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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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Highpower3006:

I love that beautiful K-22 and its Gold Box. Any idea when it shipped?
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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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