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Since 1989 when the Dept. I worked for switched to semi-autos I've not owned a revolver except for a 640 I carried as a BUG. After retiring I decided to try a revolver again and bought a new 10 round 4" 617. Now I'm hooked! In the past year I've purchased the following:

617 4"
686 4"
686+ 4"
63 4"
60 3"
And today I picked up my Jerry Miculek 625 4".
I think I'm sated for awhile (at least my wife hopes so) but, I may need another 640, LOL. Shooting is fun again!

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Hey Rich ,
Welcome back !!

You`ve made some great purchases and the 617 ten shot is a ton of fun !!

I hope your wife knows about the Wheel Gun Sickness !! There is`nt a cure .... except to get more !! :lol:

Welcome Aboard !!

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Hi Rich,

Welcome back to the land of wheelies. Boy, do I ever know what you mean about rediscovering revolvers.

I bought my first handgun, a M28-2 when I turned 21 which is the legal age in California. Five years later I added a 29-2 and then it wasn't until the M16-4 .32 H&R Magnums came out when I bought what was my last S&W revolver. From then on it was self feeders.... Glocks & 1911's.

Fast forward to about 4 years ago when I learned about and joined the S&W Collectors Association, and developed an interest in 5 screw K-Frames and bought a M&P 1905 4th Change made in 1922, next came a K-22 and a K-38 from the mid 50's, and before I knew it they've ended up having lots of friends in the gun safe :D

I'm also starting to become hooked on S&W 3rd Gen auto's after I bought a PD marked 4506-1 and then a 4006CHP. Now that S&W has dropped all of the large caliber metal framed auto's from their regular line up, it's going to be a bit difficult to resist getting more, but I think revolvers will still have an edge.

Being that it is Valentine's Day tomorrow, I would be remiss if I didn't say that I am lucky to have a great wife. Not only does she understand my S&W addiction, she often asks me "so when are you going to go get it, I want to go see it too" when I start talking about something that's caught my eye.

That sure is a great pick up getting that Jerry Miculek 625 4", congrats!!

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I'm back in them, too. Of course, I always had my Smith snubbies, my old Model 19 Service Revolver and my wife's 317 ( a newer acquisition, maybe late-90s),

But recently the bug has bitten me for Smiths and a few Colts. I bought a 1905 4 inch, then a 6", then an Officers Model Match, and I have a 5" Pre-model 10 enroute. Then there's the K-38 with the 4" Douglas barrel on it for Bullseye (I don't know who did this, but it is well-done) the "Combat Snubby" which is a shortened Model 10 (about 3" barrel length) with an Aristocrat (IIRC) rib for PPC (don;t know who did this one either, but it is neat, odd-but neat).

The 6" 1905 has an original Wonder-Sight on it, and I have a new one ready to put on the 4" 1905. I always like them, though I don't really know why. I'll leave the Pre-model 10 alone with its fixed sights.

Since this is the Revolver forum, I won't talk about the 39-2 and 3913 I recently bought. :mrgreen:

And, I still am looking for more.


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Ya'll are a great bunch....but..."ya'll are nuts"!! :) I have two Smith's...A Model 351PD & A Model 65 3"! That's it....I'm done!
I do ...ahh...go look to see what's out there at gun shows.I have NEVER gone to a Pawn Shop for guns.....after being on this forum....ahhh....well,I have thought about visiting one...or two...just to see what's there!SADLY...I think you guys...just have little or no willpower....glad...I'm not "SICK" like ya'll :lol:
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