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Old April 25, 2018, 11:01 AM   #26
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Anything pre-Bangor Punta.
Which translates to before 1965.
I never understand why so many shooters say this.
So, Lear Siegler is worse than Pangor Punta?
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Old April 25, 2018, 09:02 PM   #27
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The Model 27 what else. The flagship model of the S&W corporation.
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Old April 26, 2018, 08:45 AM   #28
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So, Lear Siegler is worse than Pangor Punta?
IMHO - yes, I would actually say that's got more than a grain of truth to it.
So much was going on in both the corporate world & the US economy @ that time......

S&W quality during the LSI years can be likened to Harley Davidson's, during the AFM years.

S&W was a "throw away" part of LSI & just about everyone connected with it knew that. A few good people still hung on @ S&W & a fair number of decent guns were produced, but, overall,,,things were pretty bad.
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Old May 11, 2018, 09:49 AM   #29
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What, no Kit Gun? The model 34 in .22LR would top my list.
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Old May 11, 2018, 10:35 AM   #30
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I AM limited to blued S&W revolves.

Self-limited in that I do not like either stainless steel or nickel.

So all of my S&W revolvers are blued.
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Old May 11, 2018, 10:43 AM   #31
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I would start by bracketing your K's with a J and an N.
36 and 29
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Old May 11, 2018, 11:09 AM   #32
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Whew....gotta be a 4" Model 24 (1950 Target....44 Spl of course), and a 5" Model 27...but if we're really REALLY lucky...a Model 16 in .32 S&W Long. Of course there's the always desired Model 18 .22 LR. Rod
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Old May 16, 2018, 09:36 PM   #33
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Just got suckered into a 14-4.... I need to close my GunBroker account!
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Old May 17, 2018, 11:35 AM   #34
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I wouldn't get hung up on a pinned barrel if the M27 you find is nice!
Also, that sweet 547 needs a companion!!
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Old May 17, 2018, 06:35 PM   #35
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Old May 18, 2018, 08:33 AM   #36
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I personally prefer the S&W's made prior to 1980 and I could throw up a dozen or so pictures of my favorite Smiths, but if I was limited to just two or three, I would definitely have the following:

K22 Masterpiece


M19


M29


Honorable mention would go to a 586 even though it is a later production gun.
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Old May 19, 2018, 05:56 AM   #37
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This is an older picture of some of my blued Smiths. I now have quite a few more that I could add to such a picture.

Not to mention 3 blued Colts...

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Old May 21, 2018, 05:54 PM   #38
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I have 5 blued ones - mostly vintage. A snub 36, a 3" 36, M & P Target, 5" M & P and a Combat Masterpiece - all 38 specials. If I could only have one - it would be my 5" M & P - born the same year as I was - 1952 and my absolute favorite Smith to shoot.
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Old May 22, 2018, 09:43 AM   #39
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Quit! I have to stop buying!

17-3, 547, 14-4 all this month!
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Old May 23, 2018, 11:19 PM   #40
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Probably my Model 19-3.


Although this one comes close.
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Old May 26, 2018, 08:21 PM   #41
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Highpower3006:

I love that beautiful K-22 and its Gold Box. Any idea when it shipped?
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Old May 27, 2018, 03:13 AM   #42
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For me, it would be a 4" version of the defunct Nighguard .357's... Why they quit making this... I dont know... Hard to find and way too expensive, but it had all the cool stuff right out of the box...
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Old May 28, 2018, 03:58 PM   #43
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I love that beautiful K-22 and its Gold Box. Any idea when it shipped?
I don't know exactly, except that it was in 1948. Serial number is 24367, so I suspect it was made early in the year. I also have another K22 that was made in '48.

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Old May 30, 2018, 08:57 PM   #44
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I think the ones on the OP's list are good choices. I have the 17-3 and 14-3 with 2 Ts (got no use for target stocks but I love the TH and TT). They are the jewels of my collection and also get regular use.

The 3" Model 13 is excellent and getting pricey, but is high on my list also.
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Old May 31, 2018, 08:42 AM   #45
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Nice firearms!
No one has a Lew Horton M24?
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Old May 31, 2018, 09:34 AM   #46
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Nice firearms!
No one has a Lew Horton M24?
No, but this 25-2 fills a niche for a fine N frame.

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Old June 1, 2018, 01:33 PM   #47
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...this 25-2 fills a niche for a fine N frame.
One of the nicest da revolvers ever made.
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Old June 2, 2018, 09:56 AM   #48
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Nearly anything they ever made without the idiot lock in the side !!
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Old June 9, 2018, 10:26 AM   #49
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My winter carry gun. No need to worry about "rackin' a dang slide", if the first round doesn't make any noise, just pull the trigger again for the next one in rotation.
If I miss, the FLAME will get 'em. Won't be able to hear any screaming, after the first round, can't hear ANYTHING. Just in case, an extra speed loader in my jacket pocket:

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Old June 10, 2018, 12:33 AM   #50
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I like both blued and SS revolvers, but if I had to pick one blued wheel gun for my collection it would be a M1917 in .45ACP.

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