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Old February 2nd, 2017, 07:04 PM   #1
 
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More classic S&W revolvers-for your pleasure:

1)S&W stainless Combat Masterpiece .38 special model 67(No dash#)NIB:

2)S&W 4" model 19-2 Combat Magnum revolver .357 magnum:

3)S&W model 520 NYSP(Ordered by them, but they canceled after only 3,000 having been produced).357 Magnum revolver NIB:

4)S&W pre model 19 Combat Magnum .357 revolver(This gun was in the very first batch of 5,000 produced that had shipped out of S&W in 1955)!:

5)S&W 6" model 17-2 .22 caliber NIB:




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I previously owned one of the NYSP 520s and found it to be as close to a perfect revolver as possible.
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Good looking Smith's ptblank.
I have a S&W M 67 which was my first handgun. Mine has the stainless sights. It was from 1972 or that's when I got it. My mom had to buy it for me.
I have a 4" 66 also with the Stainless sights I got a couple years later. Neither of them have been fired much.
One day I'll get a few pictures of some of my Smith's.
I have a NIB in wooden box 6 1/2" blued M29. That's another one I have never fired. I haven't checked the box in years I don't know if the blue insides of the box are any good after all these years or not.Same with a M25 45 ACP Target.

I should have paid more attention to your pictures. I had a 520 and sold it, we got as couple of them in when I worked at the gun shop. I want to say I gave about 300.00 for it. I probably should have kept it but there was a Ruger I had to have that has never been fired. I traded it for a M-77 All Weather in 350 Rem Mag.

I have a M17 w/ a extra 22 mag cylinder fitted to it.

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Good looking Smith's ptblank.
I have a S&W M 67 which was my first handgun. Mine has the stainless sights. It was from 1972 or that's when I got it. My mom had to buy it for me.
I have a 4" 66 also with the Stainless sights I got a couple years later. Neither of them have been fired much.
One day I'll get a few pictures of some of my Smith's.
I have a NIB in wooden box 6 1/2" blued M29. That's another one I have never fired. I haven't checked the box in years I don't know if the blue insides of the box are any good after all these years or not.Same with a M25 45 ACP Target.

I should have paid more attention to your pictures. I had a 520 and sold it, we got as couple of them in when I worked at the gun shop. I want to say I gave about 300.00 for it. I probably should have kept it but there was a Ruger I had to have that has never been fired. I traded it for a M-77 All Weather in 350 Rem Mag.

I have a M17 w/ a extra 22 mag cylinder fitted to it.
1)I can see that you think like I do and you care to keep your guns in mint condition. You have several very nice Smith revolvers too! And of course i'll be interested to see any pictures you might take of these Smith revolvers.

2)Well I hope that your 6 1/2" blued M29 will still prove to be in nice shape? However any guns I have stored in boxes including wood I always insert a sheet of VCI paper with the gun placed inside of this folded VCI paper. I usually order 20-30 sheets of S&W VCI paper from S&W. In fact I just ordered 30 sheets which only cost me a little over $16 including the shipping! For the guns that I'm unable to store in boxes I place 6them in Bore Stores because these do not hold moisture and have proven to keep these guns protected after sevral years!

3)I originally had three M66(no dash)revolvers with two of these having the all stainless sights and one with the black sights because shortly after introducing the all stainless sight models the shooters tarted complaining that they couldn't see the all stainless sights very well during shooting in bright sunlight so Smith stated producing these M66(no dash with the black sights. But unfortunately a collector had talked me out of one of my M66(no dash)revolvers with the all stainless sights! But I still have three M67(No dash) models with the all stainless sights still left in my collection. I really like the M67 with it's tapered barrel!
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I previously owned one of the NYSP 520s and found it to be as close to a perfect revolver as possible.
I agree with you! But despite still having the NYSP 520 that I'd posted about, I regret the fact that at the time that I'd purchased this 520 there was one other NIB 520 that the dealer had along with this one that I was tempted to buy but I had foolishly let this one slip by me because I could have bought both for $475 and this was approximately ten years ago.
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1)I can see that you think like I do and you care to keep your guns in mint condition. You have several very nice Smith revolvers too! And of course i'll be interested to see any pictures you might take of these Smith revolvers.

2)Well I hope that your 6 1/2" blued M29 will still prove to be in nice shape? However any guns I have stored in boxes including wood I always insert a sheet of VCI paper with the gun placed inside of this folded VCI paper. I usually order 20-30 sheets of S&W VCI paper from S&W. In fact I just ordered 30 sheets which only cost me a little over $16 including the shipping! For the guns that I'm unable to store in boxes I place 6them in Bore Stores because these do not hold moisture and have proven to keep these guns protected after sevral years!

3)I originally had three M66(no dash)revolvers with two of these having the all stainless sights and one with the black sights because shortly after introducing the all stainless sight models the shooters tarted complaining that they couldn't see the all stainless sights very well during shooting in bright sunlight so Smith stated producing these M66(no dash with the black sights. But unfortunately a collector had talked me out of one of my M66(no dash)revolvers with the all stainless sights! But I still have three M67(No dash) models with the all stainless sights still left in my collection. I really like the M67 with it's tapered barrel!
I took a little time to snap a few pictures of some of my Smiths. I'll be first to admit I’m not much of a photographer.

The top left is my Model 67 my first handgun. Note the M67 and the 4” M66 both have the stainless steel sights. I just noticed they didn’t come out real good but they both have the stainless sights the early stainless models had.
Top right is a later model M66 2 ” .
Bottom left is my 4” M66 and the bottom right is a M60. 3 of 4 are from the early 1970’s and the 66 2 ” was I believe in the later 70’s. I got the 2 ” 66 from an old friend that passed away in the very early 80’s.




I forgot all the Pachmayr grips I put on these old guns. I have the factory original grips packed away.

This is a M41 22LR S&W target gun. It’s like new and I can’t begin to tell you the thousands of rounds put through this gun. Back in the day I’d go to the range 3 or 4 nights a week. Shown is the extra 5 ” heavy barrel and I want to say the barrel on the gun is 7 3/8”bbl with the muzzle break. I bought this M41 in 1973 possibly 74 for 149.50 and they are almost 1400.00 today and probably not the same quality as the old ones were. This particular one has an “A” S/N.
The heavy barrel I picked up a few years later. It wears a pair of Herretts custom made grips. I believe they were called the Shooting Stars.




Here’s my M63. From the mid 1970’s. It was showing honest age so I glass bead blasted it last year. The extra cylinder shown with it is a 22 mag.


That’s it for now.

Ptblank after reading your post I realized I forgot the M29. I went back down and got a couple for you.

Here it is …… This gun is NIB unfired from the mid 1970’s era M29 6 ” blue.


That is a good ideal using that VCI paper. I wipe all mine down with a sheep skin wipe with RIG then they are sealed in plastic bags then stored in a safe with a Golden Rod inside a climate controlled room. I've been doing it that way for decades.

I have a few more when I feel like digging them out I will. Nothing special that M-17 with the extra 22 mag cylinder ,a Model 25 45ACP unfired NIB.
I also notice the M41 looks blemished. It isn't it's from the flash on the weenie camera.


You mention the Dash numbers. To be honest I never think about the dash numbers. I guess I should add the dash numbers on my records. I write them as the Model number S/N, etc and never think of the dash number.

I should have cleaned the RIG off that one side better. It's spotless. That flash sure doesn't help taking pictures of a shinny object.

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I took a little time to snap a few pictures of some of my Smiths. I'll be first to admit I’m not much of a photographer.

The top left is my Model 67 my first handgun. Note the M67 and the 4” M66 both have the stainless steel sights. I just noticed they didn’t come out real good but they both have the stainless sights the early stainless models had.
Top right is a later model M66 2 ” .
Bottom left is my 4” M66 and the bottom right is a M60. 3 of 4 are from the early 1970’s and the 66 2 ” was I believe in the later 70’s. I got the 2 ” 66 from an old friend that passed away in the very early 80’s.




I forgot all the Pachmayr grips I put on these old guns. I have the factory original grips packed away.

This is a M41 22LR S&W target gun. It’s like new and I can’t begin to tell you the thousands of rounds put through this gun. Back in the day I’d go to the range 3 or 4 nights a week. Shown is the extra 5 ” heavy barrel and I want to say the barrel on the gun is 7 3/8”bbl with the muzzle break. I bought this M41 in 1973 possibly 74 for 149.50 and they are almost 1400.00 today and probably not the same quality as the old ones were. This particular one has an “A” S/N.
The heavy barrel I picked up a few years later. It wears a pair of Herretts custom made grips. I believe they were called the Shooting Stars.




Here’s my M63. From the mid 1970’s. It was showing honest age so I glass bead blasted it last year. The extra cylinder shown with it is a 22 mag.


That’s it for now.

Ptblank after reading your post I realized I forgot the M29. I went back down and got a couple for you.

Here it is …… This gun is NIB unfired from the mid 1970’s era M29 6 ” blue.


That is a good ideal using that VCI paper. I wipe all mine down with a sheep skin wipe with RIG then they are sealed in plastic bags then stored in a safe with a Golden Rod inside a climate controlled room. I've been doing that way for decades.

I have a few more when I feel like digging them out I will. Nothing special that M-17 with the extra 22 mag cylinder ,a Model 25 45ACP unfired NIB.


You mention the Dash numbers. To be honest I never think about the dash numbers. I guess I should add the dash numbers on my records. I write them as the Model number S/N, etc.

I should have cleaned the RIG off that one side better.

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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 but 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 on 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.

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