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Old 10-18-2008, 06:52 PM
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Who likes the 8 3/8-inch barreled revolvers?

Yeah, they can be ungainly and difficult to properly holster. They're passť these days and are scarcely to be had in the latest catalog, only appearing on the Model 629 and the X-Frame. A whole generation of handgun shooters seems to shun them. The 8 3/8-inch versions don't tend to bring as much as their shorter brethren.

This wasn't always so and the 8 3/8-inch barrel was once reasonably popular. The 8 3/8-inch barrel gives the N-Frame revolver a sort of massive grace and it is downright elegant when fitted on the K-Frame. It adds recoil soaking weight without the chunky underlug and can be an aid to accuracy with its long sighting plane. It can squeeze an extra measure of velocity out of performance hand loads.

I've purchased four 8 3/8-inch revolvers in my time and still have three of them. Who else loves the 8 3/8-inch Smith & Wesson revolver, can tell of feats of derring-do with them, or can show photos of nice 8 3/8-inch revolvers?

Here's the 8 3/8-inch Smith & Wesson family that lives here. Just took these photos in order to celebrate the arrival of the real star of this post, the new Smith & Wesson prop that Forum member CXM kindly sent me.

Top to bottom: Model 17 .22 Long Rifle, Model 14 .38 Special, Model 29 .44 Magnum







To me this garden variety Model 17 is one of the most important handguns I own. I've fired more rounds from this revolver than from any other firearm in my menagerie. I've lucked into winning a few small bore bullseye matches on the local level with it. It's provided a good deal of small game for the pot and hours and hours of entertainment. We've been making a weekly date to the local range of late, since I live close by.

The Model 14 has probably only seen about one round fired for every 50 rounds fired though the Model 17 and has led a cushy life. It's like a little rifle and is so accurate. It's participated in a dab of hunter pistol competition "back when" and also some bullseye competition. Timed and rapid fire stages are really no problem with revolvers though they've long fallen from favor on the firing line. I took my first deer with a handgun using this revolver near San Saba, Texas.

This Model 29 has seen quite a lot of use with .44 Magnum loads, both in four seasons of hunter pistol silhouette competition and from detailed .44 Magnum hand load experimentation. It was purchased with the intent to thoroughly use and has held up very well to heavy hand loads through the years. It has two whitetail deer to its credit. These days it sees more use with a cast bullet and a moderate charge of Unique. Both of us are older now.

I purchased the Model 14 and Model 17 new as a pair in 1980 and they cost me $22.30. Of course it was in silver dimes and during the time when the Hunt brothers were buying up silver. I sold the dimes for $21 on the dollar.

The Model 29 was purchased a little before the Models 14 and 17 but I paid well over suggested retail at a time when a Model 29 was not to be had. It probably isn't worth all that much more used than I originally paid for it new, being an 8 3/8-inch.

I once also had an 8 3/8-inch Model 27 as part of the set of long barreled revolvers but the 6-inch Model 27 I have was the more accurate gun. The particular 8 3/8-inch revolver I had also didn't deliver any higher velocities than did the 6-inch revolver so was later traded away. I did use the 8 3/8-inch Model 27 once to fend off an owl one night that attacked me and a friend while we were calling coyotes. Was good for a laugh.

Thank you so much Chuck for the neato prop!
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Very Nice guns and great story to go along with them! I am also a fan of the long barrels, when I first started collecting S&W's, those were the only ones that were reasonable in price to afford buying. Although I am more into blue guns my mod.57 nickel is my favorite.
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Without researcing it first, I always thought that Dirty Harry's 29 was 8 3/8. It always looked so big and menacing. I have always liked the longer barrels regardless. I do have a 629 in 8 3/8, and most of the others are 6".
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I've always liked them. I had an M-48 and an M-53, both of those seem to me to call for a long barrel. At this time I have an early M-629, an N frame Smython and a .38cal Python target. I realize these things go through fads like anything else. I like them short, medium and long.
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Chad that 48 is very nice. Why did I sell mine?
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I see alot in diffrent places. Cabelas, Gunbroker, Gunsamerica, etc. Prices are less than you would expect. I guess ya like them or don't. Seems like something to start collecting, when most pass them up for the shorter 6', and 4". Hummm.Don't get me wrong, they are not giving them away, but priced right.
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No pic of mine--it is gone. It was a 29 nickel in 8-3/8"

One spring evening, when I was a young man, I was on my way back home from the range. I was driving my new for me Lincoln Mark 5 --the one with the fake spare tire hump on the trunk. The car was only 2 years old and for a man of 24, it was a NICE car. And a fine spring evening, by Lake Erie--well, it was a fine day.

I was driving home from the range, on the freeway. I had the cannon and a few others in the back seat in a shooters bag. I was taking the leisurely drive home. I pull off the freeway at the off ramp, at a light.

All of the sudden, a car swerves in front of me blocking me in at the intersection, and another races up blocking me in the bad. I had the windows down and I see this real big guy and his pals getting out of the front car with a bat, saying they were gonna mess me up bad. Why?? I still don't know.

I reached into the gun bag and pulled out the first handle I could grab. Big 44 comes out and I laid it on the door jamb, pointing at the first guy--and said something like--you ain't kicking no ones butt today.

You NEVER saw a bunch of guys move so fast. Cars ran off and gone. I got a partial license number and went to the police station. Naturally, no one was ever found--but that big old Smitty,--just the appearance of that big hogs leg got me out of a jam.

And, it was EMPTY!! Dumb thing to do of course--but just seeing that big nickel gun--YOU gonna ask??
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I am watching this thread. I have an 17-4 in 8 3/8, No pic yet, Buy great guns!
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--but that big old Smitty,--just the appearance of that big hogs leg got me out of a jam.
I think that's part of the attraction....they do have an air of authority!

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I have two. Models 27-2 and 29-2. I mostly use them for long range or silhouette matches at the local club, although I have taken four whitetails with the 44. I have shot 5" 100 yard groups with the .44, don't think I could have done that with a snubbie. Wish I new how to post pictures.
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Love the long barrel S&W revolvers. I do not have any pics of my PC 629 Extreme, but here are some of my NIB 29-5 Classic DX:









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I originally went to the store to get a .41 Magnum but none were to be had so went down the .44 Magnum road. Love the cartridge. It's the most powerful handgun round I wish to own.

All these years later I still want a .41 Magnum though and will have one one of these days.
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I think I have nearly every 8 3/8" that has been made since I started buying S&Ws in the late 1960s.

I enjoy them and find them to be great hunting revolvers in the bigger calibers and fun plinkers in the smaller calibers.

If I were forced to choose one barrel length in any caliber it would be a 6 or 6 1/2" barreled S&W. Luckily I've never had to make that choice so I have quite a few revolvers with 8 3/8" barrels.

2 in 44 Mag, 29-2s plus the 10 5/8 29-3

1 25-5

3 N frame 357s, to include a Non Reg Mag with a hump back hammer, a pre 27 5 screw and a 27-2.

2 41 Mags a S first year 41 Mag Model 57 with Cokes and another 57 dash nothing in the low N serial range.

1 53, 22 Jet in Blue with the auxilary cylinder.

1 48-1, 22 Mag, 4 screw. This one is ratty and has a pitted barrel from holster wear and gets carried a lot.

1 pre model 17 22LR

1 Model 14-1 in blue.

So, I guess I have at least 12 S&Ws that are P&R that have 8 3/8 length barrels. That must meean I like them a little.
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Before I even had my first gun, I dreamed about the ones in the S&W catalogs.
I STILL don't have a S&W!
But, at that time, I wanted:
Model 49
Model 19 snubnose
Model 29 6 1/2" DX

That is something I wish now that I had pursued then...
This pic is excellent, BTW:
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I have two longer barrel smiths. one a 629-1 in 8 3-8" that I dont have a pic of. It was my first firearm purchased quite a few years ago. The other is a more recent purchase, a performance center 629-6 Compensated Hunter. This revolver doesnt have an 8 3-8 tube but it is still longer than normal at 7 1-2" It is the most accurate revolver I own. I can shoot sub 2" groups at 50 yards and I am sure that the gun can do better. the action is also buttery smooth.
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Only two long Toms' here at the GF house, a 17-4 & a Ruger Single-six with a 9&1/2 bbl.

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Sounds like a Quarterback calling a play...
44... 38... 22..



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Who likes the 8 3/8" Smiths. I sure do. Currently I have 10 of them. Two blue 17,s, one 48, one 53, one 14, one 27-2, one 57-1, two 29-2's Nickel and blue and one 25-5. I am not sure of all ot the dash numbers. I will try and post some photos later, I am waiting for my ride to the Duck Marsh to try out my new Browning Citori on some Sponies.
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27-2 I bought from a Forum member about 4 years ago.

It came with goodyears, which I replaced with Ahrends Retro Targets.

I sometimes think of having it converted to .44 Special...
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Here are a few that hide in my safe.
K frames - CW from top right 48-2, 17-3, 14-4, 53 Blued, 53 Nickeled, 17-6 Full underlug, 617-1, 647

A couple of L frames


N frames - Too lazy to get them out for photos, except for my favorite!

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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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My oldest handgun out of many that I own is a model 27-0 with 8-3/8 inch barrel. I bought it about 40 years ago in 1967 for $150 used. The gun was manufactured about 1957. I have shot it several times a year and in single action it is probably my most accurate gun.



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I have a new one coming (pre-29) I'll post a family photo once it arrives.
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Got to love Long Barelled guns.I shoot long range Silhouette with them every time i get there a blast to shoot.Heres some pics the first on top is a 629 Classic 8 3/8" and a 29-2 on the bottom and a 57 no dash 8 3/8" and 10 5/8" with the 29-2 on the bottom pic enjoy the pics.[IMG:left] [/IMG][IMG:left] [/IMG][IMG:left] [/IMG]
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I didn't even know I wanted a long barrel until I found this 57 at a gunshow, FTF for $400.00.

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I believe in the right tool for the job.

Everyone should have at least (1) 8 3/8, and (1) 3" N frame, with lotsa 4", 5" & 6" guns in between!
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I just have one, a 17-5 8 3/8". I don't know if it's my most accurate revolver at 25 yards but I do know that can I shoot it more accurately at that distance than I can shoot any of my other handguns. I take it to the range whenever I feel in need of an ego boost. And, since my ego needs a fair amount of boosting, I suppose I'll never give it up.
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This 29-3 was my primary hunting tool for many years...

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OK, this thread has officially given me a severe case of barrel envy.
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It's all in how you use it!
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Some really, really nice pix here -
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Here is my new long barrel 686.
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looks great with the full underlug!
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I really like the 8 3/8" format. Had a 29-3 that turned out to be too much gun but this is my baby. Last one to go from the safe!

'75 27-2

Almost forgot this. Not a "S" Wesson but a "D" Wesson.

Almost no recoil with .357 mag. loads in the 12". Like shooting a .22 short in an 8 3/8" K22.
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My 1976 29-2

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Love these 2 long barrel's!


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Everyone should have at least (1) 8 3/8, and (1) 3" N frame, with lotsa 4", 5" & 6" guns in between!
I completely agree with this. It would make for a perfect bell shaped curve. Too bad there are so few 5 inchers around.
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hey
i wanna join in the fun.
i recently bought this one at a pawnshop.
i wasnt looking to buy a gun.
but it came home with me anyway.
the best 25yd. group so far?
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My 629 8 3/4"

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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.
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Here is my one and only (for now) nickel Model 57 no dash.

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