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  1. Big Dummy

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    Fuckin’ sharp gun. What’s the lock/pre-lock all about?
    I love the look of revolvers
    My uncle has a small framed .38/.357 mag S&W. It’s a nice gun but .357’s are no joke out of it. I got a similar one that’s a Taurus (@Jdog93@Jdog93) and the screw that held in the cylinder kept working it’s self out. I called them and they sent me 3 of them. A little thread lock and it holds fine, you have to keep your eye on it.
     
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    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    There's a government mandated keylock on the side of some Smith and Wesson's. At the time of their introduction people speculated they'd cause mechanical failures. The concerns were greatly exagerated, but people still think it's a big deal.

    You see a similar thing with Series 80 1911's.
     
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    just an internal safety lock that was added to S & W around 2000-2001
    you have a little key that fits into a lil lock that frees up the action
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Seems like the more I learn the less I know.

    Any of you guys fuck with a Mare’s leg?
    I know they’re pretty impractical but I think they look fuckin’ sweet. Plus, I’m a sucker for lever actions.
    [​IMG]
     
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    My Taurus .38/.357 has something like that on the back of the hammer. I lost the keys, so who gives a fuck, right?
     
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    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    I haven't used one personally, but I've fucked around with some levers and they're asweome. Everybody should have one.

    I know some guys that have them will get tired of the impractical handling and then add on a full size buttstock. You get to keep the short barrel, but actually make it useable.
     
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    I never had any issues with the other S&W revolvers...I just never even locked em
    trigger and some other parts were made of more desirable steel at some point but it didn't really line up with the Lock being put on, I think some parts got a lil cheaper on some models mid 2000s
    So some buyers just want the older ones for the lack of lock and certain parts...basically the exact same gun though.

    My other favorite was 617
    10 shot large frame revolver with adjustable sights...it was so fun to shoot
    Traded it sadly
    mine didn't have cool grips like this one
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    never handled one, love Henry though

    I had a henry Golden Boy .22
    Such a great gun and they have the action perfect

    I want a big boy in 357

    I don't see how it wouldn't be fun, don't shoot your toe off lol
     
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    Very cool, never thought of that
     
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    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    Our gun laws up here, although overall very shitty, make for some very interesting things that become common in our market.
     
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    Jesus Christ that’s a fuckin’ beautiful grip (and gun). I’d like to put one of those on my Blackhawk. I like the Hogue but it’s pretty blah.
     
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    If going with a henry i would go long barrel for possible hunting usage...the idea of a snub nosed rifle is hilarious to me though
    I guess it would actually be better in some situations/environments
     
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    Agreed. I have a few and my 1950 Winchester 30-30 (can’t remember the model) is by far my favorite gun in the the safe. I’m not in love with the top eject but I just love the feel of it.
     
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    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    Depends on the cartridge. When you're tlaking about the 44 mag or 357 rifles you don't really gain any velocity with extra barrel length and shorter barrels carry a lot better.
     
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    I got a Henry .17 and it’s so smooth, excellent craftsmanship. I want the 357 Big Boy too so I can plink around with the cheaper 38s
     
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    I would get one just to look cool. More fashion than function.
     
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