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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 4/14/2007 7:31:35 AM EDT
I am slowly converting to wheel guns for many reasons

however I believe I have decided that I want a

stainless like the look & will need less maintenance

38 special My wife can handle it it is cheap & I own a colt in 38 spc already

Smith & Wesson I prefer the cylinder release going forward on the S&W

I know of the Models 64-68 any others I don't know about??

Also would it be better to get a 357 and shoot 38's out of it instead???

Also whats a good price for the 64-68 revolvers I am seeing them for $250-$400

Thanks the input and info
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 11:11:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 1:05:40 PM EDT
I have a SS M60 (new can be either 38 or 357) and it is a very good carry gun. The 640 is the DAO version of the gun. The M67 is a 357 gun.
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 1:32:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 2:16:05 PM EDT
Ikor thanks for the input

obviously I need to learn more about models because I have very limited knowledge of the different types

I especially appriciate your candor in not getting a 357 it is a fresh insight

Is there anything else I should know before I buy a used S&W ????
Link Posted: 4/14/2007 2:48:44 PM EDT
I love my Model 65. A premier defensive handgun.

Link Posted: 4/14/2007 5:45:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2007 10:27:19 AM EDT
Thanks guys you have been alot of help I think the m=non adjusatble sights are great to

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 9:00:22 AM EDT
If you get the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition, with the color photos, it explains a lot. It lists S&W revolvers that I've never even heard of. This book just came out, but maybe the local library has a copy.

Be aware, that quite a few of the new S&W revolvers, especially the j frames, have a "silver coating" on the stainless, apparently to make the color of the revolver uniform from the alloy to the steel parts, and this does wear off. Also be aware, that the older Smiths, even those of just a few years ago, before the internal lock, seem to go for a lot more than any of the price guides list them for.

The Smith 66 models are great, as they have adjustable sights, and are common in 2.5 to 4 inch barrels.
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 1:10:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SD307:

Is there anything else I should know before I buy a used S&W ????



Be prepared for your wife to want it herself.................
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