Smith and Wesson Model 27... feedback please

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      Smith and Wesson Model 27... feedback please

      Hello everyone,

      I want to get a S&W Model 27 for target shooting. My question is this:
      Is the craftmanship worth the 1000 dollars. From what I read on the forum, some say that S&W craftmanship has gone downhill. Is this true? I don't know much about the S&W line although I find the Model 27 to be a very sexy constructed firearm and I love shooting 357. I would like your .02 cents please

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      I guess you are talking about new?

      IMO 1K is too much for a new one. I'd rather by a used one for less, or even a used 28, 586, or 686.

      The 27 is an excellent 357.

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      I agree with James, find a nice older one. A 357 out of that N frame is just sweet. The 27 is a beauty.

      Tuckerdog1

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      ok,, thanks! Yea, I was thinking 1K is kind of alot

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      I think the newer ones are model 627. I got my (used) Model 27 for around $450. Very nice firearm.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MLB View Post
      I think the newer ones are model 627.
      Actually the 27 is still currently available. The 627 is of course the 8 shot SS version, but it can also be had for under 1K used.
      Nice 27, and $450 is a steal.

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      I've had some experience with the older Model 27s, and pre-Model 27s. They were, and are, great revovlers. But with the introduction of the Distinguished Combat Magnum, the Model 586 L-Framed revolver, I believe Smith perfected the .357 Magnum. The L-Frame is every bit as rugged as the N-Frame, and I prefer the slightly smaller grips, the same size as the K-Frame guns. The longer cylinder of the L-Frame allows it to use the same heavy bullet loads as my Rugers. And, as to DA shooting, I believe the L-Frame is slightly smoother in DA than the N-Frame, except for the very old guns.

      Far as I'm concerned, the Model 586 is the ultimate .357 Magnum DA revolver.

      Bob Wright

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bob Wright View Post

      Far as I'm concerned, the Model 586 is the ultimate .357 Magnum DA revolver.

      Bob Wright
      +1 .. I have a 686 in black stainless steel finish, it looks just like a blued SW586.. I think this is the nicest looking SW gun..have a look:


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