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Old October 26, 2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Handsome handguns.......

O.K. folks have been talkin' about ugly handguns, let's talk about beauties in handguns. Base on looks alone, not caliber nor usefullness, but just the sheer beauty of line and form, maybe finish as well. Here's my list of all time beautiful handguns:

1. (Tie) Colt New Frontier 4 3/4" barrel and Ruger Flat Top Blackhawk 4 5/8" barrel

2. Colt Single Action Army Model 1873 (and clones) 4 3/4" barrel

3. Colt 1860 Army Model, unaltered.

4. Colt 1872 Open Top, 5 1/2" barrel.

5. Colt 1860 Army, Richards Mason Conversion

6. Colt Python, 4" barrel

7. S&W .357 Magnum, 3 1/2" barrel.

8. S&W Distinguished Combat Magnum, Model 586, 4" barrel

9. Colt Gold Cup .45 ACP

10. Colt Woodsman Match Target.

These I consider the best looking handguns of all time. No arguing, please, but what are yours? Looks only, remember.

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Old October 26, 2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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6" Python looks better

Broom handle

I think of more later
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Old October 26, 2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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A Broom Handle??????

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Old October 26, 2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Bob dont tease with just words



I really like the S&W 27, think its a very regal (non bling) looking firearm.
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Old October 26, 2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Colt SAA

This is a looker--
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Old October 27, 2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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Taurus 905, 9MM Revolver



Ruger Single Six Convertible



Ruger Mark II Target



Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target



Ruger P95s

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Old October 27, 2012, 01:18 AM   #7
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Don't have a pic to post, but I really like the look of the fixed sight, older model (wood grips) Browning Hi-Power. PPK's not half bad.
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Old October 27, 2012, 07:04 AM   #8
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In case anyone's interested, here's a 5-part essay on revolver aesthetics. It's a good read.


http://grantcunningham.com/blog_file...ff91a-248.html


I dig that MR93!
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Old October 27, 2012, 07:18 AM   #9
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Excelent reading site .
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Old October 27, 2012, 07:23 AM   #10
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Old October 27, 2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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Model 29-2.



But, I actually like the look/feel of the Model 24-3 (44 Special) better. The slightly shorter cylinder, and tapered barrel make a trimmer, better looking/handing gun IMHO.



As mentioned, the 3 1/2" Model 27-2 is hard to beat.



And what can you say about a Colt Python? Even in worn condition, they have a classic beauty about them.



And one more. Dan Wesson 22 LR.

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Old October 27, 2012, 09:32 AM   #12
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No revolver comes close to the looks of the Peacemaker.
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Old October 27, 2012, 09:54 AM   #13
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To much time on your hands?

All my children are beautiful.

Even my Glock 20SFL with comp.
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Old October 27, 2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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Bob I have to agree with most of the guns on your list though I'd most likely put them in different order. The colt 1860 would be at the top.
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Old October 27, 2012, 08:49 PM   #15
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I have to add the Colt 1851 Navy to Bob's list and the S&W Schofield but I'd have to take the Ruger and Python off.
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Old October 28, 2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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The best looking piece I ever owned was a pre-war (1939 mfg.) N-frame S&W registered magnum, 5" blue. The royal blue, the hand checkered barrel rib and the sheer aesthetic balance of the 5" barrel were second to none. Sadly, the revolver was burglarized from my home while at work one day.
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:22 AM   #17
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Old October 29, 2012, 11:58 AM   #18
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Pretty much any 4" K-frame S&W,,,

Pretty much any 4" K-frame S&W,,,
My Model 15 is one beautiful handgun,,,

There is just something truly elegant about it.

The only one that I consider prettier is the Model 19,,,

The shrouded ejector rod looks a wee bit more sophisticated.

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Old October 29, 2012, 03:40 PM   #19
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- +1 Peacemaker (SAA) and USFA Pre War SAA clone
- Ruger Single Six .32 Birdshead
- Ed Brown. Special Forces Carry (Commander-bob)
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:00 PM   #20
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Uberti 1871 Open Top with a Case Kodiak.

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Old October 30, 2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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My N-Frames.

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Old October 30, 2012, 12:50 PM   #22
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No particular order

- 1911 (DW PM7, Colt... stainless or blued)
- Stainless flattop Ruger 4.6"
- S&W 686
- S&W 586
- Ruger Mark II Competition Target
- SA Colt short barrel
- Luger
- Ruger OM flattop 4.6"
- Ruger Hunter 45C
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Old October 30, 2012, 07:11 PM   #23
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OK whoever posed the P95's must be joking. Those are butt ugly, but great guns nonetheless.

My pick would be a Schofield.

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Old October 30, 2012, 07:24 PM   #24
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Super Sneaky Steve wrote:


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My pick would be a Schofield.
Well, you know, I've never really considered that until you posted your photo. That truly is one handsome revolver.

Yours?

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Old October 30, 2012, 08:04 PM   #25
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Not mine. Uberti still wants a handsome sum for those. But if I ever found one for a good price I'd snatch one up.
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