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slavicshooter
January 06, 2015, 10:23
Scored this sweet 98% S&W Mod. 34-1 "J" frame .22 with target grips. Not a "kit gun" as serial # starts with "M". I'd be surprised if this pistol has seen 50 rounds.

BTW, Slivovica is from my cousin Joshko in Slovak Republic. His still and recipe. This is special occasion slivka, not everyday stuff.:whiskey:

Both get :bow::bow:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/slavicshooter/IMG_20150106_085706_zpslqbv2dx1.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/slavicshooter/media/IMG_20150106_085706_zpslqbv2dx1.jpg.html)

johndoe
January 06, 2015, 14:14
Scored this sweet 98% S&W Mod. 34-1 "J" frame .22 with target grips. Not a "kit gun" as serial # starts with "M". I'd be surprised if this pistol has seen 50 rounds.

BTW, Slivovica is from my cousin Joshko in Slovak Republic. His still and recipe. This is special occasion slivka, not everyday stuff.:whiskey:

Both get :bow::bow:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/slavicshooter/IMG_20150106_085706_zpslqbv2dx1.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/slavicshooter/media/IMG_20150106_085706_zpslqbv2dx1.jpg.html)Beautiful S&W and my grade parents were from the Czechoslovakia and fled after being drafted into the military during WWI which was a death sentence at the time. I was told that I still have family there and Poland but I don't have any info on it.It's hard to find info on it.

Retired Bum
January 06, 2015, 15:52
That is a very nice looking Model 34-1. Some years ago I was nosing around in a LGS and in the used handgun display case there was a decent looking blued four inch 34-1 square butt. I asked the price and was told it was 250 dollars. And the shop had the original box numbered to the gun. I opened the box and there was all of paperwork and the tool kit. And a set of factory oversized target grips as well. So I pulled out my wallet and walked out with my prize.

I hope you enjoy your 34-1 as much as I have mine. They are the class act in a small frame .22lr revolver. As much as I like my Colt four inch .22lr Diamondback I shoot the Kit Gun a little bit better. It has a superior double action trigger and the single action pull is almost "glass rod".

And so it goes.


The Retired One

slavicshooter
January 07, 2015, 11:34
"Glass rod" round as a skewer. If more rifles broke as cleanly there would be many more great shooters.

Thanks fellas for the nice comments.

FUUN063
January 08, 2015, 00:22
I've had many of these and I still have a 4" blued model that NIB.


Leland
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hueyville
January 13, 2015, 23:10
BTW, Slivovica is from my cousin Joshko in Slovak Republic. His still and recipe. This is special occasion slivka, not everyday stuff

Is brewers last name perhaps Hajek? Swear drank from similar bottle with same markings while back country skiing the Rohas (sp) mountain range. Not sure if we were in Check Republic or Slovakia as I stayed darn confused entire trip. All I cared about was the skiing and climbing. All the girls had bad teeth so drinking was what was done between mountains.

STGThndr
January 15, 2015, 14:23
Slivovitz... made by moonshiners with questionable practices and equipment. I wonder by who and how non-taxed slivovitz made it's way into the country and onto the Files?
Very nice revolver, those S&W's make great poppers. I have a short barreled "kit gun" so-called and use it for maintaining order and for population control around the barn-yard. I call it "Dr Mengele"... What makes a 34-1 or similar a "kit gun" as opposed to not being a kit gun? One learns something everday on this board...
Ive also seen these or similar in .38spec, may still have one in my "selection" somewhere.

Retired Bum
January 15, 2015, 16:53
I can not recall where I read this but it may have been on the S&W Forum. S&W made up 1000 J frames with four inch barrels, an adjustable rear sight, and they were chambered for the .38 Special. Now that is a J frame that I would love to have. It would be the perfect hiking gun for me. Loaded with a decent +P load like the old 158 grain LSWCHP "FBI" round. There is little around here that couldn't be handled with that combo.

The closest thing I have is a Model 60-4 with the three inch full lug barrel in .38 Special. It has the adjustable rear sight and the semi target hammer and the smooth combat trigger. Rated for +P of course. I do have a four inch stainless J frame kit gun in .32 H&R Magnum. S&W made 5000 of them in 1990 and none since. A joy to carry but I really wish it were in .38 Special as I am a big believer in heavy bullets. Like the 173 grain "Keith" LSWC.....

And so it goes.


The Retired One

W.E.G.
January 15, 2015, 16:58
Those model 60's are nice.

Here's one in .357

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Model%2060/Model60-357withammo.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/SW%20Model%2060/Model60black2A.jpg

W.E.G.
January 15, 2015, 17:00
Comparison of the Model 34 "kit gun" to a pencil-barrel Model 10.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/SW%20kit%20gun/comparisonmodel34-1andmodel10.jpg

Retired Bum
January 15, 2015, 18:23
My 60-4 came with those Uncle Mike neoprene "banana" grips which I immediately removed. They were just too ugly for such a nice looking revolver. I replaced them with an old set of Herret's Shooting Star grips made of walnut and nicely checkered. The Shooting Star's give me a decent grip and with their mild palm swell design they handle the recoil of +P loads quite well.

What I would really like to do is replace the smooth Goncalvo Alves "combat" finger groove grips on the round butt Model 631. Something nicer looking and a bit less bulky. No neoprene of course. I have numerous sets of Packies on various K and N frames which I installed in order to keep a firm grip on the revolver during DA fire. But on that 631 I would like to have something made of walnut with good checkering.

And so it goes.


The Retired One