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Old 11-17-2015, 07:32 PM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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An old S&W Model 27 .357 six-inch revolver

By a series of happy events I ended up owning a mint, old blue 6-inch Model 27 S&W .357 revolver. I am again reminded why I prefer OLD Colt automatics and OLD S&W handguns. The quality, fit and finish of the old guns will not be seen again.

My M27 likes my .38 Special wadcutter target loads, the cast .357 handloads and my hot jacketed .357 loads. My first LEO handgun was a M28 S&W 4-inch when I was a Texas lawman. I still have that M28, but compared to the highly polished M27, it is obvious that extra effort was put into the M27. It is sad to realize the revolver is going off into the sunset so to speak in view of the current flock of "plastic" semi auto pistols.

My Pastor advised me not to fret about old age because "it does not last too long." I find it sad the same may be said for finely fitted and finished revolvers in the 21st Century.

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Old 11-17-2015, 07:57 PM
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The 27 is a true classic. I have a 70's vintage 6 inch barrel version.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:59 PM
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My congrats. Old age......all in your mind........
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:05 PM
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Good catch

Many years ago I managed to get both a 5-inch and a 6-inch Model 27 revolvers. Both are great shooters and absolutely beautiful. All the best...
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:39 PM
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Got a deal on a Highway Patrol 28-2 from my FIL many years ago. Built like a tank and dead on accurate. I've always loved S&W anything, old or new, but agree the old school ones are better built.
Congrats on your fine revolver, Adam. Happy shooting.
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:11 PM
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You might already know this but Pawn Shops can not give revolvers away today. Their customers, being what they are, prefer black plastic autos. So you can run across a nice revolver now and then in a shop. Trick is to look, not say a word, then come back in a month, still there, repeat for 3 months, then offer 2/3 to 1/2 the list. 9 times out of 10 you can buy it for cash.
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:39 AM
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Great snag. 27 is one of the best revolvers S&W ever made. I have also bought a couple of 27s lately. Bought a pre M-43 22 kit gun(Airweight M-34) at an auction for 250 went to a local gun show and traded it and 200 bucks for a 3 1/2 inch 27-2(rare bbl length) and at the same show I found a nice M-27-2 in 5 inch(also rarer bbl length). Paid too much! So now I have 3 M-27-2s. a 3 1/2 inch, 4 inch and 5 inch. At a local show in Oct got a decent S&W 66 in 4 inch. Little ding here and there. But the price was right. and gave momma a nice little Kahr 9mm and bagged the M-19 she had in her truck back. And in early November finally found a like new Ruger cylinder in 357 for the Blackhawk a fellow gave me. It was a convertible without the 357 cylinder. A 9mm single action?? Nah not even a fan of the 9 in a semi auto. So I fitted the cylinder and now have 7 357 mag revolvers. Might be a case of overkill. I had a 27-2 in 8 3/8 inch but sold it. Way too long.
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:45 PM
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skeet,

The OLD GUYS are dying Daily and all their stuff is coming on to the market. Just yesterday I bought a truck load of stuff that will take a week to sort out. It seems an old WWII veteran guy died and his kids have absolutely NO interest in guns. Whatever. The kids did have an INTEREST in CASH! I am glad I had the truck on site.

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