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Old March 24, 2022, 08:16 PM   #26
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Am I wrong to think that revolver people are more attached to their handgun than pistol people
Hahaha--I'm old enough to remember when pistols WERE revolvers.
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Old March 24, 2022, 09:13 PM   #27
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Lol!

I wonder when that terminology changed.

From the ATF website referring to handgun definitions.


Handgun - Revolver

Handgun - Pistol

I didn’t include their definition it obvious.

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Old March 25, 2022, 10:49 AM   #28
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Lol!

I wonder when that terminology changed.
Depending on your definition it really hasn't.

The word pistol appeared in English in the 16th century, borrowed from French "pistolet" or "small gun".

So revolvers are just one type of "small gun".
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Old March 25, 2022, 03:44 PM   #29
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Depending on your definition it really hasn't.

The word pistol appeared in English in the 16th century, borrowed from French "pistolet" or "small gun".

So revolvers are just one type of "small gun".
Exactly, some are revolving pistols and some are semi automatic pistols. But as with many things linguistically it’s simpler to refer to them as revolvers or pistols and pretty generally understood what people mean, evolution of language. Kind of like the Clip vs. Magazine argument.
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Old March 25, 2022, 05:40 PM   #30
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sweet revolver

Must say it would be my S&W model 14 .38 Special with a six inch barrel circa early 1950's.

Exceptionally accurate with a silky smooth action.
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Old March 26, 2022, 12:52 PM   #31
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Must say it would be my S&W model 14 .38 Special with a six inch barrel circa early 1950's.

Exceptionally accurate with a silky smooth action.
This is so true. Anytime I want to look good at the range I bring my Model 14 and a couple boxes of WC’s.
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Old March 27, 2022, 10:46 AM   #32
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I'm still waiting to find a nice example of an older prelock smith. Not buying anymore revolvers online as the last new s&w model 17 looked like it was rushed and skipped quality control completely. Bad bluing, tool marks, and the cylinder was a tad sticky.
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Old March 29, 2022, 01:51 PM   #33
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Must say it would be my S&W model 14 .38 Special with a six inch barrel circa early 1950's.

Exceptionally accurate with a silky smooth action.
It would be pedantic to mention that the Model 14 name wasn't used for the Target Masterpiece until 1957, so I won't.

By any name it's a very special revolver. I have a 6" Target Masterpiece like yours and an 8 3/8" version as well. Both are extremely well made and exceptionally accurate.

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Old March 29, 2022, 04:55 PM   #34
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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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" Son .. Never sell a gun you like , you will come to regret it ."
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Old April 21, 2022, 11:07 AM   #35
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Howdy

It may interest you all to know that in Cowboy Action Shooting we always refer to our handguns as pistols, never as revolvers.



Anyway, I have a couple of Brazilian contract 1917s, but a couple of years ago I found a genuine 1917 from WWI. It came with a box of 45ACP ammo mounted on half moon clips. The box of ammo is almost full, it is missing one clip. The ammo was made by the United States Cartridge Company in Lowell, Mass. Both the revolver and the ammo shipped in 1918 if I remember correctly. Yes, the grips are incorrect, but I like the figure on them.









Rather than the Flying Bomb, this one is stamped GHS, for Gilbert H. Stewart, the government inspector at the time. Notice the grooves on the hammer. This is fairly uncommon, it was thought to aid keeping lubrication on the hammer.






Regarding holsters for a S&W Model 1917, I bought one on line sometime ago. It was quite inexpensive. Sorry, I cannot place my hands on it right now, and I don't recall the outfit I bought it from. But if you google S&W 1917 Holster you will get a lot of hits. The originals had US stamped on the side and a leather tie down strap on the bottom of the holster.
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Old April 21, 2022, 01:07 PM   #36
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Awesome pictures!!
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Old April 21, 2022, 05:11 PM   #37
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I've had a few, S&W 586 6" was my first, a S&W 642, S&W Model 40 (pinned barrel, no dash), the ones I still own are a Ruger SP101, S&W Governor (Impulse purchase, its too big to be practical for much of anything, only shoot .45 Colt out of it now), and a Ruger Blackhawk in .357 with a 9mm cylinder as well.

Out of all of them, I think the Blackhawk is the one that stands out in my mind as THE revolver for me. Although the 586 comes close, I think if I'd gotten the 4" I'd still have it.
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Old April 21, 2022, 07:07 PM   #38
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German Stallion

Hawes Western Marshall in .357 from the 60s or 70s no real way to tell.

A friend needed cash years ago, I liked it and enjoy it.

Learned later that Bob Munden really liked these guns for custom work. While not their best work and made for export, Sauer and Sohn does not make junk.

It's pretty close to the Colt, a German Stallion.
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Old April 22, 2022, 11:08 AM   #39
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Old May 10, 2022, 02:20 PM   #40
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My revolver of choice is the Ruger GP100 Match Champion, with a double speed loader pouch.

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Old May 14, 2022, 12:14 PM   #41
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I think the M1917 S&W is neat. Wish I had a Colt to go with it but one only has so much disposable capital.
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Old May 14, 2022, 10:53 PM   #42
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I have quite a few S&W's. I prefer the SS models though.
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Old May 15, 2022, 10:24 AM   #43
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Old May 15, 2022, 11:13 AM   #44
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Golf is a stupid game, but those fellas got something right: everyone knows you need a big bag full of clubs. No one plays with just one!

That said: K-38 Target Masterpiece.

And I’m a Ruger guy.
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Old May 15, 2022, 12:56 PM   #45
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As an old time detective, this kind of brings a tear to my eye. 1974 model 60, the same year I made Detective Sergeant with the Michigan State Police.





Modern grips and the best old time holster ever made. 55 years old and I am still using it.

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Old May 16, 2022, 08:48 AM   #46
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Old May 16, 2022, 02:42 PM   #47
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For me it would be a 4 1/2" Colt New Service in 44 Special. I wouldn't cry if I had to settle for a 4 3/4" Single Action Army for the same cartridge.
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Old May 22, 2022, 04:30 PM   #49
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I've always been a big S&W revolver fan. I own several, mostly SS and later models.

The last time I purchased a COLT revolver was back in 1977. I bought a NIB Nickel Python with a 3" bbl. It's was $350.00 + tax.
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