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I have a few, including a S&W 642, Model 36 and Model 10. I'm hankering for some more. Currently bidding on a 1970 Colt Cobra. What's the .38 Special you are clamoring for? Pics welcome, especially from @msgt/ret and @bmcgilvray. Never get tired of seeing pics from their revolver collections. :yup:
 

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My all time favorite is the 2-inch S&W Model 10 the first handgun I ever carried concealed.

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Then there is big brother 2 1/2-inch M-19.

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Then there is big bore 2 M-25s one in 45LC and another in 45 ACP.

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And the Master Blaster M-29 44Mag

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That is just a small sampling as I have many more.
 

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J & K frame snubs are missing from my life. I had a 66-8 2.75”, but it was a POS.

The other day, my first 66-8, 4.25” version, made its way back to me. Took it to the range today and fell in love all over again.
I also had the Highway Patrolman out for a spin, an absolute work of art. But there was more fire breath involved than 38spl produces.
I need a set of N frame target stocks at a reasonable price more than I need more guns.
 

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If you don't have one, I'd shop for a S&W M27 or maybe a M28. It's a 357, not a 38, but it's the king of the S&W herd. If you want to stay 38 no matter what, you can pay far more and get a M20 (fixed sight) or M23 (adj sights), which were the N frame 38-44s before 357 was introduced and S&W created the M27. I would love to find a shooter M20 for a decent price.

I have a bunch of 357s, and I think the last I would sell is my 3.5" M27.

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On the other end of the spectrum, I absolutely love my recent manufacture 637. The trigger is just perfect IMO, and it is the reason I got back into revolvers after a 20 year break. I took the lock out, but now I would just disable it. I got rid of the wood grips; the gun is pretty snappy. I now use the S&W rubber boot grips, and they are about perfect for me.

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If you don't have one, I'd shop for a S&W M27 or maybe a M28. It's a 357, not a 38, but it's the king of the S&W herd. If you want to stay 38 no matter what, you can pay far more and get a M20 (fixed sight) or M23 (adj sights), which were the N frame 38-44s before 357 was introduced and S&W created the M27. I would love to find a shooter M20 for a decent price.

I have a bunch of 357s, and I think the last I would sell is my 3.5" M27.

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On the other end of the spectrum, I absolutely love my recent manufacture 637. The trigger is just perfect IMO, and it is the reason I got back into revolvers after a 20 year break. I took the lock out, but now I would just disable it. I got rid of the wood grips; the gun is pretty snappy. I now use the S&W rubber boot grips, and they are about perfect for me.

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I love the look of a 2.5” M19, but the 3.5” M27, to me is the best looking of all.
I passed on one a few years ago and still kick myself.
 

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My favorite is my 1974 Colt Cobra which is no beauty queen but has an action that is smooth as glass!:image035:
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My Stainless "Chiefs Special". Sandwiched between my two "Security Six's".

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My favorite 38 special is a 357 magnum, but I feed it a steady diet of hand loaded 38 specials.

Of all the revolvers I've owned, this 3" sp101 is probably my favorite one to carry.

But I guess for strictly 38 special, it would be my 442 pro.
 

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Another one here for the venerable old Model 10 with 4" pencil barrel.

I do totally love my 686 snubbie .357, through which I shoot only .38 anymore.
 
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