How many of you have and like Mod. 34 or Mod. 43 revolvers? I am looking at those two models and a Model 18 as my next purchase. The 34 and 43 don't seem to show up very often in the gun shops. Thanks for the input.
Even though the barrel lengths are the same, the M-34 and M-18 handle very differently - particularly if the M-34 has a round butt. One of each would be nice! I got a RB M-34 to use as cheap DA practice for my M-36.
Here is an early "Kit Gun" - from before the M-34 designation - that turned up around here recently:
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the 34's are nice,, i have an early one too,, (not as early as xtimberman , dangit) the only problem i have with them is the size of the grips,, they are just too small,, some people throw a set of "J" frame targets on them.. that helps unless your "ham handed" like i am, (factory "N" frame stocks seem to fit me perfectly b.t.y.") the 18 being a "K" frame has better stocks and is more likely to fit the average person..
anyhow, heres a pic of mine,,
theres more pic's of it in the classifieds.. :roll:
I like 'em both. However, I prefer the Model 18 due to its weight. I can control it much better when out stomping around in the chaparral & mesquite. It steadies down quick and I can get off a faster first shot.
I have my pre 34 configured the same as kritter and I like it that way best. I like both the model 18 and the 34. I would get the 34 first, and then the 18. The 34 goes out in the woods with me all the time. I'm looking all the time for a 2" 34.