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Old 12-26-2009, 04:09 AM   #1
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How do you people fell about smith and wessons classic reissue line?I had a late 70's made Model 10 and really liked it,and I would like to get a classic reissue Model 27,but I have no idea if these reissues are anywhere near the quality of the originals.I would like to hear what you guys and gals have to say about them.

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It's a Smith & Wesson, you won't have any problems. But be aware that the safety lock "can" be a neussence.

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How do you people fell about smith and wessons classic reissue line?I had a late 70's made Model 10 and really liked it,and I would like to get a classic reissue Model 27,but I have no idea if these reissues are anywhere near the quality of the originals.I would like to hear what you guys and gals have to say about them.

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The reissued "Classics" do not have the safety lock. They are true to the original design. The only thing that keeps me from buying 3 or 4 to add to my N-frame collection is the price.

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The reissued "Classics" do not have the safety lock. They are true to the original design. The only thing that keeps me from buying 3 or 4 to add to my N-frame collection is the price.
That's good to know! I have a 329PD with that stupid safety lock and it's a pain in the butt sometimes...
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Unless S&W has recentlychanged the safety arrangement on these revolvers,then robo i'am afraid your mistaken because right here in smiths 2009 catologe the locks are right on the guns by the latch, and in a article in the catologe Gary James mentions the locks being on the reissues.

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Perhaps it was just wishful thinking on my part. I went back and had a closer look. Yep! Damn safety lock is there. That makes the price they are asking out of line, IMHO. Safety lock = MIM parts. No way I will pay $1000 for one of these. I love me some S&W revolvers but I will stick to the used real "Classics".

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I have looked at the prices on these guns also and they are way over priced. I dont know what smith and wesson was thinking .

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I agree they look nice. I'm afraid I'd probably take a pass though...I guess I prefer the older guns like some of the others.

The only way I will buy a S&W with a lock...if I can buy it and re-sell it for a bit of profit.

The only "Classic" without a lock is the M-40. It is being sold without a lock because it's design has an grip safety.

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Don't waste your money on these. You can do much better buying an original "Classic" in VG to Excellent condition and have a revolver that will retain collector value. If you want a "classic" knockoff, buy a Taurus. It'll still have a lock but won't cost you nearly as much.

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