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Old July 12, 2014, 04:07 PM   #1
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S&W Model 27-2 3.5 inch .357 Magnum

My latest S&W find.

Model 27-2 3.5 inch barrel.





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Old July 12, 2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Congrats. My Grail Gun list is very short, but a 3 1/2" M27 is on it.
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Old July 12, 2014, 05:14 PM   #3
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Judging from the bluing, I'd say that gun has never seen the inside of a holster.

I'd do unwholesome things for a 3.5" 27 in that condition.
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Old July 12, 2014, 05:15 PM   #4
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Yeah, not bad for being made in late 1970.
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Old July 12, 2014, 05:20 PM   #5
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What are you going to do with it ?
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Old July 12, 2014, 05:21 PM   #6
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Shoot it, of course.
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Old July 12, 2014, 05:48 PM   #7
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Congratulations..../ the model 27-2's ....are some of the finest revolvers I own.

Enjoy it !!
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Old July 12, 2014, 09:12 PM   #8
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Drool---

That's Purdy! Where didja find it?
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Old July 12, 2014, 09:16 PM   #9
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Got it from a local guy I've been buying from for many years.
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Old July 12, 2014, 09:26 PM   #10
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What a beautiful revolver. That one is a nice find.
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Old July 12, 2014, 09:31 PM   #11
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Yep. You gottahold of a beauty there.

I'd love to have one just like it - or a Model 24 just like it (I like 44 Specials).
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Old July 12, 2014, 09:45 PM   #12
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How classy !!
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Old July 12, 2014, 11:51 PM   #13
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A 3 1/2" Model 27 is, IMHO, the best looking handgun ever made. I would absolutely love to find one to keep my 5" 27-2 company.

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Old July 13, 2014, 02:33 AM   #14
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Wow ...Nice
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Old July 13, 2014, 08:06 AM   #15
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Quote:
Congrats. My Grail Gun list is very short, but a 3 1/2" M27 is on it.
Ditto!!

Quote:
I'd do unwholesome things for a 3.5" 27 in that condition.
Ditto!!

Beautiful revolver, just beautiful.
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Old July 13, 2014, 08:36 AM   #16
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Great. Now, I have to start looking for one of these!

Congrats!
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Old July 13, 2014, 09:14 AM   #17
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I'll echo Webleymkv's thoughts

While 4" barrels on revolvers is almost universal I've always felt that they are 1/2" too long for the purpose of aesthetics.
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Old July 13, 2014, 06:25 PM   #18
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Beautiful.

The model 27 or the Colt Python. What a great time it was when you could make your choice and both were (almost) reasonably priced. Sigh.

Without a doubt you got one of the good ones.

The factory wood grips on either one don't fit me very well but they really do look elegant.
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Old July 13, 2014, 06:32 PM   #19
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That is one of the most beautiful revolvers I've ever seen.
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Old July 13, 2014, 11:29 PM   #20
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That is one fine looking revolver. The photos are well done also. Now you have to go out shooting and truly enjoy it.
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Old July 13, 2014, 11:54 PM   #21
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Snub357,

That is one good looking gun.

Ask me & I'd say that the Model 27 is the best .357 Mag revolver ever made, and that includes the Python. The caveat is I haven't even seen that German-made revolver that costs about 5k.

OK, Python owners, I know that you guys have a different opinion.
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Old July 14, 2014, 12:03 AM   #22
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AND...the 27 will shoot magnums all day. AND stay in time. lol
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Old July 14, 2014, 12:37 AM   #23
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Perhaps I'm a bit biased, but I always preferred the look of the M27 over the Python regardless of barrel length. Being a self-admitted S&W guy, full lug barrels just never did much for me.
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Old July 14, 2014, 02:28 PM   #24
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Yours is in better shape than mine:



I like them in 4" also

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Old July 15, 2014, 10:19 AM   #25
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Congrats, I have a couple that are a little bit older:

Both are pre-27s, or what S&W used to call "The .357 Magnum Revolver" made in 1950. They are 5 screw guns.
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