vert1276
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November 18th, 2011 at 1:55:42 AM permalink
While I have owned many Smith & Wesson Model 29's over the years(I think 6 maybe 7) they have all been 4" barrels....some "blued" finish some nickels finish...But I have never owned a 6 1/2" barrel Model 29....And I figure it was time to buy one...I mean what collect is really complete without a 6 1/2" Smith & Wesson Model 29, .44 Magnum?..... If you dont own the "dirty Harry" gun is your collect really complete? LOL....So I got my opportunity to buy one yesterday....A long time buddy was selling his(needed funds for new baby on the way).......SO I saw my opportunity and I took it :)

Of course right when I got it home...I had to pick it up and say "I Know what you are thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement I've kind of lost track myself. Being this is a 44 magnum the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off. You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well do ya punk?




MarieBicurie
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November 18th, 2011 at 2:12:44 AM permalink
Puck? I don't remember a 44 magnum in A Midsummer Night's Dream... ;)
vert1276
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November 18th, 2011 at 3:23:25 AM permalink
Quote: MarieBicurie

Puck? I don't remember a 44 magnum in A Midsummer Night's Dream... ;)



LOL fixed
Ayecarumba
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November 18th, 2011 at 1:25:44 PM permalink
Sweet firearm. Even came with a speed loader. Interesting grain pattern on the grip. No problems with it splitting?
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vert1276
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November 18th, 2011 at 6:04:39 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Sweet firearm. Even came with a speed loader. Interesting grain pattern on the grip. No problems with it splitting?



No never had any problems with wood grips ever splitting.....although I have never lived in a really dry place......But im not familiar with people having any problems with splitting
EvenBob
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November 19th, 2011 at 2:22:09 AM permalink
Hey vert (not your real name), check out this page. He has a great
collection and a real passion for the hobby. Do you have a nickel Colt
45? I always wanted one, but loaded they weigh about 4 fricking pounds
and snap your wrist like a pretzel when you shoot them. But there's
something about that gun when its pointed at an intruder that creates
a yellow puddle on the floor.. We had one in the bar in 1981 that belonged
to the daytime bartender, and it was a beaut. Totally illegal, what the hell.
How would you ever carry that brute in your pants without it dragging
your pants around your ankles. I'll tell you, though, just seeing that
piece of American 'justice' under the bar where I could grab it in a
New York second, brought loads of welcome comfort to me and those
I worked with. When you start waving a Colt 45 around, you're either
insane or you mean business. Either way, duck.

Guns
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vert1276
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November 21st, 2011 at 10:21:25 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Hey vert (not your real name), check out this page. He has a great
collection and a real passion for the hobby. Do you have a nickel Colt
45? I always wanted one, but loaded they weigh about 4 fricking pounds
and snap your wrist like a pretzel when you shoot them. But there's
something about that gun when its pointed at an intruder that creates
a yellow puddle on the floor.. We had one in the bar in 1981 that belonged
to the daytime bartender, and it was a beaut. Totally illegal, what the hell.
How would you ever carry that brute in your pants without it dragging
your pants around your ankles. I'll tell you, though, just seeing that
piece of American 'justice' under the bar where I could grab it in a
New York second, brought loads of welcome comfort to me and those
I worked with. When you start waving a Colt 45 around, you're either
insane or you mean business. Either way, duck.

Guns



No I have never owned a Colt 45.....I'm really not into single action revolvers....Plus if I did get into single action revolvers. I would be just one more ammo for me to have to start reloading(45 long colt)...and I dont have enough time now LOL....I can see the appeal people have with old single action revolvers. They are just not for me.

Onto that link you posted. Ya that guys had some nice firearms....There were some nice 1911's and 1903' and 1908's in there.....I'm kinda of 1911 guy.,..I own more 1911's then any other firearm...Colt's, Kimber's, Springfield's, Smith and Wesson...I even own a Les Baer 1911. I also own some 1903's and 1908's too......I'm just a huge fan of anything designed By Browning. The man was a firearms genius. This is the 100 year anniversary of the Browning 1911 design....And the pistol is as popular as ever...Its hard to improve on perfection!

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