Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MidRoad, Jan 22, 2020.
A new production stainless 1875 Remington in .357....since we are dreaming, lol.
Mine's easy a P&R M65 3" barrel. My house was burglarized back in '04 and mine was stolen along with 3 other guns. I was able to pick up a 65-1 4" which I love but I have never found a 3" at a price a retiree on a fixed budget can afford.
Here is a quick pick of my latest "grail" quest.
After years of admiration, months of contemplation, and weeks of counseling, I bought this 2½" s&w 66.
It shoots like a laser, as predicted by a fellow thr member.
He did fail to warn me that with every shot, my ears would flap, and my drawers would fall down around my ankles. I gotta get some milder ammo reloaded. These PMC bronze jsp 158s shoot great.....but wow!, they'll clear your sinuses too!.
Most revolvers Americans are used to seeing are based on Colt or Smith designs, widely copied worldwide. Most gunheads would recognize a Webley or Mateba, but they're rarities.
However, the French Systeme Delvigne design was also used worldwide, mostly in the French Empire, a few makers in Belgium and Germany, and... Russia. The variant most people would recognize is the 1895 Nagant "gas seal" revolver. Only a few of the non-Russian variants had that.
There were probably more Nagants than all the rest of the Delvignes put together, but variants were made with left or right swinging cylinders, single or double action, and calibers up to .44.
The "gas seal" was primarily a means of minimizing corrosion from old-style powders and corrosive primers; if you've ever had to clean a black powder revolver, the residue gets *everywhere*. It also provides absolutely accurate indexing of each chamber to the bore as the cylinder slides over the mouth of the barrel, and there's no sideways flash from a breech gap.
I'd love to have something on that pattern, either with a swing-out cylinder or top break, chambered in .357 Magnum.
Oh, and the "gas seal" mechanism has a pivoted breechblock that holds the rim of the cartridge firmly against the cylinder when in battery; the cartridge can't back out. So if you wanted a bottleneck cartridge you wouldn't have any problems with the cylinder jamming due to case setback.
That is a wonderfully concise run-down on that system.
You've tilted me a bit towards it in a *dream* scenario as well.
Me though? I'd love to see that built into a wadcutter .38 and a wadcutter .44 at only the length needed to shoot those rounds. Essentially case length only +.
Wait..... maybe a .32 or 9mm wadcutter as well. Now I want all four and don't care about the lack of 9mm wadcutter. I'd make it work.
I may be the only buyer but DAMN, it sounds cool.
there’s a nice one on gunbroker now. It doesn’t show if it comes with the scope rail or not, but it’s nice... anybody want to buy a jonboat?
I have a couple of them, first was my near mint Dan Wesson 715 6" VH, which to this day is my best GB score ever. I got the gun with upgraded sights, 3 grips, some parts, and one of the junk plastic wrenches, in the original box with the receipt, all for $269 in 2006.
Like this, but the front sight is different:
Last year I got the next one, an S&W 28-2 6", very nice shape. No box or anything else, but it's just got a little holster wear on both sides of the muzzle. A light turn ring, and some whitish rubber grips, which I replaced immediately..
Bad cellphone pic, it looks better in person.
And if it works out, the next one will be a 28-2 4" in even better shape than the 6". It does have the magna grips, which I don't like at all, both for looks and for shooting, they will be replaced by something similar to the Coke Bottle grips, maybe the same Altimonts I put on the 6" gun.
And the last one will be a 686, pre lock, 4".
And that will be it for revolvers, except for maybe a Dan Wesson 22, but the prices on them are insane.
A small .38 made just for wadcutters so it can be shrunk a bit more than a J-Frame.
Airweight in 45LC.
10 shot .32 mag HD revolver with rails on top for a dot and bottom for a light.
That is very weird looking 9mm wheelgun, and it looks like something the Joker would pack. And I don't think that 9mm is going to gain that much in that long of a barrel, and comp on a 9mm wheelgun?, I can understand one on a semi-auto but a heavy-ish wheelgun, it's superfluous, the only real thing I can appreciate about is the 8 round capacity but it requires moonclips, now if someone was going to shoot 9mm Major in it, it makes somewhat more sense. And this is comming from someone whom owns one of my "dream wheelguns" of a 7.5" barreled SRH in 480 Ruger.
Actually not so absurd at all, that Raging Judge has multi-caliber functionally, you could have birdshot 410 in one chamber, pellet in another, 454 in another, 45 Colt in another and 45 Schofield in another.
Nice score there gun and shot placement wise, Armored Farmer.
And if you ran out of all of those bullets you could still get the job done with your 13 inch 5 pound hammergun
My dad's 5 screw 6-1/2" S&W 44 mag mine now #1
My issued duty revolver they gave me S&W 2-1/2" 66 they engraved my initials in it. #2
A friend of mine recently decided to slow down and sell out some of his stuff, so I popped by to see what he has. Shooting strictly competition, I picked out a way way underpriced 1911 Government model, and while fiddling with it, he walked out with a sly grin and came back with this. Darn, I'm in love!
Yes, it's a Frontier Scout.
But for more realistic desires, something I can actually put to good use here, a Manurhin MR-73 with 2.75" barrel. It fits right into local small revolver class limits with 1 mm to spare. The elongated rear sight would be an appreciated option.
Since manurhin don't make 44's, I'll try find an early Smith 29 in good shape, and I'll have all the revolvers I'm allowed to "need" for now.
S&W 629 .44 Magnum Blue Frame 6.5".
Actually .45AR precludes the use of any other rimmed cartridge. In this case it would be everything but .45AR.
Interesting, then I change 45 Auto Rimmed to 45 Schofield
Airweight 4" K-frame with adjustable sights.
L Frame, Gp100, or Python in 41 mag.
Colt New Service, with adjustable sights and a set of modern grips.
I think I got them. Really like my Ruger Vaquero Bisleys. 45's...is there any other caliber,...really?
Not really -- anything that needs to be done with a handgun can be done with either a .22 LR or a .45.
A 6" 454 Casull made by Freedom Arms.
I’d sure like a mid 50’s highway patrolman...
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