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Old December 6, 2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Got a 4 screw S&W Model 14

Picked up a 4 screw Model 14 today with a six inch barrel. Serial number K261XXX. Paid $320 for it. A little wear on the finish, but the mechanics are good. No endshake etc. Bore is clean and muzzle is good. Screws aren't buggered. Looks like it might have been left in a holster a little too long. I will put diamond magnas on it tonite.

All in all for $320 I'm very pleased. I've been looking for a Model 14 for a few years now.

I'll try to take better pictures later.
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Old December 6, 2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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That's a fantastic price for a Model 14 of that vintage.

Hell, that's a fantastic price for a Model 14 of any vintage anymore.
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Old December 6, 2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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Nice!
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Old December 6, 2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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Looks like a keeper from here. 100% approval on the diamond magnas. If you need something a little more hand-filling, either a Tyler t-grip or a set of S&W target stocks would look good. I love the idea of keeping these beauties looking as authentic as possible. Watch out, this one is just likely to become your favorite.
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Old December 6, 2010, 03:01 PM   #5
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I have been passively looking for a 6" Model 14 with a patridge front sight for a year or so now. You are wise to have grabbed that one at that price. Looks like a shooter to me. Congratulations on your aquisition.
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Old December 6, 2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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Gawd,,, You and SpaceCoast make me jealous,,,

That's the second posting today of a killer deal on a Model 14,,,
Did you guys conspire to do this just to make the rest of us envious?

Nice deal on a great gun,,,
Have fun my friend.

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Old December 6, 2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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Thanks. I know I lucked out. What's more amazing is that I got it at a local pawn shop. The shop has done some great deals for me in the past as well. Guess the stars were aligned.
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Old December 6, 2010, 04:56 PM   #8
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Congratulations - nice find .....
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Old December 7, 2010, 10:47 AM   #9
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Okay I made a mistake it's actually a Pre-Model 14/ K38 Target Masterpiece. The serial number gives it a date of birth of 1955. S&W did not start numbering the different models until 1957. S&W went to the 4 Screw configuration in 1955. I was thinking that the 5th screw went away in 1957. Oops. Anyway I cleaned it up and gave the inside a little lubrication. Very slick now.
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Old December 7, 2010, 01:11 PM   #10
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Nice K38 Jeff! I picked up a '49 K38 a couple months ago for a good price, not as good as yours, and it's a great revolver. Very accurate and balanced with an trigger pull so smooth and light I just left it as is. I wouldn't mind picking up another if I found one.
Congrats.
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Old December 7, 2010, 02:02 PM   #11
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I was thinking that the 5th screw went away in 1957
I just found a 14-1 that I am very happy with as a shooter that also has the 4th screw. The 4th screw disappeared with the 14-2 in 1961.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431995
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Old December 8, 2010, 01:31 AM   #12
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I'm looking for a 14, aren't we all?
Absolutely great gun with a lot of class. Actually in that 10-15 group, my first choice is 15 and the 14 and 13 are right behind it.
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