Skip to comments.New Smith&Wesson Revolver
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
Everyone knows gun threads are like Ann Coulter threads, PICTURES ARE MANDATORY!
Pg. 128 of Sept/Oct.2004 American Handgunner shows Clint Smith holding Serial #1.
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.
Have we forgiven Smith & Wesson?
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?
"have you ordered yours yet" ping
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.
Dude, the S&W website doesn't announce anything about this. The model numbers you produced are bogus!
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.
Some 'Bear Tooth Bullets' would work nice in that as well....nice find BTW
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.
Stick with a company that has stood firm through the years, like Ruger. Smith and Wesson has got lots of 'splaining to do.
Amen. As for me, I'll stick with Seacamp.
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....
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?
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