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Old November 27, 2017, 02:48 AM   #76
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Viper... thanks for jogging my memory! Yes, the GP100 is an awesome pistol, especially with a little action polishing.

Here’s mine, with 3” barrel (perfect length!), fixed sights, a little action polishing, and I also polished out the billboard warning on the barrel.

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Old November 28, 2017, 01:49 PM   #77
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That's the best lookin' 3" GP I've ever seen. Exactly what I'd like to have.
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Old November 28, 2017, 02:36 PM   #78
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THanks, Armybrat. Here's another pic of it. A really soft, sweet shooter!

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Old November 28, 2017, 03:26 PM   #79
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Those were an instant classic the day they were released.
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Old November 28, 2017, 07:42 PM   #80
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Though it isn't my first choice for a defensive-use .357 snub (I prefer a 3" barrel with fixed sights), this revolver remains such a "classic" detective gun that it has a very special place in my collection. Gentlemen... presenting the 2.5" Model 19. Ain't nuttin' like it.





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Old November 28, 2017, 07:45 PM   #81
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Though they are mere .38 specials, the Colt Detective Special is the other "classic" detective gun that comes to my mind when thinking back to a certain era.

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Old November 28, 2017, 07:55 PM   #82
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This is probably my first choice for a defensive carry .357 that one would want to shoot a lot. Stainless for finish durability. 3" barrel for velocity and good ejection, fixed-sights for snag-free, L-frame for long-term shooting durability.

The S&W Custom shop created this for me back in the day when they did this sort of thing. I sent in a tired 4" square-butt 681 and got back a finely-tuned, round-butt, 681 with a 3" PC non-ported barrel. This one is a life-time keeper.

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Old November 29, 2017, 01:51 AM   #83
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I have already found it, S&W M-19-3 with fixed sights.

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Old November 29, 2017, 02:29 AM   #84
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At first glance, it looks a bit like a Model 13, but the ejector shroud/barrel lug looks 19 ish. On second glance, it looks like a 19 and someone removed the rear sight and ground the square edge rear sight notch into a curve?

What does the top strap look like? Did it have the adjustable rear sight on it at one time?

What’s the story on that pistol, if you know it?

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Old November 29, 2017, 07:48 AM   #85
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The S&W Custom shop created this for me back in the day when they did this sort of thing. I sent in a tired 4" square-butt 681 and got back a finely-tuned, round-butt, 681 with a 3" PC non-ported barrel. This one is a life-time keeper.
That is a thing of beauty........
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Old November 29, 2017, 09:38 AM   #86
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S&W 8shot 357 magnum. More rounds are better than less rounds.
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Old November 29, 2017, 02:39 PM   #87
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No Korth or Dan Wesson for me. I'll go with a simple 8-shot S&W 327. Why?
'Cause I love 8-shot revolvers.

Hmmm, Christmas is around the corner. I might just treat myself 'cause I've been good.
Totaly agree "simple 8-shot S&W 327", Why ? Because it's 8 shot! I like them also

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Old November 29, 2017, 04:30 PM   #88
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New 7-shot Ruger GP .357 snub looks intriguing.
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Old November 29, 2017, 11:13 PM   #89
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That 7-shot GP100 needs to be made in a 3" barrel, fixed sight version.
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Old November 30, 2017, 04:01 AM   #90
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Manurhrin MR-73. Why ? It's accuracy,eight shot capacity,excellent balance and pointing ability,interchangeable cylinder for 9 mm or .357 Sig.,ease of reloading due to a special cylinder coating giving a glass like finish,and their strength. They have 12 hrs of hand fitting,leave the factory with .8" group at 25 yards and are proof tested with test ammo of twice the pressure of that used in the US for 357 mag.. Over 40 tons per square in.
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Old November 30, 2017, 12:20 PM   #91
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I have been a long time Smith fan, and the 2 1/2" 19 is a beautiful weapon. However, I recently purchased a Kimber K6s. This is a slick gun. Easy to conceal, the sights are more than adequate for their intended purpose, and recoil was not bad at all with 125 grain SJHP magnums. Very pleased with this new snubby!
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Old November 30, 2017, 12:35 PM   #92
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sw 66.jpgHard to beat the older S&W 66-2...but Ruger makes some Dandy Revolers as well. My 66-2.
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Old December 2, 2017, 12:18 AM   #93
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At first glance, it looks a bit like a Model 13, but the ejector shroud/barrel lug looks 19 ish. On second glance, it looks like a 19 and someone removed the rear sight and ground the square edge rear sight notch into a curve?

What does the top strap look like? Did it have the adjustable rear sight on it at one time?

What’s the story on that pistol, if you know it?
This is a factory special run that was made for the French police when Raymond Sassia was in charge of weapons procurement. Only 500 were ordered by a French distributor called Raymond Gerand in 1973 and very few made it into private hand. The serial number range was in the M&P range from D639300 to D639800. There is also a fixed sight version of the 2 1/2 and four inch M19 made for the Peruvian police that was cancelled before all guns were delivered that then were sold through the German distributor Wischo.

I also had a 4" Peruvian model but it was by far noot as nice as the 19-3 RS and had the barrel overtorqued and poor accuracy.
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Old December 2, 2017, 12:32 AM   #94
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PzGren... how cool that you were able to get the history on that unusual piece.
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Old December 2, 2017, 12:39 AM   #95
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One of my first revolvers.

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Old December 2, 2017, 03:50 AM   #96
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DHart,

thanks. I have to admit that I am taking my hobby a little bit too seriously most of the time and not only shoot all my guns but try to research them also. In this case I had been helped by Google, where I could pull up the factory letter from Mr. Jinks that a collector from Luxembourg had obtained (and payed for) from Mr. Jinks.

If it weren't for that 19-3 RS, I would be pretty happy with my long time companion, a M19-2 with a 2 1/"2 barrel.
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Old December 4, 2017, 09:15 PM   #97
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Ruger Speed Six 2.75" barrel. That's a "wish".
I currently holster a Ruger 2.75" Security Six or a Ruger .357 LCR.
I guess I should be happy and not covet...but a Speed Six...ohhhh.
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Old December 5, 2017, 10:09 AM   #98
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Ruger Speed Six 2.75" barrel.
Maybe with some Badger grips and a XS big dot front sight?
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