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Old 07-11-2018, 09:06 PM
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Thanks to SGT 127 (who I was surprised to find out spent years on the same force as my brother in law), I now have a new centerpiece for my collection. I've not sent off for a letter yet, but I will. My pictures don't do this one justice - the deep carbona blue, oil and cloudy skies don't work well together. It is absolutely stunning. It is a pre model 27 from either 1950 or 1951, so obviously a 5 screw, S#S 79722. All matching (barrel, frame, cylinder, diamond checkered stocks, and original gold box). I'm not sure if it has ever been fired. If it has, not much. It looks like it could have been made this year, not 68 years ago - only they don't make them like this anymore and never will again.

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That's a gem. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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If they tried to make one like that now, the tree huggers would probably have a fit about the bluing and other environmental stuff. Beautiful gun.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:35 PM
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Beautiful......I'' take it......
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I think it is probably 1950.
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Congrats!
That's just stunning, like out of a time capsule.
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Stunning piece. Were you lucky enough to get the SAT?

I'd love to see a picture of that too. I have a six inch '53 with gold box, but no SAT. There are so many variations I'm not sure what a period correct one would even look like.
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Nope I will need to find a blue steel knurled SAT with black shaft for it. Earl

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Stunning piece. Were you lucky enough to get the SAT?

I'd love to see a picture of that too. I have a six inch '53 with gold box, but no SAT. There are so many variations I'm not sure what a period correct one would even look like.
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Beautiful,major congrats!
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Great gun almost too nice to shoot.

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Wow! Just, Wow! Now, you need a really nice period carved holster not to ship it in. Ivory wouldn't be a bad addition either. Congratulations You dun gud.
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Aren't they the most perfectly balanced and beautiful pieces ever. I had mine out yesterday for an annual (or so) fluff & buff. Never hurts to run a patch of Hoppe's through it and buff it with an old flannel cloth. It has been years since I have shot mine, but I promised myself when the weather cools off it will get a chance to get to the range.



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S 79680 shipped 9/20/50 to Charleston Hardware Co. Charleston, WV.

Not pretty like yours. This one worked for a living.

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Both of those are beautiful too. Love those stags and always love the ones that were really used for what they were intended. Earl
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... It looks like it could have been made this year, not 68 years ago - only they don't make them like this anymore and never will again.







AMEN brother - If that beauty won't get a S&W collectors pulse racing, s/he must be dead!
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This is another of those times when "Wow!" is just grossly inadequate.
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Beautiful revolver. Thank you for sharing. You're right, mores the pity, they will never make them like that again.

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Earl, you are killing me with the pics. What a beautiful work of metal ART. My goodness. I bought a new 3.5" M27 in early 1970. When I got drafted I sold it to a friend - still has it and won't sell! I just love the proportions!!!!

You are a lucky fellow!
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