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Old March 22nd, 2019, 01:51 AM   #1
 
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Added a LNIB 38 special

It's from 1986. Found at a local auction and I was lucky to be the only bid so the price was right. Planning a lot of range time with this one. The finish shows no wear. It appeared to be fired little, lightly coated with oil, then stored. Thanks for looking.
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Wow! What a beauty. That is gorgeous, and I'm jealous. The guys at the range popping away with their polymer 9mm's will be amazed at the tight groups that sweet S&W will print. Congratulations!
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Beauty! Finally it will be allowed to "speak".
My wifes favorite gun is my old model 15-3 I carried when I was wearing the badge. So easy to stage that trigger. Love those S&W clicks!

PS: That is the weapon I went through the Police Academy with in 1979. They made us shoot until the gun failed to work just to show us how soon that would happen.

My cylinder ceased to rotate after the 112th round no matter how hard I pressed the trigger. (We were given .38 wadcutter reloads that smoked like Bullseye powder loads).

The real odd thing is 112 was my badge #. Guys said I did it on purpose but I didn't.

Good luck with that fine piece! You gound a real nice one.

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That is so cool! Been toying with the idea of getting/finding a longer barreled 38 to shoot with; i've got a snub nose already, but that just looks like it'd be absolute fun
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It's from 1986. Found at a local auction and I was lucky to be the only bid so the price was right. Planning a lot of range time with this one. The finish shows no wear. It appeared to be fired little, lightly coated with oil, then stored. Thanks for looking.
What a beauty. My 64 is a 1987 build, and it's been great. You'll have this gun for the duration.
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You've found a real treasure there and like new condition! Since buying a couple model 10s last year I've developed a real appreciation for the craftsmanship and function of these older Smith revolvers. They're works of art. Mine are fixed sight 4" heavy barreled models that shoot very accurately with very nice triggers. I think the adjustable sights are the difference between the model 10 and model 15. Correct?
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Very nice!
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A really nice Model 15 in an uncommon 6" barrel. It should be a 15-5, when the 6" and 8" barrels were introduced. Only 4" and 2" up the that variation.

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Very nice well I learned something new unless that is a misprint I never thought that S&W Made a Model 15 with a 6 inch barrel!!! I was thinking wow nice Model 14 S&W!!! To the OP does the revolver have Mod. 15 stamped on the revolver?? Nice find and congrats!!!
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Wow! That is a great looking revolver and congrats!
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Very nice well I learned something new unless that is a misprint I never thought that S&W Made a Model 15 with a 6 inch barrel!!! I was thinking wow nice Model 14 S&W!!! To the OP does the revolver have Mod. 15 stamped on the revolver?? Nice find and congrats!!!
Thank you. Yes, 15-5 on the yoke. I understand 6" was available starting in '86 as was an 8 3/8" until around 1992.

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You've found a real treasure there and like new condition! Since buying a couple model 10s last year I've developed a real appreciation for the craftsmanship and function of these older Smith revolvers. They're works of art. Mine are fixed sight 4" heavy barreled models that shoot very accurately with very nice triggers. I think the adjustable sights are the difference between the model 10 and model 15. Correct?
And thank you. Yep, I think it's basically a 10 with an adjustable sight, in this case anyway. I have seen 15's with target hammer, trigger, stocks but this one is service equipped.

Thank you all for the comments.

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Looks nice, I hope you enjoy it.
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Need to find my drool cup. Congrats on the find!
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Sweet !!! On my short list.
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The only difference between a Mod 14 and 15 is the Baughman ramp sight on the Mod 15. I have a no-dash 4" Mod 15 in like new condition …. a truly excellent revolver. I Also have a 6" Mod 14, which is an excellent bullseye gun with 10s of thousands of 148gr LHBWCs fired in it and still going strong.

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Here's my 6" Mod 14. Note the front sights on the OP's 6 incher looks like the front sight on my Mod 15:
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