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Old 09-10-2011, 01:52 PM
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I got a call from one of my local gun dealers on Tuesday this week, who asked me if I had an interest in a "Bloodwork" gun. Thanks to Mr. Eastwood, I knew exactly what kind/model gun it was, and of course said yes. Having seen several threads posted on the forum by various members who had acquired one of these PC Model 627's pictured with the 5 Star 8 shot speedloaders, I ordered two speedloaders along with the loading block for my gun, and got them in time to include them in the photo with my gun. I have included a rough/poor quality picture of Clint holding his "Bloodwork" gun from the movie.

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"... I used to stack punks like like firewood in Korea.... Get off my lawn...NOW!" Kid took one look at him, and skidaddled. He did not actually use the term "Punks", but used a racial slur that I will not repeat.
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Gooks....whatever that means.
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From Wikipedia: Gook /ˈɡʊk/ is a derogatory term for East Asians which came to prominence in reference to enemy soldiers. U.S. Marines serving in the Philippines in the early 20th century used the word to refer to Filipinos. The term continued to be used by American soldiers stationed around the world to refer to non-Americans. It acquired its current status as a racial slur at the time of the Vietnam War (19591975).
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Darn those U.S. Marines...
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Don't get too PC about the term "gook". It has been used to desscribe any number of folks (yes usually asian) who were in substantial disfavor with the militaries of dozens of nations-including other asians. I recall that the usage had more to do with context than actual prejudice or disdain. In VN we used the term frequently with our ARVIN allies describing the NVA or VC, and they used the same terminology. Now I suspect that if I were to use the term to describe the fellows' mother it would have been a very different situation.
Actually now that I think of it, I am not a very PC type of person at all, I tend to call a spade a spade, of course sometimes I call it a motherF^%&ing shovel also.
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Back to the subject at hand.....
Very nice Bloodwork gun! I don't usually go much for non-pinned, non-recessed 357's but if one of those jumped in front of a speeding train, I'd try to rescue it.
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Is that the Eastwood movie where he got a heart from an executed female victim, then later got involved with the victim's sister? I *think* the bad guy was nicknamed "nonone" and was.... Jeff Daniels?


If so, I saw it once - ok movie but definitely not Clint's best.

Now, having one of the movie guns - that's definitely off the charts - congrats!

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Is that the Eastwood movie where he got a heart from an executed female victim, then later got involved with the victim's sister? I *think* the bad guy was nicknamed "nonone" and was.... Jeff Daniels?
That's the one.

The original "Bloodwork" gun was a short-issue model. About a year ago the company reintroduced this gun as a Performance Center 627-5 with 2-5/8" barrel and the internal lock; it has sold a bundle. I bought one one used (but the next best thing to new) and have another one on order. As I write this it is my favorite N-frame, and that is just because I could shoot it so well. I even got slightly tighter groups than with the prewar and transitional .38/44 Outdoorsman models that had been my favorite Ns. They now have competition for my affection at the top of the heap.
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Yep, Eastwood's character in 'Blood Work' was not a good example of a marksman with the 'UDR' ('Ultimate Defense Revolver' - ad hype.) gun. The original release - in 1999 - was 312 units - and they didn't sell well until the movie was released in 2002. I recall the ads - and wanted one. It's original MSRP of $1199 put me off. Their value increased - to over $3k two years ago - then S&W re-released it - with the US-made grey plastic PC case instead of the China-made plastic/aluminum PC case - same mostly poor-fitting Eagle boot grips, too. Add the IL - and drop the initial MSRP to $1,185 - and to $1,049 today.

I bought my first one 4/2010 - for most of a kilobuck. Great revolver - handily belied the short barrel's assumed accuracy - it really is accurate - and became my favorite shooting firearm. By 10/2010 I had convinced myself that another UDR was better than the 327NG for a home defender, especially after finding out that the NG version wasn't moonclip ready, like the UDR. That one was a lot less, too. Yep, I have two 'duplicate' revolver sets - two 625MG's in .45 Colt and, for almost a year, two 2 5/8" PC627 UDR's! I understand 'needing' two...

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PS Since one 'never knows' these days, I felt the need for something 'extra' over the last five days on our Gulf Coast, having arrived back home last night. I carried a UDR and eight moonclips of +P 158gr LHPSWC's along with my 642 pocket protector.
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Personally I think Clint NEVER should have use a 357 in any of his movies...

I cannot remember the name of the one where they shot up the house, I think he used a 2.5" Mod66, but also in Blood work, he should have used a short barreled 44 Mag...

After ALL he has HIS Image to up hold...
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The house killing flick was The Gauntlet. They killed a Greyhound bus at the end, too.
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