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Old 02-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #31
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I have a 4" Mod 19 that I purchased in 1976. It has the wide grips and target trigger. I taught my wife to shoot with it and she trusts the weapon very much. This will be handed down to my son or grandson.
I carried a model 19 s & w 4 inch for 8 years as a police officer. It has never let me down . Great weapon .
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #32
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The movies are always faking some thing. That S&W Dirty Harry is pointing was not a 29 or Pre-29. The gun used in the movie was a Mdl 57 .41 Mag. There was a problem with the props and they had to use a Mdl. 57.
I don't think so.

The Smith and Wesson model 29 was used in Dirty Harry (1971)

The dash number is not applicable because the gun called for in the script was a 4" and was out of production during the filming of the movie. Fred Miller of S&W had a couple assembled from parts but unlike the 4" called for in the script, two versions were used and seen in this movie. A Model 29 revolver with 8 3/8" barrel, and a Model 29 revolver with 6 1/2" barrel.

They were fired with custom-made blanks for this movie.

In Magnum Force (1973), Harry uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel.

In The Enforcer (1976), Harry again uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel.

In Sudden Impact (1983), Harry again uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with a 6 1/2" barrel. When his Smith & Wesson Model 29 is kicked off of a dock Harry switches to his old pistol, an AMP Auto Mag Model 180 chambered in .44 AMP.

In The Dead Pool (1988), Harry again uses the Smith & Wesson Model 29 with the scuffed up 6 1/2" barrel from Sudden Impact.
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Love My 19-4 6". I only have put a box of .38's through it. The rest have been 158gr. .357. The balance is superb. Accuracy is superb. Trigger is superb.
When I bought it used years ago I asked the shop owner if he would toss in a holster. He pointed me to a box of leather/ garbage and there was a Bianci holster that looked new. His face dropped when I brought it to the counter.

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I thought I read once that they dubbed a m57 in the original Dirty Harry and passed it off as a 29.

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I thought I read once that they dubbed a m57 in the original Dirty Harry and passed it off as a 29.
that too was what i read years ago, that some of them were the M57 used as stand-ins because of the shortage of M29's, and both were used in filming of the first Dirty Harry movie, and that M29's were used in the rest of the movies. how many could they need for one character that uses one in the movie?
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My girlfriend just got. S&W .357 model 19-4 we are going to go shoot it this weekend what a beautiful blued revolver this one is near mint less then 100 rounds where fired through it. My father used to have one as well he sold his a few years back and kicks himself everyday for it.

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Let us know how it goes!

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My girlfriend just got. S&W .357 model 19-4 we are going to go shoot it this weekend what a beautiful blued revolver this one is near mint less then 100 rounds where fired through it. My father used to have one as well he sold his a few years back and kicks himself everyday for it.
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Results from this weekend my girlfriend Amber shooting her 1980 S&W model 19-4 w/.38 special. Six and a half inch barrel.

She is a competitive sporting clays shooter and well I have always shot pistol. She is left handed but right eye dominate. She shot sat left handed and had mediocre results. Today she shot right handed both eyes open and performed much better. I shot my sig p229 9mm but was more concerned with her working out the siting kinks. She did great after some adjustments. Check it..

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It looks very similar to my daughter's first target. Her first hit was a bull, but everything else was loose and all over the place. After working with her for about a half hour or so we finally figured out that she was focusing on the target, and not the front sight. I took her back to shooting basics and worked on her sight picture. She immediately tightened her group. She was a skeet shooter at the time, and did not have to follow handgun sighting discipline to do well with the shotgun. You can find a picture of what a proper sight picture should look like at the link. The one for humanoid target shows the correct focus best.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f55/proper-sight-picture-target-mistakes-4871/

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Cool yeah she's going to keep at it.

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