretty slick, if that's not in the cards...
    I would like the manufacturers to just blow us away with something new, cutting edge new .....
    After all it's 2020 A.D.............Take care.....B.B.....
     
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  20. Tilos

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    Like this one too 6" barrel/no moon clips, Charter Arms, no ejector rod shroud though:
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    Quoted myself :uhoh:
    :D
     
  21. .38 Special

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    I did a full write-up in the blackpowder section. The short version is that there is a fellow in Texas, associated with the Long Hunter's outfit, who for a while was buying raw forgings from Taylor's and then building the guns from the bottom up. Draw-filing and hand-lapping and rust bluing, along with all the tricks for reliability and accuracy - and useable sights! It is one of the most accurate guns I have, fits my hand perfectly, and has a wonderful trigger. Combined with the relaxed pace of blackpowder shooting, the gun is a joy to me.
     
  22. .38 Special

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    I think the .50 Special is a great idea and I really don't understand why it isn't everywhere. Bowen makes one on the Redhawk frame, patterned after the 1917, and that is a gun on my list, just as soon as I hit the lottery.
     
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  23. Corpral_Agarn

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    I am waiting for someone to get caseless ammunition figured out
     
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  24. StrawHat

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    A 5 shot L frame is not doable, the cylinder is not large enough.

    Kevin
     
  25. Armored farmer

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    I have been fortunate enough to own a 4" Python. It is truly a great revolver. The smoothness and accuracy are undeniable.
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    My bnl recently got a new Nighthawk Custom target gun. It is impressive. Perhaps the finest revolver made.
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    I just bought a grail gun of mine. A s&w 66 snub. It's not even home yet.

    Next may be a 6" s&w 617
     
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