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Another Old Revolver.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CajunBass, May 22, 2012.

  1. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    I bought a Model 64 (no dash), 4" tapered barrel, yesterday afternoon. Said to be unfired, in the box, with some of the papers, cleaning rod/brush, anti-rust paper. I can believe it, the gun is all but pristine, with just a slight turn line. No carbon at all, anywhere.

    The pictures/images are not very good, but it's (1) early, (2) foggy, and (3) raining. It is a very nice gun. I'm not a big fan of SS handguns, but I couldn't pass this one up.

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    I've been told they didn't make these very long?
     
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  2. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    Very nice. I do not think I have ever seen a stainless steel K frame with the pencil barrel.
     

  3. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Liberty or Death

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    Very nice, love the pencil barrel, looks kind of cool. That gun is just begging for a set of Stag grips, stock size of course.
     
  4. ronin.45

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    Good looking gun Bass. I've never seen a stainless pencil barrel either(that i recall).
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Ehh... not so much. In some ways, they've been making one version of that gun or another for over 100 years.

    It's the stainless version of the model 10 (or the M&P... or the hand ejector... really depends on when it was made). I wanna say they started making stainless versions of most of their flagship models in the early 70's, but you'd have to ask an expert to be sure. As far as I know, they were still making em' up to a few years ago as a regular catalog item... and they keep bringing back old models as part of their classic series (albeit, with a lock added I think... which somewhat reduces their appeal to the collector crowd). The no dash model (prior to the first engineering change) probably dates you to the mid-late 70's. That's about when they changed up the gas ring on the 66, and I believe the two SS variants (the 66 and the 64) were released at the same time. Makes sense they'd apply the engineering changes concurrently.

    I doubt there are many left as good lookin' as that though. Absolutely pristine. Not so much as a bit of powder burn on the barrel. I'm pretty jealous, that's for sure. Congrats!
     
  8. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    According to my copy of the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, they made the tapered barrel, Model 64, in stainless steel for about four years (1970-1973) before switching over to the heavy barrel only. Hence, my comment they only made "these" for a short time.
     
  9. JordanK

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    Hmm... thought they only built the 65's with the HB that early. Learn something new everyday. It's probably not super scarce... S&W can pump out a lot of steel in 3 years, but that is a pretty short run. Guess I have to double both my congrats and my envy.
     
  10. arnold ziffle

    arnold ziffle aka dingle

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    Smiths of that era were test fired with every other cylinder and sent out. Easy to see if unfired or cleaned well. Great find.
     
  11. Deaf Smith

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    I picked up one in Austin like the one pictured here about 10 years go. Still have it to (but sadly it sleeps in the safe with others!)

    I grew up with a S&W 'K' 10, nickel plated 4 incher, as well as a Colt 'O' frame .45 (a Colt light weight Commander.) That is where I started to learn to shoot.

    I still have a very strong fondness for S&W revolvers, especially those made before the 90s. I'm known as a fool for 2 1/2 Combat magnums in particular!

    Deaf
     
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  12. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Wow! Just wow!
    That thing is beautiful.
    Excellent find.
    Congratulations!
     
  13. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I've seen those, but they aren't a common sight. I bet it shoots pretty good.:supergrin:
     
  14. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Nice wheel gun Cajun'...:wavey:
     
  15. pennlineman

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    Another nice one, congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  16. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  17. janice6

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    M congratulations also. That's a good looking gun.
     
  18. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Very nice, I love that thing!
     
  19. Glock40man

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    Very nice Cajun.

    Congrats!:cool:
     
  20. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Ain't even got a rail to hang your CheapChineeCrap offa. How thoroughly untactical. :whistling: