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0302
November 12, 2016, 09:22
the local fun store has a model 27 fo sale. just a glance, 6" barrel, adj sights, 70% blue, i haven't had a 357 field gun fo a while, i miss the boom the semi's can't provide, the store owner caught me looking & asked if iwanted to handle it, i sm resisting for now....i think he said $465 out da door...

MAINER
November 12, 2016, 10:02
STOP with the resisting and go get that 27!!! :uhoh:

They would have had to pry that out of my hands long enough to fill out the 4473. :tongue:

FUUN063
November 12, 2016, 16:33
Yes, buy.


Leland
:fal:

Retired Bum
November 12, 2016, 19:00
At one time the Model 27 with the pinned barrels and recessed chambers was the best fitted and finished .357 Magnum revolver S&W ever made.

I have owned four of the 27-2's over the years and an equal numbers of the Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman. I still have a 3.5 inch and five inch Model 27-2's in my safe along with one four inch Model 28-2.

Given the prices that Model 27's bring these days I recommend that you buy that 70 percent piece before someone does.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

0302
November 12, 2016, 19:45
just visted fun store, its a "357 Magnum" not a Model 27, cost $695.
that is a slick revolver. i read its "heavy" but felt great to me. some of those guys need to man up. beautiful gun & felt great in the hand.
i have too many irons in the fire to buy it.

VALMET
November 12, 2016, 20:50
So is it a pre-27 then? $695 isn't terrible for a pre-27 .357. Its high if it ends up being a 6" Model 28 in said condition.

0302
November 13, 2016, 09:40
from wikipedia "Even though it was introduced in the middle of the Great Depression and was extremely expensive, Smith & Wesson found itself backlogged with orders for the four years that it produced the Registered Magnum. In 1939 Smith & Wesson stopped producing the Registered Magnum. It was replaced with the .357 Magnum. Essentially the .357 Magnum was still the Registered Magnum, but standardized for ease of production and economy. The Smith & Wesson Model 28 "Highway Patrolman" was introduced as a lower-cost version of the Model 27 in 1954, stripped of some of the features of the Model 27, such as polishing."

its a ".357 Magnum". first one i have ever seen.

BUFF
November 13, 2016, 17:30
What S&W called it depended on when it was made. The factory called them 'The .357 Magnum.' The name was adequate as it was the first and, for a while, ONLY .357. 'Registered' is a collectors term. They were first made in 1935. You could pick any barrel length from 3-1/2 to 8-3/4 inches, blue or nickel finish, front and rear sight options, even have them sight it in for you with your choice of ammo, sight picture and range. They dropped the custom, special order in 1938, standardizing on barrel lengths of 3-1/2, 5, 6, 6-1/2 and 8-3/8 inches. Collectors then called them 'non-Registered.' Discontinued for the war years, when they came back in 1948, S&W added a hammer block drop safety and the then-new click-adjustable rear sight. About 1950, they changed the action to a short throw hammer.

S&W began their model number scheme in 1957. 'The .357 Magnum' got number 27, the 2 year old Highway Patrolman got 28, the K frame Combat Magnum got 19.

S&W's dash numbers indicate an engineering change. 27-1 was a change of ejector rod threading from right-hand to left-hand, 1960. 27-2 was a change to the cylinder stop deleting the screw in the front of the trigger guard, 1960. 27-3 in 1982 saw the deletion of the pinned barrel and counterbored chambers in the cylinder. By then, they had reduced barrel length choice to 4, 6 and 8-3/8 inches.

If it's in any kind of shape, $695 is a really good deal for a pre-Model 27 number .357.

S&W is now up to 27-7, I think, but they have discontinued them. They offer the stainless steel version, Model 627, most of which are 8 shot guns. Most of the later guns were done on special order for distributors like Bangers and Lew Horton.

Cossack
November 13, 2016, 19:07
Prices on these have been leaping up lately, and I wouldn't hesitate at that price. I've sold Model 28-2s for $650, and a Pre-M27 is much more desireable and less common.

Make sure you know what to look for in a used revolver in terms of timing and lockup. If it checks out, it's a great deal these days.

abbynormal
November 13, 2016, 21:08
Run Forest Run to the gunshop with credit/bank card in hand!

nvcdl
November 14, 2016, 22:43
I paid 700 for a fairly rough shooter grade S&W 357 with 3.5" barrel last year.

Cossack
November 14, 2016, 23:36
The 3.5" seems to bring the most money. I think it's one of the meanest looking handguns out there.

jeffrey
November 25, 2016, 00:50
Prices on these have been leaping up lately, and I wouldn't hesitate at that price. I've sold Model 28-2s for $650, and a Pre-M27 is much more desireable and less common.

Make sure you know what to look for in a used revolver in terms of timing and lockup. If it checks out, it's a great deal these days.


And forcing cone wear.

SWOHFAL
November 25, 2016, 01:22
And forcing cone wear.

http://www.handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=19

Sgt_Gold
November 26, 2016, 00:36
And forcing cone wear.

Good luck wearing out any part on an 'N' frame.:]

0302
November 26, 2016, 14:46
the .357 Magnum didn't last long.