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Old March 21, 2006, 12:41 PM   #1
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Two More Smiths...

I picked up my Smith Model 13-3 yesterday. While at my FFL, I took a look at a Model 19 and Model 10. Guess what... They're now mine. When will the maddness end??

The number of Smith revolvers in my growing collection is now four: Model 31 2.5" .32 S&W L, Model 13-3 4" .357, Model 19 2.5" .357, Model 10 2" .38. I aslo have a sweet Ruger Speed Six in 9mm.

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Old March 21, 2006, 02:36 PM   #2
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When will the maddness end??
In short? It won't! Now you need a 4 inch Model 19, a good 686, some N frames, and then you'll need to get the stainless versions of the 10, 19, and 13, (as well as others) and have you looked into any of those you have in nickel as well?? Seriuosly I know what you are going through. From November until around this past February I went S&W nuts...again. My bank account is still feeling it. I have to tell myself to avoid any gun stores for now. I've also promised that the only revolver I will pick up until at least July will be a Model 27 or 57 in 4 inch configuration. As they are really the only ones I need to sort of round out my collection.

What's sad is this: the guy I always do buisness with knows my weaknesses. I was in there a week ago getting a new scope and having it mounted on a rifle, and he said, "Oh I got something for you. I picked up a Model 10-5 that's almost new." I told him I didn't even need to see it right now. He's pulled that one on me before, and it usually works.
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Old March 21, 2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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Smith revolvers are addictive. Can't believe you don't have a 686.
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Old March 21, 2006, 03:23 PM   #4
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Paging Mr. Smith...

Bill,

if you think regular S&W's are addictive...

wait until you try the Performance Center stuff.



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Old March 21, 2006, 03:54 PM   #5
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You are not alone.

I am looking for a nice model 19. Then, a nice model 25. Then, a nice model 27. Then, a nice blued j-frame. Then, a nice model 29........
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Old March 21, 2006, 07:17 PM   #6
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You're hooked. Just wait until you start on N Frames. 28, 27, 29 Ha you're really hooked! (enter maniacal laugh here)
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Old March 21, 2006, 08:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for responding!! I think I found the right support group (or...addiction buddies). I love my new toys!! They are not mint condition Smith revolvers, but they are still a blast to collect.

LeadPumper...nice to hear from you again. Still haven't made it over to Continental Arms.

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Old March 21, 2006, 10:24 PM   #8
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I'm right there with you. My tastes have steadily shifted back to revos, too. Actually, I shouldn't say back to revos because, other than my first carry gun, a 640, I never bought a wheelie until last year. Now I am looking forward to my first longer barrel. I've had a few j-snubs, a colt police positive and a 2-1/2" M19 and a 3" M65. Within the next day or two I'll be bringing home a 4" or 6" K- or L-frame! I'm going nuts. I'm actually headed to a shop that usually has a nice selection of used revos and I've got cash! - Last time I was there they had a couple of 4" M15's with just a little "character wear".

But this one will absolutely complete my collection. I won't need any more after this next one...(yeah, right!)
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Old March 22, 2006, 12:52 AM   #9
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I think I found the right support group (or...addiction buddies).
It's funny that you mention that. When I first read your post, and especially when I was typing my response, I got to thinking about another unrelated forum that I used to post on some concerning one of my other collecting hobbies. At any rate, on that site they actually did have a "support group" section for people who went way to overboard on their spending. Maybe we need that here, maybe I need that here anyway!
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Old March 22, 2006, 11:42 AM   #10
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Still around...

S&W addiction support group meeting called to order...

Hi, I'm LeadPumper, and I like S&W revolvers...



S&W M586 M 6" .357 Distinguished Combat Magnum with Hogue exotic Redwood grips
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Old March 22, 2006, 08:48 PM   #11
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I can help you with your addiction.

Bring your S&W wheelies to me. All of them.

You may purchase more, you may shoot one box of ammo through each one. Then send them to me too.

I would be pleased to help any other sufferers as well.


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Old March 22, 2006, 09:18 PM   #12
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I had wished to reply to the interesting post about the origin of S&W, but time does not allow. Shucks.
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Old March 22, 2006, 11:55 PM   #13
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Dang it LeadPumper, you made me remember that I also need to pick up a 586 to add to the collection...it never ends.
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Old March 23, 2006, 07:12 AM   #14
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LeadPumper:

That is one fine photo and revolver. I saw some of your other photos and another forum. As a photographer...very nice work!!

Regards...
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Old March 23, 2006, 09:52 PM   #15
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My first Smith...

Thanks Bill.

I inherited this fine revolver from my father; It was the first S&W I ever fired. When the time came to pass along his collection to my brother and I, I could not help but bring it home.

It is by no means alone, but it holds a special place.

All my pics are taken with a cheap Kodak Easyshare digital camera on my pool table with standard pool table lighting.

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