Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Smith & Wesson - The Wish List Products You WISH S&W would Manufacture


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Bhfromme's Avatar
Bhfromme Bhfromme is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 333
Likes: 48
Liked 431 Times in 159 Posts
Default Bring back the 547!

A revolver that ejects rimless cartridges would sell like hotcakes in this semi-auto era. My 547 from 1983 has been my favorite shooter from the day I brought it home. I understand that it was a costly gun to manufacture but if Charter can do it than S&W certainly can.

Not only 9mm but it would also be wise to chamber one for .45 ACP. So what does Smith do? They discontinue the 625. Makes no sense. The world is changing. Revolver manufacturers need to change with it or get left in the dust.

Bring back the 547!
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-26-2021, 12:40 PM
xtrtsqrt11 xtrtsqrt11 is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 160
Likes: 154
Liked 170 Times in 94 Posts
Default

I would love to find a 547 3". I agree, I think they're very cool. Since they are hard to find, I would like to see it brought back.

A .45 would be interesting as well, but that would involve an N frame. A bulldog with 2.5/3" barrel in addition to 4" would be very cool.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 11-26-2021, 03:49 PM
505Gibbs's Avatar
505Gibbs 505Gibbs is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Suburban Deeeetroit
Posts: 1,873
Likes: 4
Liked 950 Times in 478 Posts
Default

That extraction system was expensive to manufacture! In the current wants of the shooting world AND for profits this is about as likely to happen as having pigs fly!!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 11-26-2021, 04:12 PM
NYlakesider's Avatar
NYlakesider NYlakesider is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern NY-AdirondackMts
Posts: 6,332
Likes: 9,828
Liked 9,898 Times in 3,724 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xtrtsqrt11 View Post
I would love to find a 547 3". I agree, I think they're very cool. Since they are hard to find, I would like to see it brought back.

A .45 would be interesting as well, but that would involve an N frame. A bulldog with 2.5/3" barrel in addition to 4" would be very cool.
I have one and I like it. Doubt it will ever come back. As another poster said this thread they are very expensive to build,

My son a shooter and also a machinist foreman and CNC programmer at a large shop has told me its a expensive build and will never come back.
__________________
14 S&W Revs none with locks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-27-2021, 02:07 AM
Bhfromme's Avatar
Bhfromme Bhfromme is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 333
Likes: 48
Liked 431 Times in 159 Posts
Default

Charter Arms has a nice little extractor for rimless cartridges. If they can do it Smith could do it.
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 11-27-2021, 06:38 AM
VictorLouis VictorLouis is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,445
Likes: 67
Liked 1,283 Times in 624 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 505Gibbs View Post
That extraction system was expensive to manufacture!
I don't buy that any longer, because.......

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhfromme View Post
Charter Arms has a nice little extractor for rimless cartridges. If they can do it Smith could do it.
Exactly.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 11-27-2021, 04:52 PM
Ackley1952 Ackley1952 is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: S W Arkansas
Posts: 315
Likes: 486
Liked 572 Times in 186 Posts
Default

Manufactures don’t discontinue models cause they sell good.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 11-27-2021, 05:06 PM
JamesWP JamesWP is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 28
Likes: 2
Liked 34 Times in 14 Posts
Default

True..but manufacturers do bring things back when fads change and they may again be popular. And it does seem like in this world of plastic semi auto pistols that a revolver chambered in a caliber that will also work in somebodys other plastic pistols in the safe may actually sell. Heck, Id buy a new 547.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-27-2021, 05:23 PM
BB57's Avatar
BB57 BB57 is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NC
Posts: 3,462
Likes: 2,184
Liked 8,854 Times in 2,421 Posts
Default

I have a performance center 625 and it is superb.

I also have a Ruger 2 3/4 Speed Six, a 2 Rossi 905 and a 3 RIA AL9.0, all in 9mm. The Speed six is great, the Rossi 905 hasnt been great for reliability, and the AL9.0 had a great deal of promise and would be great if it didnt eject hard, but as iswell no.

In short, Id still buy a 547 or a 629 in a heart beat if S&W would make one. Expensive? Sure. But probably not much more than a Speed Six (if/when you can find one), or getting a 905 *and* an AL9.0 in search of a decent 9mm revolver.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 11-27-2021, 05:28 PM
sodacan sodacan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,022
Likes: 764
Liked 3,611 Times in 1,285 Posts
Default

Bringing back the unique, but antiquated 547 wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. The complicated mechanism would be expensive to produce and prone to breakage. When you think about it, S&W had invented the simplest way of shooting rimless cartridges out a revolver in 1917. Between head spacing and moonclips, they created a beautifully simple design for doing that, which made the 547 a solution to a problem that didn't exist.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 12-09-2021, 02:21 PM
gmborkovic gmborkovic is offline
SWCA Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: VA & SoFL
Posts: 6,826
Likes: 334
Liked 4,107 Times in 2,353 Posts
Default

I have had 547s and experienced no problems. Have never seen a broken 547. What broke? Any pics?
__________________
Mike 2796
SoFo Bunch member
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 12-09-2021, 04:25 PM
JFthunder's Avatar
JFthunder JFthunder is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 50
Likes: 45
Liked 24 Times in 10 Posts
Default

My solution was to buy the Charter Bulldog in 45 Colt. Nice companion for my Henry Sidegate; compact and reasonably light weight and not expensive. Then sent it off to Charter for a fitting of crane and cylinder assembly from their 45acp Pitbull. Got it back just before the warm spell a couple of weeks ago. Had it out to the backyard range and WOW! Its everything I’d hoped for. Brand new gun, both calibers for less than $550 out of pocket. Took a few weeks to turnaround waiting on them to do a Pitbull run for parts. Hope the mods don’t insist that I change my jf… moniker. But my little M38 has a new big brother just in my carry battery!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 12-09-2021, 06:17 PM
Ackley1952 Ackley1952 is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: S W Arkansas
Posts: 315
Likes: 486
Liked 572 Times in 186 Posts
Default

What can a 9mm do that a .38+p can’t do ?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-09-2021, 07:17 PM
Bhfromme's Avatar
Bhfromme Bhfromme is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 333
Likes: 48
Liked 431 Times in 159 Posts
Default

Can you buy a brick of .38 anything for $19.99?
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-09-2021, 07:42 PM
hyena hyena is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 521
Likes: 500
Liked 860 Times in 340 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JFthunder View Post
My solution was to buy the Charter Bulldog in 45 Colt. Nice companion for my Henry Sidegate; compact and reasonably light weight and not expensive. Then sent it off to Charter for a fitting of crane and cylinder assembly from their 45acp Pitbull. Got it back just before the warm spell a couple of weeks ago. Had it out to the backyard range and WOW! Its everything Id hoped for. Brand new gun, both calibers for less than $550 out of pocket. Took a few weeks to turnaround waiting on them to do a Pitbull run for parts. Hope the mods dont insist that I change my jf moniker. But my little M38 has a new big brother just in my carry battery!
That's a great idea, I would not have thought of doing. I went back and forth which one to buy - Bulldog XL in .45 Colt, or Pitbull in .45 ACP. I went with the Pitbull because I reload .45 ACP. I'll keep that in mind that I could send it to CA and get a .45 Colt yoke and cylinder fitted. I love my Pitbull. It's the perfect truck gun for me.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-09-2021, 08:29 PM
Bhfromme's Avatar
Bhfromme Bhfromme is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 333
Likes: 48
Liked 431 Times in 159 Posts
Default

If you can get a 2.5" Pitbull in .45 ACP why would you go to the trouble of having the .45 Colt Bulldog converted to .45 ACP? Is it for the larger frame?
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-09-2021, 11:46 PM
ddixie884's Avatar
ddixie884 ddixie884 is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Avery,Tx
Posts: 2,381
Likes: 2,675
Liked 1,628 Times in 831 Posts
Default

I'd like to have one...........
__________________
dd884
JMHO-YMMV
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-10-2021, 12:22 AM
Bhfromme's Avatar
Bhfromme Bhfromme is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 333
Likes: 48
Liked 431 Times in 159 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BB57 View Post
I have a performance center 625 and it is superb.

I also have a Ruger 2 3/4 Speed Six, a 2 Rossi 905 and a 3 RIA AL9.0, all in 9mm. The Speed six is great, the Rossi 905 hasnt been great for reliability, and the AL9.0 had a great deal of promise and would be great if it didnt eject hard, but as iswell no.

In short, Id still buy a 547 or a 629 in a heart beat if S&W would make one. Expensive? Sure. But probably not much more than a Speed Six (if/when you can find one), or getting a 905 *and* an AL9.0 in search of a decent 9mm revolver.
Hey I also have a Ruger 2 3/4 Speed Six in 9mm, a 2 Taurus 905 and the 3 RIA AL9.0! Recently added a 5" Chiappa Rhino. Now that's a great shooter! It's the only revolver I own that can go head to head with my 4" 547. I'm not a great shooter but great guns make my accuracy fairly respectable and that 547 is just dead on. Adjustable rear sights are overrated. I'll take a good trough rear sight any day of the week.
__________________
Bill

Last edited by Bhfromme; 12-10-2021 at 12:39 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-10-2021, 01:26 AM
Goblin Goblin is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: May 2014
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,457
Likes: 2,226
Liked 1,003 Times in 536 Posts
Default

Maybe Colt’s will develop one and offer it in a King Cobra. They seem to be reviving discontinued models as if they realize some of us still like revolvers.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-13-2021, 02:07 PM
HEADKNOCKER's Avatar
HEADKNOCKER HEADKNOCKER is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: The Wood Shed
Posts: 2,720
Likes: 518
Liked 399 Times in 218 Posts
Default

I had a 4" 547 square butt & three 940s & sold them like a fool BUT for quite a profit
The extractor mechanism of the 547 used beryllium copper for the extractor detents & used to be available @ Numbrich
I never had any stuck cases of any kind with the 547 it just worked
I too would love to find a 3" round butt to use for concealed carry
__________________
MightShowYouHisSmith&Wesson
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-13-2021, 03:05 PM
S-W4EVER's Avatar
S-W4EVER S-W4EVER is offline
US Veteran
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 712
Likes: 4,639
Liked 940 Times in 337 Posts
Default

Id buy a 547 that used moon clips. Fastest reload there is.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-22-2021, 08:58 AM
sikacz sikacz is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Houston
Posts: 177
Likes: 269
Liked 149 Times in 67 Posts
Default

I’d certainly buy a 547. I liked the extractor idea. Perhaps with newer manufacturing techniques it would be as expensive to produce. The originals are a bit out of my price range. Love the concept though.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-22-2021, 09:51 AM
Bhfromme's Avatar
Bhfromme Bhfromme is offline
Member
Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547! Bring back the 547!  
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 333
Likes: 48
Liked 431 Times in 159 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by S-W4EVER View Post
Id buy a 547 that used moon clips. Fastest reload there is.
If you don't mind dealing with moon clips the 986 is a very good option. I personally don't like dealing with moonies so my old 547 is one of my favorites. I'd buy a new 9mm revolver in a heartbeat if Smith would make one that would fire without the clips.
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BRING BACK THE 547! Bhfromme Smith & Wesson - The Wish List 16 01-23-2021 03:19 PM
Wish they'd bring back SA/DA Amp Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 7 12-13-2016 09:11 PM
Bring back the 242 missouri dave Smith & Wesson - The Wish List 1 01-31-2014 06:58 PM
you think your done and always they bring you back. imjin138 The Lounge 2 03-06-2011 07:14 PM
Bring back the 627 RussellD Smith & Wesson - The Wish List 3 02-02-2010 11:42 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:08 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)