Finally got a classic S&W revolver

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    Nice wheel gun, and nice buy on it. Hard to go wrong there!!!
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    Great classic looking shooter, you did very well. Congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Great gun Buckeye! I love my 64, very good shooter.

    I meant to get down to Buds today to look over those M10s, but just couldn't get there. Maybe tomorrow.
    I have a friend who picked up one of the M-10's from Bud's actually. It has significant wear, on the barrel it is actually down to the metal on one side. But I think that gives it character, especially since the one he got was shipped in from the East Melbourne Australia PD. I like guns with character like that.

    I actually just found "WCI #16" carved into the bottom of one of the grips on mine, which I assume stands for "W... Correctional Institution," which means I have research to try to do.
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    Looks great, hope you really enjoy it!!!!
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    Well, I got a chance to shoot my Model-64 last night, and I must say, it is pretty amazing.

    It seems plenty accurate for SD type requirements (Not a target gun), and the single action trigger is smooth as butter. The DA pull has some stacking, but I am okay with that. And with standard .38 loads, it has minimal recoil. I had a few no/low experience shooters in the group last night that I let shoot it, and it seemed like a great first step up from shooting a .22 for them.

    So overall, I am very pleased with my purchase, as I have been with virtually all of my police-trade in finds.
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    congrats,

    My first handgun was a revolver, not this particular model but very similar. I stupidly gave it away to my BIL. Got a lot of family harmony from the deal, but since everyone should have at least one good revolver, I made a mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    congrats,

    My first handgun was a revolver, not this particular model but very similar. I stupidly gave it away to my BIL. Got a lot of family harmony from the deal, but since everyone should have at least one good revolver, I made a mistake.
    My first handgun was a revolver as well, although it was a Rossi 461, snub nosed .357. As much as I tend to go towards more modern weapons for long guns, I seem to prefer the classics when it comes to handguns. Steel autos, like my 1911, and good revolvers, are much preferred to polymer wonder guns for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    I actually just found "WCI #16" carved into the bottom of one of the grips on mine, which I assume stands for "W... Correctional Institution," which means I have research to try to do.
    You're lucky, my surplus model 15 has a rack number and the prison name carved into the frame and sideplate. Looks like they used a rusty nail to do it.
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    Nice Wheelgun man.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superhouse 15 View Post
    You're lucky, my surplus model 15 has a rack number and the prison name carved into the frame and sideplate. Looks like they used a rusty nail to do it.
    While I do like cool markings on my guns ("W. German" made P6, Nazi markings on my 98k), I don't think I'd like that on mine.

    The trigger seems significantly better than that on my J-frame too, and back in the 80's when the 64 was made, no one was putting those darn locks on pistols.
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    300 wow nice find, hard to beat a well tuned revolver ,

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