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Old 01-10-2017, 12:14 PM
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I need to find more time to post a few guns. I sure stat busy at being retired. Here is my Md 14 with an 8 3/8th's inch barrel. This gun was shipped in January 1959 which was the first year and month of this barrel length.



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Old 01-10-2017, 12:47 PM
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A very pretty revolver, Jim. Personally, I have never cared for the 8 3/8" barrels, feeling they are too long for me to shoot comfortably. But that one is a dandy!

What I like the most is the non-relieved target stocks. They are downright beautiful. I'm sure you are aware that by 1959, those would not normally have been shipped with a Model 14, since targets with the extractor relief on the left panel had long since been in production. Those stocks probably shipped on a gun quite a while before your gun left the factory. In any case, those are nicely preserved and carry substantial value all by themselves.

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Old 01-10-2017, 01:19 PM
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Thats a real nice one you have there, especially the stocks! I think my 8 3/8th M-14 is a dash three, with standard hammer and trigger. I do like the "long Tom's".
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Nice find. Watch out for that barrel, it will put your eye out.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:29 PM
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That is a beautiful revolver and I'm sure its accurate as my Model 17-4 with an 8 3/8 inch barrel is my most accurate S&W revolver.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:52 PM
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Gotta like those long bbls. Looks really nice.

Have one pretty close to yours. March of 1959

Interesting how some box stickers are marked.

No white border on lid.

Model 17 is not mentioned like the six inch boxes

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Yes...Yes you do. I love the long tube S&Ws and I think that one is a beauty!
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The one I had in the early '80s had the 3Ts and factory SAO. Traded it off because it didn't serve any particular need at the time.
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I need to find more time to post a few guns. I sure stat busy at being retired. Here is my Md 14 with an 8 3/8th's inch barrel. This gun was shipped in January 1959 which was the first year and month of this barrel length.



Is that a very scarce 4 screw model? Big Larry
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Yes Big Larry it is a 4 screw.
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Have lost the ability to post pictures, but will try with an attachment.
That said, how about a 14-1 long tube?

This other dash-one came with a tag and was said to have been used on a team at a Camp in competition.
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Yes Big Larry it is a 4 screw.
Hey, I have two 8 3/8' 4 screw M48's. Scarce too. Wanna trade one? Nice revolver. Big Larry
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A garden variety Model 14-4 lives around here, purchased new in 1980.

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A 14-3 with the long barrel

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Hey, I have two 8 3/8' 4 screw M48's. Scarce too. Wanna trade one? Nice revolver. Big Larry
Hey, my M48-0 is a dead ringer for the M14. Big Larry

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