If you started over today, what Model would you buy first? [with pictures]

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  • K-22/K-32/Kit

    9 21.43%
  • K-38/K-357

    13 30.95%
  • N-frame .38

    0 0%
  • N-frame .357

    13 30.95%
  • Antiques or others

    7 16.67%
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    If you started over today, what Model would you buy first? [with pictures]

    Please mention your favorite starting model (pre-models included):

    1) K-22, K-32, or Kit guns:


    2) K-38, K-38 special, or K-frame .357's:


    3) N-frame .38 special (a .38/44 Heavy Duty):


    4) N-frame .357 Magnum (Registered Magnums and all other .357 N-frames):


    5) Antiques or your call---just mention it.
    Last edited by 1911; 03-17-2017 at 05:41 PM.
    S&W K-frames and N-frames and a couple of 1911 Colts

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    Voted other.... .44 Hand Ejector 1st Model (Triple lock).
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    31/2" 357 Magnum woulda saved me 50 years of buying something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunhacker View Post
    Voted other.... .44 Hand Ejector 1st Model (Triple lock).
    Sorry, I meant to put those in the N-frame .38/44 option.
    S&W K-frames and N-frames and a couple of 1911 Colts

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    First two would definitely be a model 17, and a model 10 and go from there, probably with a model 15 and model 19 next and then a model 13 when found.
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    1. K-22 (what a surprise)

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    2. Model 28

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggy View Post

    31/2" 357 Magnum woulda saved me 50 years of buying something else.
    Then you would have missed out on all that fun and experience. My first was Granddad's 1917 hand ejector 4 made in 1917. First one I bought was a Model 10. I do like the N frame 357s after trying a lot out. Probably the 28 if I had found one.
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    The first Smith I bought was my 10-5. Probably do it the sameName:  IMG_20170314_094001_kindlephoto-60742296.jpg
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    I got a Ruger Single Six convertible that kept me entertained until I went into LE. A 58 and a 36 sufficed for the next 30 years. Then I found the forums and I was led down that path to addiction.
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    If I was younger it would be a lot easier, but hell I'm 74 years old.
    That being said I would have to go with a Model 57 no dash 4" without
    question. I have to say it's my favorite S&W revolver...ammo is kinda
    pricey but I reload so problem solved. Here's a few pics.

    MODEL 57 NO DASH 41 MAG

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