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Old June 30, 2013, 07:45 PM   #51
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Toss up.

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Old July 1, 2013, 11:47 AM   #52
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I'd go with any of the N frame Smiths...big and beautiful, and hell if you can't hit 'em with the bullets, you can club 'em to hades with the sheer wt. of the piece. All that notwithstanding, I've got a .22 lr Colt Diamondback that's as pretty a revolver as I can imagine and a 7-1/2" SAA that's got a great case hardening pattern. Rod
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Old July 6, 2013, 06:01 AM   #54
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Both actually. Is that really an answer?

Picking up a 2nd series Colt Detective Special or a S&W 640 is purely contingent on the mood I'm in when I get out of bed in the morning.
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Old July 12, 2013, 06:28 PM   #55
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Wow this is a tough one!

I mean who doesn't like the looks of a PYTHON!? That midnight blue deeper than the grand canyon, ventilated rib, I could go on and on. I'm also really partial to the looks of the older series detective specials that lacked an ejector housing and had tapered barrels. IMHO those beat the snot out of any J-frame in terms of looks, they just were the epitome of a snub-nosed .38, totally classic.

But Smith has had some real lookers too. I dig K-frames, especially the Model 10s and Model 64s. Can you say svelte? I also love the big N-frame .357s too. The Model 27 is one of the most authoritative looking firearms ever devised IMHO. And who can forget the Model 29? Talk about a silhouette almost anybody can recognize.

It's a tie with me. Some Colts look better than some Smiths, and vice versa.
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Old July 12, 2013, 10:14 PM   #56
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Royal Blue Python is tops. Half underlug S&W are close second, but just can't overtake the Python.
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Old July 12, 2013, 11:01 PM   #57
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Then Smith and Wesson.
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Old July 13, 2013, 10:01 AM   #58
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Crappy picture of my latest acquisition, a .32 Colt New Police.

It's in VERY good condition except for a nasty chip bottom rear of the left grip panel.

And this is the first Colt I bought when I started buying them again, a circa 1968 Official Police in .38 Special.

Just realized that I don't have pictures of my middle one, a Police Positive in .32 WCF.
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Old July 13, 2013, 10:36 AM   #59
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My Model 29:

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Old July 13, 2013, 11:08 AM   #60
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IMHO the Diamondback and the Python are the best looking DA revolvers ever built.
Have to agree with Hammerhead. The Colts are the most pleasing to me. They shoot well too.
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Old July 13, 2013, 01:03 PM   #61
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None of the double actions are "aesthetically" pleasing (Colt or S&W) ... Now a good Single Action (Colt/Ruger/FA/USFA) that gets the heart rate a goin' .
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Old July 15, 2013, 08:26 AM   #62
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Smith in double action, Ruger in single action.

The Colts are pretty too.
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Old July 15, 2013, 05:40 PM   #63
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Colt cap n ball revolvers and S&W centerfire and rimfire revos. I have a Colt Diamondback 22 LR that is a knockout.

Colt Diamondback 22 LR

Colt 1849 Pocket Model

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Old July 17, 2013, 12:50 PM   #64
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I hunt with my model 19 6" barrel. I often carry my Python 4" barrel and it's also my nightstand gun.

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Old July 20, 2013, 02:14 PM   #65
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I own several different revolvers from various manufactures, Colt, S&W, Ruger and even a few off brands.

By far my favorite is the S&W model 27 with the 8&3/8 inch barrel that's in the picture.

I can stand on my deck and shoot clay targets set on a dirt bank 55 yards away and then shoot the pieces until they get to small to see.
That's with full power357 loads.

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Old July 20, 2013, 07:56 PM   #66
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I'm with the OP.
S&W, by a country mile.
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Old August 8, 2013, 10:44 AM   #67
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Colt's. The Python is in a class by itself. I'll take a 3rd edition Detective Special over a Model 36, like my wife has, all day long and twice on Sunday. Which is easy because I have two of them.
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