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Posted: 3/22/2002 5:10:08 AM EDT
I can't be the only S&W fan over here. Where are you folks?
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 1:30:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2002 1:32:53 PM EDT by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 1:33:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2002 1:38:05 PM EDT by BlackandGreen]
Had a problem with my 629 hunter....goes back a couple years ago actually......well it was supposedly "new"...but after a few hundred rounds, the trigger got real "light"....was going thru marraige problems..did`nt have a lot of time and ended back shotgun hunting....eventually got around to the 629...looked to me like somebody tried working on the trigger sear but ...who knows?....I tried smith..and at the time, could`nt get anywhere with the independent bastards...so I asked one of my gunshop buddies to order a hammer/trigger set.....finally got thru...and ended up with a blue set..and I heard him tell them it was stainless.....I installed..with only a minimal amount of fitting on the back side of the hammer...it actually looks better to me...and it works excellent...no more "hair" trigger....not good to have a hunting gun that you can`t tell when it`s going to go off.....real scary.....this gun is really amazing in that it is so accurate...easy to carry and shoot....I had good success with my blackhawk...but it used to kick the hell out of me...the smith is lighter...and much easier on the recoil....don`t ask why...I think it`s a matter of balance...the smith is the early huntewr with the unfluted barrel.....need more stories?............I mean unfluted cylinder.....geeesh..idiot!
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 1:34:55 PM EDT
I have a 66 2 1/2...which alternates with the officers as a carry.......I`m thinking on a 645 also.....like that idea.........
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 1:52:16 PM EDT
Here I am! Let's see currently own a 10 HB, 67, and 39. Have owned a 28, 59, 10 std brl, 66 2 1/2, and a 36. Will own a 29 someday. And a 17.

Link Posted: 3/22/2002 2:07:19 PM EDT
Had my fair share through the years...you wouldnt believe how many. I still have one 645 with A/S and a new set of factory wood grips, never installed, a 5906 fixed sight, 5903 A/S and a 4 inch 28, all like new. May have more but I would have to clean under the bed to find 'em. I would look for a "beater" 645 to shoot all the time, just to save mine.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 3:15:27 PM EDT
Over the last 27 years I've owned dozens and carried many in harm's way. I will always have a soft spot for them. Right now only own a few and they're all in the safe.
Got a Model 696 .44 Special for sale. Anybody interested?
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 3:39:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2002 3:40:16 PM EDT by SGB]
[I started with a Mdl 19 4 inch Blue, moved on to a Mdl 27, then a Mdl 29 to a Mdl 66 before going to Automatics.

Current Smiths are Mdl 36 2inch blue, Mdl 15 4 inch parkarized, Mdl 681 4inch and a Mdl 59
Link Posted: 3/25/2002 10:29:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 6:36:37 AM EDT
4506, 6906, 622, 686+, 442, M1917. It's funny how they can accumulate when you're not paying attention. Only Ruger is better represented in my collection, and most of them are rifles.

I do like their 3rd generation autos. I expect to buy my brother-in-law's 4046 from him when his PD transitions to a new sidearm.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 9:04:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 5:50:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
I do like their 3rd generation autos.

In my area they are hard to give away. People want something light and "modern". I have always had great luck with mine.

Same here. I picked my autos up for around $350 apiece. Everybody on the gun boards bashes them but all mine shoot well and are very reliable. I'll begin posting some photos in the next couple days.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 12:57:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/31/2002 7:59:01 AM EDT

You'll probably hate me for this, but I picked up my 645 back in the mid to late 80's for $200 NIB

Yeah, but that was probably MSRP back then ;) Isn't the 645 the one with the safety lever attached with a Phillip's head screw? That always bothered me for some reason.
Link Posted: 4/2/2002 2:27:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2002 2:30:56 PM EDT by ARgon]

Originally Posted By sig_230:
I can't be the only S&W fan over here. Where are you folks?

Did someone ring for a smith lover? Oldest, Second Army early one 1850's or early 1860's 32 rim fire, tip up barrel about 90%. Newest, Model 60 in 357. Bought it to wear Christmas shopping in cross draw. In between, many.
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