I like the old stuff as well and this is one of them. This is a S&W DA 44Russian mfg 1880's that I've been shooting for years. I have one in mint cond that I won't shoot, but this is an old re-nickel that's works great. Black Hills ammo is most accurate.
I also have one of those old 3rd Mdls. .44 Cal. This gun. This old six shooter came out of Browns Hole in Utah. It has not been renickled and is in good shape I shoot cast bullets and BP loads in the old gun. I have the letter from S&W on the old gun. It spent it years on the Outlaw Trail.
It seems the older I get the more I want older firearms. I'm a 1911 guy mainly but have been looking for more revolvers over the last couple years. Last year I found a nice N frame bu tthe wife says it's too heavy, grip is too wide...bla..whine...boohooo The other day I found a K frame that when I got home and she picked it up she just had to shoot it. It's a S&W 19-3.The thing shoots like a dream and has a fantastic trigger (as most smith wheel guns do). Even the wife was able to keep all the holes in a man target at 35 yards with both 38's and a full house load 357's. Needless to say I'm more than happy with it. This brings my Smith revo count to four. Just 4-5 dozen more I think I"ll be able to stop looking for new ones
Yeah-Yeah it needs cleaned. I just got back in the house wit hit and the camera was sitting right there...heh
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