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Would like to buy a "classic" S&W revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sleepyone, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. S&Wfan

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    An adjustable sight Model 19 or 686 would be nice, as would their fixed-sight "brothers," the Model 13 and 681 respectively.

    I've found the fixed sight models to shoot right to point of aim with the proper ammunition too!
     
  2. Snake Plisskin

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    My vote is for the classic Model 19 2 1/2" my all time favorite :)
     
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  3. sleepyone

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    so... an update. I ALMOST bought that model 28 from the pawn shop but could not pull the trigger. Being a man of limited resources, I decided I would just stick with my 686 Plus 4". It really is the apex of the 357 Magnum revolver. I'm glad I did not buy that Model 28 because today I was able to buy back a Marlin 336C .30-30 I sold last November in a moment of weakness. It was made in 2009 in New Haven and is probably one of the last true JM Marlins. I'm working on a post and some pics and will tell the story in the Rifle Country section. It's a neat story about when I owned it originally how Marlin lost it for several weeks when I sent it in for some work in January 2010 and then ended up keeping it for six months and how I was able to buy it back from a great guy today.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your pictures and advice when I was contemplating the purchase of the Model 28. I learned a lot about the history of the various S&W .38/.357 models and came to appreciate my 686 Plus even more.
     
  4. righteoushoot

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    I will be getting a 58 "classic" soon. Have a 24 "Classic", and it is a nice piece. Only wish it was round instead of square butt. I will suffer the indignity in quiet though. :D
     
  5. Deaf Smith

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    Me buy a classic revolver?

    Nah... I'd by ten of 'em!

    I pack a Glock but I sure do like good well made older revolvers.

    Deaf
     
  6. TIMC

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    I have a 19-3 as well and just love it. own 6 S&W wheel guns and the model 19 has always been my favorite.
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  7. hAkron

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    I've been on a bit of a modern S&W hand ejector buying jag lately myself. In the past moth I've scored a 66 no dash, a 66-1, a 19-5, and just today a 15-4. All 4", all great shooters.
     
  8. HKGuns

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    You'll not find a sweeter shooting .357 than the model 27 in my humble opinion. I picked this one up used for roughly $535 with presentation box, tools and manual.

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  9. Hotshot10

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    HK, that's a sweet 27. When did you buy it? That price seems like a steal.
     
  10. HKGuns

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    Thanks, last August Hotshot.
     
  11. Bellevance

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    The Model 19, as others here have suggested, is worth looking for. Writing at Gunblast.com, R.K. Campbell says this: "If ever there were a revolver of excellent, almost perfect ergonomics, it is the Smith and Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum. He calls it Smith & Wesson's Best Pistol.

    Here is my 19-4, wearing vintage Herrett stocks:

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  12. Hotshot10

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    Wow. That's great.
     
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