This is a discussion on Antique Wheel Guns within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Have been known to carry these on occasion. And no they are not antiques. Model 19, 10, 60, 40 and Detective Special. Model_19_R.JPG Mod_10_R.JPG M-60R.JPG ...
To the OP, are you being serious, trying to be humorous or just looking to pick a fight?
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Colt Python:(light area on grip is photo, not the grip)
Colt Cobra 38 (Detective looks exactly the same)
Plus those 60s/70s revolvers are beautiful, why not Carry them? One last thing: they will scare the you-know-what out of a perp looking down the barrel of one of those big ones. Likely you'll see dust and one fast running-away BG! I'd have them first checked by a smith to make sure they're OK if sitting around for years or something like that. Otherwise, clean 'em up, bit of oil and hit the streets (the range first of course).
Last edited by detective; February 3rd, 2013 at 06:09 PM.
If it shoots nicely, and without fail i'll cary it no worries, oh and no black powder, too much smoke
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The only concern I'd have is that firing pin on the hammer. Heard horror stories of those
guns going off if dropped with the hammer over a round in the cylinder. Made a five shot
out of a six shooter with the hammer down on an empty cylinder.
One ( just one ) of my regrets is having inherited two old Iver-Johnsons ( Owls Head ),
a blued .32 and a nickel plated .36 get away from me. A Chief aboard ship wanted an
HD gun for his wife while we were away and I sold the .36 hammer-less to him. I think
I got $25 for it. Too old to remember what happened to the .32. They both came out
of Gramp-paws saloon and I can imagine there were some tales that went with them.
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To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
One of the two guns you show is a 4 inch S&W model 19 with large target grips. You could carry this concealed, but it would be a lot easier with the same gun in 2.5 inch barrel and round butt grips, as shown below. The 4 inch barrel and large size grips are harder to conceal. I have often carried the snubby model 19 below, and it is easy to conceal because of its short, rounded contours.
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I have a 1950 Colt .38 Police Positive Special. My uncle owned a pawn shop in Houston and bought it new. He carried it for 40 years and probably never shot it. My cousin (his oldest son) took over the shop and the gun. He carried for about another 10 years. I bought it about 10 years ago from him when he retired. I don't know if he ever shot it. I have put a total of 2 rounds through it since then just to see if it worked.
I am going to clean it up, oil it and take it to the range. I bought 200 rounds at Wally World. I want about 200 more so I can take my 14 yo grandson with me so he can shoot for his first time.
To the OP. If in fact it does say Security Six and has fixed sights. Call Ruger with the serial number. Spend a few bucks and get the history of the gun. You may have a gun that is worth some money to a Ruger collector.
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I carry either a Colt Cobra(1965) or a Colt Agent(1969). My truck gun is a Smith Model 10 2"(1970) and my house guns are a Smith Model 66(1980) and a Smith Model 60(1973). Are you calling me an antique?!!!
Most of my pistols are revolvers. What I carry most is a SW 642
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Sure, why not?
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I sure would.
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