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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Model 57 Reply with quote

I may have lost out on the Nesika rifle deal, but I found a revolver I've been wanting for a long time. It's a 6" blued S&W Model 57 Classic in .41 mag. I put a deposit on it and have 3 months to pay it off. I'd love to collect their whole line of Classic revolvers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Sweet!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Very nice BB.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:46 am    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Very nice! Where did you find that gem? All the best...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Gil Martin wrote:
Very nice! Where did you find that gem? All the best...
Gil

I found it on Bud's. They get several Classics each week and they go fast. This last week they had a 4" and 6.5" mod. 27, a mod 25, a mod. 29 in 4" and 6.5", a mod. 48 and several 586 revolvers. Last I looked they still had a mod. 10, 4" 586, a 4" mod. 48 and a 6.5" mod. 48. If you hesitate at all, they're gone. Sometimes Bud's even comes out with a gun that has been discontinued and somehow they find one for sale. I recently bought a NIB Taurus mod. 651 .357 in S.S. with a shrouded hammer that had been discontinued for several years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Finally brought home the Model 57! Not sure what bullets I want to try in it. I already have primers, powder, some cases and even a speed loader for it. I bought a box of ammo so I have something to which I can compare my handloads.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Might I recommend Remington semi-jackeded hollow points in the 200 to 210 grain range using H110. Start low and work up.

ByTheWay...Beautiful revolver. You lucky dog, you... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Looks like you did just fine. Is your revolver pinned and recessed? I have been reloading for the .41 magnum for years and have settled on IMR4227 and my own cast bullets. Enjoy. All the best...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Gil Martin wrote:
Is your revolver pinned and recessed? Gil

No it's not, I think S&W stopped both practices in 1982.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Love the look of S&W revolvers

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

Nice gun. I think everyone should have one.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Model 57 Reply with quote

If I had one I would trade it straight across for a Ruger RedHawk. Smile

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