You have to love S&W revolvers. I own.
1. 4" 686-6
2. 4" 686P(-6) 7-shot
3. 4" 625-8
4. 6" 29-2
5. 6.5" 629-3 Classic
My one and only is a 65-5 that has been converted to DAO by the Smith & Wesson Performance Center. They also performed one of the smoothest trigger jobs I have ever felt.
I have a 629-6. Bought it just this past week and don't really know why I bought it. I've always wanted a 4" 44 so when my dealer showed it to me I just bought it. It wasn't high on my priority list but at least it's good trading material.
649 Bodyguard and M65 3'' bobbed-drooling for a 696 and new 629 3" RB
Yeah, I'm a Smith & Wesson revolver man. I sorta collect them.
BTW: all my Smiths are blue steel and there ain't a lock in the bunch.
Sure wish I could find one, just one .357 with a 4" barrel, blued and real wood grips, at a fair price. I might a well take the next shuddle out of here.
I only have two of them,....and they are just alike except for the color. Got a 1 7/8" round butt M-36 blued and an identical M-60 in stainless. I have lots of military rifles and other stuff and just never felt the need for an S&W until I started carrying. I bought the M-36 first, and it was used but just like NIB. Absolutely perfect. The M-60 is obviously a police trade in, tight where it should be tight and works like a charm. I'm always on the look out for S&Ws now, but really don't have much interest in the 4 and 6 inch models. Anything three and under and especially with a heavy barrel "talks to me"
i do ,
8 3/8 629-6
4 686-4 plus
i own 3 smithys a 629-6 trail boss <my fav>. a 8 3/8 629-6 and a 686-4 plus
ive got 4 smiths and 1 colt
(3 inch) 629-6 trailboss ( present day)
(6 inch) 28-2 highway patrolman (1960's)
(4 inch) (1928)colt police positive in 38 short
(8 inch) 629-6 classic
(4 inch) 686-4 plus
Last edited by hkenvy91; 10-22-2006 at 06:15 PM.
Lucked out and got me a S&W M19-4 at a show about two months ago. Put a new set of stocks on today. Yep went to the gun show yesterday. Old gril looks fairly good now. Wife bought me a S&W M21-4 about a month ago. So now I got two fantastic range guns.
Boy Sig That's a beauty in anybodys book. I like the way you took the picture too. Dang nice set of stocks you got on her. They look like the new Hogues. I like them with the cap on the butt plate.
Last edited by Baldy; 10-28-2006 at 10:05 AM.
You're right Baldy, they are brand new Hogue's. Between you and me, I did have a difficult time with the order. Took 11 weeks and several follow up phone calls. Custom out of stock grips state 6-8 weeks for delivery. After a nasty (cancel my order) email was sent to Hogue, I received a call that day. Amazingly, the rep had my new grips and shipped them to me. Hmmm, makes one wonder wouldn't you say? But, they are quality wood grips.
I'm going to order new hogue grips for my 686 soon but was going to go with a lighter color, Tulipwood w/finger grooves, accent stripe, butt cap & checkering. Love my 686 and need to dress it up. Your darker grips look great though.
I bought cutom Hogue (Kingswood, checkered) grips for my wifes PPK/S & had no problems getting them in a timely manor. Got them for her for a Christmas present. I was going to buy her a new pressure cooker but changed my mind and decided to get something a little more romantic.
In fairness to Hogue, I wouldn't hesitate to order another set. The gentleman I spoke to was very apologetic for the phone customer service miscommunications and delay. He indicated some internal problems that he stated have been corrected; regarding one department knowing what the other department is doing, etc. That's a good thing because the workmanship is top notched.