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Old 09-28-2019, 03:00 PM
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Never thought this would happen to me.

Went to a local gun show today, saw several empty tables, and lots of tacticool firearms and a few knives and high prices.

Found one table of older blue revolvers and nice wood stocks.

Came out with this:





A Model 27-2, 6" barrel, counterbored cylinders, traded the nickle plated model 19-5 and some cash. Shipped probably in the mid 1970's.

More photos later, after I have had time to spit shine it some, probably Monday or Tuesday.

Have a blessed day,

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They often discuss big player trades in professional sports. Sometimes the trade involves more than one player, often there is cash added or future draft picks. Sometimes the trades get pretty involved and of course, the main GOAL of the after discussion is trying to decide if it was an even swap or if one team got a little better in the deal than the other.

It often boils down to one player. The folks in the discussion will say that when all the chaff is whittled down, where did the BEST player end up? That's who "won" the trade.

You sent away a nickel 19-5 and came home with a gorgeous blue 27-2.

I have no doubt that YOU won this trade! You got the best gun in the swap!
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Good looking revolver. I traded a similar one not long ago.

Enjoy yours!

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Great looking revolver! I hope you enjoy it! Congratulations, Leon!
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Can someone enlighten a noob as to what is special about this particular revolver?
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Can someone enlighten a noob as to what is special about this particular revolver?
It's a Model 27-2, a direct descendant of the Registered Magnum and the .357 Magnum, the names this series had before Smith & Wesson instituted the numbered model system.

It probably dates to the mid-1970s, and looks to be in great shape. It will look considerably better after the proud new owner gets on it with some Renwax and elbow grease.

In the longer barrel lengths, these guns are elegant. Like this 6-1/2 inch in nickel:



In the short barrelled version (3-1/2 inches), they are intimidating



The top strap is hand checkered, regardless of barrel length, and then there's the fact that you can shoot any .38/.357 round from lightweight .38 wadcutters to full house heavy .357 sledgehammers. And that's out of the large N-frame, which makes a difference in handling the slap and recoil because of good old Newtonian mass.

Every Smith enthusiast needs at least one revolver in the Model 27 family.
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Congratulations! Excellent deal, dreams can come true!
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Wonderful acquisition OP. Sounds like you did well. Older N-frames are steadily rising in price. Enjoy that 27-2
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"The top strap is hand checkered, regardless of barrel length,..."

And the M27's barrel rib is checkered as well. All others have grooved barrel ribs, except the M28 which has a smooth barrel rib.
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Looks like you got a great revolver, Ole Joe Clark. I also love the model 27; I have 7 myself.
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