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    1917 Family

    Trying to wrap my mind around the various 45 ACP revolvers in S&W history. I can think of these.

    1917 Military
    1917 Commercial
    1917 Brazilian edition, Commercial
    1917 Post War Commercial
    1917 Brazilian Edition, surplus
    1950
    1955
    625
    1917 Heritage


    So, what have I forgotten?

    Thanks for helping.

    Kevin
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    Maybe a 22-4 ?
    It's kind of a 1950 ,,,but kind of different .

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    22-4 forgot all about it.

    Funny, it is my EDC!

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    For those of you with the 1917 Heritage Model, how is it stamped in the crane cutout?

    Thank you.

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    I really like Smith & Wesson .45 ACP Revolvers and over the years have had a slew of them. Here's the two I have at present a Model 25 and a 625...
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    And the not so pretty 325

    Where am I going ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and why am I in this handbasket ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needsmostuff View Post
    ...And the not so pretty 325...
    Tell me about this revolver, please. Barrel length, weight, materials, etc. I have never had the chance to hold one.

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    Hey Kevin, Sorry that took so long but I never saw the question.

    This one is a Thunder Ranch and is related to 325 PD Airlites but different in a few ways.
    Barrel is 4" and is two piece , stainless barrel and a steel shroud and cylinder. Frame is scandium so this dude is light for a 45acp gun ,,,, but not titanium light.
    Gun is nice to carry but not easy to find leather for.

    Shooting so far has been disappointing with cast bullets,,,,,,,, which I consider to be a mandatory option on a ACP gun.
    Jacketed bullets shoot quite well though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needsmostuff View Post
    Hey Kevin, Sorry that took so long but I never saw the question.
    No problem.

    [QUOTE=needsmostuff;2158921This one is a Thunder Ranch and is related to 325 PD Airlites but different in a few ways.
    Barrel is 4" and is two piece , stainless barrel and a steel shroud and cylinder. Frame is scandium so this dude is light for a 45acp gun ,,,, but not titanium light.[/QUOTE]

    Questimate as to weight?


    [QUOTE=needsmostuff;2158921Gun is nice to carry but not easy to find leather for.[/QUOTE]

    A standard 4” N frame holster doesn’t work?

    [QUOTE=needsmostuff;2158921Shooting so far has been disappointing with cast bullets,,,,,,,, which I consider to be a mandatory option on a ACP gun.
    Jacketed bullets shoot quite well though.[/QUOTE]

    If jacketed stuff is working sounds like the problem is the temper of the alloy. EK stated he used a harder alloy for 45ACP in revolvers and specifically in the 45 AR. Along with the harder alloy, a longer bearing surface will help. Perhaps a SWC? I use a full wadcutter, 235 grain.

    Thanks for getting back back to me.

    Kevin
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    Mod 1950 "Model Marked" Model 22, Second in row. Pre Model 26 (also Mod 1950), Third in row. ( Pre 26's also came in 45 LC, First in row) One in the back is a pre Mod 24 (44 Spl.)

    Yes, I really like Mod 1950's

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