Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980

S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 3-Screw PINNED Barrel SWING-OUT Cylinder Hand Ejectors WITH Model Numbers


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-20-2011, 07:13 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default 3 1/2 " Model 27

Gentlemen and Ladies,

I recently had the opportunity to hold in my hand a 3.5" Registered Magnum. I like it! So I am thinking of starting the quest for a 3.5" Model 27. I want a shooter, so I was thinking, it would work for me in 357, 41, 44 or 45. What choices would I have and whats a decent price?

Thanks for the expert advice in advance,

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-20-2011, 07:55 PM
David LaPell's Avatar
David LaPell David LaPell is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5,541
Likes: 667
Liked 6,774 Times in 1,312 Posts
Default

The Model 27 was only chambered in one caliber, .357 Magnum. The 3 1/2 barrel length was unique to that model and pre-Model 27's. There were 3-inch Model 29 .44 Mag's, 3-inch Model 24's, 3 inch Model 625 .45's and 3-inch Model 657 .41 Magnums, but never in 3 1/2 inch length. Believe me, they are worth the money and once you shoot a 3 1/2 inch 27, you'll wonder why it took so long to buy one. Here is mine, and it will be the last revolver I would ever sell.

__________________
Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 05-20-2011, 07:56 PM
GF1 GF1 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 278
Likes: 0
Liked 116 Times in 44 Posts
Default

Unless you rechamber and rebore/rebarrel, you have one choice - .357 Magnum, nickle or blue finish. Prices should range between $500 for a real dog in well worn condition to over $1000 for 98%+. More for four or five screw models, much more for "Registered Magnum" (the early .357s, pre-27).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 05-20-2011, 08:02 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Ok then. It's a Model 27 in 3 1/2. Now just to find a shooter...
I'll look it up in the book, but, did they make that size into the 80's?

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-20-2011, 10:11 PM
OIF2's Avatar
OIF2 OIF2 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Back home, for now
Posts: 1,741
Likes: 3,000
Liked 3,663 Times in 618 Posts
Default

Hey Mike
The 5" is nice, too. Just a thought.
Bob

Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 05-20-2011, 10:29 PM
Shooting4life Shooting4life is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,124
Likes: 1
Liked 450 Times in 116 Posts
Default

I enjoy mine
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 05-20-2011, 11:17 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

I guess in 1991 they made a retro 5" and 3 1/2. So that's what I'm looking for, I'll search for a set! Thanks Bob!

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-20-2011, 11:39 PM
jaguar jaguar is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default M27 Magic

Just looking at David LaPell's lovely Model 27 3 1/2" barrel beauty made my evening! It's long been one of my two Grail guns (the other is the 5" version of the same revolver.) I have been searching for good examples of both for years, but have yet to find my luck improving. I've run across shooter-grade and beaten-up samples from time to time, but have not had the heart to buy them, such is my ideal of the perfect revolver: I must own mint specimens. I feel that the law of averages must favor me sometime, hopefully before I get too old to raise one in my rapidly enfeebled fist!

_______________________
NRA Golden Eagles Member
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 05-21-2011, 12:10 AM
TacPhoto's Avatar
TacPhoto TacPhoto is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 39
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OIF2 View Post
Hey Mike
The 5" is nice, too. Just a thought.
Bob

OIF2,

What stocks are on your 27?
Nice!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-21-2011, 03:12 AM
Hondo44 Hondo44 is offline
SWCA Member

3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 18,946
Likes: 12,063
Liked 20,694 Times in 8,635 Posts
Default

There is an idiosyncrasy of 3 1/2" Mod 27 barrels that you should know about. You will find them with the rollmarks centered on the barrels and also slightly forward of center.

Do not automatically assume an off center marked 3 1/2" has been cut. I understand that they have lettered as factory barrels. I can only speculate as to why the difference, so I won't.

One thing I do know, they have an unexplainable allure of there own.

My dad's is a 5 screw 3/1/2" factory refinished in '75 by a previous owner. It looks brand new with as silky an action as any S&W has ever had. The advantage was that he was able to trade an '80s vintage Mod 25 straight across for it. It's a beauty and a shooter.
__________________
Jim
S&WCA #819
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 05-21-2011, 05:14 AM
Nedroe's Avatar
Nedroe Nedroe is online now
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 905
Likes: 10,654
Liked 2,862 Times in 460 Posts
Default Even Though.....

I have these 2 3-1/2" 27-2's, one shooter, one unfired, these other 2 keep hangin' around here too.
27-2 shooter

27-2 unfired

5" RM from 1939 EVPD

4" non- RM 1940 KCPD


Nedroe
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:38 AM
David LaPell's Avatar
David LaPell David LaPell is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5,541
Likes: 667
Liked 6,774 Times in 1,312 Posts
Default

The problem with the 5-inch and 3 1/2 inch commeratives from 1991 is that they won't have the pinned barrel and recessed cylinders that the earlier 27-2's. The 3 1/2 inch barrel was first discontinued in 1979. You will also be able to find them a bit easier and they might be a bit cheaper. Still expect to pay at least $600 for a decent shooter and then up as the condition goes. They aren't growing on trees and guys are snatching them up left and right.

__________________
Vaya con Dios
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 05-21-2011, 08:06 AM
Sebago Son's Avatar
Sebago Son Sebago Son is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sebago Lake, Maine, USA
Posts: 5,351
Likes: 6,726
Liked 6,726 Times in 1,862 Posts
Talking Sorry.... There's None Left....



Seriously, if you look hard enough one will surface. I recently bought a high condition shooter grade 3 1/2" 5-screw Pre-27 with origional finish for $600.

Keep looking... the hunt is half the fun!

Drew
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 05-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Hondo44 Hondo44 is offline
SWCA Member

3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 18,946
Likes: 12,063
Liked 20,694 Times in 8,635 Posts
Default

Drew,
OMG! I've never seen so many in one place! I can't tell for sure, but you must have one of every post war model.
__________________
Jim
S&WCA #819
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-21-2011, 02:42 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebago Son View Post


Seriously, if you look hard enough one will surface. I recently bought a high condition shooter grade 3 1/2" 5-screw Pre-27 with origional finish for $600.

Keep looking... the hunt is half the fun!

Drew
Damn, I passed out, where am I.....................
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-21-2011, 03:03 PM
Sebago Son's Avatar
Sebago Son Sebago Son is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sebago Lake, Maine, USA
Posts: 5,351
Likes: 6,726
Liked 6,726 Times in 1,862 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Grasso View Post
Damn, I passed out, where am I.....................
Actually Mike, that's not even all of them....
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-21-2011, 04:47 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebago Son View Post
Actually Mike, that's not even all of them....
Damn, Again, I feel like one of those fainting goats...

Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 05-21-2011, 06:01 PM
OIF2's Avatar
OIF2 OIF2 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Back home, for now
Posts: 1,741
Likes: 3,000
Liked 3,663 Times in 618 Posts
Default

Sold this one, a 27-3, to a Texas copper for $500.00. Harry Davis, master LAPD Armorer, did the action and added a smooth trigger for DA.
Bob

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-21-2011, 06:01 PM
H.Callahan H.Callahan is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 76
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I think Sebago Son needs an intervention!

Nice grouping, though...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OIF2 View Post
Sold this one, a 27-3, to a Texas copper for $500.00. Harry Davis, master LAPD Armorer, did the action and added a smooth trigger for DA.
Bob


Now you're just being the Bob I know!

Mg

Last edited by Mike Grasso; 05-21-2011 at 06:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:23 PM
dhallz71 dhallz71 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast Kansas
Posts: 262
Likes: 445
Liked 133 Times in 58 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Grasso View Post
Damn, Again, I feel like one of those fainting goats...

That is funny--I don`t care who you are.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-21-2011, 07:42 PM
Sebago Son's Avatar
Sebago Son Sebago Son is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sebago Lake, Maine, USA
Posts: 5,351
Likes: 6,726
Liked 6,726 Times in 1,862 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H.Callahan View Post
I think Sebago Son needs an intervention!
You're a little late Harry...









I am proud to say that I knew many of the men that holstered these guns in my collection and the majority of them came from West Texas Lawmen. I've owned most for going on 30 years now...

One quick anecdote about 3 1/2 "Magnums"....

I bought this well worn example from a rough old hoss from Shafter, Texas. He had been a Border Patrolman since before WW2, going back to the old Mounted Patrol. It had been his last duty sidearm when he retired after some 40 odd years riding the river.



"Careful of that old gun" he said to me through a hard stare.. "it's got blood on it".
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #23  
Old 05-21-2011, 08:34 PM
OIF2's Avatar
OIF2 OIF2 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Back home, for now
Posts: 1,741
Likes: 3,000
Liked 3,663 Times in 618 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TacPhoto View Post
OIF2,

What stocks are on your 27?
Nice!
Those stocks are Herrett's Ropers, favorites of Skeeter Skelton. I like 'em too.
Bob
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebago Son View Post

I bought this well worn example from a rough old hoss from Shafter, Texas. He had been a Border Patrolman since before WW2, going back to the old Mounted Patrol. It had been his last duty sidearm when he retired after some 40 odd years riding the river.



"Careful of that old gun" he said to me through a hard stare.. "it's got blood on it".
Now that's a weapon to be shot! Shoot mine all the time.

Mg
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-22-2011, 03:22 PM
colt_saa's Avatar
colt_saa colt_saa is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Posts: 10,428
Likes: 3,146
Liked 22,818 Times in 5,889 Posts
Default

I also love the 3 1/2" Model 27. I have quite a few of them.

These two are both unfired since leaving the factory. One was manufactured in 1975 while the other was produced in 2007. They would make great bookends




One of my oldest and most fired 3 1/2"s was manufactured in 1954.




The truth is I love all model 27s no matter how long or short the barrels are and no matter what the finish.




Good luck on your quest. The 27 is a fine piece and will provide you and your family a lifetime of enjoyment.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #26  
Old 05-22-2011, 03:46 PM
DRYHEAT's Avatar
DRYHEAT DRYHEAT is offline
SWCA Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,108
Likes: 1,925
Liked 5,724 Times in 682 Posts
Default

I love my 2 shorties:

__________________
Bill - SWCA #2327
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #27  
Old 05-22-2011, 08:18 PM
BloodyThumb's Avatar
BloodyThumb BloodyThumb is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indyucky
Posts: 388
Likes: 99
Liked 578 Times in 197 Posts
Default

I spent several years trying to find a nice 3.5" and a 5". Last summer in the same month I found an all original 96%-98% 5 screw pre 3.5" for $700 and a similar condition 5" original nickle 27 no dash for $475. It was almost depressing for it to be over that quickly.
__________________
BT
EGO VOLUNTAS HAUD OBEDIO
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #28  
Old 05-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Catahoula Catahoula is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 34
Likes: 6
Liked 38 Times in 13 Posts
Default

In the 1970s I was looking for a model 19. Then I shot a 357 for the first time. It was a 3.5" nickel 27 belonging to a buddy's dad who was a cop. I immediately started searching for a 27 and bought a 5" one from a shop a hundred miles from home. Eventually got a couple of 3.5" guns myself. Something special about them.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #29  
Old 05-23-2011, 02:58 AM
CALREB's Avatar
CALREB CALREB is offline
SWCA Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: RE-tired in Texas
Posts: 1,339
Likes: 239
Liked 2,182 Times in 645 Posts
Default

Mike , I sold a 5" about a year ago to one of the guys in the unit.It was so new still had the cardboard carton over the wood case.I will check with him and let you know, also R Wemmer has a beautiful 3 1/2", I cleaned up for him,before he retired, not sure if he would want to part with it,like new.With his new job maybe he needs an auto,HA.Will keep my eyes open.Bob
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-23-2011, 04:28 PM
OIF2's Avatar
OIF2 OIF2 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Back home, for now
Posts: 1,741
Likes: 3,000
Liked 3,663 Times in 618 Posts
Default

There's a couple I've seen down here in NC, but they're REAL pricey...I'll keep my eyes peeled for something that isn't too stupid price-wise, too.
Bob
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CALREB View Post
Mike , I sold a 5" about a year ago to one of the guys in the unit.It was so new still had the cardboard carton over the wood case.I will check with him and let you know, Will keep my eyes open.Bob

Quote:
Originally Posted by OIF2 View Post
There's a couple I've seen down here in NC, but they're REAL pricey...I'll keep my eyes peeled for something that isn't too stupid price-wise, too.
Bob
Thanks!

Mg
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 06-11-2011, 05:26 PM
Poohgyrr's Avatar
Poohgyrr Poohgyrr is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Retired to South Carolina
Posts: 868
Likes: 2,566
Liked 231 Times in 119 Posts
Thumbs up

Great stories & pics, and I would have fainted myself, but the smile on my face was so big it held me up.

Here is an old pic of our family .357 Magnum. A great six shooter.




And a newer one, with me as we grill some chicken with fresh biscuits & chilled watermelon out back now.


__________________
July 4, 1776 not Jan 30, 1909
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 06-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Smithhound's Avatar
Smithhound Smithhound is offline
US Veteran
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SE Tennessee
Posts: 1,192
Likes: 0
Liked 308 Times in 108 Posts
Default

Very rarely one will pop up on the forum for sale, you'd better be quick. I had the good luck to hit the 'for sale' section within a minute of this one being posted and grabbed it, glad I did, I can't tell you how many people have asked me to sell it. Easy to carry and just a classic design.
RD

__________________
Got a Phd from Hard Knocks U
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #34  
Old 06-11-2011, 06:44 PM
Shooting4life Shooting4life is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,124
Likes: 1
Liked 450 Times in 116 Posts
Default

I finally found a presentation case for mine. Got lucky when VM put it up here with the re flocked inserts.
Now just need to find the tools as the cleaning kit is still in the original packaging in the original box.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #35  
Old 06-11-2011, 07:42 PM
dnonac's Avatar
dnonac dnonac is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Baytown Texas
Posts: 794
Likes: 297
Liked 307 Times in 70 Posts
Default

Dang....you guys have good taste!
I only have one 3 1/2" Mod 27.....but after seeing all the others I figured I'd post it again. Shipped Oct. 1961. It's a shooter so I put some shooter grade cokes on it.
Craig...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #36  
Old 06-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Iggy's Avatar
Iggy Iggy is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,427
Likes: 10,499
Liked 28,299 Times in 5,285 Posts
Default

They tend to grow on you.


Bought these two the same day.

Last edited by Iggy; 06-11-2011 at 07:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #37  
Old 06-11-2011, 10:59 PM
ditrina's Avatar
ditrina ditrina is offline
Moderator
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beach Side West Florida
Posts: 12,108
Likes: 27,022
Liked 19,477 Times in 4,107 Posts
Default

Iggy's right.. you have no idea how they grow on you..
Remember just like Bushmaster 1313... WE warned you

Good luck in your hunt Mike..


.357 Magnum 3 1/2"




.357 Magnum 5"



27-2 5" nickel


27 no dash 3 1/2" with COKES
__________________
SWCA #2306
DAV in honor of POP
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 06-11-2011, 11:49 PM
Art Doc's Avatar
Art Doc Art Doc is offline
SWCA Member
Absent Comrade
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The kidney of Dixie.
Posts: 10,446
Likes: 49
Liked 13,416 Times in 3,292 Posts
Default

To many S&W lovers the 3.5" 27 (and pre-war and post-war variants) is the quintessential S&W. Good luck in your quest but be aware that due to the awful laws in CA most 27s will be illegal to import into the state as they are not on the CA "Approved List" of handguns. Any example that is at least 50 years old is C&R qualified and may be imported into CA. A dealer in CA cannot sell you an unlisted handgun. You can buy one from an individual but given the situation it is a seller's market and prices are outrageous.

SS puts most of us to shame but I have acquired a couple examples over the years.





Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #39  
Old 06-11-2011, 11:52 PM
bushmaster1313's Avatar
bushmaster1313 bushmaster1313 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PRNJ
Posts: 6,766
Likes: 477
Liked 16,853 Times in 3,329 Posts
Default

I purchased a 3.5" 27-2, but because of the target trigger on the 27-2 I like my 5" "pre-27" better.
Unfortunately, it is very hard to legally sell a handgun in New Jersey for a reasonable price.
Very few dealers (who will only pay wholesale), and because I think it is illegal to bring a handgun to a shipper, it is very hard for me to ship to an out of state FFL.
It is possible I will bring it to a PA gun show (which I can do under the laws of NJ and PA) and see what I can get trading it or selling it through an FFL at the show.
Of course, if I see a handgun I like I will have to arrange for shipment to a New Jersey FFL.
Here is the 27-2:
__________________
Buy American
Vote Responsibly

Last edited by bushmaster1313; 06-12-2011 at 12:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-12-2011, 12:20 AM
Hondo44 Hondo44 is offline
SWCA Member

3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 18,946
Likes: 12,063
Liked 20,694 Times in 8,635 Posts
Default

Mike,

If you're in CA law enforcement, you can buy any gun out of CA, on the list or not, and have it to a CA dealer/FFL holder. After you've owned it for at least one year, it becomes a perfectly legal CA gun and can be transferred from you to any other private party within the state. There's a similar exemption for members of the military.
__________________
Jim
S&WCA #819
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 06-12-2011, 02:09 AM
Shooting4life Shooting4life is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,124
Likes: 1
Liked 450 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Also speaking of ca exemptions, you can convert any s&w to single action by removing the double action sear and as long as the barrel is 3 inches and the oal is 7.5 it is legal to import into ca. The trick is getting people to do the conversions out of state for you.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 06-12-2011, 09:28 AM
Iggy's Avatar
Iggy Iggy is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 10,427
Likes: 10,499
Liked 28,299 Times in 5,285 Posts
Default

Bushy...

Trade hammers and triggers or get another set. Sheeesh!!!
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 06-12-2011, 01:45 PM
Mike Grasso's Avatar
Mike Grasso Mike Grasso is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 333
Likes: 186
Liked 444 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondo44 View Post
Mike,

If you're in CA law enforcement, you can buy any gun out of CA, on the list or not, and have it to a CA dealer/FFL holder. After you've owned it for at least one year, it becomes a perfectly legal CA gun and can be transferred from you to any other private party within the state. There's a similar exemption for members of the military.
Oh yes. Been buying and selling guns for 25 years here. Have had a weapons business and FFL for all that time too.

Mg
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 06-12-2011, 02:02 PM
ladder13's Avatar
ladder13 ladder13 is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 30,845
Likes: 59,252
Liked 53,779 Times in 16,753 Posts
Default

Lots of nice 27's here. I only have one 27, it's a -2

Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 06-12-2011, 04:14 PM
pharmer's Avatar
pharmer pharmer is online now
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santo las nubes, Florida
Posts: 9,086
Likes: 9,396
Liked 14,956 Times in 4,772 Posts
Default

I also have only one. I traded a NIB Model 60 and $200 cash to an advanced collector for this "cast off." Joe
__________________
Wisdom chases me; I'm faster
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #46  
Old 12-07-2015, 09:53 PM
regency regency is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Liked 41 Times in 6 Posts
Default Pre model 27 - 3.5"

http://attachment.php?attachmentid=2...1&d=1449539390

I finally found my "27"............hunted for a long time.

MFG in 1954, 5 screw, blue, 3.5" I'd say 97%.......it's the top of my collection

Steve
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC08278.jpg (76.6 KB, 106 views)
File Type: jpg DSC08277.jpg (69.2 KB, 105 views)
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #47  
Old 12-07-2015, 09:54 PM
BikerRN BikerRN is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: State of Discombobulation
Posts: 111
Likes: 70
Liked 115 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by regency View Post
http://attachment.php?attachmentid=2...1&d=1449539390

I finally found my "27"............hunted for a long time.

MFG in 1954, 5 screw, blue, 3.5" I'd say 97%.......it's the top of my collection

Steve
Congratulations!
That's a fine one.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 12-08-2015, 04:08 AM
BUFF BUFF is offline
SWCA Member
Absent Comrade
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 4,862
Likes: 739
Liked 3,278 Times in 1,283 Posts
Default

I love resurrected threads!

Mike Grasso, did you ever find yours?

I don't know why, but that little, missing half inch really gives the Model 27 something the 4 inchers and longer don't have. Kind of a "less is more" sort of thing.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 12-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Rock LOU Rock LOU is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: New York
Posts: 26
Likes: 34
Liked 94 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BloodyThumb View Post
I spent several years trying to find a nice 3.5" and a 5". Last summer in the same month I found an all original 96%-98% 5 screw pre 3.5" for $700 and a similar condition 5" original nickle 27 no dash for $475. It was almost depressing for it to be over that quickly.
I to now have the 3.5 and 5 inch guns and love them both and have very nice culina grips and Herrett grips on them both and enjoy shooting them both......
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 12-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Tmnguuyen's Avatar
Tmnguuyen Tmnguuyen is offline
Member
3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27 3 1/2 " Model 27  
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 232
Likes: 320
Liked 673 Times in 133 Posts
Default My meager 27-2 collection

The 5 inch is unfired and complete with presentation box and paper

The 6 in is pristine and has a double stamped model number 27-22, the 2s overlap.

The 3.5 does not have 3Ts, I think it is because of the barrel length, the big target grips will look out of place on a short barrel.

Just realized this post was started in 2011. The prices stated in them are long gone. These start around $900 and go up from there particularly in CA.

Happy Holidays

P1050245.jpg

Last edited by Tmnguuyen; 12-19-2015 at 08:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Tags
357 magnum, 657, bushmaster, herrett, m27, military, model 19, model 24, model 27, model 29, model 60, model 625, patrolman, presentation, recessed, registered magnum, rollmarks, skeeter, skelton

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"The Centennials" ad from S&W "Model 640 - a tough little .38 rated for +P ammuniti" psjoe S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 31 06-08-2021 05:14 PM
-Withdrawn, please close- S&W 8 3/8" 48-4 22mag & 22LR cyl. + 6" 17-4 w/TTT & RRWO bbtrout GUNS - For Sale or Trade 5 06-16-2017 09:01 PM
FOUND! - WTB Smith and Wesson Model 36 snub or Model 40 "Lemon Squeezer" standswithabeer WANTED to Buy 4 12-03-2016 02:03 PM
WTS:Reduced. S & W model 629-5 "Classic" 5" SPF "glockky" wyatte GUNS - For Sale or Trade 4 08-18-2013 02:08 PM
WTB - Model 29-2 "S" or Early "N" Prefix w/6.5 Inch Barrel EdwardB WANTED to Buy 3 10-29-2011 07:27 PM

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 10:43 PM.


Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)