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Very nice start...29s really look good in nickel if you are so inclined (that's the enabler acting up again). Try some N105 for those 200s, easier on the hands than the 240s and 300s. :)
 

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As the headline reads, put together some 200 gr jacketed bullets for it. Ordered some new casings from starline. They seem to be very nice. They went thru the press well. A little on tight side, but they measure up very good. Plus I never loaded up new brass before, so I'm thinking tight is good.
When the snow melts some more I'll be able to get up the hill to my little target range and shoot this gun.

I tried the trigger today on it. It's been a while since I shot my last 44, but the s&w trigger is nice. Very smooth. I'm impressed with it.
Any who, here's a pic.
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I think you have a little artistic streak in you! I take it you have a Dillon press. Same here, but now I see I need to order the calendar. klgasilBRVO
 

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Hey S,

Take lots of ammo. LOL K 38's love ammo! LOL

Will be up to Hershey in a couple weeks.

Am "squaded" to shoot Thursday & Friday afternoons PSA Shootout - Home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSa3UaUHDoY

Then, will be shooting at Hamburg Club (in Shartlesville) on Saturday (Steel Challenge Format). Hamburg Rifle & Pistol - Forms & Links

Either one is fun to watch!

If you intend on riding up to either (the PSA is a real treat, most of the best shooters in the Country show up), PM me, and we can trade phone numbers.

Later, Mark
Thanks for the invite. Iam thinking the Hamburg shoot. I'll be ready for a break by then, I got 6 cords of wood to load, move, and stack by the house. Just waiting till it dries up some. I'll shoot ya PM when its closer.
 

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I think you have a little artistic streak in you! I take it you have a Dillon press. Same here, but now I see I need to order the calendar. klgasilBRVO
You are correct on the press. Nothing fancy though, cause I'm not in a rush doing that. It's just a square deal B. Plus I bought it 12 years ago as refurb unit, so yeah I'm cheap. But it has performed flawlessly.

As for the calendar, your on your own.
The wifey wasn't as pleased with it as I was, lol.

Order at your own risk.
 

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Finished up the polishing today on model 14. I stopped cause my hands starting cramping and I thought fresh, I'll rub the blueing off. So I piled it up, dried, and put it back together.
What a beautiful gun. I took it outside for a few pics.
Anywho, here's a couple in the sunlight,
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And here's the S&W family so far,
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I have a incline that this m14 is going to end up as my favorite.

At least for now,lol.
 

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Hey Skwirl,

Very nice selection!

Great "polish job" on the K 38!

Later, Mark
 

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Spent some time loading up some ammo for the m14.
I'm hoping to try it out this weekend at some point.
This is my first k frame. It feels small in my hand. But its comfy, I'll give it that.
Any who, here's a little more gun porn,
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Spent some time loading up some ammo for the m14.
I'm hoping to try it out this weekend at some point.
This is my first k frame. It feels small in my hand. But its comfy, I'll give it that.
Any who, here's a little more gun porn,
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I never even noticed the girl mate, nice gun. Welcome.

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Ok guys, I shot my m14 K 38 masterpiece this afternoon.
What an amazing and enjoyable experience.
Now, I only shot it at 10 yards. Just to get used to it.
But compared to my 386 alloy, holy smokes the m14 is far better.
What a wonderful gun to shoot. Almost no recoil, other than a little flip up.

I ran thru a hundred rounds In short order.

Msharley, you are correct. These 38s will eat ammo.

What a great gun, S&W really did a great job here.

I guess sometimes it takes a 58 year old gun to open your eyes.
My thanks to S&W for building this K frame.
 

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Found the original sales receipt today.

There was envelope that came with my m14 Masterpiece. I didn't open it till today, wasn't really concerned. I had my transfer paper and that's what mattered to me.
I got the original owners pamphlet and to my surprise, the original sales receipt.
I more pleased with the original receipt. I think it's a great piece of history.

The gun was bought September 25, 1961. By a man named John.
He bought the gun, a holster and a box of ammo.
Holster- 3.95$
Ammo- 4.80$
K38- 81.00$
Total with tax- 92.45$

And he paid cash. No cc back then or pp.

Now that's a piece of history.

I wonder why he bought it?
Wouldn't think it was for protection, as there were other models, more powerful and short barreled.

Varmint control? Maybe there was garbage rummaging coon. Or a ground hog in his garden? Or he just wanted a revolver.

Ok, I'm rambling to questions that can't be answered.
Sorry.

Any others ever get an original sales receipt and wonder?
 

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Hey Skwirl,

Great piece of history!

Most folk that purchased K 38's (and K 22's, K 32's) wanted a "Target Grade" revolver.

And by golly, S&W made a "Doozy"!!

Later, Mark
 

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Hey Skwirl,

Great piece of history!

Most folk that purchased K 38's (and K 22's, K 32's) wanted a "Target Grade" revolver.

And by golly, S&W made a "Doozy"!!

Later, Mark
I can definitely say it's a " doozie ".
It hits where I point it.
The K38 is a target Masterpiece, cause I always sucked at shooting a handgun.
This gun makes it easy.
 

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Thought I'd try another set of stocks on this m14.
I like wood. Rubber is for tires.
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Haven't shot it yet with these stocks. Had to reload some more.
But they really feel good. Plus now I dont have to worry about damaging the original stocks.
 

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Another followed me home today.

I picked up a pretty nice model 14 again. This one dates to 1958. Brought it home and went thru the cleaning regimen. It was pretty good, found a black crud build up on the serrated backstrap. Kinda surprised me at first. But the rest of it was pretty good.

There is a slight turn line, but it's not bad. A nice keeper for me. I'll shoot it a little at somepoint.
Any who, here's a pic of my oldest girl..... so far.
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My results with Hogue wood stocks.

I posted in another thread about these stocks, but I didn't want to hijack from the OP there.
So I thought I'd post up my thoughts here.

These stocks are on m29-3 with a 6 in barrel.
The stock that came on it were not original. Plus they were a little loose fitting.
My issue was the back strap pounding my hand on recoil. The stocks just didn't fit very well.
So I got a set of wooden Hogue stocks. Actually I have 2 sets of stocks for m29, checkered and smooth.
I like the smooth better. The checkered bite on recoil, that may be me though.
What I do;
I polish the stocks with Johnson wax. Keeps them dry and clean, and removes any oil.
The major benefit, they meet the back strap better. Spreads the recoil out if that makes sense. 2nd, the finger grooves allow me to really control the gun better.

The main point is the Hogue wood stocks work for me.
Plus there wood, I really like the grain. It adds character.
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Of course your mileage may vary.
 

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They do multiply, lol.

My m14 K38 target masterpiece family.
I guess I need to separate them in the safe, lol.

The top 1 is a 1958, middle is 1960 sporting Hogue wood stocks. The last one is what happens.
A m14-3 from 1972. The youngster shows more holster wear than shooting. But, I like the character.
Any who, here's a pic.
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I may need professional help, lol.
 

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Hey Skwirl,

Dang it boy!

You hit it out of the park!! npihanpklgasilBRVOldodk4

Fine looking Hogues. Great K 38 "Family"!

The Hogues look swell on the M 29!

Life is good!

Help? Ya'll don't need no help...........the rest of us iz slackin'!! :eek:

(warned you about the K 38's) :D

Later, Mark
 

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