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Old May 23, 2013, 01:11 PM   #26
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DaveT: you have some very nice revolvers pictured. I am curious about the "Model 1955" you have. Is this the same as the Model 1955 Target and, if so, is the 5" barrel a factory revolver? I've always believed they were made only with a 6 1/2" (and later, 6") barrel.
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Old May 23, 2013, 07:12 PM   #27
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I have a 625JM and really enjoy it, I also have 1911 guns and enjoy them also. The only real advantage with the revolver is that I get all my brass back when shooting an IDPA match. Oh yeah, when I get lucky and beat the 1911 guys.
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:13 PM   #28
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Old May 24, 2013, 12:14 PM   #29
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DaveT: you have some very nice revolvers pictured. I am curious about the "Model 1955" you have. Is this the same as the Model 1955 Target and, if so, is the 5" barrel a factory revolver? I've always believed they were made only with a 6 1/2" (and later, 6") barrel.
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It what is sometimes referred to as a "pre-M25". This one shipped from the factory in 1956. It came with a 6.5" barrel that I had my gunsmith cut down to 5". He does it the correct way with a factory style crown and the ramp pinned to the barrel's rib, then the sight blade pinned to the ramp. The job is so well executed no one can tell it isn't factory. I also had him replace the wide target trigger with a narrow factory version as I only shoot the gun DA and the target trigger doesn't lend itself to good DA shooting.

Since the original work was done I also had him change the Patradge sight blade to a ramp as the sharp corners of the original tore up every leather holster I tried it in. I also have replaced the factory stocks with a early, hand checkered set of Harrett Shooting Stars.

Here's a current picture. It's a little dark but you can see the ramped front blade and the Harrett's stocks.


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Old May 24, 2013, 05:47 PM   #30
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Nice job, Dave T. I really like 5" barrels and have never understood why they were never more popular. I use my 1955 Target for Bullseye shooting where the 6" and/or 6 1/2" barrel makes good sense.
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Old May 24, 2013, 09:28 PM   #31
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Old May 25, 2013, 12:39 PM   #32
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I need to stay off here. Ya'll got me wanting a DA/SA Smith .45acp now lol. This site is terrible for my wallet lol
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Old May 25, 2013, 01:11 PM   #33
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I've got a S&W 25-2 1955 target revolver. It's one of those with the mismarked barrel that says it's a 1950 revolver.

I like it just fine. It's my second 25-2.
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Old May 26, 2013, 11:28 PM   #34
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I think the 25s and 625s look great with a five inch bbl because they look more "balanced". That N frame is so darn big that the 4 inch bbls look almost like a snub nose. Six is still too long. But the five inch bbl sort of looks like a K frame does when it wears a four inch bbl.


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