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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here. Now I need a Key for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob K
    S&W will probably send you one, if you ask. The key is standard with modern guns. I can't understand why it was overlooked. Gun no worky .....without being unlocked! Bob

    Hello Gregory
    Bob is right here that the factory will send you one free of charge. If you want to shoot it before one arrives just take off the side plate, disassemble the internal action parts and remove the Lock work. It is not difficult if you need any guidance just let me know I have the Lock out of my daily carry piece, and would be happy to help you here... Hammerdown
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    Pictures

    I finally have a few simple pictures of it.
    I really don't like the stocks, so I took them off to see who made them.
    They are Ahrends stocks. A very good company and they make pretty good stocks, but I'm going to eventually get a set of S&W Targets back on it.
    When I took off the stocks I discovered it has a round butt grip instead of the square butt grip I expected.
    Enough blabbering about my new Mountain Gun. I know, you've only stopped by to see the pictures. So here they are.
    ~GQ~


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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here. Now I need a Key for it.

    I'd imagine someone would like those Ahrends if you wanted to sell 'em.

    I sure do like the looks of that 57!

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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here. Now I need a Key for it.

    LeMat, Thanks for the compliment. you might just get a chance to shoot it this summer, we'll see.

    I'll be selling the Ahrends a little later. I'm headed home for a couple days next week, and I'm not doing any horse trading between now and the time I get back. After I've been home a couple days I'll probably get them sold.
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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here.

    Hello Gregory,
    Congratulations on aquiring a fine 57 Mountain Gun.

    The Ahrends stocks are the "factory" stocks for that revolver. I don't know
    who specified the plainest wood available, Ahrends or S&W, but the stocks that
    came on my 57 MG were the ultimate in bland.
    I do like they way the stocks fit my hand so I ended up buying a set with a little more color.

    Enjoy your new revolver.
    KO

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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here.

    I'm really curious, does anybody shoot their round butt N-frame with round butt stocks?
    If you do can you let me (us) know how you like them.
    It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to me why S&W built the round frame guns but put square butt conversion stocks on them. Anybody have an educated guess, or know the reason behind it?
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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here.

    All new S&W's revolvers are coming w/ round butts w/ the exception of the classics. From a manufacturing point of view it makes good sense because a different set of grips will easily change it either way & there's no need to tool up for the other frame. Personally I like the round butts better.
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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here.

    Quote Originally Posted by ko41
    I don't know
    who specified the plainest wood available, Ahrends or S&W, but the stocks that
    came on my 57 MG were the ultimate in bland.
    I'm not sure, but this seems the norm. All of the "factory" Ahrends I've seen were very bland. Guess it's to keep cost down.

    I did buy a set for a 629 I had and they were reminiscent of yours, very nice wood compared to the "stock" grips.

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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here.

    I like the round-butt N-frame - they make the big revolvers point more instinctively for me. (Sort of like the arched vs. flat mainspring housing argument.)

    When I got my Classic M-21, I slapped on some JM stocks at once, and was not particularly thrilled with the "feel" or the bulky length for what I had in mind.


    I briefly tried several other types of stocks and settled on some RB "bone" antler magnas from Executioner with the Tyler insert - minimalist and sweet handling, IMO, for a cold-weather carry rig.


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    Re: New to me, Model 57-5 Is Here.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeMat
    I'm not sure, but this seems the norm. All of the "factory" Ahrends I've seen were very bland. Guess it's to keep cost down.
    ....or good marketing strategy by Ahrends....sell two sets of grips per revolver
    KO


 

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