Smith & Wesson Firearms Thread

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by SHOOTER13, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    This thread is dedicated to Smith & Wesson firearms...please post a picture and share what you like about your particular revolver or pistol here...



    Pictured below is my S&W Model 629 stainless steel N frame chambered in .44 Magnum. She has a 4" barrel and target trigger, target sights ( White Outline Red Ramp ) and Pachmayr grips...


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  2. SHOOTER13

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    Another favorite revolver of mine is my S&W Model 13 factory nickel plated K frame chambered in .357 Magnum. She features a 3" bull barrel with v-notch rear sights and standard ramp front sights. I put on the Pachmayr grips to tame recoil.

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  3. SHOOTER13

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    My very first semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd generation S&W Model 645 chambered in .45ACP. She has a target trigger and target sights ( WO RR ) and holds 8+1. The stainless steel frame and slide sport an ambidextrous safety/decocker, a squared trigger guard, and black plastic grip plates, which I replaced with Pachmayr's.


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    S&W began experiments with .45ACP firing pistols in 1984, and produced their first one, the Model 645, in 1985. Public demand led to the development of this series. The series consists of normally double-action weapons, or what Smith & Wesson refers to as a traditional double action. They generally have a barrel bushing press fitted into the muzzle end of the slide instead of a separate barrel bushing like a 1911 pistol. Like many Smith & Wesson models, each variant was generally in production for only a few years. (The Model 645 was introduced in 1985, and produced until 1988.)

    The S&W 645 was used in seasons 3 and 4 of the TV series Miami Vice by the main character Vice Detective Sonny Crockett.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

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    My second semi-automatic pistol was the 2nd Generation S&W Model 659 chambered for the 9mm cartridge. On her stainless steel frame and slide she sports adjustable rear sights and a front ramp sight as well as an ambidextrous safety. She holds 14+1 in her double stacked magazine. I replaced the standard black plastic grip panels with a nice set of Zebrawood finger grooved wraparound grips. Production of this 2nd generation model started in 1985 and continued until 1988, when the 3rd generation Model 5906 was introduced.


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  5. BT380

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    My S&W M&P .40, full size frame. 15 +1 capacity. The first simi auto I ever purchased. Always carried a revolver but felt I needed more ammo capacity. Came with 2 15 round mags. 16 rounds of 180 gr. Winchester PDX1 Defenders make you feel a little more secure. Also have a little supprise for the zombies also. :)

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  6. BT380

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    Now this one is my pride & joy, my family purchased it for my grandfather in 1967 and at his death in 1972 it became mine. A S&W M&P Model 10-6 K frame .38 special with a 4" barrel. I have carried it for years on my right hip and retired it in 2011 when I got my M&P .40. It still gets to go fishing and the occasional deer & hog hunt. ;)

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  7. BT380

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    Here's another toy of mine, a 1960's S&W .38 air weight snubbie. Has not had but 4 rounds shot through it since my father purchased it in the late 60's. He bought this gun, loaded it and wrapped it in a red rag and put it in the glove box of whatever vehicle he was driving. He still has the box of shells he got with the gun and there are 10 missing from it, 6 in the gun and 4 shot. It's a safe queen for now.

    Wish he had kept the box.

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  8. stanger1944

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    I have an old S&W 38 snubbie. Where do you find out which model it is? I would like to find a matching pistol in a 4" barrel
     
  9. BT380

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    I called S&W and gave them the serial number, they told me when it was made, the model, everything about it. But my snubbie had it on the barrel, some will have the model under the grips, on the frame, left side at the cylinder. Look it over real good and if you can't find it, just call them, they can tell you everything about it.
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    Post a picture of it and I'll check it out stanger....I have multiple reference books on all types of firearms...S&W in particular.
     
  11. stanger1944

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    here is my smith
     

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  12. Pancho_Villa

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    Hey SHOOTER13,

    Those are some nice Smif & Weapons ya have there. Knew a cop that had a 645. Wouldn't carry anyting else.

    Got a pic here for ya. See if the gun at the top right looks familiar to ya.

    http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/...SKS/?action=view&current=Revolvers_edited.jpg

    Yep a 629 with Pachys, like yours. Below that is a .44 spl by Rossi Mod 720 IIRC. Got rid of it cause I could never get it to group well. Below that is my old Mod 60 in .38 spl. and an NAA .22 I don't have anymore also.

    On the left are the 2 Rugers I could not find for the Ruger thread. Super BlkHk .44 mag. and BlkHk .41 mag. Mid70s vintage. Got them both like new in 77.

    Below that a couple of Colt Trooper MKIIIs. One is a .22 LR that was presented to my dad on his retirement as a Chief LEO. Gun is engraved with his name and years of service 1955-81. The other is a .357 I gave him to go with it. He would have preferred his old S&W Mod 28 Highway Partrolman .357 mag, but it was PD property and due for trade in on some autoloaders. Don't know if that happened cause I saw one of the other old timers with the gun a few years later. At least I still have his old Sam Browne rig with 2 speed loaders and cuff pouches. Never could swap the next 2 Chiefs out of that gun. They claimed it got traded....Might still be in the gun locker at the PD. Anyway, I got the Colts now cause he passed on in 92.

    Sorry if I got long winded again.
     
  13. Pancho_Villa

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    Almost forgot these. What I call my "Po' man's Glocks." Got a pair of the SW40VE and SW9VE Sigmas. Don't matter what crap ya feed them, they alswys go bang. As reliable as a Bersa .380.

    Had several used ones and got 2 new ones recently for less than 3 bills each. Used ones I got at the shows were much less.

    A pic of one of them. Can't tell which one.

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  14. OhioBountyHunter

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    That looks like a model 15 Combat Masterpiece. Swing out the cylinder and look at the number stamped on the frame behind the crane. It should be something like 15-2. I have a model 15 with a 4" barrel. It is by far the best revolver I own!
     
  15. SHOOTER13

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    Very nice PV...YOU have very good taste !! ;)
     
  16. SHOOTER13

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    And I believe OBH is correct...stanger's S&W does look like a Model 15.
     
  17. Pancho_Villa

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    That gun in the pic is a Smith 15 snub. I had one.
     
  18. stanger1944

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    Can that model 15 handle +P ammo?
     
  19. tigwelder56

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    Hey Pancho, you've got some sweet revolvers there!! I previously owned a 6" Ruger New Model .357 Blackhawk and must say it was the most accurate single action revolver I have ever owned!! Do you own an equal number of semi auto's? I hope so, you have to stay balanced my friend!! There's always time to go shopping though, lol! Regardless, you've got a nice collection, thanks for sharing the photos!

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  20. OhioBountyHunter

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    Yes. Any S&W K frame is good to go with +P.