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What's your best looking revolver,

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 460Shooter, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. 460Shooter

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    and if you display it, how?

    We've had a number of threads lately asking what's you best shooting, what's your favorite, and what's your oldest revolver. They've all been really fun. Let's keep the fun going.

    This thread is about looks. What's your best looking revolver in your opinion. Pick one, or two if you have a tie. Do you choose to display it? If so, how?

    Please don't lecture or pontificate about the hazards of displaying guns or about lack of security. We've done that already, we're all adults, and we all make our own choices.

    To my eyes, this is my nicest looking revolver as far as fit and finish, proportions, and overall appeal.


    I got it lettered a few years ago by S&W. I made a copy of the letter, folded and pinned it as a backdrop for a shadow box, and set the revolver inside a curio cabinet in my living room.

    Sorry for the poor image quality, but I was shooting through glass and there is a mirror on the back of the cabinet.

    Here's another Shadow boxed gun that sits in the cabinet on the other side of the TV stand. Its debatably pretty but I really just wanted to share the shadow box display. It's a pinfire I've posted pics of before and this one has an old design drawing of a pinfire cartridge as a backdrop that I found in the internet.

    Gotta say I like the Shadow box displays, and I like having guns on display in my home. When they're real lookers they make me happy when I stop and stare for a moment.
     
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  2. kscharlie

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    That is a very nice looking RP. Your shadow box display is also very attractive. Of all my revolvers, the one I find the "nicest looking" is a pre-model marked "45 Cal. Model 1955".

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  3. aarondhgraham

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    I have some very pretty S&W's,,,
    And generally prefer them to any Colt,,,
    But this 6" Trooper Mk-III in .22 LR is just a lovely gun.

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    Someday I'll order another wood case from Hampels to display her and her .357 Magnum sister.

    Aarond

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  4. WheelGunMan

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    That very subjective.....mine is my SP101 DAO .357 5720P.jpg
     
  5. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Either one, depends on the day......:D
     
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    On the weekends, I would say this one.....:)
     

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    th.jpg This one isnt mine but peacemakers are handsome revolvers. The best looking revolvers in my opinion are blued with wood grips and have a half lug. Hard to beat the old N frames imo. See post #2.
    th-1.jpg These things are pretty too for a full lug. The old N's have it beat it though imo. Eye of the beholder type of thing.
     
  10. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    I think probably my best looking revolver is this 38-40 Bisley Colt from 1907. Still a fair amount of colors left on the frame and the blue is pretty good on the barrel. Although I suspect somebody fire blued the screws fairly recently.

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    This Bislely Colt from 1908 is pretty nice, but it has been reworked a bit. Somebody fitted a 2nd Gen 44 Special barrel and cylinder to it, and put on some fancy after market grips. Still, I think it's pretty nice looking.

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    My 44 Russian S&W New Model Number Three from 1882 is pretty nice. It went back to the factory for a refinish in 1965.

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    Slightly more modern is this S&W Model 14-3 from 1974. Still looks brand spanky new.

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    Then there is this terrific K-32 Masterpiece from 1954. It shoots as good as it looks, although it was refinished in 1957.

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  11. Driftwood Johnson

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    OK lewwallace. I give up, what is that?

    Belgian?
     
  12. bannockburn

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    Best looking in a cap and ball revolver:

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    Colt Model 1860 Army revolver

    Best looking in a cartridge revolver:

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    S&W Model 686 revolver
     
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  14. robhof

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    002.JPG I do so love the looks of the DW Supermags, and the versatility of the interchangeable barrels!
     
  15. CajunBass

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    I'm going to have to go with these. It just depends on the day.

    Model 27-2 from 1980 I believe. I'm told the 4" barrel is somewhat unusual on a 27-2. It has it's own presentation case.

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    Model 28-2. Also from around 78-80.

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    And one last one. Like I said, it just depends on which I'm looking at right now.

    629-4

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    What can I say? I have a thing for 4" N-frames.
     
  16. ColtPythonElite

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    This one looks pretty good.

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    I believe the Python rates as one of tge most appealing revolvers ever made.
    Part of its' appeal can only be fully realized by shooting it.
     
  19. ColtPythonElite

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    Yeah, I am not shy about shooting mine.

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  20. Walkalong

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    This one is pretty to me. One of only two nickle plated guns I have.
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  21. Barry loyd

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    861590C4-A1BE-4F17-9E30-90D9DA7BB10E.jpeg Forgive my nasty cleaning mat but my Security Six is my best looking.
     
  22. WestKentucky

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    11A11F9C-5128-459E-B254-8110A74C01A1.jpeg I have ugly guns. My 30-1 is easily the best looking of the bunch. That’s going to change soon though when I get wood shingles on the Taurus and Single Six. If I ever reblue my model 10 it will be in the running. It’s certainly not the potmetal POS family.

    Here’s my 32 caliber family.
     
  23. 2ndtimer

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    Can't decide between these two:
    Model 28 Smith and Colt Diamondback .22
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  24. cfullgraf

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    I'm with Walkalong, nickel plated guns are sure pretty.

    My trio of Model 25-5's, the 4" nickel one was my first nickel plated one. I did not really want a nickel plated gun, but it filled out my Model 25-5 collection. It has grown on me.

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    I've posted these before ... recently in fact.

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