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    Free Gun!

    My father in law gave us an old Smith & Wesson Model 12-3 that had been sitting in his closet for years. It doesn't look like it's been shot at all. I'll probably take it to the range this week and test it out
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    Excellent acquisition. Love those old Smith’s.
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    Sweet!! Two thumbs up!
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    Does it have a lock, lol!!! Very nice wheeler, love the actions on the old Smith's.
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    can't beat the price :)

    enjoy!

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    Beautiful S&W. Congrats...
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    Nice ! Sometimes the old ones are the best !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stetson View Post
    Nice ! Sometimes the old ones are the best !
    yes...no doubt
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    Nice gift. IIRC the Model 12 was a lightweight frame (aluminum) so I would not use +P until I got more definitive info.

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    Sweet, I have never fired an older revolver and would love to one day.
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    Nice one! Especially the price
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    First time I've ever seen a 4" 12. My 12 and every other one I've seen has been a 2".

    The frame is slimmer on the 12 compared to other K frames, so don't automatically expect aftermarket grips will fit properly. I found that out the hard way.

    BTW, +1 on the no +P ammo.
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