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Old 08-31-2020, 06:25 PM
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Iíve been looking for a nice 27 p&r For about 10 years off and on now. Never found one when I had the funds, Just one of those things I guess. I Sold a few guns recently and Finally decided to just pull the trigger on a model 27 from Gunbroker.

Itís a 27-2 6Ē 3 Tís. Not perfect condition but really nice. Havenít fired it yet. Hoping to get to the range this week.
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Looks very nice to me. Congratulations on finding the right one for you.
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You are now the proud owner of one of the finest firearms ever produced. Enjoy it!

Congrats and thanks for sharing,
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That's a fine example of the breed. Looks like it was worth the wait.

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Looks great, M27ís are top of the line, I really enjoy the one that I currently own, a 3 1/2Ē M27-2

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Very nice! I'd like to get one some day as well.
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I may have bid on that one.
Have a 5” and two 8 3/8 but no 6”.
Hope it shoots as good as it looks.
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You're gonna love it. I have several 27's
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Looks really nice. Congrats!…and enjoy
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I have three 27-2’s, two 6” and a nickel 5”. Great revolvers! You will love yours.
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If it's not perfect, it's d****d close. I really like those stocks with the diminutive football. Do you have an idea of what year it shipped?
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:51 PM
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Terrific model 27! As funds become available I would
like to aquire A 6 inch 50s to 70s N Frame Target style Smith. Either a 6 inch 27 or a 38/44 Outdoorsman. I VERY much like your nice 27 you have now.
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Looks like you’ll be breaking that one in as it hardly has a turn line. You’re a patient man and it paid with a fine example. I’d be happy if I were you.
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Thanks everyone. The serial number looks like it falls on the early side of 1980-1983. I might do a letter on this one, it has some strange import/proof marks under the crane...
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Very nice. Congratulations.
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Beautiful 27 I too am longing for a 27. I will be holding out for the 5" version if I can find the right one at the right price.
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They sure are getting pricey. Yours is very nice, glad you finally found one. My older version with 6 1/2 inch barrel is a joy to shoot so I am sure you will love shooting yours too. Enjoy
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Congrats on that very nice find.....they don't come around that often. That one sure looks like you say "1980 ish"

For some comparison I have three:
1. a October 16, 1952 "Pre-27" with 6.5" bbl, Patridge front sight, diamond Magnas for stocks. Letters as shown. Shoots absolutely terrific!

2. a April 5, 1977, 3.5" bbl, ramp front sight, smooth GA target stocks. This gun is a handful to shoot with full load maggies onboard. Accurate but a bit of a punisher for me.

3. a May 8, 1980, 6" bbl, Nickel finish, Patridge front sight, checkered GA target stocks. Don't know how well it shoots as it came with a bunch of collector goodies, supposedly unfired except factory test, so sits in the safe for now.

Yours looks to have the Patridge front sight and I'm no expert but if a 1977 had ramp front sights, and the 1980 back to Patridge then maybe.

According to SCSW 4th, the 27-3 engineering change came about in 1983, and 1980 Target stocks became standard.

Any way you cut it...........you got a good one and please post a range report when you get a chance....these guns are phenomenal as to their build quality and accuracy.
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I would just have assumed that S&W put a ramp front sight on M27s with the shorter barrels as these would be more likely to be carried in holsters.

But you know what they say about people who assume.
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Congratulations. May I be so gosh as to ask what you paid? I'm trying to track the value of these as the prices are rising.
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Congratulations, and good job! I have been looking about 10 years and still don't own 1! My itch was semi satisfied when I picked up a 28, no dash, 6". It has a S, serial # {1960} Currently wearing Ahrend Stocks.
After that I was OK. That is not saying that I wouldn't pick up a 27 at the right price/ condition. Bob
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A huge congrats to you on finding a beautiful M27. I remember when I was a teen in the 70's my dad had a friend with a 5" M27 and it was the most amazing deep glossy blue.

Enjoy your new baby!
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Careful Rich, they are addictive. I was like you, finally got one in March of 2019, a 6" blue. Suddenly there was a nickel 8 3/8" in there with it by 2020.
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Careful Rich, they are addictive. I was like you, finally got one in March of 2019, a 6" blue. Suddenly there was a nickel 8 3/8" in there with it by 2020.
Many models are addicting. For me it is 28's and 15's. Other's M27's, others M14's, some anything in a K frame. Point being, addiction is not limited to one model, but you picked one that is especially addicting. You have pre models, blued, nickeled, barrel lengths and other options to get hooked on. Enjoy the trip
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My favorite gun is my 1960 6.5" M27.
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You're in tall cotton now. Nice purchase and I hope that it provides you the same shooting pleasure that mine have.
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Thanks everyone. The serial number looks like it falls on the early side of 1980-1983. I might do a letter on this one, it has some strange import/proof marks under the crane...
Beautiful 27 you got Rich and it would be really cool to learn more about it! Congrats and enjoy.
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My favorite gun is my 1960 6.5" M27.
Beautiful M27 you have also. Do have a question though. When looking at Rich's M27 picture and then yours, I noticed a difference in triggers. What is the trigger on your 1960 M27?
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Beautiful M27 you have also. Do have a question though. When looking at Rich's M27 picture and then yours, I noticed a difference in triggers. What is the trigger on your 1960 M27?
Thank you. Its called a trigger shoe.



It was on there when I got the gun. I'm guessing that its a poor man's target trigger.

Most folks here hate it. I like it.

I added a white outline rear sight blade and the Coke Bottle Stocks.
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It was on there when I got the gun. I'm guessing that its a poor man's target trigger.

Most folks here hate it. I like it.

I added a white outline rear sight blade and the Coke Bottle Stocks.
Thanks for the explanation, never seen that on a S&W trigger, that's pretty cool. Hey, that's what makes yours unique! Someday hope to add a 27 or 28 to my collection but at these current prices...ouch...might take awhile.
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I've never been able to afford an older 27 but I love to shoot my 28 purchased long ago.
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