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Posted: 5/9/2001 9:18:55 PM EDT
Yeah, I do. Love them. Especially after they are broken in. "Glass smooth" was a term invented to describe the well broken in S&W revolver. Last one that I bought was in the early 1980's. Now, the corporate management is rightfully branded as traitors and shunned by all right thinking shooters. Yeah, I know, somehow, they were acquired by some Brit conglomerate (King George's revenge?) and they rolled over and spread 'em for Klintoon & Co. I feel bad for the American employees. Especially the ones who are being laid off as a result of the PCBrit head office sell out. But considering the magnitude of the treachery of the Marque, they probably understand why and are as pissed as the rest of us that an Old Line American gun maker has been reduced to a crack whore. That being said, the "old" Smiths are among the best handguns ever made. Won't get rid of mine because of the new wave pc treachery, although I will never buy a new one unless the company is returned to American ownership. EU/UN gun grabbers, eat shit and die. Old Smiths now, aren't tainted. Buy them. Enjoy them. Someday, they will probably be worth as much as Lugers.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:24:35 PM EDT
Sold all my S&Ws, even the shotgun. Colts were, are, always will be better. Lord, I wish I had one! Eric The(Hey!Colt's PC too!) Hun
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:29:19 PM EDT
Half dozen or so - why?
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:30:39 PM EDT
Would like to aquire a 629 extreme also
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:31:34 PM EDT
Yes I do. But I've had them for some time.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:37:12 PM EDT
I've still got a hankerin' for a Bodyguard J-Frame. Just have to decide on which 3 I want to get! Seriously, I think I'd go for the new .357 version with Hogue grips. Real NW concealable and weather resistant firearm.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:42:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2001 3:00:30 AM EDT by ARMALITE-FAN]
model 14 made into a PPC gun.Shot this pistol the day I was married.this weas the first gun my wife to be ever bought for me.Shot a 99-9x on slow fire that day. I was a little nervous.Not one to keep targets,but i still have that one. Forgot I also have a 5" 625
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:44:53 PM EDT
Still holding out . . . . . . . . Colt and Ruger are my revolvers.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:46:51 PM EDT
had a bunch, sold em, the only one wish I kept was a 21/2" 686
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:49:35 PM EDT
Got a Model 29 I bought in 90. Great gun. Like many others said, won't buy any more.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:50:04 PM EDT
My wife still has her old N-frame from the SJPolice Academy, and I would not mind finding a 1950's or thereabouts N-frame in .44 magnum, when they were still able to take a full magnum load plus three grains or so of powder without ANY ill effects... FFZ Smith revolvers and Colt autos
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:50:43 PM EDT
My last S&W gun was a model 629 stainless 44 mag....[kill] I traded it in for my 1st AR-15 !!! [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 9:58:53 PM EDT
The last revolver I just bought was a RUGER GP100 .357 mag.(just a cheapie to keep in my truck) Only fired about 30 rounds through it so far... I REALLY like the feel of this gun... It's a hefty, meaty, well balanced revolver. Definately a suitable replacement for a S&W revolver...
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:06:30 PM EDT
I have 3 smiths. A stainless 629 44 mag with an 8 3/8" barrel. A stainless 686 357 mag snubnose, and the other I can't think right off hand the model number but its a nickle plated 38 special on a 44 mag frame with perl grips. I had two dealers tell me it was rare. One said he had never seen one before and the other said it was only the second one he had seen.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:10:53 PM EDT
My dad bought me a six-inch K-22 target revolver when I graduated eighth grade several decades ago, and I still proudly keep it. Except for fired rounds being hard to extract, it's a great little gun. A couple years ago, I also happened to find a loaded, stainless four-inch 686 at some remote quasi-campsite while riding dirt bikes. Had a cop friend run the numbers, and it wasn't stolen. Haven't shot it; kind of waiting for the owner to run an ad or something. Don't really consider it "mine," if you know what I mean. [;)]
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:12:01 PM EDT
I got a stock 686 357 that shoots 2-3" at 100 yds when I do my part. One of my favorite chuck guns. Owned a couple 29's and a 629 but they never impressed me. Developed endshake after a couple thousand rounds of magnum loads. Sold all of them and got a 4 5/8 SBH and a 7 1/2 Redhawk. 6000 rounds later they are still as tight as the day I bought them. [:D] Walk softly and carry a big magnum [pistol]
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 10:18:59 PM EDT
Guilty...but it was pre sellout.
Link Posted: 5/9/2001 11:26:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 1:37:58 AM EDT
M-686 4", M-66 2 1/2", and M-60 2"
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 1:56:54 AM EDT
Soon to be sold!!!!
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 2:46:39 AM EDT
I have 3 of them and enjoy them all especialy the 357 66-2
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 2:56:17 AM EDT
Yup. Daughter's 63 (pre-sellout 22lr square butt J-frame) and my trusty 629 (pre-sellout 44mag Hunter's Special, 6" full lug barrel w/unfluted cylinder). Nothing new, tho'. Besides, Colts are made in Connecticut!
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:00:46 AM EDT
A couple of years ago I lost a 4" 686 at a remote campsite has anyon e seen it.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:15:35 AM EDT
Seems to me some of you would rather cornhole a wildcat than 'fess up to owning a Smith! Come on people! No shame here. Me? Got two of them. A mid 70's 29 and a 686. Do everything, and possibly more than Taurus, Colt, etc.,etc.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:24:23 AM EDT
I do. 5 (66, 686, 617)
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:26:54 AM EDT
Yes, I own five. A model 10, 15, two 19s, and a 29. All are pre-sellout. The sellout really didn't bother me much. I don't like newer Smiths anyways. The older guns are head and shoulders above thier newer ones.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 3:46:25 AM EDT
I have 2. One is the .22 kit and the other is one my daddy left me when he passed on last year. His .357 service revolver. It's my "cold dead hand" pistol.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 4:36:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2001 4:39:27 AM EDT by GLOCKshooter]
Yes. Two pre sell outs. One is a 4" .357, the other a 2" that the wife carries. Just my opinion, but i think buying or selling even used ones is not a good idea. I would personally like to see no market for them at all, a strong message. I do understand the other opinions, such as not wanting to own a gun made by them, and/or that once they have got their percentage from the new gun sale they gain nothing from further transactions.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 5:02:34 AM EDT
The last one I bought (M617) was during the week they sold out. Honestly, I didn't know! The media was just talking about "trigger locks". I won't buy another.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 5:21:03 AM EDT
I have no problem buying Smith and anyone who does ought to check their own house for "Chinese goods"...if you buy any thing from China you are at least equal to Smith as far as "selling out" goes...... imo
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 5:33:13 AM EDT
Yup, have a .22LR pre sell-out. I haven't seen it for about 7 years, my brother confiscated the gun, it's the only handgun his daughter will shoot.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 5:35:31 AM EDT
I have a model 57. And I am sentimentally attached to it... [:I]
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 5:49:41 AM EDT
4, got rid of the pos STIGMA. Everything else will never be sold.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:00:47 AM EDT
Hammerless .38
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:04:32 AM EDT
[b]I have no problem buying Smith and anyone who does ought to check their own house for "Chinese goods"...if you buy any thing from China you are at least equal to Smith as far as "selling out" goes...... imo [/b] last time i notice just about every household item was made in china/tiawan/japan. i will hold out; i did like one of there 9's but after what they did i won't even buy a used one. i like colt's.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:07:47 AM EDT
Pre-Sellout Baby! [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=127634&a=12873380&p=48092291[/img] AND... [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=127634&a=12873380&p=48092285[/img]
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:09:45 AM EDT
M25 6" .45 Colt M27 5" "S" frame .357 M547 3" 9mm para M1917 .45ACP
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:19:00 AM EDT
Presently own two Smith wheelguns plus a 9mm. HB Model 10, and an early Model 67 with an absolutely perfect trigger. Have owned probably another half dozen or so over the years. Actually quite fond of Smiths. Ruger also makes a fine revolver, own an GP 100. Always wanted a Colt or two but the price tag always scared me off.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:20:31 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:24:24 AM EDT
I have just one - A pre-sellout Titanium Airlite in .38 Spl. +p. It's nasty to shoot, but conceals nicely and weighs less than 400 grams loaded.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:24:30 AM EDT
I have a S&W Sigma .40Cal. Here in the PRK (People's Republic of Kalifornia) it is way too much of a pain to sell it off. It performs flawlessly though.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:25:43 AM EDT
Only ever owned one Smith.It's a 4" stainless 625 in .45acp.It's a limited edition Springfield Armory commemorative (the U.S. armory,not Brazilian company.) I bought it from gunwriter Wiley Clapp.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:28:49 AM EDT
M686 x 2, M586 and a M60. All pre S&W stupidity.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:39:39 AM EDT
Yes, i do not own ONE........[pistol]
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:45:27 AM EDT
Have a pre-686. Don't mind Smith, and I feel for the employees, it's the F*ucked up English owners I would like to see leave, and have their agreement overturned.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 6:50:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SILVER SURFER: had a bunch, sold em, the only one wish I kept was a 21/2" 686
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I've got one I'll sell you. With a Don Hume paddle holster and Ajax cherrywood finger-groove target grips (square-butt profile for the round-butt frame). It's too big for a carry gun, so I'm looking for a good [i]used[/i] Model 60. [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 7:03:07 AM EDT
I have one....an 80's pre-sellout model 686. I love that gun! I would definately not buy from them now, though.
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 7:14:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 8:00:48 AM EDT
what smith and wesson i dont own a smith and wesson [:-)]
Link Posted: 5/10/2001 8:06:40 AM EDT
I own one presellout. Maybe someone could help me with it. Its a N frame stainless 357 full lug nonflutted cylender. I was told(taken with a grain of salt)that its a limited production made for the canadien mounties.The action is sooooo smooth. My first handgun from my dad and ill never part with it!
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