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Timber Wolf
April 03, 2013, 15:31
I picked this up a while back and it soon became a favorite:
<a href="http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/chevyoneton/media/100_1487.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l639/chevyoneton/100_1487.jpg" border="0" alt="S&amp;W 14 photo 100_1487.jpg"/></a>
of mine and then my Daughter. I expect to loose it to her completely one day.;) But not before I install an extended cylinder release like on her Daddy's PPC Model 10 and 1955 Target.:shades: It is not wearing those Siles anymore but now sports Pachmayer Professional Grippers, again like the aforementioned Model 10 & 1955. Sorry about the largish pic, I just managed to get back on my Photobucket account and am still learning this hi-tech digital stuff.

Retired Bum
April 03, 2013, 20:19
That is a good looking Model 14-3 except for the Siles grips. I've owned at least three Model 14's over the years. My current one in a 14-3 with the target hammer and trigger. It wears a set of no name finger groove target grips made in Italy of all places. I found the grips at a gunshow years ago priced at $10. They allow me to show the K38 in rapid DA fire without slippage in the hand.

At one time back in the 1960s to the mid 1970's the six inch K38 Masterpiece was the issue service revolver of the LAPD. Anyone who remembers the TV series "One Adam Twelve" might recall that the two main characters sported K38's in the first couple of seasons before switching to the Model 15 four inch Combat Masterpiece. The LAPD issue ammo was the old 200 gr RNL "Super Police" round. The LAPD Chief of Police forced this round on his officers because he was of the opinion that it would do the least harm to any badguy that had to be shot. Oh well, it is Kali after all.....

I hope you got that 14-3 at a good price. Older classic Smiths like it bring some serious money around here compared to what the prices were like just a few years ago.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Timber Wolf
April 04, 2013, 08:52
I hope you got that 14-3 at a good price. Older classic Smiths like it bring some serious money around here compared to what the prices were like just a few years ago.

Yep, private (not dealer) table at a gun show about a year ago. He was asking $245 and would only come down to $235 so I asked him to throw in a box of .38 Special he had on the table since the gun was missing the original grips.;) The Siles actually felt pretty good but would not allow speed loaders so they had to go. My daughter shoots it SA currently as she cannot pull the trigger DA. I let her use my bunny fart wadcutter loads for my S&W 52 in it.

Retired Bum
April 04, 2013, 18:16
$235 OTD is an outstanding price IMHO. If the local Gander Mountain had that 14-3 in the used gun showcase it would be priced at $500 or higher.

And so it goes.


The Retired One