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I asked a lot of questions up here on the forum about this gun and all of your feedback got me to buy one. I bought a 25-2 with 6.5 inch barrel in 45 ACP. The gun has quickly become one of my favorite shooters.

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Well, you didn't say they all needed to be dash 2's. Here's my 25-5 wearing a set of Executioner's custom made Maine moose stags.



...and the same gun with a set of modified magnas. They make the gun just a bit handier. This is my primary belt gun in the Maine deer woods.

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That looks like a 6.5" barrel to me. They were supposed to be 6" after 1979 but mine is from 1980 and wears a 6.5" tube.

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Model 25-2 with uncataloged 8 3/8-inch barrel and plain, birds eye maple target stocks (N25000, shipped in 1972).

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25-5 with Ahrends grips:



Chopped 25-7 with Hogues:

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About a 79-80 vintage 25-5...
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Here's my trail gun, a M25-9.

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Top: 25-2 with mismarked "Model 1950" barrel
Bottom: 25-5

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Here's my M25-5 that I bought new in 1980 and roundbutted. I carried it as my duty weapon for a few years and then sold it to my Lt, who carried for a number of years. I bought it back from him in 2007.



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Art, I think Saxon Pig is correct, your barrel looks like a 6.5" to me as well.
Here is my 25-7 made in 1989, with cocobola "cokes" from Kurac



My 25-2 made in 1980, also with a 6.5" barrel-



and my 25-5 made in 1987-

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25-5 in 45 Colt
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My 1985 vintage 25-5.


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'ow 'bout a 1977 125years anniversary 25-3 .45Colt
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Gun 4 Fun:
Art, I think Saxon Pig is correct, your barrel looks like a 6.5" to me as well.

My 25-2 made in 1980, also with a 6.5" barrel-



You are right I just measured the barrel and it's 6.5 inchs. When I bought it I thought it had a 6 inch barrel and never measured it. I love the gun and the barrel is great at 6.5 inch.
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My 25-2 in its nice wood box.
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25-2....6 inch
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25-2 cut to 4 in about 1985 by Kurt Hardcastle.



"Joe Kent" has one just like it, except for the stocks, done at the same time.
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Wow gents, lots of NICE 25s!! Here is my 4"...

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An old timer...


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I really enjoy mine. Everyone that shoots it loves it too. Wish .45 ammo was free!
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My 25-2 with RR/WO and checkered rosewood grips

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Shooting this 25-2 got a lot more fun AFTER I bought a "De-Mooner' for the clips!
( 27-2 5 inch on the bottom)

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I looked for a long time before I found someone willing to sell one! They are great revolvers, and I don't think I'll ever give mine up.
25-2 6" barrel (c. 1980)

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Here's my 25-5 6", 1980 vintage.


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I'm jealous. That is one sweet revolver.
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Very nice guns! I am looking at purchasing a 45acp one in a couple of days, 1970s vintage with 6 inch barrel, 95% or so condition, with a presentation box (no papers). Is $600 a reasonable price?

I love target revolvers (have a couple of very nice target 38 specials) and think one of these would make a nice companion.

Do you need a demooner or can you insert and remove the cartridges from the clip by hand?
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Very nice guns! I am looking at purchasing a 45acp one in a couple of days, 1970s vintage with 6 inch barrel, 95% or so condition, with a presentation box (no papers). Is $600 a reasonable price?

I love target revolvers (have a couple of very nice target 38 specials) and think one of these would make a nice companion.

Do you need a demooner or can you insert and remove the cartridges from the clip by hand?
These seem to go for around that price range in the condition you mentioned. Soory, missed this the first time. It's easy to get the 45 ACP rounds in the moon clips but it's really tough to get them out without a tool. Midway and brownell both have fairly cheap tools.
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Wanted top repost the 25-2 with the S&W grips from the classic collection. They have great color and grain and are book marked. The knife is a Puma Skinner.
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Hi Guys, Here's my Model 25 (dash nothing)barrel marked Model of 1955 made in 1959-60.
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My 1980 6 1/2, chopped to 3 1/4" and customized way back then . . . by Elephino in Savannah, GA! My favorite handgun of all time.



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A friend gave me this one just this weekend...a new to me Pinned 25-5
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Nice bunch of model 25's here everybody! I'll share mine too, a 25-2, 6 1/2" circa 1971. I think these like K-22's and K-38's belong in every Smith and Wesson collection of favorite shooters. Greg
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My 25-5 with Patrick Grashorn grips.
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Can I get the award for the biggest grips? Hogue Big Butts is what they are.
I just bought this vintage 1974 25-2 not two weeks ago and it came as is. The grips are now sold to a forum member.
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Just picked her up today, 6.5".
Don't know the DOB, SN# N656xxx
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Here is my 25-13 Mountain Gun with a set of Executioner's stags and a Tyler-T grip

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M25-5 4" with Lamo Camo Hogues and Meprolight nightsights.
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