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Old September 17, 2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Did some wheeling and dealing at the local gun show Saturday and came home with this.

Smith & Wesson Model 24-3, 44 Special, 4" barrel, box and papers.





I hope to get it to the range today.
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Very nice, I would like to add an older Smith to my meager collection someday.
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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Congrats on a nice one. Like the grain in those grips.
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Old September 17, 2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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Nothing wrong with a little pride of ownership on a excellent conversation piece as nice as that one is.

Congratulations and happy trails with that hummer.
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Old September 17, 2012, 08:53 AM   #5
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I have one of the 6.5" 24-3 target models that was done for Lew Horton.

You are absolutely going to LOVE that gun!

A few weeks ago I was picking up my new .32-20 Colt and, sitting there in the case in the gunshop, was a 24-3 3" Lew Horton model.

Some years ago a friend offered me his for $400, and I couldn't afford it. The one in the case was $750 and I just about pulled the trigger on it.

How much did you have to give for it?


Word to the wise...

Trail Boss and the .44 Special are a match made in heaven. That is all I use to load for mine anymore.
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Old September 17, 2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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Thanks Mike. I already like it. I've got a 29-2 with a four inch barrel and the 24 is both lighter and just feels "trimmer" I guess is the word. The more tapered barrel (and slightly shorter cylinder) makes the difference I'm sure. I had a 25-5 that had the heavy 4" barrel, and try as I could, I just never warmed up to it. Sold it and later on found a 4", 25-13 Mountain Gun. Same thing. That lighter barrel made it feel like a different gun to me.

I understand from SCSW that they didn't make but a few of these, and even fewer with the 4" barrel.

Trail Boss huh....(note to self).
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Old September 17, 2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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"I understand from SCSW that they didn't make but a few of these, and even fewer with the 4" barrel."

Correct.

Most were 2.5/3" or 6.5".

The 4" versions are quite uncommon. The 624 4" is a lot more common.
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Old September 17, 2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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I don't often have double-action envy, but that is stunning...
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:29 AM   #9
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That is one very good looking revolver. Congratulations.
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:41 AM   #10
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An absolute piece of artwork. Congrats and enjoy.
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Old September 17, 2012, 12:19 PM   #11
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Nothing wrong with some shameless showing off,,,

I mean we all do it from time to time.

Nice find my friend,,,
Let us know how she shoots.

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Old September 17, 2012, 12:42 PM   #12
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Very nice gun.
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Old September 17, 2012, 02:44 PM   #13
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We need "like" buttons.

Very, very nice. The 44 special is one of my favorites.
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Old September 17, 2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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Excellent find. Thanks for showin 'er off.
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Old September 17, 2012, 03:08 PM   #15
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Old September 17, 2012, 03:33 PM   #16
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Okay, I can do that!!

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Old September 17, 2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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Dang nice gun Cajun! Congrats are in order.
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Old September 17, 2012, 05:46 PM   #18
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Is the bluing worn off the end of the barrel in a spot or is that just the photo? Either way, that's a damn fine gun. Congratulations are I order.
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Old September 17, 2012, 06:04 PM   #19
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:44 PM   #20
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Is the bluing worn off the end of the barrel in a spot or is that just the photo? Either way, that's a damn fine gun. Congratulations are I order.
Yes, it has a small bit of blue wear a the muzzle, and a turn ring on the cylinder. Made it easy to shoot it.

Took it to the range today and put 100 rounds of reloads through it. 200 grain, RNFP lead bullets over Universal powder. Very fun.

I was going to take a picture of my target, but I'd left my phone at home. The range only has seven yard lines so that's all I got to work with (which is plenty for me). After the first couple of cylinders I was just shooting at a hole in the target. Big bullets are good for that. Both D/A and S/A triggers were typical N frame Smith.

Mike is right. I'm going to like this one.
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Old September 17, 2012, 08:28 PM   #21
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Wow. One of those is on my dream list. I'll probably have to settle for the stainless version.
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Old September 18, 2012, 01:50 PM   #22
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Nothing shameless about it. You can be really proud of it and thanks for sharing!
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Old September 18, 2012, 03:40 PM   #23
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Very nice. I love the look of the 'pencil' barrel with the high front sight ramp.
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