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Brother, don't doubt for a minute what you are saying, however I think it's subjective to a particular gun. I have factory 27's that have unbelievable actions and have never had the sideplates off. I also have some that are like new, but the actions could use a little help. It is all dependent on the "fitter" and how he felt that day. Only the most experience fitters put 27's, 29's and such together in those early days especially. When I worked there many of those more experienced fitters had retired. Pre 27's, were still considered top of the line back in the day. I think a little of that "Lovin Feeling" disappeared latter on. Still great guns, but experience was a major factor when fitting one up.
Sure. I don’t doubt that at all.

Could be the RM fitting was much more consistent, since they were more limited in production.
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1938 3.5" Registered Magnum...













I think I just peed a little when I saw those pictures. What a work of art that is. Nice photos too. I am over-the-top jealous right now, but I'm glad you shared those photos,....... p & all.
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May not have the same pedigree but, every bit as pretty as a RM, in my book.
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About the only thing I can think of that could be better on a 27-2 is the trigger. I'm not overly impressed with the triggers on pre-war Smith and Wessons and whether or not they have been worked on over the years or smoothed by decades of shooting is up for debate. I have an out of the box Model of 1955 and a pre model 29 that both have wonderful triggers, better than my 2nd Model H.E. and Triplelock. I will also say that the interior work done on the locks of the early pieces is extraordinary, pieces that are polished and carefully fitted by hand, outstanding workmanship. I think that is what sets the early stuff apart, the craftsmanship.
Your Model 27-2 has decades of Smith and Wesson technical improvements, some of which were dedicated to the trigger assembly. The Registered Magnum was GROUNDBREAKING in its significance and as such will always be an icon of firearm technology. The 27-2 is little more than a grandchild by comparison but it has the benefit of all of the improvements handed down through the generations that preceded it.
Much like the children of today, bright as they may be they will not have their metal tested by the fires of adversity such as the generations that preceeded them.
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When these discussions come up regarding RMs vs anything else, I often think of the old Packard ads...

Ask the man who owns one...



Nothing against a 27-2 (or variant), or a Python, or Shooting Master, etc., all are good for what they are, but it just ain't the same...

The original is still the best!

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Six inch RM:





Six inch 27-2:







Both are beautiful. Both are N-Frame 357s. I have not shot either of these two, but I would expect that both would shoot great. You cannot go wrong with either, but there is just something magical about the RM that puts it in a whole other class...
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