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Beautiful registered and non registered magnums. Thanks for posting
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Some of the most beautiful guns in the world belong to the members right here.So if you have an older N frame you want the chance to show off and cause some drooling.... Let's see em!
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Great thread here is my Five screw Pre-25 chambered in .45 ACP round show with it's target shot @ The 25 Yard Line. Regards, Hammerdown




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Well, I'll keep the pot simmering. I have shown this one before, but I really like it so will show it again.

This is my 5" .44 Triple Lock that shipped in June 1910.







It wears KB Ropers quite well also:

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How about a Pre-War Registered Magnum that shipped on December 15th 1935 ?

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How could I forget this one.27 no dash 4 screw 5 inch.How about an old school N frame beauty contest-dscn0995-jpg

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Like everyone else, I love the checkering on the RMs and Pre 27s. However, it becomes art when the gun is done in nickel. Just check out Rick A's pics above. Stunning!
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Here is a Pre-27 that shipped in June of 1955 shown in it's Full Target form. Regard's Hammerdown




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This might be my all time favorite thread! So many outstanding guns and excellent photography!

My humble contribution. Some pretty, and some well loved!

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RM #274 4" shipped July 24, 1935



RM #3270 4.5" shipped November 18, 1937



38/44 Heavy Duty, shipped the the second week of production April 14, 1930



38/44 Outdoorsman shipped February 1932 wearing KB Ropers



38/44 Heavy Duty shipped July 11, 1934 to the Pennsylvania State Police as a test gun



pair of nickel 38/44 Heavy Duties from December 1938 and March 1939



38/44 Outdoorsman shipped October 23, 1939 to the King Sight Company



38/44 Heavy Duty shipped December 1939



38/44 Heavy Duty 4", shipped to the Sandusky P.D. April 4, 1940



38/44 Transitional Heavy Duty shipped December 1949



pre 27 5" shipped January 1951



pre 27 3.5" shipped September 1951



27-2 3.5" shipped July 1966



27-2 3.5" shipped June 1975

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I'm late to the show. But, here are some of my older N-frame girls...

Commercial 1917 from July 1932



Commercial .455 HE with original holster from December 1917



.38-44 HD from 1956 refinished in nickel.



Pre-Model 28 Highway Patrolman (well used) from 1955.



Model 1917 from July 1918 refinished in nickel



British .455 Triple lock converted to .45 Colt



.44 Special HE from July 1924



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Here's a consecutively numbered, unfired pair of nickel pre-27's with matching numbered stocks and boxes.

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These are some nice sixgun pictures. I have a weak spot for Triple Locks and 3d Model HEs.
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George Orwell once said, "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us."


As a steward of history I would like think that perhaps one of those men Orwell was speaking to might have carried this Model of 1950 Heavy Duty.



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Boy, mine is like a Checker cab in a garage full of Ferrari's compared to some of the N frames that have been pictured.

But here it is anyway, four screw Model 29 no dash manufactured in '59 but likely shipped in 1960. Shown with the Bianchi holster that it spends a lot of time in when I am out hiking.


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OOOOOHHHH! I love those cokes! And, the gun too.
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This one is not coming close to winning this contest, but I'm not ashamed to take it out in public.

.45 cal of 1950/Pre 26

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For some reason my computer won't allow me to "quote" Rick A on his 1954 Nickel 3 1/2-inch .357 Magnum. I was glad to see a year pegged to his as I just picked up 124274 in blue with the same barrel length at a gun show last weekend. Was trying to second guess when it was produced and was guessing 1952-1953.

I did show security all night each night so took some crummy photos of it at 4:00 in the morning. A little-used gun that suffered a bit from neglect and then from harsh cleaning. One section between two flutes of the cylinder has shallow pitting/harsh cleaning/cold blue issues but can be rotated to be "outa sight." Can't decide whether to use it to trade up into a better looking one, have it refinished, or put it to work. The third option is looking better every day.






That's glint from the harsh coliseum lighting and not bright wear from case head pounding on the inside of the back of the frame. It really doesn't show any firing were there.

The seller had lots of neato classic N-Frames from pre-model number days, especially lots of different models and variants of Smith & Wessons chambered for the .45 ACP.

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I spent about an Hour on this gun yesterday cleaning it, waxing it and Placing my Original set of Walter Roper stock's on it. It is a Pre-25 chambered in .45 ACP Caliber Here is how it came out and I will be hunting this coming week with it Packed in my Factory Padded S&W shoulder Rig. Regards, Hammerdown






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Let's throw another HD on the pile for Bill's sake.

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to post pictures of some of the very best revolvers that exsist . It would be hard pressed to actually pick any one winner out of this bunch.looks like it will be a multiple tie.
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I can Cut to The Chase here Quickly for you... How many can actually shoot Their beloved S&W's Out there as Good as I can ? Here Ya go that Model of 1955 Printed this Group of six shot's @ The 25 Yard Line.. Just sayin here, let's see some Other Target shot Placement Group's in this Thread with the revolver that Printed them like mine shown below. Regards, Hammerdown




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I have one target very close to that one done with a 29-2 four inch using Remington 180 gr jhp. I give it to the gun and not so much me. The only 30 rounds it has ever had through it, only to adjust the Millet rear sight I put on.Some day I will dig it out and send you a pic .your group is still better since I had one called flyer in the six.
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Hello Laketime
I had some Luke Warm Luck sighting in this Gun prior to Selecting the right load for this Gun. Here is a Load that I tested just prior to find the Load Pictured all by itself that I now make my Staple Load after I made the correct sight adjustment's this revolvert is Just Deadly accurate. Regards, Hammerdown




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A bunch of pre-war 357's and related boxes:



And my first, most in-expensive, sentimental favorite, well-used, smooth-as-silk, factory refinished, KB Kearsarge stock wearing RM (oh... and it shipped directly to King Gun Sight Co)...

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For some reason my computer won't allow me to "quote" Rick A on his 1954 Nickel 3 1/2-inch .357 Magnum. I was glad to see a year pegged to his as I just picked up 124274 in blue with the same barrel length at a gun show last weekend. Was trying to second guess when it was produced and was guessing 1952-1953.

I did show security all night each night so took some crummy photos of it at 4:00 in the morning. A little-used gun that suffered a bit from neglect and then from harsh cleaning. One section between two flutes of the cylinder has shallow pitting/harsh cleaning/cold blue issues but can be rotated to be "outa sight." Can't decide whether to use it to trade up into a better looking one, have it refinished, or put it to work. The third option is looking better every day.






That's glint from the harsh coliseum lighting and not bright wear from case head pounding on the inside of the back of the frame. It really doesn't show any firing were there.

The seller had lots of neato classic N-Frames from pre-model number days, especially lots of different models and variants of Smith & Wessons chambered for the .45 ACP.
I've got two of those bumper stickers. When one wears out I will put on the other.

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This thread is incredible. They are all great pieces.
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Registered Magnum #40. Shortened (factory matching numbered barrel), Nickeled and Round butted by Frank Pachmayr. Carried for 35 years at LAPD. I need to get some custom grips made.
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1950's Pre 27, 3.5" Nickel with Honey Ivories.
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@ Retiredw4.....I was hoping this thread would turn up some real beauties! I spend a lot of down time surfing the web for pictures of classic guns, and this board has the best. My very close friend is a 20 yr retired Ranger 1st Sgt who likes to look at classic Smith's. I will be spending a Thanksgiving with him and looking at this thread here.thanks again to everyone.
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That's glint from the harsh coliseum lighting and not bright wear from case head pounding on the inside of the back of the frame. It really doesn't show any firing were there.

The seller had lots of neato classic N-Frames from pre-model number days, especially lots of different models and variants of Smith & Wessons chambered for the .45 ACP.
Nothing wrong with a little bit of character.

Nothing's perfect, and you'll feel better about using it.
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A bunch of pre-war 357's and related boxes:



And my first, most in-expensive, sentimental favorite, well-used, smooth-as-silk, factory refinished, KB Kearsarge stock wearing RM (oh... and it shipped directly to King Gun Sight Co)...

Now your just showing off............
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I'll just let the picture speak for itself.................

Just a plain Jane 29-2.
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And a Plain Jane Model 27-2.

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Nothing wrong with a "plain jane" 27 at all.

I like mine just fine:



Although I have since moved those cokes to a more appropriate home. I need to figure out what stocks belong on that 27, since the cokes are now on my 4" S serial range model 57:




also models of 1955, those are pretty great too. I just wish I knew what was going on with the front sight, it letters as a patridge, but for the life of me I can't figure out how someone swapped it out so perfectly.




And for good measure my 4" triple lock, in a "well loved" state:




I may have an N frame problem.
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All these amazing pictures make me think it's time for another Image Contest!

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My preference leans towards those that have seen the Elephant, rather then the ones who have lived their life in a dark sock drawer.

Hand held history.
The longer I collect S&Ws the more I feel that way too.
This is very nice collection of Smith & Wesson revolvers - and photos!
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It's enough to "make ya' want to slap ya' granny," that well-loved 4-inch Triple Lock of Sixgun Strumpet's. That has the configuration, the patina, the "bi'ness-like look" and the caliber of my notion of the ultimate Triple Lock that I'd like to get 'hold of.
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.44 Triple Lock Target shipped August, 1917.




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This .44 HE 2nd model used to belong to our late member Sandy Jacobs, IBSandy. It shipped Feb. 25, 1925 to F.T. Budge Co, Miami Florida. It was returned for an unknown reason (according to the letter) in Nov. of 1925 and again in 1957 for a refinish of the original nickel finish. The hammer and trigger appear to have the original cch. I'm holding on to it for Sandy's widow until she decides what to do with it.

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I need to find the rest of this shoulder holster rig, even though the holster can be used as is on a belt, seems like this gun should ride higher for some reason.




(this thread inspired me to dig into my N frames again, I love these guns a little too much)



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SixgunStrumpet,

Do you have more information about your 4" Triple Lock? I would like to know its approximate serial number and its approximate ship date.

Very similar to my 5" TL. Love it!
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Do you have more information about your 4" Triple Lock? I would like to know its approximate serial number and its approximate ship date.

Very similar to my 5" TL. Love it!
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S/N 2315 with a star on it. 99% sure the star is for a reblue, with a high probability of some tuning up or repairing as the action is very very good.
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Mine's #1103. No stars or re-work stamps. Mine has been carried a lot but not shot much. The action is like new, bore perfect. Original finish in protected areas. They look like stablemates.
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Your triple lock might have had some rework. But I see no signs of a refinish. Love the 4 inch barrel.
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