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Old 05-24-2016, 06:05 PM
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Quoting myself, how sad is that?

Report later.

Report,,, and pics!! We love pics,,,
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:36 PM
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Report,,, and pics!! We love pics,,,
Threw on some old grips I had sitting around. Not sure if I like the feel, but I like how they look.

And a pic of the muzzle, which was a surprise to me. Very nice crown.
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Old 05-26-2016, 02:58 PM
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Not much to report, sorry. Got to work with just enough time to test for function. No time for sandbags and no chance to try different ammo. There was not even time to adjust the sights. Loading was smooth in each chamber and unloading was easy with the spent cases extracting with no difficulty.
The trigger is nothing to write home about in double-action. It is not even close to the quality of my models 17 and 18, nor does it compare to my modern 617-1's, of which I have two.
I'm hoping it will improve as the round count increases. If not, I'm comfortable opening it up and smoothing things out.
So, here is 40 shots fired offhand at 10 yards. Ammo is 40gr CCI MiniMags. I shot about as fast as I could see the front sight. Maybe 7-8 seconds per cylinder. It shows promise. Next chance I get I will use a rest and try different ammo and see if it has a preference for anything in particular.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:12 PM
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Smth &Wesson Model 617

I have the short barrel model. I love it. I was prepared to pay $1000.00 plus

for one.

I paid about 650.00.

I will never, ever sell it-unless I am hungry with no roof...

Then I might think about selling it...
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:10 PM
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I will never, ever sell it-unless I am hungry with no roof...

Then I might think about selling it...
I have to say that I am very, very happy with it too.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:47 PM
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Had a student last night that brought a Ruger SP101 .22 revolver to class last night. It failed to fire about 25% of the time with CCI MiniMags. Gave her mine to use and it worked 100% and even fired each of the duds that wouldn't work in hers.
Comparing the 617 trigger to the SP101 was eye-opening. The Ruger was MUCH heavier and harder to stage in double-action. No telling when the hammer would fall.
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:56 PM
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Finally got some grips to replace the rubber ones the come with them. I did a little polishing to brighten it up. Was going to take some pictures, but my battery died after one flash shot.
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