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Some years ago on this forum, a poster mentioned the existence of a Pre-Model 24 with a 3-1/2" barrel. Pictures were never produced, as far as I recall.

The SCSW mentions the existence of a few Highway Patrolman revolvers with an 8-3/8" barrel.

In the 44 Magnum book by Jinks and Cross, there is mention of a Model 29 revolver with a 3-1/2" barrel, but it is not among the beauties shown inside.

I'd love to see any or all of these guns.

How about you? What have you got?
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I have heard of a REG Mag that was made in 22long.

I do not know the specifics of bbl length and who it went to but I hear it was done.
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A square butt Baby Chiefs Special.

I've seen a photo here on the forum, but I've not seen one in person. I guess many would call it a "grail gun" for me.
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Some years ago on this forum, a poster mentioned the existence of a Pre-Model 24 with a 3-1/2" barrel. Pictures were never produced, as far as I recall.
I do not recall seeing a 3.5" pre-24, but I have seen a 3 1/4" 25-2 pinto... which I believe is really rare...



(source: I just corralled A Pinto (Model 25-2, Red Post, Birdseye Stocks) )

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The SCSW mentions the existence of a few Highway Patrolman revolvers with an 8-3/8" barrel.
I recall seeing one or two photos, but never one in person. As an 8 3/8" .357 Magnum lover, I would love to add one to my collection.

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In the 44 Magnum book by Jinks and Cross, there is mention of a Model 29 revolver with a 3-1/2" barrel, but it is not among the beauties shown inside.
This gun would be a handful, but a real beauty.

For me - as an engraved two-tone 3.5" .357 Magnum collector, I would love to see a Transitional magnum, or 27-1 that was factory engraved in that configuration...
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I have heard of a REG Mag that was made in 22long.

I do not know the specifics of bbl length and who it went to but I hear it was done.

Here is some info: Registered Magnum .22 LR
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The Brazilian model 10 that has a shrouded ejector rod. This is one I’d really like to have.

Also the fixed sight and 3 inch model 19s are interesting to me.
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How bout a post war N frame with an 8.75 inch barrel? Iíve asked a couple times and nobody else has stated they have one...
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The M-frame target with a 10" barrel mentioned in SCSW as "known to have been produced".
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In the 44 Magnum book by Jinks and Cross, there is mention of a Model 29 revolver with a 3-1/2" barrel, but it is not among the beauties shown inside.
Bright blue/nickel 5 1/2" 44 magnum consecutive pair would be fabulous to see!
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How bout a post war N frame with an 8.75 inch barrel? Iíve asked a couple times and nobody else has stated they have one...
... I think your's is the only Transitional Magnum that letters as such. It is as rare as a post war N-Frame .357 Transitional Magnum with a lettered 8.5" barrel of which I think there is only one...
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I heard Roy mention a Registered Magnum (I think it was a RM) that was shipped to South America, with a shoulder stock.

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I want to see examples of the rare K-frame in .30 Carbine.
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The postwar transitional .22/32 target remains a mystery to me. We know there are several examples of the rare postwar transitional 22/32 Kit Gun, but I have never seen the six-inch target equivalent. The model is said to exist by people whose knowledge and judgment I trust, but I have never seen a set of photos or learned of a confirmed serial number that would document the model's existence. There is one photo said to show a portion of the upper rear frame and hammer, but without a full photo or serial number, I cautiously consider this a lead rather than rock-solid evidence.
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All the literature states that Triple Locks were produced with 6" barrels but, to the best of my knowledge, none have ever been identified as having been produced with a 6" barrel.
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The book says there were 5 inch model 17s produced but I've never seen one.
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Can't say I haven't seen it but hope it letters for the man.
It was an 8" M&P target.

BTW that 25-2 looks to have a 3 1/2" barrel to me.
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