Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 3-Screw PINNED Barrel SWING-OUT Cylinder Hand Ejectors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-08-2021, 02:54 AM
YeshuaIsa53's Avatar
YeshuaIsa53 YeshuaIsa53 is offline
SWCA Member
Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SE USA
Posts: 1,775
Likes: 2,091
Liked 996 Times in 434 Posts
Default Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece

Expressions have meant a lot to me over the years.

Some folk worry about what to say, while others may not say much at all.
Some say things, only to later change their words or no longer own up to them.

Some folk may know few listen to their words, maybe muffling their words of the heart they want to speak so happily. Reminds me of wanting to quote the Bible while in mixed company.

Take a simple Model 14 dash whatever, for example. Having over 40 years of experience with them, they rest alone in my heart and in my hands. The Model 14 continues to be so common; yet, so immaculate. While liking so many other S&Ws, it seems almost nostalgic to hold them in such high regard. Rather than say anything, please allow these pictures(which are old) to speak for the words escaping me. Please feel free to express yours.
Attached Thumbnails
Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece-img_0191-jpg   Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece-img_0086-jpg   Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece-img_0278-jpg  

Last edited by YeshuaIsa53; 01-08-2021 at 03:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 01-08-2021, 07:43 AM
PeteC PeteC is online now
Member
Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece  
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 269
Likes: 321
Liked 288 Times in 144 Posts
Default

I remember reading or being told that after WWII, and before model numbers were assigned, S&W intentionally made a K-22, a K-32, and the K-38 the same size and weight, LOADED. Can anyone speak to that, or confirm/deny that was the intention?

My model 14 and 17 weigh about the same 41 oz when loaded, and when wearing the same target grips. The SCSW refers to the Model 14 as a "mating companion target competition gun", nothing else about similarities.

Mine have different triggers, so they do not "feel" the same, but appearance and weight are close.



(The stocks left the factory about 20 years later than the revolvers, and one day I will replace them with some period correct ones... just not today, )


The barrel of the Model 14 looks more massive, but I assume that is necessary to get the right weight with the larger bore. IF that was the intent. The two guns do balance the same.

Last edited by PeteC; 01-08-2021 at 01:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-08-2021, 07:16 PM
Walter Rego Walter Rego is offline
SWCA Member
Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece Expressions of the Model 14 Masterpiece  
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Occupied California
Posts: 2,030
Likes: 920
Liked 3,901 Times in 1,056 Posts
Default

Correct, in response from target shooters of the day (early 1950's) Smith & Wesson varied the barrel contours and rib widths of the K-22, K-32 and K-38 Masterpiece models to all weigh the same when loaded with the standard rounds used in bullseye competition at that time.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Many thanks for all the prayers and expressions of concern. shouldazagged The Lounge 46 07-16-2017 07:28 PM
Silly or inane expressions; I'll start with Ogandydancer The Lounge 86 06-04-2014 08:41 AM
K-22 Pre-Model 17 Masterpiece or Pre-Model 18 Combat Masterpiece? PMRet S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 13 09-18-2009 11:49 PM
SPF*WTS/WTT S&W Model 57 in Presentation Case & Model 67-1 4" Combat Masterpiece chevygarage GUNS - For Sale or Trade 4 07-17-2009 04:05 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)