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He says it has passable Altamont Magnas, Good Bluing and (I shudder to bring it up) the Lawyer Key.

No word from Mas about other calibers....
 

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I'm intrigued by the possibility of a M-58 re-introduction!

Just exactly what is the buzz on other calibers/cartridges?

Have they downsized the barrel lettering to a more reasonable size on their "Classics"? (My single minor cosmetic complaint!)

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Have they downsized the barrel lettering to a more reasonable size on their "Classics"? (My single minor cosmetic complaint!)

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XTM,

I believe I read an article by Mike Venturino that said the barrel lettering was resized on the new model 22. There was talk about it during the production of the Thunder Ranch model 21. It seems some marketing weenie really stuck to his guns (bad), and wanted it BIG. I'm just reciting what I read. I haven't seen one firsthand.

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Dave,

My regular production M-21 "Classic" has the giant lettering rolled on both sides of the barrel. I've only had it a couple of years, but it might've been mfg. as one of the early "Classic" M-21s.

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Sebago Son said:
He says it has passable Altamont Magnas, Good Bluing and (I shudder to bring it up) the Lawyer Key.

No word from Mas about other calibers....
OK Drew, out of respect for you, I won't bring it up. :lol:
 

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A thread with photos is up over on the other S&W forum. It looks very much like the original 58 but of course with an unpinned barrel, no counter-bored chambers and the presence of the lock. Appears to be a square butt frame with the repro "diamond" Magnas used on other Classic models. The gun in the photo looked like it had a really nice finish but we know that sometimes the prototypes or pre-production guns sent out for promotion are finished more nicely than what a buyer can expect to get (and I still think that's wrong even I do get flamed for saying so).

If you cannot buy a S&W with a lock that's your choice but you really don't need to tell us about it, OK?

The list price might be astronomical. If available in nickel I may even be interested. Odd since I'm the one always saying the 58 isn't very useful.
 

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There was talk about it during the production of the Thunder Ranch model 21. It seems some marketing weenie really stuck to his guns Dave
LOL, weenie seems like the perfect descrition to me, but big letters aside, I still like my TR M21 a lot. I'd like a classic or two as well. It is good to see SAW bringing out more of these revolver pistols.
 
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