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Old 08-02-2012, 03:08 PM
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I picked up my S&W 65-5 Ladysmith for a very reasonable price.
Since I've had it for awhile, it has really grown on me and I've decided now that it's a keeper.
My significant other really loves this little gun and it's a ideal little revolver to carry for outdoor activities
or just everyday carry.
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Far from unloved, a 3" Model 65 is one of the best shooting revolvers I own. Current prices suggest that the 65 and it's blued counterpart the Model 13 are desireable guns, especially in the 3" configuration. I believe folks that have them are holding on to 'em...

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Scrolling thru and using the search, I find fewer references to Model 65 than most any other . Are they unloved, not needed, scarce, or what?
I sure love my two 65-5 Smiths....

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I bought a lot of (7)SW boxes a few months back off of xbay. It was the only "blind buy" I have ever made in that i didnt know what the end labels were. But I just some boxes to put some of my older boxless J and K frames in. When I received them, all but 1 was a model 65 box. I found that interesting as the OP stated that they weren't the most common box available. I had kind of expected mostly model 10s. I think they were all Bangor Punta era. This thread makes me want to fill one if them
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Great guns all.
I lucked onto this Ladysmith as it came into the LGS while I was in the store. Had some rust and pitting, but in the box and "purse"
Probably should have shipped it to S&W for a refinish (may still do that) but instead just polished away:



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I enjoyed reviewing the excerpts from this thread. I recently acquired a 3" 65-5 HB-RB in 95% condition. I can attest it didn't come to me at the 2010 prices qouted here but at $675! The DA is crisp and the SA breaks at 4lbs as indicated on the trigger scale. I have been smart and EDC' a SP101 2 1/4 with which I have not felt undergunned making carry with as I don't frequent locals or travel at times in which I may need the capacity of a semi-auto. Now if I can only find an IWB holster to accomodate my 65
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I love my 65-3! The only change I've made is I've added Hogue grips as they fit my big paws better. It's debatable what's more accurate, it or my Kimber Custom TLE II 1911 in .45. I rarely use it as a carry gun. I have a 60-9 for when I want a .357 wheelgun in my pocket. It's more my "sitting in the living room one evening and hear a funny noise outside" gun.
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This old girl has been with me on most backpacking trips and is my go-home-gun if the SHTF while at work or away.

Just look at that pinned bull barrel. Model 65-1, Cost - $200. (12-1977)



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I bought my 65-1 in October 1978 for $128.00 new. Had it made rb and added pachmayer rubber grips. Carried it daily for 9 years until we switched to autos. It has at least 20000 rounds, silver tips, 38+p and wadcutters. It was my back-up on SWAT operations.
I shot a couple perfect scores on the old ppc course with it.
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There are many who love the model 65. I carry one quite often as it rests easy on the hip and easily conceals under a shirt.
I have a Mass. State Police 65-2 and a NYSP 65-3, both around 98%. I love them both and they each shoot very well.
There was an auction earlier in the year where a pristine 65-3 with box and all goodies went for top dollar.
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It would take a lot to get me to sell mine as I don't see the three inch models very often.
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My wife found and bought a 65-1 new unfired in original box box a couple years ago, she wax actually looking for a snub nose 38 at the time and came across the model 65, about a year later I found and bought a model 60 no dash when I asked her to trade her model 65 for the model 60 I just got she absolutly refused to trade me. I searched for a model 65 for myself and ended up finding a model 64 instead.
In the mean time trying to find myself a model 65, I found and now have models 60, 63, 64, 65, and 66.
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The 3" RB HB 65 is very loved! It is one of the best carry revolvers ever and I'm not alone in thinking so. I have a 65LS and will never part with it. I'm looking for a standard 3" 65 RB to buy just in case my wife claims my 65 Lady Smith because it says "Lady" on it.
I have a 4in stainless,i love it.
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I stumbled upon this 65-3, one of my favorites now.
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I was lucky enough to find this 65-5 in 3" local here in Penna. I paided for it but figure these are getting harder to find. Came with original box and matching grips. I put together the paperwork and tool kit, she is complete now. Nice addition to the collection.

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My two favorite K-frame guns are the 65 and 66 with 3" barrels. I have a -2 66 and a -3 65 and both just have a balance that none of the others have...

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In my experience once bought a 65 especially a 3" gun is rarely sold or traded..................got my first in about 1986 and was lucky enough to get a 2nd about 4/5 years ago.................they are IMHO the best concealed carry 357/38 going....... the only thing coooler are 3" 66s..


Always wished they had made a 65NL like the 3913NL...............................

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I bought a 3 inch, RB,with condoms for grips, P&R, back strap stamped Mass St Pol.,in 1998..$155 OTD. Still got it, now that's the part that says something.
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