N-frame smith....my if i could have only one

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    Red face N-frame smith....my if i could have only one

    Earlier today a thread was started asking if you could only have one, what would it be, after posting I realized that I hadn't shared the Model 27 I got about 2 months ago off Gun broker, so her she is a model 27-5 (alas not pinned and recessed ) with a pinned front sight, 3.5" barrel, seems it was kept in a drawer and hasn't been fired very much. Since buying I have replaced the front sight with a SDM gold bead sight and as of Monday I replaced the large factory wood stocks with a set of Ahrends tactical smooth cocobolo stocks. The holster is from Lobo Gun Leather.

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    Thanks for sharing this with us ShooterX.

    I mentioned in that thread, if I lived in the woods that the Smith Mod 27 would be my choice as well. While I don't own one yet. I do see myself getting one in the future. I really enjoy shooting the .44Mag round and the Smith 27 is a "classic" IMO.
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    Sorry for the double post
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    I've had a Model 27 on my wish list for awhile now. That one looks mighty sweet shooterX.

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    Love that revolver! The 3 1/2-inch Model 27 is one big and bad looking revolver and not shabby at all for belt holster use. I'd about as soon have it as a 4-inch Model 19 even if the N-Frame .357 Magnum is heavier. Truly, heavier rather than stunted, flea-weight is the way to go with the .357 Magnum round.

    I really would love to add one to the collection. I have a common 6-inch blued Model 27 which is a very nice way to do .357 Magnum. My brother-in-law has a 3 1/2-inch though and it's great too shoot. If I don't have one just now at least he lets me shoot his on occasion.
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    Red face Big old goodens/Good old biggens

    Nice revolver shooterX.I have a three and a half inch N frame .357,circa 1950.It is one of my favorites.

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    Favorite N frame...

    My oldest gun is a S&W model 27 that I bought used in 1968. It is the 8-3/8 inch barrel model, and I have shot it on an intermittent basis over the years. As a range gun it is excellent, being quite heavy and accurate, with a very smooth trigger. I also put Ahrends grips on mine, like the original poster.

    But I think my favorite N frame is the stainless model 629 Classic, a .44 magnum with a 5 inch barrel. I have noticed that N frame Smiths seem to have the best trigger pulls of any revolvers I have seen - smooth and light.



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    My S&W 327 TRR8 2011 model. It's an N-frame revolver as well.

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    HI Pistola;

    My brother-in-law's is also a 1950 vintage just like yours only in nickel.


    Here's a six-inch Model 27 from 1980.
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    I sure do like the idea of an 8 round .357 magnum like SFury has there, however, I really prefer the older smith's without the lock and with the hammer mounted firing pin, however I did consider the 8 rounder for a bit.
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    Hello bmcgilvray,That is a dandy.I like the longer tubes also.I think the six and six and a half inchers are ideal for target work and hunting.
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