Revolvers II

Gents,

  One of my guys was given a S&W 10-5 .38.  I has a 2" barrel and is factory nickel plated.  Checkered wood grips. 

  He says 95% condition.  He wants to get another pistol and wants to know its rough value.  Thanks.

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kwg020 posted:

We need a current picture if possible.  Nickel can peel off with age and use. 

kwg

Shall do.  Thanks.

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Of course, in a thread about 20th century duty revolvers, S&W will steal the show.  All the more reason to post a nifty Ruger. Well, nifty in my mind, at least.

In the context of this thread, what's the ideal custom configuration for a GP100?

How about a bobbed hammer? Fixed sights? Partial underlug? Some might say a 3" barrel, but I'd prefer 4". How about all this in a factory gun with a little bit of history?

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You can see the Century Arms marking on the side. Apparently imported from whatever country Ruger sold it to. The internet hasn't spelled out exactly where it spent those years. Some people throwing out Canada, New Zealand, or South Africa.  Anybody know for sure?

I have previously owned a standard 4" GP100. The partial underlug does improve balance/handling/pointing. 

It truly is DAO, regardless of the checkering on the top of the hammer. The fixed rear sight notch is a real sight, deep, not merely a shallow groove. I'm looking at you, J-Frame.

It's been carried a LOT, but apparently shot little, still tight. Very nice DA pull, too. While in my care, it'll serve as a woods gun, fun gun, and sometimes car gun. To be sure, it's a common man's gun, but one with a neat combination of features.

kwg020 posted:

We need a current picture if possible.  Nickel can peel off with age and use. 

kwg

I just saw this.  Just send photo's direct to me and save the hassle with the peasantry.......

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Haven't posted in awhile.  I ll just leave this here for your enjoyment.  3.5" Pre Model 27. A Gift to an Newly graduated Air Force officer from SMU who was deploying to Korea.  He later had it engraved in Japan and reblued by Smith & Wesson when he returned to the US and never shot again.  It is a stunner in person.

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Here is my trio of 1950's Pre 27 3.5" guns.  Let's just say they are a favorite.

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I don't have a real history on the blue, but the top gun went to Korea and Japan with an Air Force officer, and the Nickel and Ivory stocked gun was shipped to the United States Army.  It must have been great to see military officers carrying guns like these.  

"If I had a Grandpa, he would look like Delbert Belton"

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nyeti posted:

Here is my trio of 1950's Pre 27 3.5" guns.  Let's just say they are a favorite.

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It would be an honor and a privilege to be shot by anyone of those.

I'm in love with the 5" M27 but damn those 3.5s look the part.

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Consigliere posted:
nyeti posted:

Here is my trio of 1950's Pre 27 3.5" guns.  Let's just say they are a favorite.

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It would be an honor and a privilege to be shot by anyone of those.

I'm in love with the 5" M27 but damn those 3.5s look the part.

I am terribly sorry sir.  Here you go- Pre 27 5" with smooth targets.

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IMG_1955IMG_1956A few months back I posted a link to a holster company, not really my thing but appeared to be high quality.  

For my personal CCW, when carrying a revolver, I go with Sideguard Holsters.  I carried the 10-7 shown fairly regularly for the last year and the J frame all this last summer.  The construction is heavy duty, no frills, wears comfortably and is all business.  The J frame concealed well in AIWB under just a T shirt.

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Anyone shoot the new Kimber? Kind of between a J and a K. Kind of hesitant with Kimbers later 1911 rep, but they appear to have checked all the boxes on a modern fighting revolver.

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 I tried one for bit and it was not unpleasant at all to shoot, reliable with no issues. I recall that ammo weights ran the gamut from 125Gr and 158 Gr .357 to various .38 Special +P  rounds. I fired about 100 rounds through it and found it way more tolerable than S&W J frames. 

I carry at least two revolvers everyday at work, S&W Model 67 and a Mag-Na-Ported Model 642.  I grew up with revolvers and still shoot them the best that is why they are my EDC. IMO K-frames are the best overall wheelgun out there either a Model 67 or 66 would work fine.

I also carry a Ruger SP-101 .357 mag as my snubbie belt gun for the summer. It is also Mag-Na-Ported and has a bright green c-more front sight because my eyes aren't getting any younger. Rugers are excellent guns they are just a little chunkier and harder to find holsters for. I think it was Elmer Keith that said the Ruger Redhawk was the first DA wheelgun actually built for the .44 Magnum?!

As far as custom work, Robar does good work so does the Performance Center out of the S&W factory. Mag-Na-Port does limited custom work and I can attest that they do good work. The porting does a nice job of cutting down on muzzle flip but I can't tell much difference in felt recoil. But muzzle flip is really the uncomfortable part of shooting to my mind. As far as action jobs I just run the gun with snap caps during the commercial breaks of TV and that smooths up the action plenty for me.

That all being said my bedside gun is a Thunder Ranch .45ACP with a light mount. It is a smooth wheelgun that is quick to reload with moonclips . It's big brother the R8 is a good choice as well because 8 rounds of .357 mag is nothing to sneeze at.

 They are good tools if they fit you.

The Wiley Clapp Gp100 and the Match Champion are basically what people have been asking for in combat wheelguns for years....now they have a 3 inch 5 shot .44 Spl GP100 as well....

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R.Moran posted:

Looks like S&W is bringing out a 2.75" model 66

I'm in!

Hopefully a no lock offering

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arcticlightfighter posted:
R.Moran posted:

Looks like S&W is bringing out a 2.75" model 66

I'm in!

Hopefully a no lock offering

I'd wager heavy that it does.

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arcticlightfighter posted:
R.Moran posted:

Looks like S&W is bringing out a 2.75" model 66

I'm in!

Hopefully a no lock offering

Check out the S&W website.  Yes, it has the lock.   2.75"  and 4.25" barrels.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-66

 

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Dorsai posted:
arcticlightfighter posted:
R.Moran posted:

Looks like S&W is bringing out a 2.75" model 66

I'm in!

Hopefully a no lock offering

Check out the S&W website.  Yes, it has the lock.   2.75"  and 4.25" barrels.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/model-66

 

Bummer. They seriously need to get rid of the lock on all the revolvers. 

My first handgun was a  6" model 66 that I traded for a 4" after reading Dick Marcinkos Rogue Warrior.  I always liked the 2.5" round butt but never had one. I imagine that the 2.75" has a longer extractor rod which has been opined on other forums leads to more relibale extraction. 

 

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I've got two 4" M19's, and a 2 1/2" M66.  I'm glad to see the K-Frame .357's are back.  They will be a top recommendation for shooters who don't have the grip strength to run the slide on a semi and want something more comfortable to shoot than a 2" J-Frame..

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Convince their lawyers that there is more money to be made without them, than there is risk of a lawsuit payout.

But since they reorganized their company as an outdoors company, with a sub brand making guns (I am sure it had nothing to do with their plans to further bow to the Clintons after the election). I doubt it is high on their priority list.

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They make no lock 642s....so its possible. 

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.never cared for the 2.5" K in my limited revolver shooting. MattE had one way back when we were young...proportions seemed off and the shorter ejector rod was a concern.

The 3" 13 is about right, but fixed, and I mean fixed, sights..so a royal pita if it doesn't shoot to poa for you.

This is close to the right mix, loaded with 38+P...

Lock or no lock..

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My first duty gun was a Model 19-4, 4" personally purchased. I put the cocobolo wood combat grips on it, which I loved. We were given speed strips and Treasury load .38 Spl. I found a Model 65 3" round butt that I carried as my off duty gun for a long time. I got rid of both a while ago and I still regret it.

Hopefully S&W will make a small batch of 5" Model 66's or "gasp" 19's. That is one gun (like the Colt Offical Police) that just feels better with a 5" barrel. I would also love if they made a batch of 4" Model 57's or 58's. I have a lot of friends and kin that firm members of the cult of the .41 magnum and have grown up with a respect for the round.

Ruger is going to make an 8 shot .357 Redhawk.

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