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Old February 27th, 2017, 09:58 AM   #16
 
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1)Again I'm impressed with how nice all of your guns are as well as how well you take care of them. I was glad to see that no damage had come to the bluing on your M29. Yes I was able to see the all stainless sights on your M67 and your4" M66. I also have a M63 which I got about 12 years ago ut I haven't seen another one of these here in CA since then. Your M41 .22 pistol is interesting because years ago I had a chance to buy a M41 NIB but my funds were short so my focus was on growing my revolver collection. You are right that the grips on your M41 look like Herretts.

2)I also have a Golden Rod in my safe and I always wipe my guns down with M-Pro7 including the grip frame because this is where rust can start underneath the grips. I then store them in Bore Stores because these will not hold moisture and the guns are better protection from being bumped against other guns in the safe due to better padding.

3)Yes I would be interested in seeing photos of your guns anytime you might have time to post them here on this forum. I will search through my photos and will post some more of my Smith revolvers as I have the time as well. Oh, and I'm not so great of a photographer either.

4)Well dash numbers are very important because this tells you what the engineering changes mean and which Smith revolvers with certain dash numbers are the most valuable as well as collectible.....and from a buyers standpoint now that these classic Smith's are so collectible are going to be focusing in asking specific questions about dash numbers so this knowledge is also beneficial to ensure a seller would get the most value from selling his Smith revolvers. I keep the latest copy of the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson guns on hand for reference as it fully describes the history and the meaning of the engineering changes that each dash number represents.

5)No problem with you not having cleaned off the Rig protectant as I also leave the protectant on my guns whenever photographing them. I also handle my guns with latex gloves to avoid putting finger prints on them.
Thanks Ptblank.
As you know especially the old Smith they are like family. I'll probably get bashed here but I can take it. Way back I was buying S&W's then I got interested in Rugers. If I were doing it over again I'd stick with the Smith's and the Colts. No as I said these which I noted are NIB and unfired. That 17 I'll get pictures of I fired it on our range a few times and it hasn't been taken out since to it's close to 40 yrs since I touched it.

I guess there's a few books I ought to invest in. It's not a old gun but I don't think S&W made them very long. I have a NIB unfired 296 in 44 spl . It looks like a over grown Model 38. I know what the dashes are but for some reason I never paid much attention to them.

Everybody seems to store their gun in different ways and use different protect-rants. I Since mine are in a Golden rod a protected safe and in a climate controlled room I have some I wiped down put in the tightly wrapped plastic bags and in the pistol rugs. I know that's not a smart thing to do and I wouldn't if they were in a un climate controlled room.
It's still early enough and you appreciate it I'll go take a few more gun pictures now and I'll put them on after awhile.



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I didnít get a picture of the M17. I have the extra cylinder sealed in a plastic bags then in a cloth pouch or bag thatís sealed. I really donít want to be opening that sealed bag. I was an upholster at one time and made these bags and stuff. Itís nothing special but a 6-6 ĹĒ blued K Frame 22LR with an extra 22 mag cylinder.

This first picture is of the NIB Unfired M25 in 45 ACP. I forget if itís a 6Ē or 6Ē1/2Ē. I got a later model 25 (Dash?) that is a blued 4Ē in 45 Colt. I got this 45 Colt used but itís almost like new and have fired it quite a bit actually. Very sweet shooting gun.




I forgot all about this one until I was digging around. Itís a NIB(?) M14 Single Action only. I got it from that same buddy who I got the M66 2 1/2Ē from before he passed away. As far as I know itís unfired. I know I have never fired it and Iím pretty sure he never did. This M14 the M17 and the M25 all have the 3Tís.





Then this I really donít know how many Smith made but I know it wasnít in production very long. Itís the M 296 in 44 Spl.
Looks like an overgrown M38 Air Lite. I probably have it over 15yrs and its NIB. It has a warning on the side of the barrel. It gives a max weight bullet to be fired through it. I should have checked to see what it is when I had it out. I believe itís 200 grains.


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I will be replying soon and will post some pictures after I've dug them out.....but for now regarding your Smith M296, I looked up the information on this revolver in my Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson revolvers which indicated that the M296 was introduced in 1999 but was discontinued in 2001. Although there was no mention of how many of these were produced but I'm sure that there couldn't have been very many. Also the book specified that as written on the gun the maximum bullet weight allowed was 200 grain just as you had estimated. I hope that I have gotten this information to you in time to prevent you from having to unseal your M296 to determine this information?
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I will be replying soon and will post some pictures after I've dug them out.....but for now regarding your Smith M296, I looked up the information on this revolver in my Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson revolvers which indicated that the M296 was introduced in 1999 but was discontinued in 2001. Although there was no mention of how many of these were produced but I'm sure that there couldn't have been very many. Also the book specified that as written on the gun the maximum bullet weight allowed was 200 grain just as you had estimated. I hope that I have gotten this information to you in time to prevent you from having to unseal your M296 to determine this information?
Thank ptblank, I appreciate the info.

A buddy of mine was working at that same gun shop I had worked at years earlier when those M 296's came out. I saw a few of them at different gun shops. He called me and asked if I'd be interested in one.
It was different and I already had a M649 so I went ahead and bought it. If I were doing it again I probably wouldn't. I knew they weren't made very long. I doubt very many of them were produced. I can't imagine them being a big seller.




Here's my glass bead blasted M 649 that was my EDC for many years. Over the years it got honest wear so I glass bead blasted it probably a couple years ago. I got this M-649 in the early 1980's. I was working with a sprinkler fitter that had gotten his FFL so I had him order it for me. The S&W logo was always not stamped as deep on the one side of the logo. I noticed it more after glass beading it.





Like others before and after this M296 is still NIB Unfired.
The only thing I have sealed up is that M-17 extra cylinder,it's really not a big deal. I have things to do today but I'll get pictures of it soon for you. It probably wouldn't hurt to check it, it's been put away for a looooong time.
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Very nice! I picked up a new Mod 66 a few months back. It was the last gun I carried as a LEO. All the handguns I own now are semi-autos except for the 66.
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My little 36 from the mid 60's...3" bbl..square butt..nice little piece...shoot it now and then..was a flat latch and I still got the latch and parts but the raised latch is much easier for these old arthritic hands to deal with...got "rubber baby buggy bumpers" on it to save my hands but the original numbered grips are here as well...just too small for me and my meat hooks..
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My little 36 from the mid 60's...3" bbl..square butt..nice little piece...shoot it now and then..was a flat latch and I still got the latch and parts but the raised latch is much easier for these old arthritic hands to deal with...got "rubber baby buggy bumpers" on it to save my hands but the original numbered grips are here as well...just too small for me and my meat hooks..
Your little M36 with the 3" barrel is a real nice classic Smith revolver and I agree that it is a great revolver for enabling you to deal with your arthritic hands and I know because I have a similar problem with my hands! I almost bought a NIB 3" M36 that I'd found in a collectible gun shop about 15 years ago....but since my gun funds were low and because I was on a quest to collect the Ruger Six Series revolvers I had to pass on buying this neat Smith revolver!
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