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Old March 15, 2022, 09:15 PM   #1
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THE Revolver

I am not a revolver guy.
But what absolutely grabs me —- Smith & Wesson model 1917s

https://share.icloud.com/photos/04cq..._WlYqoE2hqRAvw


I had one back around 1985.
it was as new with the exception someone ground the US property off it.

If I hit the lotto I would collect them.
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Old March 16, 2022, 09:48 AM   #2
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I'll see you the S&W 1917 and raise you a 1927 COLT New Service, in .38WCF [38-40)

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Old March 16, 2022, 10:12 AM   #3
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Hehe
Nice but I’m just stuck on the model 17s
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Old March 16, 2022, 11:35 AM   #4
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I'm a big fan too. I have a Brazilian contract 1917 that's a blast to shoot.
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Old March 16, 2022, 03:15 PM   #5
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For me, the S&W 3 1/2 inch Model 27 is THE revolver.

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Old March 16, 2022, 05:40 PM   #6
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I agree, that could be the ultimate revolver.
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Old March 16, 2022, 06:44 PM   #7
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THE Revolver

Since we are talking about the S&W 1917…

Anyone have any modern holsters that work with them? I have a Brazilian that I would like to carry once in a while. OWB, leather, maybe a thumb snap.

I found one Bianchi that was supposed to work, which is the one I have for my 6” 629-1… and it just doesn’t fit right.

My revolver mainly is my 9mm 642-1. Love that gun. I’ve been wanting to find a cutdown 1917, and use that as a winter carry gun… but they always seem to slip thru my fingers. And I wouldn’t want to cut one down myself… unless it was screwed up beyond salvageable.
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Old March 16, 2022, 06:47 PM   #8
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For me? The revolver of revolvers is the 4" Model 19 Smith & Wesson.

There has never been a better combination of power, portability, ergonomics and other factors put into a single package.

There are many great revolvers -- I have many great revolvers -- but as far as I'm concerned, there is only one perfect revolver, and that's the Smith & Wesson Model 19 4".
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Old March 16, 2022, 07:34 PM   #9
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As for me, I can't say there is one "THE REVOLVER." Two different scenarios, daily carry which demands a smaller or lighter revolver, and field use for hunting which demands longer barrel and sight radius.

For my daily carry its this Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt:



But, when I go afield, its this Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum:



So, for me at least, there is no "ONE REVOLVER."

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Old March 17, 2022, 12:04 AM   #10
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For when I am home, my Taurus 66 2.5" barrel is my go to THE Revolver.



Now when I am out and about in the city and find myself in danger and see the tiger smile, I have my S&W 637 with both speed strips and speed loaders in case of a partial or full reload. I holster carry and practice. I can draw and shoot in one second. Pocket carry is no good if you have to employ it in a quick draw.

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Old March 17, 2022, 04:53 AM   #11
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For me, the S&W 3 1/2 inch Model 27 is THE revolver.

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Ding ding ding, we have a winner. A 3 1/2”-4” Model 27 truly is a thing of beauty. As is my Model 57.
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Old March 17, 2022, 05:44 PM   #12
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I don't know if it's THE revolver, but the one I shoot the most is a Model 22, which is essentially the M1917 with a 4" barrel.
I also have a Hand Ejector Mk. II, which was the gun rechambered to .45 ACP to create the M1917; mine is converted to chamber .45 ACP, but the oversized bore needs oversized bullets, which is sort of a pain.
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Old March 17, 2022, 06:42 PM   #13
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Well...there are two....one's a .357 Smith M-19 and the other is a Ruger .44 Special Flat Top...Rod



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Old March 17, 2022, 09:24 PM   #14
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Close but no cigars. THE REVOLVER:
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Old March 18, 2022, 10:16 AM   #15
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Colt 357 Magnum revolver circa 1955. I own many revolvers and like them all, but this one has esthetics on it's side. It just looks like a Magnum revolver should look.
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Old March 18, 2022, 07:06 PM   #16
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Look up the 547….I love mine!
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Old March 18, 2022, 07:14 PM   #17
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This is a revolver.
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Old March 18, 2022, 07:55 PM   #18
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Look up the 547….I love mine!
Me too
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Old March 19, 2022, 05:22 AM   #19
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I recently sold off most of my guns. I've pretty much been a Smith and Wesson guy all my life. I guess I've owned them all. 10, 12, 13. 14. 15. 18, 19, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29 and so on up the number scale. And that's not counting Rugers and such.

But my "the" revolver, the only ones I kept...two 2020 Pythons. (And a couple of S/A 22's Ruger and Heritage)

Mine



My wife's




I guess I'll keep them.
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Old March 19, 2022, 09:39 AM   #20
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Am I wrong to think that revolver people are more attached to their handgun than pistol people
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Old March 19, 2022, 04:20 PM   #21
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I thought I was going to see a nice Single Action at top of this page ....

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Am I wrong to think that revolver people are more attached to their handgun than pistol people
Absolutely. You can't explain it, just is. You pick up THE Revolver -- in my case any nice Single Action SAA style and it just speaks to you. Smell a little dust in air, bacon frying, cattle bawling, sound of a stream tumbling over rocks, hunting, fishing, hiking, etc... A flood of memory's come back as a teenager and of course historical meanderings, and old western movies..... Yes, revolvers have something special about them. Obviously, the S&W and Colt DA crowd too like revolvers for reasons only they can explain.... But a pistol is just a cold piece of metal or plastic, that does its intended job ... but means nothing when you hold it or shoot it. You can't explain it, just is.
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Old March 20, 2022, 06:10 AM   #22
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For me, nothing beats the balance and versatility of a 3" K-Frame:



I usually run it with hot .38's. If I'm shooting a steady diet of Magnum loads, the 28 is a trooper:

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Old March 20, 2022, 09:42 AM   #23
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Since we are talking about the S&W 1917…

Anyone have any modern holsters that work with them? I have a Brazilian that I would like to carry once in a while. OWB, leather, maybe a thumb snap.

I found one Bianchi that was supposed to work, which is the one I have for my 6” 629-1… and it just doesn’t fit right.

My revolver mainly is my 9mm 642-1. Love that gun. I’ve been wanting to find a cutdown 1917, and use that as a winter carry gun… but they always seem to slip thru my fingers. And I wouldn’t want to cut one down myself… unless it was screwed up beyond salvageable.
Hunter makes a great holster for the 1917. IIRC it's the Hunter 1100-14.
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Old March 20, 2022, 10:40 AM   #24
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For me, there has always been just one "the revolver".

A 4" S&W Model 29


But I do also have a 29-2
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Old March 21, 2022, 07:46 PM   #25
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For me , the model 686+ 2.5 inch , compact and plenty of punch
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