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Old September 18, 2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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S&W Model 65-5 LS

Found this one last week. Like new, with the padded case.

Smith and Wesson Model 65-5 LadySmith. .357 Magnum, 3 inch barrel.



Pretty much the perfect carry .357.
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Old September 18, 2012, 05:50 PM   #2
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It's a beauty. I like the slim wooden stocks. What's the weight on that baby?
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Old September 18, 2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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I don't even know. Its all steel, so not a featherweight. But the weight of carry guns isn't something I pay a whole lot of attention to.
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Old September 18, 2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Very nice, a 3 inch .357 even all steel sounds like a carry gun to me.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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Fabulous gun! Helped by low-production (chicken or egg!?), one of the best kept secrets and most under-appreciated firearms of the past twenty years. Have had mine ten or so years. Best of the Smith (or just about any) bunch IMO. As you may know, it is unique among the K's in being the only way to get the combination of 3" with full lug/shroud in a fixed sight...topped off with an also unique-to-the LS (IIRC) non glare satin finish. Yes, they are subject as all K's are to the "no consistent 125 grain .357s" caveat, that the L frames are not. The tradeoff is size and weight, a fair one I think. It's the "one" gun I will not part with.
Btw, took me about five seconds of handling to get over the light "Lady Smith" script on the frame. A non- issue to me. Such an irony (or something) that Smith saved it's very best for a low production item aimed at a small (at the time) lady-shooter market.

Not mine (which wears Pachs), this is the way many LS's came new.


I forget which dash numbers "-_" had what features, but mine is a pre lock (as most if not all were) and hammer-mounted firing pin (most IIRC). The above photo is identical visually (and box) to one my gf got, and it's a transfer bar gun.

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Old September 19, 2012, 03:07 AM   #6
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My wife has one exactly like it, came with the padded case and everything. She doesn't carry a gun anymore, but loves to shoot it at the range.



You want to get her stirred up. Suggest she sell it and get something, anything else. She'll fight you.
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Old September 19, 2012, 04:57 AM   #7
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I've always been a big fan of the LS revolvers. The OP is right when he says "pretty much the perfect carry .357".
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Old September 19, 2012, 09:37 AM   #8
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Nice find, Snub357. I've been on the look-out for one for some time now-ever since I gifted my old duty Model 65 to my oldest daughter. And before that, I foolishly sold a Model 13 (a blued Model 65 or vice-versa) with a 3" barrel that had one of the nicest da pulls on any revolver I've ever shot.
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Old September 19, 2012, 09:40 AM   #9
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What's the weight on that baby?
31 ounces.
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:13 AM   #10
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Oohhh shiny!,,,

Aarond Likes!

3" barrels are my favorite choice for carry,,,
Short enough to be easily carried,,,
Long enough to shoot well.

And that one is very pretty to boot.

Nice catch my friend,,,

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Old September 19, 2012, 11:44 AM   #11
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With the case:



The logo doesn't bother me any more than any logo does.
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