1959 Model 18 4 inch 22 lr
Congratulations, that’s a very nice 41 Mag. I was brought up with revolvers so I’ve owned quite a few over the years. I owned all the major brands but S&W is definitely my favorite. I liked them so much I even carried them concealed. Here are three S&W 357s that were in my carry rotation for some time.
A great gun with a lot of personal history, can’t get better than that.
Pulicords, nice collection. What type of grips are these? Herretts?
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Thanks. Yes, they're "Presentation Grade" stocks by Herrett's.
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My Deluxe 544 sits in small alcove between the dining room and living room. It attracts a good bit of attention
I agree that the bronze and the HUGE presentation case,things are bigger in Texas , are part of the appeal. but the revolver is nicely done as well
It kind of surprised me that these 150 were not gobbled up by big businesses across Texas. I don't think the Sesquicentennial Commission marketed them very well
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Thanks, I thought they were. Herrett’s "Jordan Trooper” stocks are some of my favorite revolver shooting grips. The large size and covered back strap make it easier for me to shoot accurately in double action.
Yep, S-93xxxx. Original M&P. Haven't shot as yet. There's a "C" I'm looking at that I would shoot more.
357 Magnum 65-4 4” heavy barrel
38 Special 10(Victory Model) it was my grandfather’s during WWII, blues not parked and US NAVY across top strap
38 Special 60 stainless I used to wear as a backup
38 Special Taurus 85 I wore as a lighter backup cause that Smith was heavy!
I’d like to get a 1917 or similar in 45ACP....
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I’m pretty much a Ruger man when it comes to revolvers but I love these threads where people post pics of their amazing looking Smiths. They do look good and I bet the triggers are nice.
I always bring my GP100 and shoot a box when I go to the range and I love the intensity of the recoil and the booming report of that caliber.
My last experience with a revolver was with one of those snub nose plastic framed Rugers, chambered in .357mag. The first round was uncomfortable, the second round was painful, the other three were barbaric. I hit the paper on all five at 15 yards and the owner of the gun,my BiL, was amazed. Never again.
Please do keep posting the fine revolver pics and info.
That is amazing, awesome and inspiring. God bless men like your father who've done (and are continuing to do) very difficult and dangerous things, so the vast majority of us will never have to.
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It’s difficult to imagine most (fill in the blank )__________ gun forum members that don’t or haven’t owned a revolver. I love shooting mine, all but one isn’t stainless and isn’t a Ruger. My latest being the 4.2” 10 round GP100 in .22lr.
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I think it's somewhat age dependent. I grew up with revolvers and will always have a soft spot for them. I'm a middle aged dude though.
I'm not sure the 20 and 30 somethings feel the same way.
For us "mature" folk, there is a little bit of nostalgia in shooting revolvers. A lot of us lust after the guns of our youth, perhaps from a time we wanted them but couldn't afford them.
I wonder if 30 years from now, the now 20 somethings will be collecting and oohing over vintage Glocks and P365s?
I need to get my camera up so I can contribute better to the thread. I'm a S&W guy. Sold a buddy my last Ruger Service Six last year. He really wants my no lock 625. He has a 226 that I want so maybe, at some point. Of the 17 handguns I own, 9 are Smith and Wesson and only one is a semi auto. (Shield) The rest are proper revolvers with no idiot lock.
I’ve got a newer 442 that I got for when I need to just drop something in a pocket, but ever since I found this early flat latch Chiefs Special, the 442 has been stuck in the safe. Despite being arguably “better” for the pocket role....
Altamont Altai grips
I think a polymer gun from any manufacturer will be as collectible as a 2020 Toyota Camry in the decades to come. Or any other common mostly recyclable/disposable vehicle built today.
Not so with an all metal stainless or blued steel revolver. With proper care they can and will last 100's of years and still have collectible value. The quality of the metal being used today is at an all time high. Plus the .38Spl and the .357Magnum likely have another 100 years of life in them as well. As does the 9mm.
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I dunno...1st gen G17s in lightly used to NIB condition often command collectible kinds of money these days. And on the 'nothing-short-of-amazing' side, this year there's a new-to-market TRD variant that might actually make for a collectible Camry version a couple of decades or so down the road, especially if its spine-cracking suspension winds up sending more than a few subsequently broken and wore out cars to the wrecking yard.
Mike, you might want to consider the 5.5" version of the model 22-4 from the Classic Series. It is a reprise of the civilian Model of 1917. They made them in blue, nickel and (Turnbull) color case hardened finishes.
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Indeed, in recent days I’ve added two to the stable, both of them N-frames.
One is a 625-6 Mountain Gun in .45 ACP (about which I want to mention Forum member Pizza Bob has sent me some very helpful info regarding moonlclips, tools, and the like). That gun is shown at-rest during a range session, nice and dirty.
The other is a 28-2 to which apparently someone added a 3-1/2-inch barrel from a 27! The hammer was bobbed, a trigger stop was installed, and a McGivern-style gold or brass bead treatment was applied to the Patridge-style front sight. It will head to the range for the first time (with me) soon. Shown with an assortment of Barranti gunleather.
I’ll look to add some range reports and more pictures of these two soon.
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