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Offline armoredman

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I have wanted one of these since I was issued one with Wells Fargo Armored Service Corp MANY years ago. Nothing special to a whole lot of people, but I have always been of the opinion that there isn't much you can't do with a good .38.
So, I present my new-to-me Smith and Wesson Model 64-3, a retired LEO sidearm, wearing her new dancing shoes, Pachmeyer Grabber Professional grips.



I have only had a chance to shoot with the original stocks, but at 50 yards, single action I could put 5 out of 6 on TUB without an serious effort. Can't wait to try again with the new grips and a BUNCH of new handloads just itching to get put down range.

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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 05:07:17 AM »
Nice. I love older Smiths.
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Offline M1A4ME

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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 08:16:47 AM »
They are great .38 special handguns.

Got a couple years ago.  Awesome triggers.  Durable and reliable and they shoot pretty good, too.

Bought speed loaders and pouches for both of them and then made presents of them to the kids. 

And then loaded up a couple boxes of snake shot for each of them.
I just keep wasting time and money on other brands trying to find/make one shoot like my P07 and P09.  What is wrong with me?

Offline Claymore504

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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 08:26:23 AM »
Feels good when a deal works out like that. Glad it ended up with you. The older S&W revolvers are great.

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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 09:16:56 AM »
Congrats- in addition to CZs am also a huge wheelguns fan.  That M64 should serve you well
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Offline mrcabinet

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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2022, 01:45:19 PM »
That's a gun that will never disappoint. Congrats!
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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2022, 06:09:16 PM »
Congratulations. I'm a big fan of the 64,65, and 66 of the S&Ws. In the 70s, they were carried by most of my LE patrol division and I am unaware of any time that they might have failed in service. Since the PD didn't furnish your handgun, 90% were S&Ws and 10% Colt Diamondbacks or an occasional Python.

There's something special about the weight, feel, and even the sound of a S&W from those days.

Have fun shooting it.


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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2022, 06:52:39 PM »
 Hard not to love a great gun!

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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2022, 11:01:08 AM »
Very very Nice!!!  8)  Congratulations on your new-to-you S&W Model 64-3, and may it serve you well!  :)
Love the Pachmayer Gripper Grips and have them on three of my Revolvers!
Btw, Wells Fargo also issued the 2.5 inch Ruger Speed Six in .38 Special to it's Investigators, and I have one of those.

I do like the K-Frames with the heavy barrel although I don't currently own one.
Currently, I do have an old 6 inch S&W M&P, that is a Family Heirloom, having been my Grand Uncles Service Revolver.
I've only fired it a few times, probably only about 200 rounds, down range.


S&W M&P and Ruger Speed Six with Pachmayer Gripper Grips
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Re: Through some serious luck and a very good buddy, I lucked into something
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2022, 11:34:25 AM »
Nice addition.. enjoy!

 

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