View Full Version : S&W Search Problem

December 5, 2001, 05:25 PM
Hi fellas - got to say up front this is one great site!

I'm interested with information on a S&W Model 57. I've found a used one, & wanted to pull in any info that might be located at TFL.

The problem: no matter how I type in "57" into the search field it won't work, because it reads only 2 characters. I've tried putting the entire phrase in quotes, using the AND qualifier, etc. but I haven't been clever enough to come up with a solution.

At lot of guns use 2 digit numbers for model identification. Is there anyway to search for them?



Rich Lucibella
December 5, 2001, 09:27 PM
The Search index was defaulted to 4 characters. I lowered it to three. The result is a file that is >400MB in size. The entire Posting File is only .5GB. As it stands, it takes 24 hours of continuous connection to reindex the Search, if the Board is kept open. (I know...it seems real slow to me also....but this is due to the indexes that are created which result in such speedy searches).

My guess is that dropping the search to two characters will increase the size significantly, but I could be wrong. Next time we have occasion to reindex, I'll give it atry. Unfortunately, your timing is bad....Search was down all last week for repeated attempts at indexing. I'd be lynched.

December 6, 2001, 08:56 AM
Meanwhile Kevinch, you might start a thread on the Model 57 on the Revolver forum and see what hatches. Some of us have info on various models archived. 57 I don't but maby others do.


Mike Irwin
December 6, 2001, 12:23 PM

Try searching around 57 by using .41 Mag

You'll get a lot of other hits, but you should flush out a lot of the stuff that you want.