Post a pic of your favorite revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Rifling82, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For the sake of getting the "gun talk" going on here again.... Post a pic of your favorite revolver, tell us a story while you're at it!
     
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  2. Gatoragn

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    Here is a pic of my most recent acquisition. A S&W 25-5 Mountain Gun in 45 Colt.

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    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, I do more than argue poly-ticks.
     
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  5. Daoust_Nat

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    I like this Ruger GP100 Match Champion .357
     
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  6. IowaShooter

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    Uberti shiny stainless 5.5" 1873 SA .45colt

    My grown daughter and I shot this on father's day... Both decided it was our favorite revolver
     
  7. crossfire

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    My Taurus M607-8SS; one of a kind...
    The 7-round M607 was produced for just a couple of years; replaced by the 8-round M608. It was also only available with a 4" and 6.5" barrel. This revolver is a hybrid made by installing the M607 assembled crane/cylinder and action in an M608-8SS frame. The reason for building this is the cartridge it uses; the .360 Dan Wesson. With one less round than the M608 cylinder and offset bolt slots, there is more steel around the chambers to better handle the operating pressure of the .360 DW while the additional barrel length makes better use of the larger powder charge.
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  8. jermnmary

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    Don’t have a favorite in particular but this one means a lot to me Elliot’s patent 1860 Remington and Sons this was from my step fathers great great grand father in tbe civil war 4 barrel revolving pin
     

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  9. c3shooter

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    I have several, but you said favorite- and a story.
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    The pride of Philadelphia, PA- The Baby Hammerless. 6 shot .22 Short, double action only, 4.125 inches long, 1 inch barrel.

    My stepmom was adopted into a strictly religious family in SW VA- Seventh Day Adventist. When her Mom passed away she was going thru the family home, dealing with the estate- when she found a trunk in the attic. Trunk belonged to Granny, who had passed away LONG ago.

    Interesting trunk. Seems that Granny had been a mail order bride, and had been a dance hall girl in the old West. One of the items in the trunk was her Baby Hammerless revolver, and a half box of Lesmok .22 Shorts.
    I've got my Colts and S&Ws, my K-38s and my Chief's Specials, a number of top breaks, single actions, nickel, stainless and a couple of engraved guns- but that little tiny .22 may have better stories than any of them.
     
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  10. Rex in OTZ

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    Pardon the less than stellar photo shoot.
    If your looking for glitzy, flashy revolver porn, this aint it.
    This is my second and best High Standard.
    I initally had a brand new HS Camp Gun and like a fool sold it off years later after it developed a bad habit of spitting lead.
    After 9 years this one came along in a shoe box with other gun parts, 83% of it in a ziploc baggie.
    After several years, looking around I did manage to get it up and running.
    It actually looked even more rough than it looks today.
    So its wearing a coating of black header paint & boiled linseed oil.
    Neither is 100% permanent and with some stripper can show its worn blueing.
    It was my first short barrel of any caliber revolver.
    I like that its short, fixed sights and that its a 9 shot .22 mag.
    Thats 5.7x26.8 mmR for them metric fellas.
    Its passable double action trigger and nice crisp single action trigger.
    It wont win any awards, never be a top $$ bluebook safe queen.
    I guess its humble return from the cardboard parts box of death should be another reason I like it.
    Its just the right size to fit in my jacket pocket, no holster to fuss with.
    Its another faithfull companion just like the mutt on the floor in the background.
    Neither cost much to aquire, but by their very nature bring me pleasure and years of usefull service.

    And for my other favorite large bore revolver? Thatd be .45cal Ruger.
    For them metric fellas thats the 11.43×33mmR. :D
     

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  11. aarondhgraham

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    When I was a kid I grew up shooting my Mom's Colt Frontier Scout,,,
    It wasn't until I enlisted in the Air Force that I encountered double-action revolvers.

    In the 70's the standard issue handgun was a S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece,,,
    I liked shooting so I signed up for as much range time as I could get.

    I actually became quite proficient with the gun,,,
    I always swore I would get one for myself someday.

    Several years ago I ran across this pristine specimen,,,
    I bought it with the original box, papers, & tools.

    I eventually got a Model 18 in .22 LR as a companion/understudy for it.

    The .38 I named Stella,,,
    The .22 is Dee-dee.

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    I do still have my Mother's Colt,,,
    The gun still shoots well even to this day,,,
    But Stella and Dee-dee get the most range time of them all.

    I'm 67 years old and am starting to gift away some of my guns,,,
    These two will be some of the last to go.

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  12. 67stingray

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    Ruger GP100 327 #2.jpg View attachment 185868 SP101 327 White Resin #2.jpg At the moment my favorite is my Lipsey’s GP100 in . 327 Federal Magnum, no real story behind it, just saw it and had to have it. I've also got a SP101 in .327, like it but with the shorter barrel it's not as fun to shoot.
     
  13. Chainfire

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    A crappy gun with a gold plated story.
     
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  14. Chainfire

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    While it is certainly not my favorite (overall) revolver, (I have never shot the thing) it is the one with the best story. It is an Italian service revolver, generally known as the "Bodeo." They served from 1889 to post WWII. (This is the enlisted man's model with folding trigger) The story is that this particular revolver is the earliest serial number that is known to exist today. It was the 81st production gun. They don't have much of a collector following in the US, but they have a cult following in parts of Europe. This was most likely a WWII USGI bringback.
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    Probably shoot this as much as any. Ruger 45.

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  16. c3shooter

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    Not one I own- but a favorite. That is a Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver. Yes, I said Automatic Revolver. Fewer than 4500 made. Why is it a favorite?

    A few years ago a young lady posted pics here of one she inherited from her Dad- and was looking for info. Hers had a unique history- a couple of us here were able to do some research, and track that one back to the original owner- a British Intell officer that was a real life cross between Lawrence of Arabia and James Bond. IIRC, we also got her connected to a 1st class firearm auction house- and with the provenance (history) the gun sold for around $6 grand.
     
  17. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great story C3!
     
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    Would love to get on your list of gift away. Mighty fine revolvers you got there.
     
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  20. Overkill0084

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    Python .357.jpg I like all of my revolvers. However, the Python is special. My father bought it in 1965 with a 6-inch barrel. Ironically, it was his second choice. He had gone in to get a S&W 27, but they were out of them. I still find it amusing that he had to "settle" for the Python. It was a daily use gun as my dad was a member of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. It was also used plenty in PPC in the late 60s early seventies. In the mid-eighties, it was re-barreled with the barrel you see on it, an 8" Python Hunter Barrel, for use in Hunters Pistol Silhouette. I still have the original 6" in the safe with it, so it could be restored to original should the need arise. Sometime in the late 60's he had an action job and the jeweling done to it. The trigger is unlike anything else I own. It's like a glass rod breaking.