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Old January 23, 2019, 07:56 PM   #26
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Great find ,,, congratulations!!!!!
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Old January 24, 2019, 01:25 AM   #27
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The recent one off my bucket list is a Model 29 no dash in immaculate condition. Production year was 1960. It came with the "Coke" stocks and a factory clamshell presentation box with tools. The stocks are valued in the 5 to 7 hundred range and the presentation case another two to three hundred. For the price I paid, I came close to getting the revolver for free.

I am still attempting to get the illusive Model 57. I have had someone at two auctions in the last couple of years who wanted one more than I. It too will happen one day.

Anyway, Congrats on your humpback Mike.
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Old January 24, 2019, 10:25 AM   #28
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Interesting that this thread would come back.

Back in 2016 I made this observation...

"One thing that concerns me is that the cylinder bolt is quite loose in the frame window, and that allows more cylinder wobble than I like. I may have to see about installing a new bolt."

Well, recently I realized it's not the cylinder bolt that is the problem. When I push on the cylinder the entire crane swings out slightly; enough to make me thing it would cause real problems.

I've not had a chance to really take a good look at it yet, but a cursory examination makes me think that the problem is with the locking stud under the barrel.

I need to figure out if it's something I want to try addressing myself or if I want to send it back to S&W.
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Old January 30, 2019, 09:08 PM   #29
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I'm not ashamed to admit that from when I was a rookie officer many, many years ago to even now I've always wanted to own a S&W model 36 snubby in stainless or Colt similar with the skinny factory grips. For me, back in the sixties and even the early seventies those were the epitome of what a plainclothes street detective/investigator wore. They were handily concealable and by the standards pretty much adequate to take on a wide assortment of bad guys. Sort of embarrassing that we could be that ignorant back then, but hey, that's the way it was. How did we ever survive?
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Old January 31, 2019, 08:10 PM   #30
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I am a S&W revolver guy, 6"- 83/8" adj sight P&Rs. I got a M38 on trade a while back and
fooled with it some. I liked the ability to cock the hammer and still be snag proof. I cold carry it in Chore coat breast pocket. If I was looking for a carry J frame a m38 would be it.
I trade it for a m19 which was more up my alley.
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Old January 31, 2019, 08:27 PM   #31
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Model 49 was the first handgun I ever wanted.
Still haven't bought a 'BODYGUARD' in any configuration.

Now I know what my next purchase will be.
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