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Old 08-07-2015, 10:05 AM
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In your opinion, what is the best looking Smith & Wesson handgun you own? There have got to be some really nice looking ones out there. I had to pick this 19-5 nickel with Altamont grips that I just picked up. It's from 1986; and , as far as looks, it beat out all my other Smiths (which surprised me).
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Oh Ok Count me in, These are a couple of my finest 15 and a 520





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I've got this thing for case hardeneding.
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I'll play. M24-5 Heritage.
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Not only is my Tuned 586 PC L-Comp my best looking S&W...






It is my best shooting Smith...20 rounds from the Rastoff Challange




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This one is easy.

1970 Model 28-2





The grips aren't original to the gun, but they were inexpensive.
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Best looking s&w that's like asking me which one of my three children do I like the best. All my smiths look the best.
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This is my best looking. Lettered as shown, 1925 MFG. Pics do not do the finish justice.
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S&W 640 (no dash) is my honey.




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I am a sucker for case coloring.
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This is what I use to test 50 yard loads. Model 15 no dash hopped up a little. Easy to bench shoot.
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Have to say my 98%+ Registered Magnum.......6 1/2 inch w/ Executioners no bark grips....

but I've got a real soft spot for my 6" 586 with Spegel extended boot grips and my 4" round butt 586 with Birdseye Maple Spegel extended boot grips..... both were bought used but anib..........

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I have two that I like.

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My 625 Springfield Armory Commemorative Mountain Gun. Model 625-4 Springfield Armory Bicentennial Edition: 45ACP; Special production from the Performance Center for Lew Horton Distributors. a specially designed commemorative for the Arsenal of Democracy, the Springfield Armory N.H.S., Springfield, MA. 1 of 500 produced in 1994







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Gotta be one of my Models 15. This ones a 15-3


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Best looking nickel.
Model 25 in .45 Colt:


Best looking blue.
Model 58 in .41 Magnum.


Best looking stainless.
Model 624 in .44 Special. This thing was really dirty and rough when I obtained it but it cleaned up fairly well.
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6 1/2" model 29
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19-5 bought new by me in 1984

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Probably between these two.

The Holster will work for either.
So it depends if we're BBQing or going to a meeting



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Well neither of my snubs are pretty, but the 64 looks pretty good with Ahends boot grips/stocks and Brill style holster from member 05CarbonDRZ.

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if we're BBQing


Couldn't agree more.....course having a hard time visualizing a Mass. BBQ

Does it involve large crustaceans on the "bar-bie".....or is it "baaa-beee Q"


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66-4 with Spegels...it's a keeper

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Does it involve large crustaceans.....no those are clambakes and require a different gun entirely
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My model 18-3


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That's a tie between these two.
20140707_133632 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr
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My best looking and coolest Smith and Wesson.........

Smith and Wesson Model 58
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1975 Model 28-2
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Default Model 19-5 (.357 Magnum) 4" barrel, blued

I bought this Model 19-5 (.357 Magnum) with the 4" barrel, blued finish and original checkered Goncalo Alves Target stocks last June from LGS.
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This one is more appropriate for this forum anyway.....

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this one....

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38/44 Outdoorsman 5 inch.
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Gotta be this one for blue




and one of these for nickel

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Since others are showing their favs of different finishes, I'll show my only nickel gun:



Looks good, no?
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Great thread Doc, I wish I'd thought of it. My favorite is this 624.
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Here's my 586-1 with combat grips. I prefer to call it "The Distinguished Combat Magnum".

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Kinda like picking your favorite kid, but here's mine:
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That is gorgeous! Who did it?
Around 2000, S&W produced the Heritage line of revolvers for (initially) Lew Horton. Included were models that were case hardened by Doug Turnbull, as well as nickel and blue versions of most of the guns.
Not sure if the later ones were also done by Turnbull or if S&W did them in-house, probably Turnbull.

Here are all the original guns in the Case Hardened finish:



And my favorite of the group, totally stunning:

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I like this Horton dash 1,
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To me, the blued 4" Combat Masterpiece is the best looking firearm ever made.



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Mine is nothing special..but it sure looks nice! 6" 25-9 in .45 Colt...check out the grain on the stocks:


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Getting to see a lot of the classic Smiths, and the grips being used are awesome. It's looking like Smith hit their high-point sometime in the 1970's-1980's. Great pictures of some super guns.
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That's easy , that would be my newest purchase
Mod.48 no dash

No wait, What the heck am I thinking, it's my 586 no dash

Or, maybe it's the mod.19 that I bought for my wife for our 30th

Who am I kidding, I can't pick a favorite, I like em all ! Incl. my stainless guns.
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