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I'm a Ruger guy through and through but I recently developed a thing for old Smiths. The trick is finding nice examples that don't cost a fortune. Here are a few photos of my S&W 27-2 and K-22. The 27-2 is a .357 Mag N frame revolver from 1978. The trigger on this gun is factory and phenomenal.









This is a K-22 Masterpiece "Pre-Model 17" from 1955. K frame, .22LR, pinned barrel, recessed cylinder, non-relieved target stocks. This little gem belonged to a friend of a friend and I sorta fell into it without even looking.















I had posted a few photos in other threads but decided to put them in their own showcase. The old saying applies - they don't make 'em like this anymore.

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Beautiful! I have a k22. Great shooting revolver.
 

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Outstanding!

I also have an interest in older pre lock S&W's. A few of mine.

Model 10-8



Model 67-0



Model 25-5



Model 24-3
 

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Wow fellows, hang onto those pre lock pre mim S&Ws. They aren't being made anymore & it looks like an era gone bye. To me the older Smiths are a lot more desirable than the new ones.
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Nice Smiths Tony! I really like ..... all of them! I have a few newer S&W revolvers but I'm drawn more to the older stuff with pinned barrels, recessed cylinders and tha deep blue finish. My problem is I always show up to the dance late. The really nice examples are starting to get into Colt territory price-wise, especially the shorter barrels. Still fun looking' though.

Frank - thanks and you're right. These oldies are golden and stayin' put.
 

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I also own a K-22 like yours. But that 27 is really quite the find !!
 

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I frequently go to the local gun auctions in my area, and lately the S&W revolvers have been going for some hefty prices, Even the ones from the 80s and early 90s are climbing like crazy. I have a model 17 full target. a model 625 and a model 629 that were all bought new in the 80s...I'm holding on tight to them!
 

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I frequently go to the local gun auctions in my area, and lately the S&W revolvers have been going for some hefty prices, Even the ones from the 80s and early 90s are climbing like crazy. I have a model 17 full target. a model 625 and a model 629 that were all bought new in the 80s...I'm holding on tight to them!
Good idea - like money in the bank only better!
 

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Congrats, You have a couple gems right there. I have some of the older Smith's from the early to late 70's era. Some of them are unfired NIB. One is a M29 6 1/2'' blued, a Model 14 S/A only and a Model 25. I have other ones I have never personally fired.My first gun was a M 67 identical to TonyF's. A early model from 1972 with the stainless sights.
 

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Here is my 34-1!



 

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M27 - one of my favorite guns of all time!
Yup - the 27-2 was the one that got my interest really stoked in the older S&W. The trigger is fantastic.

Congrats, You have a couple gems right there. I have some of the older Smith's from the early to late 70's era. Some of them are unfired NIB. One is a M29 6 1/2'' blued, a Model 14 S/A only and a Model 25. I have other ones I have never personally fired.My first gun was a M 67 identical to TonyF's. A early model from 1972 with the stainless sights.
Man you have some of the best! Any pictures? Would love to see 'em. A nice blue 29 is high on my list.

Here is my 34-1!

Sweet! Thanks for sharing the pic.
 
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