Here's my Two S&W Centennials
The one on the left is a 1952 Pre 40 Centennial Serial #248
The one on the right is a current 442-2
Note the Factory S&W Ammo & Federal Nyclads
I gotta Get some better pictures of my Toys!!
S&W Definative Pictures
The S&W J frame was designed to take the extra length of the 38 Special Cartridge in the S&W Small frame revolvers and was first introduced around 1952. Be fore this if you wanted a small frame 38 it came only in the 38 S&W also known as .38 Short & Whimpy. The J became so popular that in 1961 all early I frame guns were given the J frame.
A pre model 36 3" 38 Special Probably made around 1955.
A 22/32 kit gun model 34-1 made around 1965 Prior to 1961 these had the smaller I frame.
I likes me Smiths.
First row 627 & 63
Second row 625 & 617
First row 3953 & 945
Second row 952 & 845
Third row 4506 & 2206
My S&W Model 29:
This gun started out with a 6 1/2" barrel, was returned to S&W for the endurance package installation and fitted with an 8 3/8" full lug barrel. My gunsmith, Bob Mason, cut the 8 3/8" back to a handier 6". This gun has over 15,000 rounds fired through it.
Some of my small framed Smiths:
Top to bottom, Model 586, Model 19 (my carry gun), and Model 36.
I'll play this game.
Here are some of my Smith's
The Triplets: Model 24-3 .44 Specials. Part of a limited re-introduction run made in 1983. 6 1/2", 4" and the Lew Horton custom 3".
A couple of oldies.
Top: Model of 1917 Commercial Variation .45acp 5 1/2" shipped 1928to Thomas Hardware, Birmingham, AL.
Bottom: .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model 5", shipped January 1924 to the Joplin, MO Police Dept.
Model 25-2 .45acp Target Model of 1955 6 1/2" made 1963
S&W Definative Pictures
Those of us that have spent a lot of time around S&W revolvers sometimes use use strange terms like HBH which stands for Hump Back Hammer. but what the heck is that?
In the days of long ago target shooters stood on their hind legs and shot with ONE hand at targets 25 and 50 yards away. slow fire 1 minute per shot, timed fire 5 shots in 20 seconds and rapid fire 5shots in 10 seconds.In those days target shooters always cocked the hammers on their revolvers even though they were double action. This hammer cocking took time and disturber the aim especially in rapid fire where you only had 10 secons to cock and fire 5 times. Just prior to WW2 S&W came up with the hump back hammer. (1937) It looked strange but target shooters found that it allowed them to cock their revolvers faster and with less disturbance to their stance and hand hold. Others said they were ugly, funny looking, etc. WW2 came along and after the war S&W shortened the travel and widened the lowered hammer spur. Auto loaders also took their place on the line allowing the shooters to not even think about cocking the hammer. Thus the HBH is a little known varaition. It looks like this.
Originally Posted by hberttmank
I really like all the guns U have. Also, the local store has that S&W 357 w/ the "8 times" written across the side - that is a sweet gun. It's over $800, though
Added another one.
I just got this one last week and I think she is going to be a shooter. I ran over 200 rounds through her and I had only one stove pipe. That could have been my fault. Up to 30' the gun is dead on the money, it shoots better than I can.
S&W 1911/.45 Commander SC-PD.
Last edited by Baldy; 06-11-2007 at 10:14 AM.
Thank you, Shipwreck. The 627 is my favorite revolver.
My toy and tool...
My new toy, and my first handgun.
A two month old Model 642 Airweight .38 purchased two days ago. I like it so far. Definatly had to get used to a 2" barrel rather then the 5" S&W .357 I grew up firing. But a 5" isnt that easy to carry in a in-waist holster...
Planning to get a new grip but there isnt much else out there for these new J-Frames...
Anyways here the pics...
S & W 500 Magnum
Justice! Buford T. Justices' Way! Just say: "Texas size it!".
Last edited by j.d.; 07-17-2006 at 01:52 PM.
The only Smith in the house right now.
Very accurate, lots of fun and cheep to shoot.
here are a couple of my favorites
My first and only Smith in 30 years, but this one will never leave my ownership. It is a K frame, 3", 65-5. I added a great looking set of grips to dress it up for a night on the town.
Last edited by tex45acp; 08-03-2006 at 09:47 PM.
Last edited by Top Gun Supply; 08-05-2006 at 02:30 PM.
Gotta love them--just picked up another 17-6--put on some Herretts and I think she looks great
My new 460 Performance Center Smith
Hot off the grill...my Barbeque Gun
S&W Model 19-3 2.5" barrel nickel finish (1970) Combat Magnum wearing custom elk stag grips by Patrick Grashorn of Grashorn's Gunworks
Model 15-3 2" barrel Square Butt K-38 Combat Masterpiece (1975)
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