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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:34 am 
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The primary reason my wife and do this little retail, "after school," deal of ours is finding a treasure or two I can keep. Here is one. Got a "Smython." This came from the estate of an FFL I am selling off his inventory. The passed owner of the retail used the revenue from his FFL to pay for his addiction to the custom guns. (NO, this is NOT ME, in any form, shape or manner. I'm been seen not "viewed").

This is a S&W 19 with a 4" Python barrel. The work was done by Clark years ago. The front sight is an addition about two or three years ago. Really nice and cool piece. Very accurate. Especially with Plus P. Here are four pictures.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 7:36 am 
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Very nice Terry, thanks for sharing....


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:47 am 
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Makes sense-- if you want to collect art, become an art dealer! Very interesting, I remember these juxtaposed guns frot he magazines in the '70's, one I recall was called a "Smolt"..... probably also by Clark.

Oh, and, "GEE, I wonder who did the front sight upgrade?" :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:50 am 
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Smolt, Smython. Its just a cool gun. LOL

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 1:47 pm 
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Yost/Burton/Heirloom front sight?

Shot an 'action' stage a couple of weeks ago
that included 7rds through a perfect 4" nickled Colt Python.

Yup.....one guy that knew better, loaded that 7th rd in the wrong hole. LOL!

Never really played with Colt revos. This one was exceptionally smooth.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:57 am 
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And you see the impetus, in part, for the 686.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:34 am 
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Patrick, is that conjecture or fact? Interesting.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:16 pm 
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I have a vague recollection of it being fact, but I'll ask.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:33 pm 
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I was around when these were popular and yes, they were at least somewhat of an impetus for the S&W 586/686. My first handgun was a new 586, and the quotes went like, "Smith finally made a Python!" and "Just as good as a Python!" and so forth. S&W's catalog had been full of....old guns (we call them "classics" now!), but, yeah, they were dated at that point. The Python was the pinnacle and it was sexy as Hell with that full lug barrel and that vent rib. Geez! EVERYbody knew that those two things obviously made the old fashioned Smiths obsolete! So, putting a Python barrel on a S&W was the THE hot ticket until the 586/686s hit the market.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:03 am 
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I hope no one minds a late response, but are those Roper grips? They look a lot like them, though Sandersons are a possibility, but based on the age and pedigree, Ropers are the most likely culprits.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:57 am 
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Grips are Spegel Extended Boot Grips. Probably after the build

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