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I had a weak moment and almost sold my M58. The Lord took care of me by having the potential buyer decline.
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I've been trying to join this little club for over a month, and I have chased 58s everywhere I could think. Who knew there would be one at a Podunk gun show a couple hours from home? Just got done polishing her up with some Ren wax and replacing the dried up oil to slick things up. I don't think this one has been fired outside of the factory. Yoke bluing is 100%, forcing cone is clean, no burn rings I could find, and the breech end of the barrel frame is completely smut free. Grips number to the gun, and the only blemishes are where the cleaning set rubbed against the steel. Damn those things!

Wood panels look rough, but hoping that can be rectified. The checkering outline routing is pretty sloppy. Wood is bone dry.

Couple pics - no matter how many times I wipe always a missed spot.

I'm happy

ETA: As I put the box in the safe noticed $80 written on the back. Could that have been the price back in the day?




Congratulations!


N or S prefix serial number?
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I've been trying to join this little club for over a month, and I have chased 58s everywhere I could think. Who knew there would be one at a Podunk gun show a couple hours from home? Just got done polishing her up with some Ren wax and replacing the dried up oil to slick things up. I don't think this one has been fired outside of the factory. Yoke bluing is 100%, forcing cone is clean, no burn rings I could find, and the breech end of the barrel frame is completely smut free. Grips number to the gun, and the only blemishes are where the cleaning set rubbed against the steel. Damn those things!

Wood panels look rough, but hoping that can be rectified. The checkering outline routing is pretty sloppy. Wood is bone dry.

Couple pics - no matter how many times I wipe always a missed spot.

I'm happy

ETA: As I put the box in the safe noticed $80 written on the back. Could that have been the price back in the day?



You did very well, indeed! Now you need a 544 in 44/40...
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Chris - it is an S number dating to 1966. Hard to resist that fat - bottomed ampersand and diamonds.

Bill - thanks to you that 544 is on my list. One day...
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Chris - it is an S number dating to 1966.

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Hey gang,

Long time reader, first time poster here. I have read through this thread twice now. I wanted a Model 58 for a good long while, and acquired this one in March of 2020 (right as the whole pandemic deal was going into full swing). I bought this off of a retired policeman, who was the original owner with original box, paperwork and numbered grips included. It has become my favorite piece, and shoots right on the mark with Georgia Arms' 210 grain semi wadcutter cowboy loads.

So I tried a couple different grips on it, including adding a brass Tyler T, however I actually prefer the stock magna grips. I have very large hands, and with the light cowboy loads I am shooting, those seem to work best for me. The Fuzzy Farrants look great and have a good feel with the palm swell, but I have better purchase with the magnas oddly enough.
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WELCOME to the forum.
Fine revolver as we here agree. They should have made a few variants.
A longer production run with a Stainless Steel option …
Naturally, the lack of a better mid level ammo ,by companies , sunk the popularity.
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Long time lurker, time to share my collection of M58 revolvers. Two "N" and one "S". The SFPD is a long time desire, finally fulfilled. When the S&W letters start again it will be my first request. Thanks.

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.41 Magnum; it is like 10mm Auto, but for adults with taste and class.





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Adding mine to the club also.20211017_091547.jpg

20211017_091528.jpg. Serial number is N 1877xx
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Nice!


I really like these Model 58's.


I have two, an original blue N prefix in pristine condition and now wearing Keith Brown, Birds Eye Maple grips and a fully engraved, older job blue one.


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I really like these Model 58's.


I have two, an original blue N prefix in pristine condition and now wearing Keith Brown, Birds Eye Maple grips and a fully engraved, older job blue one.


Enjoy!
What, no pictures?
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Hey Steve, both 58 pictures are previously posted in this 58 Club thread.

I didn't want to post them again in this OP's comments.
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That is a fine 58 ME94. Congratulations on finding it. I know you will like it.
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I've been trying to join this little club for over a month, and I have chased 58s everywhere I could think. Who knew there would be one at a Podunk gun show a couple hours from home? Just got done polishing her up with some Ren wax and replacing the dried up oil to slick things up. I don't think this one has been fired outside of the factory. Yoke bluing is 100%, forcing cone is clean, no burn rings I could find, and the breech end of the barrel frame is completely smut free. Grips number to the gun, and the only blemishes are where the cleaning set rubbed against the steel. Damn those things!

Wood panels look rough, but hoping that can be rectified. The checkering outline routing is pretty sloppy. Wood is bone dry.

Couple pics - no matter how many times I wipe always a missed spot.

I'm happy

ETA: As I put the box in the safe noticed $80 written on the back. Could that have been the price back in the day?



...that is going to be an "S" prefix...if the grips are original that is. That and $80 was written on the bottom of the box, the retail in 1968 was $87.00 for blue...
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Enjoyed getting in a weekend of hunting last month while on leave.


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Here’s mine, perhaps an early production S 2583XX.
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my recent purchase:



Dressed in Bigmtnman Elk antler Grips:

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Looks like your 58 came with PC Magna's . Hang onto them as they are hard to come by . Regards Paul
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Something special about a blue gun and white/stag grips is very appealing but as has been stated, the originals will be provenance for any future sale.
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With all due respect to Art Doc, he couldn't have been more wrong. The Model 58 was created for a simple reason. A serious firearm with a serious cartridge. The .41 Magnum will do anything the .44 Magnum will do but faster. The difference in diameter of the bullets is 0.019". The 58 is a stripped down monster. You will never be under gunned with it and you know it is big enough to do the job. It's no heavier to carry than a Model 28 or 29. Extra rounds are lighter than the .44 and the round is more powerful than the .357. Plus it is beautiful. What's not to love?
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I like the Model 58 very much...so I picked up a Model 13-4 3" to go along with it....looks like its baby brother.

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Unusual additions are on your Mod. 13 . Both of the Targets … hammer & trigger, have been installed , and most likely before you … as you received it.
My Mod. 58 has the short ( squared edge) hammer but the wide target trigger was added before my purchase of it.
Personal preference, I suppose.
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Unusual additions are on your Mod. 13 . Both of the Targets … hammer & trigger, have been installed , and most likely before you … as you received it.
My Mod. 58 has the short ( squared edge) hammer but the wide target trigger was added before my purchase of it.
Personal preference, I suppose.
Never the less, in today's world of S&Ws any model 58 and to include model 13s now are a welcome addition to anyone's collection. Congratulations.
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^^^^This. My 58 has TT and TH that were added sometime between 1967 and when the old guy I bought it from got it in the '70s. Only my letter told me they weren't original (my friend who sold it to me thought they were, as the guy he bought it from was not a 'gun guy') - I had believed they were, as the revolver is close to perfect with a minor scratch.

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Unusual additions are on your Mod. 13 . Both of the Targets … hammer & trigger, have been installed , and most likely before you … as you received it.
My Mod. 58 has the short ( squared edge) hammer but the wide target trigger was added before my purchase of it.
Personal preference, I suppose.
You are correct. In fact, the 13 had an even wider target trigger when I picked it up that someone had modified (see photo). I replaced it with what was on hand, but it works well and shoots great. Additionally the 13 had too light a mainspring installed as most cartridges did not fire and had a small dimple in the primer. I swapped it out for a stock spring and it works as designed now.

The Model 58 came as you see it from a collector's estate sale; never fired outside the factory. I will change that.

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You are correct. In fact, the 13 had an even wider target trigger when I picked it up that someone had modified (see photo). I replaced it with what was on hand, but it works well and shoots great. Additionally the 13 had too light a mainspring installed as most cartridges did not fire and had a small dimple in the primer. I swapped it out for a stock spring and it works as designed now.

The Model 58 came as you see it from a collector's estate sale; never fired outside the factory. I will change that.

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That trigger felt awful...installed a narrow smooth trigger.
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Here’s a couple a quick shots of my recently acquired M-58, wearing a recently acquired set of period correct Diamond PC Magnas! Thanks to 22hipower for his help!
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It is great to see this thread continue. I love the Model 58.
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I carried an n frame in uniform for 47 years. If an n frame is too big or too heavy for you, you might need to be in a different line of work. My late wife was an officer for 50 years but she loved her 3 inch model 13. She could shoot my 629 and my 500 very well though even with her tiny hands and fingers. I never had to shoot anyone twice with a 44 Magnum. Cannot say the same for 45 ACP. Never shot anyone with a 41.
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I carried an n frame in uniform for 47 years. If an n frame is too big or too heavy for you, you might need to be in a different line of work. My late wife was an officer for 50 years but she loved her 3 inch model 13. She could shoot my 629 and my 500 very well though even with her tiny hands and fingers. I never had to shoot anyone twice with a 44 Magnum. Cannot say the same for 45 ACP. Never shot anyone with a 41.
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I have heard similar sentiments from other LEO types over the years.

I have 1st hand information that the 41 & 44 performed very well in actual deadly force encounters within the LE community.

I can say for certain that it is good medicine for feral porcine and the like.

47 years is quite a career, was it all in TX?
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All in Texas. Started my first day with a model 29. On the last day, it was a model 325 Thunder Ranch.
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So, I bought the SFPD 58 posted here two weeks ago, and I finally took it to the range today with some homemade ammo I made earlier in the week. It is a sweet shooting gun.



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If this exlusive club feel pleasure to accept an italian member, i'm the proudly owner of this beauty.
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Here's a picture of my mint 1966 S series after Biden's American Terrorism Foundation turned it into a "ghost gun." At least they didn't get the stocks!
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I'm glad that you found one that you were looking for. Now, on to finding a gently used San Antonio, TX PD version
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One of our esteemed forum members PM'd me about this gem. I haven't got a chance to take it out and shoot it yet, but it looks to be a dandy. Thanks again Gary!

It is a MagnaPort Custom. It has been round-butted, shortened barrel, recessed crown, quad porting, re-profiled hammer, smoothed and radius-ed trigger, combat action job, red front sight, and blacked out rear. I suspect that the finish is hard chrome.

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Nice work on that. A short barrel 58!
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I really like how that abbreviated hammer looks - going to steal that for this old K-frame project I have going on.
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It turns out the San Francisco 58 was the most difficult to find gun I've ever chased. I still can't believe I finally acquired one.

It didn't take long at all before I decided to start the chase for a San Antonio 58. Hopefully it won't take as long to find as the other one, but eventually I'll have both.

A very close friend bought an SAPD 58 a few months ago after chatting with a stranger at a gun store. They're out there, but I'm confident I won't blindly fall into one like that.
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