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Rules are pick Your favorite three S&Ws from the year you were born. Mine are

1- Pre-Model 27 a post war 5 screw serial number somewhere around S140000 to S149999

2- K17 a Pre-Model 17 Four screw .22 cal serial number somewhere around K279310

3- K38 a Pre-Model 14 Four screw 38 spl serial number somewhere around K279810

Serial numbers are not required, I got a bit specific with the K17 and K38 as I have them. I'm still looking for the Perfect Model 27.

Meanwhile here is a pic of my K38
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Model 28-2 in 4", Model 28in 6", and 29 in 6+1/2".

I have the first two, but instead of a 29, I got a 629 6" instead.
Excellent choices, I take it you favor the big guns.
 

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Good to see you wirenut. A Beautiful and varied group in excellent condition. Is that a Model 39 I see there?
 

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I'd be really hard pressed to limit my favorite S&W's to only three.

Maybe five? Even then, it'd be a chore.
So don't tease us give us your top five ... LOL

If you're gonna bend the rule you gotta post Some pics though.
 

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I have no idea what S&W was making in 1946. My favorite is my beautiful pristene Mod. 27-2 6" Blue . It might qualify, or not.
That would be an unregistered pre-Model 357 magnum. I'd love to see some pics of it!
 

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So don't tease us give us your top five ... LOL

If you're gonna bend the rule you gotta post Some pics though.
6" 629, 8 3/8" no-dash 617, 2 1/2" 66, 6" 66, 2" 642.

All of the above, except for one (642) are all pre-lock. Off the top of my head, I have about 12 or 13 S&W revolvers.

One of these days, I'll get around to posting up some pictures. I'm retired, and you all know how busy us retired guys are. :cool:
 

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Since dessertman couldn't limit it to just three I'm throwing in a couple.

Here's a couple of my Model 27S
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Here's my Model 19
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My favorites would be:
1. S&W 66-no dash 4-inch
2. S&W 659 w/20-round clip
3. S&W 686 6-inch
4. S&W 629-no dash
5. S&W 317 8-shot.22

Never have located a nice S&W 66 I could afford, and I had a 629 I got rid of, and deeply regret it. It was beautiful. Never sell or trade a gun you love. You'll regret it.


S&W 66


S&W 659


S&W 686-no dash




S&W 629


S&W 317

The S&W 317 made my list because it feels like a toy and fires like a real gun. It can be carried all day long without you ever knowing it's there.
 

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My three favorites are:
  • 4" Model 63 - .22 LR
  • 4" Model 18 - .22 LR
  • 4" Model 15 - .38 Special

No special reasons,,,
Other than out my 12 S&W's,,,
They are just the ones I like shooting the most.

Aarond

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Nice looking iron everyone, I’m glad to see so many S&Ws. Stargaer53 even snuck in an auto.
 

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Stargaer53 even snuck in an auto.
Well, actually, "Rules are pick Your favorite three S&Ws from the year you were born." So the 659 was a S&W. And I read the "from the year you were born" as meaning "since you were born." I later wondered if it meant choose the favorite three produced during the year you were born.

And since paratrooper was allowed five and wirenut listed his S&W 59, well, I snuck in my 659!

I also have a S&W 5906 I like, but I like the 659 better. There are "two tone" 3rd generation pistols with plasticy hammers and triggers, and in my view, S&W cut too many corners on those.



S&W 5906
 

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Well, actually, "Rules are pick Your favorite three S&Ws from the year you were born." So the 659 was a S&W. And I read the "from the year you were born" as meaning "since you were born." I later wondered if it meant choose the favorite three produced during the year you were born.

And since paratrooper was allowed five and wirenut listed his S&W 59, well, I snuck in my 659!

I also have a S&W 5906 I like, but I like the 659 better. There are "two tone" 3rd generation pistols with plasticy hammers and triggers, and in my view, S&W cut too many corners on those.


S&W 5906
Well I'll have to sneak in my S&W semi auto's as well.
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This was my first N frame keeper, it is a Model 29-no dash from 1958-59. Gun is not a safe queen due to some dings. Gun was factory renickled. in the 1960's and so marked. Not a collectors item but gets good care as if it was. Shoots great as a 44 Special.
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