S&W N frame 38 Special

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S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by Jack H on Fri May 26, 2017 11:12 pm

Didn't know at first exactly what it was, but I bought it anyway.

Apparently I have an excellent 38/44 Outdoorsman Model of 1950 pre model 23.  6.5" barrel

The recoil plate is real nice.  Screw slots sound.  Not much use showing.  Very Happy
I.m guessing the  S131xxx serial put it about 1956.
It's about a year newer than the 1955 Model over there >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hope it shoots DR




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Re: S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by troystaten on Sat May 27, 2017 2:33 am

You got a classic, should shoot well.

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Re: S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sat May 27, 2017 9:03 am

Exceptional!  Does the extra weight help with DA?
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Re: S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by boatbum101 on Sat May 27, 2017 12:48 pm

Mine has outshot every K38 I've ever picked up . Like shooting a capgun with std 38 loads . If you want hotter ala Keith loads it'll go there too . Lyman 358429 with 2400 , H4227 , SR-4756 , 800X , N-350 or 110 will launch between 1100 to 1300fps with outstanding accuracy from mine . They're great guns enjoy .

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Re: S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by Jack H on Sat May 27, 2017 5:19 pm

JayhawkNavy02 wrote:Exceptional!  Does the extra weight help with DA?

Don't know.  Just got it.  Paid dearly at Cabelas. 
But I am going to thin the too large herd elsewhere and probably lose my shirt more than once. 

Really though I'm a SA type.  It's got the medium wide hammer and the narrow serrated trigger. 
I might want to put in a tgt hammer and 312 smoothe trigger.  I think I have them.
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Post by Rob Kovach on Sun May 28, 2017 10:55 pm

That looks really great!  Looks like new!
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Re: S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by LenV on Sun May 28, 2017 11:28 pm

I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it for DR.  Elmer Keith had a blast using loads so hot in that round that they rivaled .357 mag and had more chamber pressure then modern .44 mag loads. Consider it the very first 38 Special+p revolver. I am jealous. There were not very many of them made.

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Re: S&W N frame 38 Special

Post by r_zerr on Tue May 30, 2017 5:38 pm

Jack,

They are nice pistols. They are not as smooth and light in double action as a M14 because of the larger cylinders, but they are still nice.

Do you mind if I ask how much you paid?

Mine is shown on the bottom in the photo below/ The top is one of the later M25, "reproductions" of a Model of 1955, The middle is a Hand eject in .44 Special, pre-M24 (with an extra cylinder in .44 Russian), and the bottom is the .38/44. The photos do not do the pistols justice.


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