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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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I had my models 1950 and 1955 at the range yesterday. I have never shot them both at the same range session. Both are great revolvers, but have very different shooting characteristics. The side by side photo of the barrel profiles speaks volumes as to why. They are beauties, and made when the whole factory was a "performance center." The 1950 is an all target variation.
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Are they both chambered for the 45 ACP?

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Yes, both 45acp.
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ANNNND, the million dollar question is, which one did you shoot the best????
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ANNNND, the million dollar question is, which one did you shoot the best????
I can hit the back wall at range equally well with both, but I like the 1950 more, and shoot it better.
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Loving those unrelieved diamond target stocks!!! I've been looking for a 5 screw 1950/1955 shooter for some time now, I'm jealous.

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i would expect the one with the heavier barrel to shoot better. which is which?? krs
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Thank you for this interesting report and the detail pictures.

Regarding the stocks on the two, it appears the 1950 set, with relief in the left, is slimmer than the 1955's. Is this so? I ask because my hands are medium and most N-frame targets are a bit too much of a good thing.

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My two would look similar with the exception of the 1950 .45 Target Model (Light Barrel) "Pre-Model 26" having diamond magna stocks.

I can't document which one I shoot best. I like shooting the light barrel over the model 55. Although, I like the looks of the heavy barrel over the light barrel.
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Both a 1950 and a 1955. You are my hero.
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The Target stocks shown on the 1950 gun are not original as those guns all came with factory magnas. The stocks on the 1955 gun are most probably original, non-relieved targets.
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The Target stocks shown on the 1950 gun are not original as those guns all came with factory magnas. The stocks on the 1955 gun are most probably original, non-relieved targets.
Actually, the gun lettered as being all target.
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My 1950 lettered with target stocks.

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I really like ACP revolvers. Those are both nice.

I am looking for some version of the 1950 Target Model to go with my Model 1950 Army and my Model 25-2. And a few other long action ACP revolvers.

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As I stated above, mine has magna stocks. Below is a pic of the applicable section to my letter describing them as checkered as opposed to magna or target. Also below is a pic of the revolver.
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My 1950 lettered with target stocks.

I stand corrected. I'll go into the vault and see what i've actually got.
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