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Unfluted revolver cylinders: Who has 'em? Who loves 'em?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by PlayboyPenguin, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin

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    Anyone else here love the looks of an unfluted cylinder on a revolver? I know I do.

    Show 'em if you got 'em. :)

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  2. 1time

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    Don't have any but I sure love the look. Nice pictures.
     

  3. RickyD

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    629-2 Classic Hunter, rebarreled to 5"

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    Super Blackhawk,.....7.5"

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  5. .45Super-Man

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    How ironic! As soon as I read the thread title I instantly thought of the first revolver I had ever seen with an unfluted cylinder, over 20 years ago. Personally, I like the "hell for strong" beefy look of an unfluted cylinder on certain wheelguns, but it always looked best on the Classic hunter.
     
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  6. Graves

    Graves Diesel Junky

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  7. Richard Simmons

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    I've got two, a Ruger SBH with 10.5" bbl and this 3" S&W Model 610 in 10mm.

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    The 610 is "da bomb". It's pretty nice with full power 10mm and when you toss in a moon clip full of .40 S&W it's like shooting .38 target loads. Love it!!
     
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    Dont have one but I do love the look. Dream one day is to have a 3 or 4 inch SW 629 unfluted.

    That 610 sure does look nice though.
     
  9. glock2740

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    Unfluted look the best IMO.
     
  10. mrbray101

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    THAT is an awesome revolver my friend. I didn't know you could shoot .40 S&W through a 10mm revolver. Whats the 10mm feel like, similar to a .357 mag or .44?

    Also, what is the purpose of un fluted cylinders? I'm not knocking it, just curious? I would guess more mass for less felt recoil but I don't really know.
     
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    I have one. I do prefer the look of unfluted.
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  13. Richard Simmons

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    Thank you. Since the .40 S&W is simply a shorter version of the 10mm you can shoot either one, (in this particular style of firearm).

    How the 10mm "feels" is really subjective as it depends on the load and the firearm. When I shoot Double Tap 180gr JHP in my G29 it's a pretty sharp rap to my palm. With the same load in this revolver the gun tends to rock back in the hand some what. Still plenty of recoil but the difference in grip and weight as well as not having a slide cycling makes it feel very different.

    In the M610 I'd say that full power 10mm in the 165-180gr class are on par with 357 self defense loads in a similar N Frame revolver. Perhaps a little more recoil. Factory 10mm ball or TMJ is usually pretty mild and it's hard to tell the difference in the revolver between say, Blazer 180gr .40S&W and Federal 180gr 10mm.


    Since I don't care to shoot reloads through my G35 and G29 I use that brass for my 610.

    As far as flutes go I read an article recently, can't recall where at the moment that talked about the cylinder flutes. IIRC the inital purpose was to allow/assist manual indexing of the cylinder on single action revolvers. They also save a little weight over unfluted.
     
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  14. RickyD

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    Well, they are definitely easy to clean:cool:!
     
  15. Jbar4Ranch

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    3" M29
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    I also have a couple of Rugers; a Super Blackhawk and a custom .475 Linebaugh on a Bisley frame.
     
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    My only 'carry' revolver...I don't much care for trying to hide 4" or longer bbls. The trigger action on this thing is so nice, it's the only revolver I own that I can fire double-action with just one hand and maintain a decent grouping.

    Sweet.
     
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  17. Ol Timer

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    They just don't look right.

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