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Posted: 12/13/2016 11:00:55 PM EDT
Just ordered a prelock Model 10 for a hair over $300 shipped. This will actually be my first revolver.

Got me thinking... what are some model/dash S&W revolvers I should keep an eye out for? I'm looking for prelock revolvers, preferably 6" barrels with 6 shot cylinders.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:02:31 PM EDT
[#1]
I'm trying to get a 13-1 4" 357. In the box.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:04:44 PM EDT
[#2]


Boomstick.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:05:40 PM EDT
[#3]
any 357
any 44
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:05:43 PM EDT
[#4]
N frame 4" 357 magnum is the evolutionary cap stone of revolvers. Everything before and after are lesser artifacts.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:06:02 PM EDT
[#5]
686

Accept no substitutes.  Unless it's a Ruger GP-100.  
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:06:23 PM EDT
[#6]
Model 66. Prelock if you care. Model 19 if you prefer blue.

686 if you want a heftier gun.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:07:21 PM EDT
[#7]
N frames- 627s, 327s, 629s, and maybe a 329 if you like getting woken up.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:07:25 PM EDT
[#8]
586
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:07:34 PM EDT
[#9]
686 pre lock is the pinnacle of sw revolvers I would say before they started going to shit.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:07:51 PM EDT
[#10]
19.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:07:59 PM EDT
[#11]
Love my 5 in. 586 no-.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:09:19 PM EDT
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Model 66. Prelock if you care. Model 19 if you prefer blue.

686 if you want a heftier gun.
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I've got a minty 19-5 4" that I bought off of my neighbor some 25 years back and it's my only revolver.  It's a lovely weapon, IMO.

Chris
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:13:20 PM EDT
[#13]
686, either in 4"----or 6" BBL----is top fo the line and very collectible.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:16:46 PM EDT
[#14]
There's a member here, I forget the username, who has a pre-lock, hammer mounted firing pin 686 that he had converted from 6-shot to 7-shot cylinder. Best of both worlds there, and make mine about a 4.5" barrel please!

I'd like to see an upgrade such as that done to a 5" Model 27, or to a 6" Model 28-2 (or earlier) trimmed back to about 5" (I have a 6" and it's just a hair longer than I'd like--but I do want a bit more than 4" of barrel)
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:16:47 PM EDT
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686, either in 4"----or 6" BBL----is top fo the line and very collectible.
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What about a 617 no dash with combat grips?


Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:17:50 PM EDT
[#16]
629.  -3 or -4.  Pre-lock, but new enough to have the Endurance Package.  


Nothing like the feel of a hand cannon.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:21:49 PM EDT
[#17]
Colt Python 

I really want a 44 mag mountain gun in stainless 
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:21:55 PM EDT
[#18]
Pre-Hillary Hole..........

66 (sorry mine has a 4" bbl)
686 (got it, love it)
629 (though I don't really need/want a .44 Mag)

Yes, I like SS.  Been through the rust problems when I lived in Hawaii.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:22:27 PM EDT
[#19]
My 629-4 and 686-4 are pictured below, along with a 1006 and 4506.

The revolvers are fantastic.  The 3rd gens are merely good.

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:30:51 PM EDT
[#20]
28-2


And the most enjoyable gun I've ever shot, Model 57



Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:32:19 PM EDT
[#21]
I have a 66 4inch and 29-2 blued 6 1/2.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:33:20 PM EDT
[#22]
Be careful OP. S&W revolvers can be addictive. They tend to follow me home, and I'm happy to give them a loving home. I own more of them than any other type of gun.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:34:31 PM EDT
[#23]
My favorite is my 4" model 57 I bought new back in the 80's - .41 mag. The other one I've kept is my 66 Combat Magnum in 4". Both revolvers are very accurate and dependable. The 66 is a sweet target gun shooting .38 spl in it. I also have a Model 17 - .22LR  that shoots very well too. Can't beat the action on older Smiths.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:35:26 PM EDT
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The SW 19 was the first revolver I ever shot.

Love that gun.

Even if it's pure nostalgia, I don't care. That's a great wheel gun.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:35:33 PM EDT
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I have a 13-1 (early 70's vintage).  I shoot it better than any other pistol I own.  Mine had a tiny bit of holster wear, but is otherwise pristine.

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:37:57 PM EDT
[#26]
686. 15. 17. 10. 18. 19. 27. 28. 29.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:40:19 PM EDT
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There's a member here, I forget the username, who has a pre-lock, hammer mounted firing pin 686 that he had converted from 6-shot to 7-shot cylinder. Best of both worlds there, and make mine about a 4.5" barrel please!

I'd like to see an upgrade such as that done to a 5" Model 27, or to a 6" Model 28-2 (or earlier) trimmed back to about 5" (I have a 6" and it's just a hair longer than I'd like--but I do want a bit more than 4" of barrel)
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Derek45. Yeah, that gun is a sweetheart.

S&W actually made a factory 7 shot pre-lock, HMFP 686-4+ for a year or two in the '96-'97 period. You don't run across those too often.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:41:32 PM EDT
[#28]
The Model 27s pinned and recessed.

Hardest ones for me to find were the 3.5 and 5 inch barrels.  Strange, but the 4 inch barrel had the lowest production total.  I found my 4 incher in a pawn shop.

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:43:50 PM EDT
[#29]
We have a 66-2 (2.5" snubbie) and it's just a fantastic shooter, a real keeper.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:46:12 PM EDT
[#30]
19-3 and 686-3 or -4 are my favs.  I'm 30, been an auto guy since I bought my first handgun at 23.  Recently got into shooting revolvers and a slick DA Smith is IMO the most enjoyable handgun to shoot.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:50:49 PM EDT
[#31]
Here's my four.  From top left to bottom right...

1.  Model 686 no-dash CS-1
2.  Model 19-2 (late 1960s production I think it was)
3.  Highway Patrolman (first year, 1954 production with the original stocks)
4.  Highway Patrolman (1955 production with VZ grips)

Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:52:36 PM EDT
[#32]
I have a 3" model 65 that is a fantastic shooter.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:55:27 PM EDT
[#33]
The 686 is easily my favorite centerfire.

The rimfires cost as much because it takes just as much to make them, and it's hard for many people to accept that, but a rimfire revolver is just so damn nice to shoot. I have a 17-2 that's in fantastic condition, and I want to get a 617 to be the high mileage gun.
Link Posted: 12/13/2016 11:57:56 PM EDT
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The 686 is easily my favorite centerfire.

The rimfires cost as much because it takes just as much to make them, and it's hard for many people to accept that, but a rimfire revolver is just so damn nice to shoot. I have a 17-2 that's in fantastic condition, and I want to get a 617 to be the high mileage gun.
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I have a 63... 
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:11:45 AM EDT
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Derek45. Yeah, that gun is a sweetheart.

S&W actually made a factory 7 shot pre-lock, HMFP 686-4+ for a year or two in the '96-'97 period. You don't run across those too often.
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I had one, pre lock 686 Mountain Gun. I got a crazy offer for it and sold it, regretted ever since.

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Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:15:24 AM EDT
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This for me is one of the holy grail of Smiths made in the last 25-30 years. 625 Mountain Gun in 45 ACP, Springfield Armory commemorative.

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Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:16:42 AM EDT
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The was a time before model numbers
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:20:38 AM EDT
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I think you hand ejected the 're'.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:23:07 AM EDT
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I'd be looking for a Model 15.  This Masterpiece is amazing.  One of the two most accurate pieces I own.

Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:23:31 AM EDT
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I have a 3" model 65 that is a fantastic shooter.
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I have a 4" model 65-3 that is a tack/nail driver.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:24:31 AM EDT
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Derek45. Yeah, that gun is a sweetheart.

S&W actually made a factory 7 shot pre-lock, HMFP 686-4+ for a year or two in the '96-'97 period. You don't run across those too often.
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There's a member here, I forget the username, who has a pre-lock, hammer mounted firing pin 686 that he had converted from 6-shot to 7-shot cylinder. Best of both worlds there, and make mine about a 4.5" barrel please!

I'd like to see an upgrade such as that done to a 5" Model 27, or to a 6" Model 28-2 (or earlier) trimmed back to about 5" (I have a 6" and it's just a hair longer than I'd like--but I do want a bit more than 4" of barrel)


Derek45. Yeah, that gun is a sweetheart.

S&W actually made a factory 7 shot pre-lock, HMFP 686-4+ for a year or two in the '96-'97 period. You don't run across those too often.


Here is mine.  It is one of two 686s I own.  The other is a CS-1, which is also a somewhat uncommon model although the 3" barrels are more rare than the 4" that they made them with.  As others have said, the 686 is about as good as it gets IMO.


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Link Posted: 12/14/2016 12:26:47 AM EDT
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24-3, 624, 14, 28, 19, 686.

Link Posted: 12/14/2016 1:15:15 AM EDT
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I had one, pre lock 686 Mountain Gun. I got a crazy offer for it and sold it, regretted ever since.

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That is actually a -5 made after the switch to MIM parts and FMFP. Still a cool variation though, not many in that configuration made for sure.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 1:21:12 AM EDT
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Here is mine.  It is one of two 686s I own.  The other is a CS-1, which is also a somewhat uncommon model although the 3" barrels are more rare than the 4" that they made them with.  As others have said, the 686 is about as good as it gets IMO.


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Very nice. I've lucked into a 4" and a 6" so far, still got my nose to the ground for a snubbie.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 1:25:42 AM EDT
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For 6" I'll vote model 29. Its a classic, buy an old used one if you can afford it. Bonus points for the 6.5" barrel.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 1:30:58 AM EDT
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629.  -3 or -4.  Pre-lock, but new enough to have the Endurance Package.  


Nothing like the feel of a hand cannon.
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My 629-4 Classic 5" is just awesome. Got a couple 629-4 6" guns too, and the 4" guns are nice too but that full lug 5" version is tits.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 1:33:40 AM EDT
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My 629-4 Classic 5" is just awesome. Got a couple 629-4 6" guns too, and the 4" guns are nice too but that full lug 5" version is tits.
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629.  -3 or -4.  Pre-lock, but new enough to have the Endurance Package.  


Nothing like the feel of a hand cannon.


My 629-4 Classic 5" is just awesome. Got a couple 629-4 6" guns too, and the 4" guns are nice too but that full lug 5" version is tits.



Yep!  Have 2 of those exactly. A -4 and a -6.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 1:41:46 AM EDT
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New Model #3, in .44 Russian.

And I would even post pics if I knew how.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 8:23:32 AM EDT
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The Model 27s pinned and recessed.

Hardest ones for me to find were the 3.5 and 5 inch barrels.  Strange, but the 4 inch barrel had the lowest production total.  I found my 4 incher in a pawn shop.

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Beautiful, sir.
Link Posted: 12/14/2016 8:32:10 AM EDT
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L-frames are the way to roll.

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