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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 09-28-2015, 03:03 PM
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I generally consider myself a Colt guy, having shot Pythons in my Bullseye and winter postal leagues for almost 20 years. I was interested in a 6" revolver for D.R. matches, as I've been encouraged to try them out, (after averaging 276 in our outdoor league this summer; I had shot 280 indoors, all with a dot.) While visiting a couple of LGS, I ran across these two specimens, a K38 Masterpiece (vintage 1952) and a 14 no-dash (vintage 1960). The Masterpiece had plastic grips, the match grips are mine. I went into this place in a whim as I was sitting out front at a red light. The 14 was kind of an impulse buy, I just liked it, and it was not expensive. So I'll be looking into appropriate grips for the big brother, or maybe I can just switch the grips from the 15.
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Depending on what you paid for them you did really well! The Masterpiece is what some call a pre15. It is a combat masterpiece. The 14 no dash is really hard to find. Not many were made. It should do well in your style of shooting.
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Thank you. After shooting the masterpiece tonight at my bullseye practice, I realize I would like to have a wider front sight or a skinnier rear sight blade notch. Also, this gun is much lighter than my scoped 8" Python. The trigger feels a few pounds heavier than the 7.5 # DA on the python. The heavier trigger and lighter weight gun is making DA shooting a challenge with one hand.
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A lighter rebound spring, available from Woolf, will do wonders for your DA pull. It even made a fairly good DA shooter out of my 15 oz Model 638.
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Roger that. I put an apex kit in my 340 PD. Big difference in feel, more than could be measured.
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that 14 may make you leave the python in the safe a little more often
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