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JDeere
08-12-2012, 8:50 PM
What is your favorite vintage revolver, caliber, barrel length, etc and why? You know a firearm that has a soul none of this striker fired ploymer souless, everyone is exactly the same type of gun. For me personally it is a toss up between my Colt Officers Model in 22 caliber with 6" barrel and my Smith & Wesson 5 screw Model 28 with 6" barrel. Both are capable of 1" groups at 25 yards. The actions are smooth as glass with 2 lb trigger pulls. When I shoot game animals, I never miss. They are like old friends in my hand. Just an extension of my hand. So what are your favorites?

Dark Mod
08-12-2012, 8:56 PM
any Blue smith with WOOD grips in .357 Mag. Bonus for 4" Barrell

Javi
08-12-2012, 8:57 PM
How vintage is vintage? For revolvers, I love the single action cowboy guns a ton. The one & only revolver I own is this bad boy & I love it:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q187/mm6mm6/1872Munden022.jpg

That thing has soul :)

jayhuh
08-12-2012, 8:59 PM
Four inch S&W model 66. Hard to beat a K-frame.

bsg
08-12-2012, 11:17 PM
i am a fan of the pre lock S&W and Colt revolvers.

IVth Horseman
08-12-2012, 11:40 PM
Call me boring, but I can't get enough of the Colt police positive in 38 special 4" barrel.

redcliff
08-12-2012, 11:50 PM
Early S&W Model 29/pre-29's with 6.5" barrels .44 Magnum
Early S&W Model 27/pre-27's with 5" barrels .357 Magnum
S&W Model 25-2 with 6.5" barrels .45acp
Early S&W Model 17/pre-17's with 6" barrels .22LR
Colt Pythons with 4" barrels (blued) .357 Magnum
Colt Detective Specials (later models with shrouded ejector rod) .38 Special

orangeusa
08-12-2012, 11:58 PM
1905 S&W revolver - 38 spl, 4" barrel. Verified it's from roughly 1926 and was owned by an NYPD officer. Didn't cost a lot, but is very cool (to me).

I also enjoy shooting Beretta Stampede 45LC, 5.5" barrel, but it's not 'vintage'.

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littlejake
08-13-2012, 12:22 AM
Colt Cobra, first handgun. And I carried it as a backseater (EWO) when I was Air Crew out of Thailand.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
08-13-2012, 3:07 AM
How old is considered vintage?

protoolsnerd
08-13-2012, 3:10 AM
6" Colt nickel python

kielbasavw
08-13-2012, 6:02 AM
P7m8

InGrAM
08-13-2012, 6:14 AM
Remington New Army conversion

yuccales
08-13-2012, 6:49 AM
I've allways liked the 1860 Army Colt.

den888
08-13-2012, 6:59 AM
I love the Ruger 3 screw model Blackhawks in .357, S&W 586 from early 1980 and a S&W model 66 in 2.5 inch from the 1980's.

shooting4life
08-13-2012, 8:18 AM
My two favorite are my k22 with a three digit serial number. It is just so much fun at the range. Still shoots lights out and has a great double/single action trigger. I have other 17's but none of them give me the same feel.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/IMG_3055_crop.jpg
The other has to be my registered magnum. It is the greatest revolver ever made after all. The craftsmanship far superior to any othe smith I own. The trigger is special. It is great feeling shooting something so special at the range. No one has ever noticed it while I am shooting or when the gun is checked for clear by the range staff.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/_MG_3066.jpg

cannon
08-13-2012, 8:21 AM
Colt SAA, feels so natural in the hand.

daveinwoodland
08-13-2012, 8:26 AM
Lousy picture I know, but this is mine and an overall favorite of anything else I own.

Beautiful craftsmanship and shoots where you put it. 1957 S&W .357 pre "model" numbers.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l489/daveinwoodland/PICT0001-3.jpg

gef
08-13-2012, 9:41 AM
Blue Smith & Wesson Model 19 .357 Magnum 4 inch barrel.

Vacaville
08-13-2012, 9:47 AM
I've always thought the Smith and Wesson Model 3 Russian was pretty cool.

http://www.neaca.com/images/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20engraved%20Schofield%20Mc%2 0Nelley%201%20.JPG

jkody
08-13-2012, 3:23 PM
+1 for the S&W 66 4 inch. By far my favorite revolver.

protoolsnerd
08-13-2012, 3:43 PM
Remington New Army conversion

Your dog is awesome!!

WootSauce
08-13-2012, 5:40 PM
Colt Detective Special

Don't know why buy it calls to me as if it were my soul mate.... Hope i can get one someday :(

NorCalXJ
08-13-2012, 5:45 PM
I always had a soft spot for old colt revolvers. Colt Walker is one of them.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
08-13-2012, 10:37 PM
The S&W Model 19 that I purchased from my department when they transitioned to those "soulless" polymer pistols. It's ridden in other deputies' holsters for years before I got hold of it. If I had to sell guns, it would be almost the last to go (the last would be the Ruger Mk 1 that was my first handgun).

Fishslayer
08-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Do you mean ones we actually own or ones we'd give our left nut for? ;)

The Registered Magnum is the grail for just about any S&W nut. Barring a lotto win it's unlikely I'll ever own one. :(

I guess my '52 vintage .45ACP Model of 1950 Target is my favorite by default. It'll do.;)

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/THE_Fishslayer/100_1110.jpg

No one has ever noticed it while I am shooting or when the gun is checked for clear by the range staff.


That beauty wouldn't get by me, my friend! ;)

InGrAM
08-13-2012, 10:57 PM
Your dog is awesome!!

Thanks, he is a beast. He dominates our 120 pound Rott/German shepherd mix.

chillincody
08-13-2012, 11:01 PM
this is my fav and only vintage wheel gun its a model 1901 forehand hopkins and allens .32 s^W revolver made between 1901 -1910 and why its so special to me is because my grandpa who died when I was 5 left it to me ill never sell it RIP Grandpa Walt I miss you
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z361/chillincody420/gun014.jpg

Fate
08-14-2012, 9:10 AM
this is my fav and only vintage wheel gun its a model 1901 forehand hopkins and allens .32 s^W revolver made between 1901 -1910 and why its so special to me is because my grandpa who died when I was 5 left it to me ill never sell it RIP Grandpa Walt I miss you
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z361/chillincody420/gun014.jpg

^^ looks a lot like the pocket revolver my granddad owned. Unfortunately my aunt has it now. I keep telling her that when she is done with it, I want it if her daughters don't. Time will tell if it'll ever be mine.

Farva
08-14-2012, 9:23 AM
4" Colt Python
4 3/4" Colt Single Action Army

noyo55
08-14-2012, 5:40 PM
My Colt New Service 455 that I was given about 40 years or so ago. DOB 1913, very little usage before I got it. Only downside is the cost of the ammunition. The one I shoot the most is my S&W Model 28 and it"s smooooth and accurate

GMG
08-14-2012, 6:37 PM
Mine was a S&W Model 28-2 ( Highway Patrolman) that I bought in the late 60's.

Sadly in the late 70's it was stolen and never recovered.

Drok512
08-14-2012, 6:46 PM
well the oldest i got is a .357 Blue blackhawk... old model... 3 screws.. pretty cool ..

morrcarr67
08-14-2012, 7:10 PM
Smith or Colt 1917.

http://0.tqn.com/d/hunting/1/0/1/J/colt_1917_01w.jpg

Colt Three Five Seven.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Colt_357.JPG

jyo
08-14-2012, 10:31 PM
Vintage, eh? My two would be my old orig Ruger Flattops---one in 44 mag, the other in 357 mag. Both have barrels 0f 4 3/4" (the 44 was shortned to this length before I got it). The 44 is one of the very last ones made and is in a good 97% condition but has been carried in an old Ruger flap holster. The 357 is in 99+% condition and has an older set of stag grips (not factory). I shoot it a little but don't put in a holster because it is so pretty. Actually, I shoot the 44 quite a lot with what I call my 44 Special +P reloads---7.5 grains Unique under a 240 grain LSWC---about 960 FPS. So not a mag load, but still a lot of steam---accurate too! I would pay good money for a Colt Officers Model Match in 22lr (later versions)---does not have to be mint, but must be nice.

Ripon83
08-14-2012, 11:06 PM
1878 SAA blue
1881 SAA nickel
1970's M27 5 inch 357 S&W
1970's Monson 22 revolver pack

1000stars
08-14-2012, 11:13 PM
Colt Paterson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Colt_Paterson_No_5.JPG

lunde
08-15-2012, 12:50 PM
Without a doubt, my (made in 1951, and thus C&R) S&W K-22 Masterpiece with 6-inch barrel and Nill grips:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/k22-left-full.jpg

Neptune
08-16-2012, 1:30 AM
Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum

Dragoon style trigger guard, single action, 7 1/2" barrel.

http://media.gunup.s3.amazonaws.com/handgun_images/images/S47NC/S47NC_1.jpg



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b.thomas
08-16-2012, 3:11 AM
how about a 1982 stainless Security six, .357 mag, six inch barrel..............................Would that be "vintage" enough???:confused:

robert101
08-16-2012, 8:08 AM
My '82 S&W 629