Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New Smith&Wesson Revolver
American Handgunner | TEXASPROUD

Posted on 08/12/2004 11:00:36 AM PDT by TEXASPROUD

For all of the old farts out there that know a good revolver can settle a social fracas as well as a pistol, I got good news. Smith&Wesson is going to reintroduce the Model of 1950 .44 Military to be known as the Thunder Ranch Special Model 21-4. This will be a blued N-Frame, round butt, skinny barreled, fixed sight, .44 Special. I currently have an old Model of 1926 .44 Special, as well as an adjustable sight 6 1/2" Model 24 and a 4" Model 624 .44 Special. This retro model will bring us back to a simpler time, and for those from the Southwest, give an opportunity to own one of the more popular guns used by Southwest Peace Officers. I know the .44 Maggie can do more, has ammo interchangability, has more power etc., but for those more relaxed times you'll be able to slip on a hand tooled(basetweave) El Paso Saddelry Tom Three Persons holster, belt, and slide ammo carrier. Buffalo Bore bullets makes a .44 Special load that sends a 250 Keith bullet at 1000 fps from a 4" barrel @ SAAMI pressures. An ideal companion for the woods, the desert, or the jungles of New Jersey.(something for Mr.Benchley @ DU) The gun will be a standard item, not from the custom shop, so it should be affordable. I know there are better weapons out there for us to get to our rifles, but I for one am looking forward to acquiring one of these. Keep your powder dry. TP


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 44special; bang; banglist; retroweapons; revolvers; smithwesson
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-119 next last

1 posted on 08/12/2004 11:00:39 AM PDT by TEXASPROUD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

Pictures?


2 posted on 08/12/2004 11:01:52 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Democrat=lights off and everyone home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zavien Doombringer

Everyone knows gun threads are like Ann Coulter threads, PICTURES ARE MANDATORY!


3 posted on 08/12/2004 11:03:28 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Zavien Doombringer

Pg. 128 of Sept/Oct.2004 American Handgunner shows Clint Smith holding Serial #1.


4 posted on 08/12/2004 11:05:41 AM PDT by TEXASPROUD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD
Let me be the first to congratulate you and in celebration would like to make an offer on your m-24. Say, 30 cents on the dollar?

Just kidding. I am glad to see Smith is bringing back some blued models.

I shoot my 44 (M-29) with reduced handloads anyway. At special levels that big frame hardly moves.

5 posted on 08/12/2004 11:05:48 AM PDT by PinnedAndRecessed (After all, without guns, what's the purpose of life, anyway?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

6 posted on 08/12/2004 11:07:42 AM PDT by happydogdesign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

Have we forgiven Smith & Wesson?


7 posted on 08/12/2004 11:08:09 AM PDT by Spok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

Have we (the American gun owners) forgiven Smith & Wesson for their sin? Are we now allowed to buy Smiths with a clear conscience? Is the boycott over?


8 posted on 08/12/2004 11:08:21 AM PDT by etcetera
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: happydogdesign
I still want someone to engineer an auto-loader for that cartridge.
9 posted on 08/12/2004 11:10:08 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Eaker

"have you ordered yours yet" ping


10 posted on 08/12/2004 11:10:10 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: etcetera

That depends on the person and how bad they want to buy a S&W gun.

I,for one, see no cause to forgive them, don't fall for the lame explanations that defy corporate law, and don't have an urge to buy S&W firearms when there are many more gun companies that actively support the RKBA and gun owners instead of slapping them in the face.


11 posted on 08/12/2004 11:11:31 AM PDT by flashbunny (Click on my name!!! I dare you!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

Dude, the S&W website doesn't announce anything about this. The model numbers you produced are bogus!


12 posted on 08/12/2004 11:12:43 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Democrat=lights off and everyone home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spok
Have we forgiven Smith & Wesson?

That's what I was wondering. I know a few years back S&W went into heavy Clinton-liberal-appeaser mode and got slammed. The company was British-owned at the time, I believe. Then I thought I heard the company was sold again and the new ownership disavowed all the Clinton-liberal-appeaser crap.

13 posted on 08/12/2004 11:13:02 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

Some 'Bear Tooth Bullets' would work nice in that as well....nice find BTW
thanks


14 posted on 08/12/2004 11:13:26 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spok

Nope


15 posted on 08/12/2004 11:13:35 AM PDT by paul51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Spok
Have we forgiven Smith & Wesson?

We drove the traitor Smith out. This is a new guy. He's all for the second amendment.

Even my survivalist/right wing/gun dealer buddy is now selling Smiths again. He wouldn't touch them during the Clinton mess.

16 posted on 08/12/2004 11:13:39 AM PDT by PinnedAndRecessed (After all, without guns, what's the purpose of life, anyway?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: flashbunny

Stick with a company that has stood firm through the years, like Ruger. Smith and Wesson has got lots of 'splaining to do.


17 posted on 08/12/2004 11:14:38 AM PDT by Bart Mann (Defense of virtue is not extremism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: flashbunny

Amen. As for me, I'll stick with Seacamp.


18 posted on 08/12/2004 11:14:40 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Spok

Yes, Americans have regained control. Their service department still does excellent work, and are just as happy as I was when this event happened.
The fine folks at S&W basically rebuilt my 629 snubbie at no cost. I can actually hit an oil drum at living room range with it....Doesn't really matter if I hit anything, as the blast would probably set whatever on fire anyway....


19 posted on 08/12/2004 11:15:19 AM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: happydogdesign

I bought my husband the S&W 500 hunting model this past Christmas. It looks just like the gun in your photo, but IIRC, the barrel is only 13.5". Cool gun. The one you posted is a monster. What does BMG stand for?


20 posted on 08/12/2004 11:15:29 AM PDT by Quilla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: happydogdesign

Clever photoshop of the .50 magnum, hehe. Can you imagine trying to fire a BMG round from a pistol? Ouch.


21 posted on 08/12/2004 11:16:18 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Shryke

I fell for it! LOL


22 posted on 08/12/2004 11:17:20 AM PDT by Quilla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD; Zavien Doombringer
It should look similar to this, right Tex? This is the Model 29 from 1955. It made famous by Clint Eastwood in the "Dirty Harry" films.


23 posted on 08/12/2004 11:17:43 AM PDT by Jaysun (Let me take yet another opportunity to tell the "moderates" to shove it ....... then twist it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Shryke
not a Photoshop, it is an actual 500

Look at the source of the photo...

24 posted on 08/12/2004 11:18:00 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Democrat=lights off and everyone home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Spok

I have....they are no longer owned by that Limey toilet bowl company....the people responsible for the big brown nosing are history...

Yeah they still add some PC safety features...that are not only useless but dangerous to getting the weapon into action in a timely manner...imo

But their new line of SC handguns are also designated by the letters PD (Personal Defense)
so S&W publically confesses and promotes the notion that handguns are for protecting human life...bottom line...


25 posted on 08/12/2004 11:18:15 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: etcetera
S&W was owned by a foreign company when they sold out to the gun grabbers. Since then, they've been purchased by an American company and they seem to be restoring their former glory, so most people have stopped boycotting them.
26 posted on 08/12/2004 11:19:03 AM PDT by RagingBull
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Quilla

BMG=Browning Machine Gun


27 posted on 08/12/2004 11:20:03 AM PDT by activationproducts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Bart Mann

Actually, ruger hasn't really stood firm. Bill ruger was the one who initally brought up the idea to ban high-cap magazines around 1989 in order to protect his rifles from being banned (and to protect his handguns from the then-new glock wonder 9's being introduced).

Ruger, S&W and now glock have all done different things to protect themselves but in the process showed a willingness to screw gun owners and the 2nd amendment.

Oh, and add olympic arms to the list for introducing a .223 pistol which lead to the banning of .223 AP ammo - even when they were warned by the gun community of the consequences!


28 posted on 08/12/2004 11:20:09 AM PDT by flashbunny (Click on my name!!! I dare you!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: happydogdesign

That's no BMG, that's a BFG :)


29 posted on 08/12/2004 11:20:13 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Democrat=lights off and everyone home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Zavien Doombringer

Look at his picture again. Chambers have been elongated to house actual .50 BMG rounds. Big difference.


30 posted on 08/12/2004 11:21:07 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

I want one!

Dittos on the El Paso Saddelry leather, I have a 'Street Combat' for my 625 and a 'Double Agent' on order for my Colt King Cobra.


31 posted on 08/12/2004 11:22:12 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Shryke

I was refering to my photo, to the other one...I think that one is hillarious. Imagine shooting that sucker...


32 posted on 08/12/2004 11:22:28 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Democrat=lights off and everyone home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD; Zavien Doombringer
Sorry. That was a bad picture.


33 posted on 08/12/2004 11:23:12 AM PDT by Jaysun (Let me take yet another opportunity to tell the "moderates" to shove it ....... then twist it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: joesnuffy

I'd still like to get ahold of a S&W 1026 for my carry gun.


34 posted on 08/12/2004 11:24:17 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Jaysun

OOOoooo, I like!


35 posted on 08/12/2004 11:24:24 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Democrat=lights off and everyone home)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Quilla

Browning Machine Gun. I think that's not a REAL gun. It would probably break every bone in your hand, and several elsewhere. Surgery may be required to remove the front sight from the shooters forehead.


36 posted on 08/12/2004 11:24:28 AM PDT by TERMINATTOR (Don't blame me - I voted for McClintock!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: PinnedAndRecessed

We drove the traitor Smith out. This is a new guy. He's all for the second amendment.



I'm willing to let it go, but keep in mind that the new owner put money into the pockets of the devil. If we were to boycott until the liquidation sale, then future companies would know that even if they got caught doing a nasty deal with the devil, they could always find buyers, and get a solid price for the company by pointing out that it didn't take long for Smith to recover from the worst gun boycott ever.

A boycott isn't about making US feel better, it is about teaching a powerful lesson that prevents future sellouts.

Buy Smith now, and you make future sellouts by other companies more likely.


37 posted on 08/12/2004 11:25:26 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Quilla

BMG stands for "Browning Machine Gun." This caliber is reserved for hearty souls firing Barrett rifles and hitting things at ranges normally associated with indirect fire weapons (mortars, artillery, nuclear weapons)!

Odd little note. The expression "the whole 9 yards" has nothing to do with football. I comes from the belted ammunition (.50 BMG) used in the P51 Mustang. When you "gave him the whole 9 yards," you fired all the ammo in the belt.

Cheers,


38 posted on 08/12/2004 11:26:27 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Government might not be too bad...................if it weren't for all the polititians!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: libertyhoundusnr

or be blinded by the five inches of blue flame.


39 posted on 08/12/2004 11:28:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Shryke
Clever photoshop of the .50 magnum, hehe. Can you imagine trying to fire a BMG round from a pistol? Ouch.

Looks like a revolver to me. Not a pistol.

40 posted on 08/12/2004 11:30:23 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: TERMINATTOR

Maadi-Griffin used to make a pistol chambered for the .50 BMG before they got rail-roaded by the Feds. Supposedly, the recoil really wasn't that bad.


41 posted on 08/12/2004 11:30:47 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Jaysun

I am a Colt Python owner but will be first to admit there's nothing like a S&W action. I also own a Mod 17 and a Mod 34 Smith in .22 and shoot the heck out of these.


42 posted on 08/12/2004 11:32:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

Sounds like a nice gun. I hope S&W submits it through the California DOJ extortion, I mean safety testing process. Otherwise, we won't be able to buy them here.


43 posted on 08/12/2004 11:34:18 AM PDT by jrp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: flashbunny

I have two Rugers .357s. One is the Super Blackhawk that I bought in 1971, and a brandy-new Bisley Vaquero. I'm getting into Cowboy Action Shooting. The Stoeger is the 12 ga SBS; and am looking into a Marlin 94C for the carbine.


44 posted on 08/12/2004 11:34:35 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Cobra64

Looks like an anti-aircraft gun to me, actually.


45 posted on 08/12/2004 11:34:43 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: TERMINATTOR

When I picked up the 500 the dealer explained that I might want to change out the grips as the recoil was subject to cut the area between thumb and forefinger. However, my husband describes the Ruger 480's recoil to be considerably worse that the S&W 500's. I haven't shot either as I'm partial to long guns and not too fond of wrist pain.


46 posted on 08/12/2004 11:35:01 AM PDT by Quilla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: petro45acp
May having nothing to do with ammo belts. Click me.

The first I heard of it was in relation to a traditional Scotish kilt.

47 posted on 08/12/2004 11:36:28 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: TEXASPROUD

48 posted on 08/12/2004 11:37:26 AM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dead Corpse

I'd like to have the new smith in 45 LC. In fact, if they really want to get me to slap down a credit card they should make the old Smith model 58 chambered to fire 45acp in moon clips.

Now that would be a dandy CCW gun I think.


49 posted on 08/12/2004 11:37:52 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun...more than one, if possible..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks
I am a Colt Python owner but will be first to admit there's nothing like a S&W action.

Huh? What is the matter with you Python? I have a 4" that my dad gave me. The only Smiths that I have handled that come close have had a lot of work done to smooth them up.

50 posted on 08/12/2004 11:38:17 AM PDT by MileHi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-119 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson