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someR1
02-24-2010, 5:07 PM
Any opinions on a S&W model 64 or 67? Are they reliable models? What are the pro's/cons of the 38 spl round? Saw these revolvers for cheap and might give it a shot. Thanks!

stevie
02-24-2010, 5:21 PM
Nothing wrong with the 38 special. Most of the time I use this round instead of the mag. Pick the revolver that suits you the best, fixed sight or adjustable sight and enjoy. Revolvers are very reliable and easy to use. One of my favorites is the model 15 which is the blued version of the 67.

Mod. 65LS and 38:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f238/Stevie-ca/DSC01823.jpg

Mod. 13
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f238/Stevie-ca/13-3.jpg

someR1
02-24-2010, 5:32 PM
Do you happen to know the difference between a model 64 versus the 67? It looks like the 64 has a "bobbed" hammer. I haven't seen one of these hammers and I don't know how they work.

stevie
02-24-2010, 5:42 PM
The major difference between the 64 and 67 is that the 64 has fixed sights and the 67 has adjustable sight.

Both are chambered in 38 specal. Usually found in SA/DA "single acton/double action.

The 64 can be found with a 2,3 or 4 inch taper barrel whle the 67 usually has a non taper 4 inch barrel. Later in life the 64 did have a heavy barrel.

If the hammer is bobbed then that revolver may be DA only. Not sure until you actually handle the gun.

littlejake
02-24-2010, 5:43 PM
Do you happen to know the difference between a model 64 versus the 67? It looks like the 64 has a "bobbed" hammer. I haven't seen one of these hammers and I don't know how they work.

The hammers are the same. If you are looking at the S&W website the 67 has an adjustable rear sight.

The S&W bodyguard that someone posted a photo of has a semi shrouded hammer, the shape of the hammer spur is unique to the bodyguard; and can still be used single action.

someR1
02-24-2010, 5:50 PM
;thinking about this:
http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/smith-wesson/revolver/p/smith-wesson-model-64-38spl-4in-stainless%2C-square-butt-w-bobbed-hammer-very-good-plus-condition/cPath/16_211_431/products_id/3809

runninmike
02-24-2010, 5:51 PM
A model 64 is a stainless version of the famed blue or nickel carbon steel m&p model 10 heavy bbl. They generally were made in 3" & 4" bbl length.
A bobbed hammer is shortened, rounded or cut with or without some checkering to make it less snag prone upon draw. It is probably more often made to function double-action only (dao), but some prefer to keep both single and double and hence sometimes adding or keeping some checkering for cocking single action mode and de-cocking.
An original M67 is a tapered version just like the blued M15 combat masterpiece, but in stainless. I don't know if the 67's are being made again, but it is possible as I'm pretty sure the 64 is back in production as a 4" heavy.

I saw that they do indeed have the m67 now as a heavy bbl version, link http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=11101&storeId=10001&productId=14759&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=15705&isFirearm=Y

Lucky Scott
02-24-2010, 5:56 PM
The .38 is my favorite caliber. Plenty of stopping power, and a round that has a lot of history to it.
The bobbed hammer is great, esp. if you use a pocket holster.

Mr. Beretta
02-24-2010, 8:00 PM
;thinking about this:
http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/smith-wesson/revolver/p/smith-wesson-model-64-38spl-4in-stainless%2C-square-butt-w-bobbed-hammer-very-good-plus-condition/cPath/16_211_431/products_id/3809

Sorry, but unless you're an active duty leo you can't purchased those model 64's you have linked. They're older guns and not the correct "dash". They are not on the CA.DOJ approved list. You're best hope is to try & find one already in the state for a PPT.

Good Luck!


P.S..............Stevie...Nice looking 13 you have there. Are those a pair of Patrick's grips?

someR1
02-24-2010, 8:39 PM
Sorry, but unless you're an active duty leo you can't purchased those model 64's you have linked. They're older guns and not the correct "dash". They are not on the CA.DOJ approved list. You're best hope is to try & find one already in the state for a PPT.

Good Luck!


P.S..............Stevie...Nice looking 13 you have there. Are those a pair of Patrick's grips?

wow, this state sucks balls.

9mmepiphany
02-24-2010, 8:44 PM
yup those on the website are old M-64 and are DAO

the only one's on the roster are the 64-7 and 64-8

El Gato
02-24-2010, 8:53 PM
they do crop up occasionally... I'm selling several locally in the next few weeks to some clients...model 65's...keep looking...they are great guns...there is a good chance JG has old Brinks Armored guns..that's what they carried for years before going to SW 6940's or whatever that monstrosity is they carry...a double action only belt anchor thingee...

stevie
02-25-2010, 12:10 AM
Sorry, but unless you're an active duty leo you can't purchased those model 64's you have linked. They're older guns and not the correct "dash". They are not on the CA.DOJ approved list. You're best hope is to try & find one already in the state for a PPT.

Good Luck!


P.S..............Stevie...Nice looking 13 you have there. Are those a pair of Patrick's grips?

Thanks
Yes got those from Patrick. Have a couple more on some N frames.