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.44 Special Smith....

Impala_Guy

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All N Frame Smiths are beautiful. The 3-1/2in 27-2 is still my favorite all time wheel gun, and can still be had gently used for just over $1k if you look around. A 4in 28-2 is one of the best values in old school quality gunmaking IMHO, every bit as nice as the 27 sans the lovely checkered topstrap. I actually like the brushed finish on the 28 a little more. The 38/44s have more collectors eyes on them so you will pay if you want to own one.
 

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My 1st Smith was a Hand Ejector 2nd Model 44 Spc. It had a lanyard ring and fixed sights so it could have been a so called military model, since it looked a lot like my later 1917 45. The 44 had a 6 1/2" barrel tho. I went with Elmer Keith's hot loads for a while till the discomfort forced me to shoot less painful fodder. The 44 shot to point of aim with 180-250 gr. bullets. Not many revolvers do that, so the fixed sights were no problem. The DA trigger was smoother than any Python I handled too. Unfortunately Dirty Harry got me to trade for a Model 29 in '72. It is heavier and not as smooth. I still have a 629 Mountain Gun and want to find a clean 44 Triple Lock. N-frame 44s are hard to get out of my system.
 

ICE1210

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All of you are uncultured heathens! All right thinking persons of class and taste know the S&W Model 10 is the penultimate expression of the revolver maker’s art! The classic lines, action smooth as butter, single action trigger breaks like a glass rod.

Oh, and Merry Christmas
 
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