Cane's M19-3/357 Mag

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by canebrake, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yep, it doesn't get much better than this! The old snake is smiling!

    Certainly not the first 357 I've shot.....but the first I've owned. Why did I take so long????????

    There is something about a vintage Smith wheel gun in the N or K frame that sends piss-quivers up my spine. (That's far more manly than a Chris Mathews tingle up his leg.) Like a vintage M1911A1, the history seems to morph from the ageless stocks and provide the shooter with a glimpse of brilliance from the giants who's shoulders we walk on. (Elmer Keith, Jack Weaver, Col. Charles "Boots" Askins, Thell Reed, Jerry Miculek to name a few.)

    Here she is, a Smith & Wesson model 19-3, P&R. Manufactured in 1970, this gun is older than many members here yet the barrel is clean and shiny and it shoots like......well you decide below;

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  2. silentghost

    silentghost New Member

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    Nice! Is that with one called Flyer?:D
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    There you go pointing out my flyer! I get no respect! :p:p

    Just to defend the old man, that's a 5" target!
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That's a very sweet Model 19 and good shooting Cane. :cool:
     
  5. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice. I think I need to buy me a revolver. :D
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Very nice gun there old man!

    Everyone needs at least 1 quality wheel gun. heck I'm up to 4 now...
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Cane, I'm very happy for you. I felt the same when I first got mine.
     
  8. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I'm in love. When you finish with that moldy old hunk of chit can I have it?:p
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You're in my will brother! ;)
     
  10. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Great looking Smith!
     
  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Well, don't gork off too soon....But thanks!!!:p
     
  12. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    OK, now I'm really jealous!! :D

    That is a beautiful M19 Cane! Nice shooting, sir!
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yep, me too.

    Two Rugers and two Smiths.
     
  14. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Oh, you two got some catching up to do. Hahaha.
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That's it? I thought you had a gun collection!! :p
     
  16. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Exactly what I have...
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    As most of you know, I only have one gun and it is a Ruger revolver.

    Now, for another of my perpetual questions. What's the difference between an N frame and a K frame? Sorry, guys. I hope I'm not driving you all nuts with my endless questions.
     
  18. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The N frame is considerably larger and beefier than the K/L frames are. While some .357s were built on the N frame (27 & 28), most of the time N frame revolvers are chambered in a caliber that starts with a 4 - like .45 ACP and .44 Magnum. I'll bet you M14sRock can post up a picture of 2 side by side to show the difference...
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Thank you.
     
  20. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    You're quite welcome...