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Not sure how I missed this thread so far but I'll play along...

Various pictures of the following long tubes that call my place home...

Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum - 8 3/8" Model 29-3 1984
Smith & Wesson .38 - 8 3/8" K38 Masterpiece Model 14-4 1979
Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum - 8 3/8" Model 586 1987
Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum - 8 3/8" Model 27-2 1974
Colt Python Target .38 Spl. - 8" 1980


















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Wow...just realized that was my 100th post. What a great 100th!

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I only own and have only ever owned 1 S&W revolver in 8 3/8" length, a Model 29-2. It actually came to me as a 4", but I was dabbling with handgun silhouette back in the early '80s and felt I needed more sight radius, so I bought a long tube and had it installed. I really enjoyed pulling out that old piece of artillery at matches, but it really isn't as practical as I would have hoped for other occasions, and I almost wish now I had left well enough alone. (The original barrel seems to have disappeared into the mists of time.) If I had it to do over again I probably would use a 6 or 6 1/2" barrel and be shooting it more, but that long tube does have a sort of aura about it, doesn't it?

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Here in "gun loving" calif. it is almost impossible to get a concealed carry permit, so no real advantage to snub guns. Might as well get a 6" or 8' which is easier to aim at home without using the sights. Or when you are still half-asleep and can't align the sights.
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I did notice one old top-break, so apparently this thread is not limited
to all this new stuff. Herewith is a Model of 1899 with an 8-inch
barrel. It was used in the 1908 Olympics.



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What? Only two posts showing the 29 Silhouette? Thought there were more out there. Guess I had better pull mine out and post it at some point.

This is great forum. Just recently we had 3 inch 'N' frame mania, now long barrels. Variety IS the spice of life!
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I did notice one old top-break, so apparently this thread is not limited
to all this new stuff. Herewith is a Model of 1899 with an 8-inch
barrel. It was used in the 1908 Olympics.



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Wow Mike! Wasn't expecting one of those to turn up in a long barreled thread. What a keen revolver! One of a kind? Especially made? Original to the revolver?

Thanks for posting the photo.
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Model 48 no dash WMR, circa 1959, 4-screw, 8 3/8" barrel, Baughman front sight, .500" wide serrated hammer, .500" wide serrated trigger (although SCSW mentions the optional .400" mine measures 1/2"). Later version smooth target stocks came with the gun - I replaced them with appropriate diamond targets.
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..somewhere out there there are two Model 57s just like that...the only two S&W ever made in .41 Magnum...

Sure would love to have one of them one day...

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Great Thread!
I only have 4 S&W revolvers - all 8 3/8
a 14, 17, 25-5, and a 53. Purchase NIB and fired them all!
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Pre-Model 27 Factory Engraved


M29 4-Screw Nickel

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8.75" Registered Magnum #4524. Shipped March 23, 1939, to H&D Folsom Arms Co., New York, NY.



Ooops...just realized this was the 1945-present forum and this one is pre-war. Well, it's the only long barrel revolver I have so I'll leave it up.
John:

The above is truly a work of art. I love the early 357's!!!

But... I have come to love the long tube 357, of all era's. A couple of my favorites (Both pre-war):



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".357" Magnum with a two-tone finish and one of the first pairs of target stocks, shipped in December 1952 to Rex Firearms.

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27-2 still wearing its original stocks


17-4 with a set of Altimont laminated walnut S&W stocks


617 also wearing Altimont laminated Walnut S&W stocks.

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The is the only long barreled S&W I have. My nickel 27-2.

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OK, OK my new to me 48-3 that was returned to the factory for TT and TH and whoever did the job really knew what they were doing.

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Have never had one...But have lusted after a 57 and passed on a 25-5 that I kick myself over not getting it...It was $400, guy came down to $350 and I thought that was still too high...about 6 years ago...I'm a dummy...should have owned that one.

I am still looking for the 57 and still looking for a 25-5...I have bot of thos guns in 4" models..but the long barrels call to me
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When I purchased my blue 17-4 from a local gunshop, it came with a extra .22 Mag. cylinder (fluted). I've used it plenty, shoots fine. Did the factory ever do this with the Model 17 or is this a "homemade convertible"?
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--- never been fired outside of the factory.
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How did I miss this thread...

14-3 with some wear etc.


27-2 S prefix - should be about my birth year.


27-2 N prefix '76 or so unfired from the factory.


Bad picture of the trio...
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Just picked these 3 up in the last month top to bottom
17-4 22 Long Rifle
27-2
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I also like the longer barrels. I have a 27-2, K38, K22, all in the 8-3/8 barrel from about 1980. Sorry no pictures.

I really enjoyed all the replies and pictures in this thread.

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Wow, this post is 4 years old. Still a good one tho. I will share a couple.

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Model 29-2 with a 7 1/2-inch barrel shipped in 1966 and Class C-engraved.

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Spectacular 29, Bill. Very nice engraving. Not too much. Looks perfect. Grips look just right on it. So does the 7.5" barrel.
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A 27-2 factory engraved and two 29-2.


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I have a 8 3/8" 17-3,14-4 and a Dan Wesson 15-2 8" and a Dan Wesson 744 stainless with a 10" tube. Had a DW with the 15" barrel some years ago and like an idiot sold it..
Like to go the the range and when the range goes cold walk out and set up some 50,75 and 100 yard targets (clay pigeons), and watch the look on the springs and plastic crowd when I start bringing out the long tubes and start busting them.
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I acquired a couple now I am going to go for 1 of each blued model.

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Started out in the 70s with this one. Had a choice of it or a 4" one. Should have gotten both!
Used it for a lot of desert walks and hunting then got into the silhouette game at which it did quite well.


17-4 came along during the silhouette days. It really slammed those little rams at 100 meters:


14-4 was in the dealer's case at the same time, so why not?


Finally found a decent P&R 629 to add to the stable. It was a bit nicked up, so gave it a complete rubdown:
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Wow Mike! Wasn't expecting one of those to turn up in a long barreled thread. What a keen revolver! One of a kind? Especially made? Original to the revolver?


Bruce

I missed your response about the 8" 1899. There were two built special-order; this
one and a nickel one. This one was shipped to a doctor in New York, who used it
in the 1908 Olympics. The nickel one was delivered to Charlie Call, in the factory.

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By far my favorite gun.
I love the accuracy this long barrel offers too, can't wait for turkey season.
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".357" Magnum with a two-tone finish and one of the first pairs of target stocks, shipped in December 1952 to Rex Firearms.

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That is a great looking pinto, Doc.
I love seeing that finish, especially on such an immaculate gun.
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I shot Smith for almost 40 years before I finally bought my first one...a 657...than found another...but sold one to a friend...





..had an unfired in the PC nickel also...



...but was too nice to shoot so I sold it...

But recently found another 1974 shooter....





Also have a 57 blue made in the 70s but no pics...

Bought this 27-2 a few years ago cheap...the dealer apologized as the original numbered to the gun grips had been replaced with an older set of "Targets"..so he discounted it to me...the "Targets" of couse ended up being Cokes... Put some correct for the period Magnas on and put the Cokes where they beloneged...on a 1964 4" 57....and sold the gun for more than I paid for it...




Last year found a nice 48 and a friend came up with a .22 LR cylinder...it shoots like a rifle with both rounds...



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27-2

17-4

629 No Dash

29-2

14-4

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My only other S&W and its an 8-3/8",also. Pete

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This is one of my favorite threads. I think my next Smith will have a long barrel! Please keep sharing.

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I'll break one out to keep it going.
Model 25-5.
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This 629 has the rib cut for scope mounts - done at the factory:


Paladin85020's 629 was looking lonely without the Millet rings, so here's a couple "dressed up":


Along with the "stubby" 7 1/2" 629 PC.
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I had always wanted an 8 3/8" S&W for as long as I can remember. A number of years ago I purchased a 6" 629 which was practical but just didn't scratch 'the itch'. Neither did its replacement, a 7.5" Ruger .454. So earlier this year I finally got what I should have started with, an 8 3/8" 25-5 in .45 Colt. Finally, this is the gun that really does it for me. I'll see about getting around to taking some pics & posting them.
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Sorry to repeat-post but here are the pics of my 25-5 .45 Colt:









The condition isn't perfect but then again I'd have a harder time taking it out to the woods if it were.
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Way to go bmcgilvray, this post just had it's third birthday, and continues on.... Well, on that note, here is my 16-4, with it's 8 3/8" barrel.
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I have twins here........both born early 1970's......29-2's

(sorry about the crappy pics....still tryn')


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So you say you like long barrels? How’s this?



From right to left with 8-3/8 barrels:

M-17-4 .22LR
M-48-4 .22WMR
M-53-2 .22 Jet
M-14-4 .38 Special
M-27-2 .357 Magnum
M-29-3 .44 Magnum
M-25-9 .45 Colt
M-57-1 .41 Magnum (with scope)
M-29-3 Silhouette 10-1/2”
Dan Wesson Model 15 with 15” barrel

I found out only a few weeks ago that the Smith & Wesson M-15 was also available with an 8-3/8 barrel but this forum is the only place I’ve ever seen one.














And just for comparison sake, the Dan Wesson 15” alongside the similarly sized K-frame M-14-4:


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Smith Model 57 no dash, Kurac stocks. Who said a Smith and a Beretta don't go well together?



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Saw one of those 15" DW's at a local shop last weekend , never knew there was such a thing.Can't believe they made many of those.They were asking $750. Seemed high for a DW. It would look nice next to my Colt buntline, 10 5/8 M29,10"Fa 83,10"Ruger BH 357 and12" Virginian Dragoon. Spent all my $ on guns, can't aford camara to post pics!
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The first S&W I bought. A 686-3 with adjustable front sight.
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Saw one of those 15" DW's at a local shop last weekend , never knew there was such a thing.Can't believe they made many of those.They were asking $750. Seemed high for a DW. It would look nice next to my Colt buntline, 10 5/8 M29,10"Fa 83,10"Ruger BH 357 and12" Virginian Dragoon. Spent all my $ on guns, can't aford camara to post pics!
I bought the gun originally with an 8" barrel - it was the first gun I ever bought all on my own. I was in college and the first Saturday after I turned 21 in 1978 I went down to Southwest Shooters in Oklahoma City. I had already picked this out as the gun I was going to buy, after a lengthy winnowing process. I believe it was $160 plus tax.

The 15" barrel I bought many years later, don't recall exactly when or where, but I think it was about $120.
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Tom K........

# 4 picture in your post is one of the most interesting pics I've seen here........all those muzzles neatly lined up on that table!..........and you even managed to get the 15" muzzle in the shot!


Really cool pic......thanks.

Russ
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:47 PM
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I've only owned one long barrelled Smith, a 29-2 I picked up a week or so ago.



As a Canuck who got into the game after laws changed, I cannot legally own a 4" pistol. I bought this one with plans to cut it down to 4.25" (minimum legal length). I suppose this might be considered heresy, but I have to be honest, a shorter barrel is more appealing to me.

Plus, the barrel is less than perfect with a ring around the outside, so I figure its better than doing it to a flawless example.
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