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Old 02-12-2013, 12:54   #75
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S&W original 39.

Had the usual beautiful S&W fit and finish.

Ran reliably.

Threw a pattern like a shotgun (even from a rest)

Lost badly in a shoot-off against a 'chief's' snubby.

Was gone the next week ....

Friend told me they at first tried to save money by rifling the barrels with revolver tooling and it resulted in bad barrels. Was corrected in subsequent guns, but that one was a beautiful lemon !

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