Thursday, June 05, 2014

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #95...

Your Moment of Zen
3.5" 1964-vintage Smith & Wesson Model 27-2. If I had a favorite firearm out of the ones I own, this would be it.

The amount of handwork that went into the highly-polished top-of-the-line Model 27 in the pre-Bangor Punta days is not to be found on... well, pretty much any production gun today, outside of custom house 1911s and a handful of kraut boutique waffenhauses.
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27 comments:

armedlaughing said...

VERY Cool!
LOVE the Tyler T-Grip...

gfa

Anonymous said...

Had one of these! Exactly like the picture. Even had the same grip spacer. SOLD it when I moved and had no job and needed rent money. Not one of my better decisions. In retrospect, I should have kept the gun and lived in my car. But thanks for the picture and bringing back some fond memories.

staghounds said...

Sophie's choice eh?

The classic FBI revolver, too.

TheGirl's uncle carried one for over thirty years and they gave it to him on retirement with a gold shield on the grip.

Paul said...

Good looking revolver. Had a 357 in Stainless once. Wonder why I ever sold it.

Noakes said...

I love 3 1/2-4" vintage Smiths, the proportions are elegant.

Scott J said...

That's a beauty.

My collection favorite remains my 2.5" 66-3. It has little collector value due to the custom work by its original owner but I personally love the result.

Blackwing1 said...

My-oh-my, that's a beautiful finish. I have to believe that the fit and function match the finish.

The hammer and trigger look like they were color-case-hardened. Did it come from S%W like that?

Scott J said...

And since it's not fair to talk of it without sharing pics here she is all filthy after several hundred rounds fired in the IDPA game.

http://s410.photobucket.com/user/ScottJ175/library/Filthy66

Anonymous said...

Do you shoot it much?
(ENVY!)


Gerry

Murphy's Law said...

That's a classic beauty, right there.

Commander_Zero said...

I used to have a 27 in the factory 5" barrel. So, so, so sorry I parted with it.

I have a 28 these days (although Im looking to sell it) and it just quite isnt the same thing.

Anonymous said...

That is a very handsome handgun, the 3 1/2" barrel looks like it belongs on it. The service 'magna' grips look great too.

I don't own a .357, but do own one of the Lew Horton .44Specials they made some time back (mid 80's - early '90's?). They installed K gripped finger grooved grips, they are very comfortable and on a .44 special, very comfortable to shoot.

That is the gun that instills droolage from my friends - they all want to put their grimy sweaty hands on it and offers to buy from me is common. Nope - not that one.

I'll bet that old gun has same effects on your shooting buddies as well.

Critter said...

*swoon*

Scott J said...

Commander_zero,

I probably have no room in the budget but what are you looking to get for the 28?

I have one already but it came with a red ramp installed by someone.

If you don't want to say out in the open email sjohnson175 at BellSouth dot net.

Boat Guy said...

Would LOVE to have one like that to accompany my 5" 27-2. I put "Skeeter Skelton" stocks on it from Blu Magnum, but still ahve the orginal wood as well.
My "dress-up" gun.

Noah said...

When I think of 'revolver', that's it.

I want one...someday.

Robert said...

OT, but is there anything interesting out towards Crawfordsville? Good places for chow? Gonna be there for work a couple of days and wondered if you had any leads.

Bubblehead Les. said...

I found it's LEO Brother, a 1961 dated Model 28 a year ago. Got it for $400. I needed a .357 for my Nephew when he came back from Afghanistan. Seems that his next Station was to be San Diego. And with the Anti-Freedom Laws out there, he was afraid to take his H+K and AR there. But since he needed SOMETHING for Home Defense, that fit the Bill. Oh, he also got a Rossi Lever Gun in .357. Easier on the Logistics. So, if something BAD happens, his Wife can hold the Baby with the Smith nearby while he works the Lever Gun. But I'm holding his AR "Hostage" until he gets to a Free State.

And I told him the Smith can be passed on to his son when he's old enough, or it comes back to me. There is no Third Option. And he agreed.

But my 19-3 goes with me into my Coffin. Have to show it to you someday.

Steve Skubinna said...

Oh, that looks familiar... I have a Model 28, the budget version. And it occurs to me that it hasn't been fired in way too long. I generally put a few cylinders of .38 SP through it, then finish with one of .357 Magnum.

And I put Hogue grips on mine... but I still have the walnut originals on hand too. However the Hogue grips give me that "Seventies Cop Show" vibe. I feel like sliding across the hood of a muscle car with it. I need to get a badge holder for my belt. And, I guess, a badge.

Kevin said...

Wow. That's gorgeous.

Old NFO said...

Purty! :-)

harp1034 said...

I have a 57-1, 4", nickel plated. 1984 vintage. If I ever have to go down to only one gun that one will be it.

Jim said...

That is the BBQ gun, no doubt. Doesn't need engraving, gold inlay or fancy grips.

Perfect, just the way it is.

That gun needs a centerfold and poster, all of it's own.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Wyowanderer said...

I have one just like it, mine's not as pretty.
Nice piece.

NotClauswitz said...

Exquisite!! I want one.

roland said...

That is beautiful. Damn if you couldn't dive in and swim around in the bluing.

Anonymous said...

Just....damn, that's lovely. It's a failing, but I don't think I have a sufficient word in my vocabulary for that.
--Tennessee Budd