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Old March 29, 2017, 06:28 PM   #26
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An old M&P .38 Special has been in our family for at least 4 generations. My little brother has it now.

My first handgun was a Taurus Model 66 of early 90s vintage. Said to have been made on S&W tooling. Shooting Federal 158 gr .357s was an interesting introduction to handgunning...and barrel leading.
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Old March 29, 2017, 06:53 PM   #27
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This thread relates to a lot of us on the board. I bought my first just a few months ago but am as as proud as most of you are about yours. This one a 4" 15-4 with the original box from 1977.

https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=577870
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Old March 29, 2017, 07:10 PM   #28
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My first ever K frame was a model 10 4 inch square butt pencil barrel that i purchased as my service revolver in 1973. It lasted less than a day as I traded it in for the heavy barrel model I carried for 25 years, and still do today.
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Old March 29, 2017, 09:53 PM   #29
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My first K-frame was a model 15-2. It was a former Fort Worth PD revolver. Came with Pachmayer Presentation grips that I replaced with factory Targets. I still have it. It is one of my favorite DA revolvers.
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Old March 29, 2017, 10:04 PM   #30
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The iconic Model 10. Bought it new in the early 1970's. $86.50
Still have it, still shoot it, and still in great shape.
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Old March 29, 2017, 11:35 PM   #31
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My first S&W K-38 was a Model 14-3 with a 6 inch barrel , I bought it used at Fort Rucker Alabama in 1970. It is my most accurate handgun, and a complete joy to own and shoot. I traded for my first S&W K-22 Model 17-3 with 6 inch barrel about 8 months ago. I turley love to shoot both my K-38 & K-22 and feel very blessed to have both of them.
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Old March 30, 2017, 11:06 AM   #32
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I purchased a Model 65-3 in fair condition from a Pawn Shop couple years ago. I cleaned out he gunk and polished it up a little and shoots great. Keep it on my nightstand with .38+P JHP or SWC
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Old March 30, 2017, 11:52 AM   #33
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My first K-frame was a used Model 10-5 with "pencil" barrel. Liked it so good, I bought a second. Much later I bought a three inch Model 10 with "heavy" barrel.

Other K-frames include 1905 Hand Ejector, 4th Change; Model 15 w/ four inch barrel; Model 15 snubby; model 19 four inch barrel; model 19 snubby; Model 17; a K-22; and a Model 65. Oh, and a Model 547. Do you have to ask if I like the K-frames? Pics of a few:







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Old March 30, 2017, 11:59 AM   #34
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My first and only K frame S&W is the 66-2. Still have it, bought new in 82. The 586 didn't stick around for long, I like the feel and looks of the Colt Python more.
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Old March 30, 2017, 01:05 PM   #35
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I bought my first K frame in 1980 when stationed at Ft Bragg. It was a 4" nickel plated mod 19.

It was later sold when I was shipped of to Germany.

Since then I have owned and still own a few S&W revolvers.

Like OP above though I did a side by side comparison with my 6" 586 and a recently acquired 6" Python.

The Python then became my favorite revolver.
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Old March 30, 2017, 02:14 PM   #36
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I don't even remember. I had nothing but N frames for so long that by the time I got around to buying a K frame I didn't think to take notes. Maybe a 2.5" M19-3. That's the earliest one I can recall. Got it around 1979 or so.
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Old March 30, 2017, 02:39 PM   #37
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A long gone S&W M-19 2.5". became enamored of it after reading Skeeter Skelton's write up in Shooting Times , then, like Skeeter I became somewhat disillusioned with it. If I want to fire a short barrel .357 I have my Dan Wessons.
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Old March 30, 2017, 07:13 PM   #38
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My first K-frame was a model 15-2. It was a former Fort Worth PD revolver.
I have the same gun on the shelf in my closet loaded and ready to go. It has been my HD gun for 25+ years. And it came through my uncle who was on the Ft Worth PD. He got it for me so I could shoot PPC matches with him. But I never did.

He also helped me get my very first K frame. A 6" model 19, TT, TH, TG. I still many years later cannot remember why in the h*ll I sold that gun.

I have owned several model 19s and 66s and wish I had everyone of them back. Now I am down to the above mentioned 4" model 15 , a 4" model 65 and a skinny barrel model 10 with a 6" barrel. A person just cannot own too many K frame guns. Well, except for Driftwood Johnson. Him and Cajun Bass own way more than their fair share.
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Old March 30, 2017, 10:27 PM   #39
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I came to the K-frame party quite late in life..... I acquired my model 64 about 3 years ago. I've had Rugers, both double and single action... an L frame, a Taurus, and now the 64..

The 64 is slickest, by far. I'm not really into seeing how many guns I can gather up before I die, but I wouldn't mind having another one or two K frames.
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Old March 31, 2017, 08:32 AM   #40
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Here's mine, a Smith M19 from '71. It was my wife's gift to me when I returned from my first tour in the jungle. It'll be the last to go, if it ever comes to that. I've got the original grips somewhere in my parts box but have always found these Pachmeyers felt better. Smith's gun shop in Springfield changed out the front sight for me when we lived up there. That Boughman doesn't pick up the holster lint like the original Patridge Post!

I've packed it for back-up, on elk trips to Colorado, mule deer and black tails in Washington and Oregon, those little white tails in Texas (before the boutique, hand fed variety showed up, along with city-boy leases), as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, and for the last 30 years, Kentucky. It's still tight as a tick, and fills the hand well. Rod

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Old March 31, 2017, 10:13 AM   #41
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I don't have many K frames.

Here is the first one I purchased.

Model 18-4 22lr.

A very sweet shooter.

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Old March 31, 2017, 06:43 PM   #42
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My first was a new Model 19 in late '72 or early '73. I was about to graduate from the police academy and searched everywhere for the sexy new Model 66. Just unobtanium at the time. Was able to get the blued model 19 with target trigger, trigger,grips,etc. from a police supply. Of course, within weeks I was able to find an unfired Model 66. The wily old codger owner accepted my new Model 19 and $95.00 in trade for the 66. An expensive transaction for me at the time. I carried that 66, and shot it a bunch off-duty, till my dept. began to allow semi-autos in 1986. So I only have the second K-Frame I've owned. The 66 was my favorite revolver and I completely wore it out. I sent it back to S&W about 1980 and had everything except the frame replaced. Was $143.00 IIRC.

I'd post a photo of the old gun, but for whatever reason the website will not allow me to do that today.

My favorite uncle didn't buy me a K-Frame, but I still have the 1940s Winchester 30-30 he found somewhere and gave me when I was about 12
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Old March 31, 2017, 10:32 PM   #43
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"I'd post a photo of the old gun, but for whatever reason the website will not allow me to do that today."

When I try to post a picture, the web site usually complains that file is too big.

So I end up having to use Microsoft Paint to shrink it.

Most of the other online forums automatically shrink a large jpeg file down to the proper size for posting and the MS Paint step isn't needed.
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Old March 31, 2017, 11:00 PM   #44
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my first handgun was a smith and wesson model 10-8, which i bought used in 1993. I still qualify with it ever year.
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Old April 1, 2017, 08:53 AM   #45
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My first and only is the 14-7 I just bought in December. Very fun to shoot and much more accurate than I am.
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Old April 1, 2017, 06:53 PM   #46
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Like the other poster, I bought a Taurus 66 first. It went bang every time and was suitable for SD, until it was stolen. When I got older and had more money I bought a cool old pre model 10 from 1915 or 16 just to have one. I also got a Hand Ejector I frame in 32 S&W long from the same time period for the same reason. Friday I won a bid for a K22. I am excited to see and shoot it.
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Old April 1, 2017, 07:05 PM   #47
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Never owned but one K...still have it, mod 19 snub.

Owned it for years and it has been enough for me.
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Old April 1, 2017, 11:37 PM   #48
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I bought my first K frame revolver in February, a model 65-4 with a 4 inch barrel. A wonderful gun, it's extremely accurate and I love it.
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Old April 3, 2017, 09:39 AM   #49
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Later that year I bought my Model 19-3. If I recall correctly, that one cost $135. Still have all the goodies for that one too.
The first gun I ever bought was almost this gun. At the last minute I changed my mind and decided to go N-frame and got a Model 28 Highway Patrolman. Still have it.

The first K frame was a 4" Model 12, the Airweight version of the Model 10. Still have it too.
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Old April 3, 2017, 01:32 PM   #50
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Finally got the photo of my old 1972 mfg. Model 66 to attach. Didn't shoot it that much after S&W overhauled it, but still manage to get it out to the range about once a year.
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