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WTB S&W Model 14 revolver

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Post by docderm 11/11/2021, 12:49 pm

Hi, 
I am interested in finding one for target shooting in 38 caliber. 

Must be located in California due to regulations of tranfer of firearms

Plan to mount a red dot site. So a model made since ?90's may be preferred because comes from factory drilled and tapped for mount.  

Please send details, pictures, price asked

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Post by Stevef 11/12/2021, 5:18 pm

I don’t think any model 14 pistols were  factory drilled for optics maybe the later full lug pistol was.

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Post by docderm 11/12/2021, 5:56 pm

Thanks for Stevef for raising the question: While earlier ones did not, ? the later made model 14's come pre drilled and tapped from S&W? Does anyone know? 

I looked online and it reported that most S&W revolvers from some point in the 90's up till now come predrilled. The holes are covered on the top strap by the rear site assembly. But you can see the holes without having to remove the rear site. You can open up the cylinder, look at the underside of the top strap, and see the holes. Yes, to utilize those holes one needs to remove the rear site first. 

According to an article I read online, "Originally it was manufactured from 1947 to 1981, and had a short run 10 years later" 

Since some model 14's were made in the 90's, maybe I can find one ready for an optic. 

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Post by DA/SA 11/12/2021, 6:09 pm

I believe you only need to drill and tap one hole. The two for the original sight are the other two used for the rail.
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Post by docderm 11/12/2021, 6:18 pm

Thanks to DA/SA for the information. 

Has anyone used the existing holes to mount a rail on a Model 14? 
I wonder if the holes do line up with the rail from EGW, maybe one can mount it using just the 2 holes and leave the 3rd hole empty? 
Would such a mounting with only 2 holes used be adequately attached to maintain zero???

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Post by DA/SA 11/12/2021, 6:38 pm

I used a rail from Weigand on my 15 and that's all it needed.
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Post by docderm 11/12/2021, 7:01 pm

Which rail did you use? 
Could you install it using just the rear site existing holes or was the revolver already drilled and tapped? 
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Post by DA/SA 11/12/2021, 8:17 pm

https://www.jackweigand.com/swhpmnt.html

Uses three screws. Only one of which are used for the original rear sight. (I was incorrect) Just need to drill and tap two more.
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Post by LenV 11/12/2021, 8:51 pm

14-6 and 14-8 both factory drilled and tapped .WTB S&W Model 14 revolver 20190810
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WTB S&W Model 14 revolver Empty So....factory drilled and tapped Model 14's exist.......just have to find one for sale!

Post by docderm 11/12/2021, 8:55 pm

Thanks, LenV for this information. 
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WTB S&W Model 14 revolver Empty Perhaps a simpler red dot optic would be one that mounts by replacing the rear site

Post by docderm 11/12/2021, 8:57 pm

Here is a mount I found which seems easier to use. No drilling and tapping. However.....it means you must use a mini red dot site and not the more conventional "tube" design. 
https://www.egwguns.com/vortex-viper-venom-s-w-revolver-sight-mount-fits-burris-fastfire-and-docter

Thoughts?

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Post by Wobbley 11/12/2021, 10:09 pm

First sentence in the description: 

 If your revolver is not drilled and tapped this mount will not work. ”


That said, these reflex sights are fine.  This is about as well as I was holding that day.


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WTB S&W Model 14 revolver Empty Reflex website in rear site is adequatly held in place?

Post by docderm 11/13/2021, 12:35 pm

Thanks, Wobbly

Please comment whether you find a rear site mount installation for mini red dot optic reliable for our target shooting?
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Post by Wobbley 11/13/2021, 12:45 pm

A couple of more photos.  These are both Burris FastFire 3s.  They’re  reliable enough.   
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Post by LenV 11/13/2021, 1:01 pm

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These pictures are of a 14-6 with a shortened Weaver rail. Weigland makes one very similar. Mount a mini or reflex. WTB S&W Model 14 revolver 20200110
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