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Your Dream Revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr. Mosin, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. LaneP

    LaneP Member

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    I'd like to see someone (Ruger, S&W etc) offer the same type of interchangeable barrel concept as the Dan Wesson. Having a medium or large frame heavy caliber (.357 and on up) revolver that I can switch from a 2-3/4" bbl all the way to 8" or even 10" and allows me to adjust the b/c gap would be awesome. I never see DW's for sale anywhere.
     
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  2. ThomasT

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    All you have to do is look on gunbroker. There are several for sale. Most sell for $1500-$2000 and up for the pistol packs. That should be chump change for someone who can afford an USFA collectable revolver to butcher up into a fantasy gun that won't do single thing better than the original gun.

    It would be a whole lot more practical to use a Ruger 3" Birdshead for your fantasy gun. You are halfway there new in the box.

    https://www.ruger.com/products/vaqueroStainless/specSheets/5151.html

    https://www.ruger.com/products/vaqueroBlued/specSheets/5153.html
     
  3. Pat Riot

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    Actually, I would like to revise my earlier “wish”. I would still want the S&W 27 Classic, but I want a longer barrel than 6.5”. Perhaps an 8 3/8” just for nostalgia. :thumbup: :cool:
     
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  4. Sergei Mosin

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    I’m pretty well satisfied with what I have, but I keep hoping Ruger will make a Blackhawk Bisley flattop convertible in .357/9mm.

    Custom dreaming… I don’t know. The Bowen GP44 looks neat but I’ve never gotten into big bore magnums; I doubt my wrists would stand up to much .44 Magnum shooting. A medium frame six-shot .45 Auto Rim with a 3-inch barrel and fixed sights might make a nice carry revolver.
     
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  5. Mosin77

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    I just want a Ruger Blackhawk in 44spl with a 5.5” barrel that’s actually obtainable for a reasonable price.

    But ok, if we’re talking custom, give the Blackhawk some bevels and general appearance like the Vaquero so it looks like an old west gun (but with adjustable sights.)
     
  6. Brian Williams

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    S&W 581 shortened to 3" and round butted with a gold bead front sight. As is it would be great but boring it out to .41 would be slick either .41 mag or 41 spec.
     
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  7. contender

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    a Smith bodyguard model 438 pattern snub. Chambered for six rounds of 32 H&R magnum with old style RB wood grips and a Tyler-T adapter..
     
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  8. ThomasT

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    I hope the OP gets his dream gun. I would just like to see him get a model 10 like he wanted when we first started trading emails. A lot more likely than the Dream Gun in his post.

    I just wish S&W would bring back out a Classic K-32 with a price that mortals could afford. And if they wanted to up the game a little and make it in 32 mag that would be even better. But no 327s. Too much of a good thing.
     
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  9. jag1954

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    I'd like to see S&W re-release the Model 64. My Model 10 was the smoothest shooting revolver I've ever owned.
     
  10. SharpDog

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    S&W R8 in 10mm
     
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  11. Mosin77

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    I can definitely get behind this. .32 H&R seems like the sweet spot.
     
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  12. ThomasT

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    The Sweet Spot. I like that. And yes it is. I have several 32 longs and mags and really like the mag rounds. Even when just pushed to a midrange power level that are fun to shoot and a lot more punch than the 32 long. I like a 100gr lead bullet loaded to around 1000fps from my Ruger single six in 32 mag. What a nice trail gun and load that makes. And all you need is around 3grs of Bullseye to do it.

    I know S&W will never make a new K-32 but if they did I hope they would make it like the old guns with the lighter weaght barrel without all the big ribs and so forth. More of a trail gun than a target gun. My life would be complete.:p
     
  13. tommy.duncan

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    I would like to get a Ruger GP-100 in 41 magnum.
     
  14. .45Coltguy

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    Well, post #2 for the win, but, #47 sure is a damn nice revolver! Wow on both.
     
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  15. Old_Grouch

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    Back in the 70s it wasn't all that rare for people to send their Smiths to Colt for re-bluing. I knew one person personally who did that and I saw the result. Colt bluing (of that era, anyway) is just as remarkable on a Smith as on a Colt.
     
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  16. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    A current revolver dream of mine would be a S&W Model 3 with cylinder and frame scaled down for the .22 LR cartridge. If you can imagine how a Ruger Single Six is scaled down from a Ruger Blackhawk, that's what I mean. This mythical S&W would be like an upscale H&R 999 in single action only.
     
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  17. jaytex1969

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    I've been a bolt action surplus rifle guy, mostly.

    My only "revolver" has been the 1895 Nagant.

    Today, however, I scored a S&W 686+ and I'm quite stoked to get to the range now!


    Jay


    686.jpg
     
  18. Old_Grouch

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    Welcome to the fold.
    Just be aware; they're like Lay's potato chips.
     
  19. Seedy Character

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    My wish, search, dream is:

    Ruger Blackhawk 4.6" barrel, dual cylinder .45 Colt and .45 ACP. Preferably a 3 screw and color case hardened frame.

    Ruger Blackhawk 4.6" barrel, .32-20. .327 Fed cylinder would be a nice extra.

    Ruger Single Six 5 1/2" .25-20

    Ruger GP100 5" 8shot .327 Fed
     
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  20. RA40

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    In a past time the gun shop would hold an evening shooting event each month for their liked customers to play with.We'd pick the used ones out before close and that evening we'd gather at a local range to shoot them. The local gunsmith would also attend and bring some of his works to help promote his business. He brought a couple PPC prepped S&W 686 revolvers and I liked the slab sided PPC revolver. Wallet wasn't deep enough for the slab barrel so he did a similar tune on a 6" 686.

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  21. jmars

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    .38 special Smith and Wesson model 67 with light weight frame and cylinder and 5" barrel.
     
  22. jaytex1969

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    Are you the same Old Grouch from surplusrifle forum?


    Jay
     
  23. freedom arms .45

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    my dream doesn't exist, and i'm guessing never will.

    ruger vaquero or similar gun that is double action. looks just like the vaquero/colt peacemaker, etc.... old, cowboy style single action guns that is double action. same size, same fit, etc...
    but i want the transfer bar safety. if i'm carrying a sixgun, i want it to be a sixgun, not a fivegun.
     
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  24. Old_Grouch

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    Nope. Not me. I don't know for sure, but I suspect there may be more than one grouchy old goat around. :D
     
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  25. Old_Grouch

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    You are hoping for a Ruger version of the Colt 1877; commonly called the Lightning and Thunderer. (though neither "Lightning" nor "Thunderer" were Colt designations)
    I'd buy one!
     
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