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Old 06-02-2017, 06:11 PM
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I bought a new one about a year ago for 700 and have seen them come down a good bit on gunbroker. Regarding the lock, if you don't like don't use it. It is so discreet that you have to practically look for it to know it is there. Mine has performed flawlessly for a little over 1000 rounds. Go for it

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Old 06-02-2017, 07:48 PM
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I have a new 617, 4". I had a trigger job done and lowered the DA pull to around 8 lbs (I shoot almost entirely DA). Put a Burris FF3 and some Altamont grips on it. really a fun gun to shoot.

For me, the stock trigger on mine was rough and heavy, I didn't like it.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:06 AM
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i have a friend thats an FFL and his best price is 685. then sales tax, and $10 shipping. better than what the local shops want, save close to 100. id be happy if i didnt have to pay sales tax. i dont like supporting my state i live in, so the less i pay the better. ill keep digging. ill keep you posted for what i find!
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:33 AM
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I snagged a 6" 617 several months ago. It is extremely accurate even with Fed Automatch bulk ammo. I compete with it and my scores continue to climb. A few weeks back I swapped a Leupold Deltapoint Pro in place of a Burris FastFire 3 that I had been using. I like the Leupold better but nothing at all wrong with the Burris.

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Old 06-05-2017, 11:52 AM
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This will probably be my next purchase, so I've been pricing them for a few weeks. The best I can do locally is $730.00. I've seen them cheaper online, but when you add shipping and FFL fees you're right in same price range.

I'm interested in a 4" barrel,but the price is the same for the 6" at my LGS.

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Old 06-05-2017, 01:25 PM
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This will probably be my next purchase, so I've been pricing them for a few weeks. The best I can do locally is $730.00. I've seen them cheaper online, but when you add shipping and FFL fees you're right in same price range.
Another thing is that if you buy online and there are issues it's not the same (usually) as going back to the LGS. Plus, more importantly, you can inspect it before you buy it.
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:01 PM
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Another thing is that if you buy online and there are issues it's not the same (usually) as going back to the LGS. Plus, more importantly, you can inspect it before you buy it.
I agree with you. My first choice is always to support my LGS.
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:26 PM
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My S&W 617 after modification

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Old 06-05-2017, 05:52 PM
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Did you have it bead blasted?
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:54 PM
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More on the modified 617

When the underlug is cut back, the revolver must be bead blasted or else it won't have a uniform appearance. Yes, it was bead blasted. It is now my favorite handgun. It was labor intensive and I suspect a labor of love.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:09 PM
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That looks great!
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:40 PM
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S&W 617-6 with Ahrends grips and Docter red dot

I've never had a problem with the lock. It used to spit lead, but got over it after several hundred rounds. This and my 17-3 are my favorite wheel guns. Often have competitions between the wheels and my 41's.


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Old 06-07-2017, 03:40 PM
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I have just purchased a 617 6" for $879 CDN new and must say I'm very happy with it. I previously had the 83/8" barrelled version and did find that a little muzzle heavy but still a very nice gun. I didn't realize the pistol had the 'safety' lock until I examined it at home and then read the instruction book. I certainly don't intend to ever use it but given the constant threat of lawsuits, can see S&Ws reason for adding it..I can't see how it detracts from the appearance of the pistol as it is very unobtrusive and neatly done but that is just my opinion. I do enjoy the 10 round capacity and think that was a great improvement over the 6 round cylinder. All in all a great pistol.!!!
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:41 PM
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I bought mine with the 6" barrel because I use it for Bullseye shooting-tends to hold more steady when you're shooting one-handed, with iron sights @ 50 yards on a windy afternoon at Camp Perry.

My Model 617 is the only one of many Smith & Wesson revolvers that I own that has the lock. Though I've never experienced any trouble with it, I'm made to wonder if anybody has ever actually used the lock?
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:43 PM
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Ordered a set of Altamont grips six days ago ( I am in Canada) and they arrived today. My orders from Brownells usually take two weeks so I am happy about that. Fitted them to the pistol and am delighted with the fit and the way the pistol fits my hand. Definitely an improvement over the original. Price is excellent too , even with the crappy rate of exchange to CDN. Incidentally the grips are the round conversion target checkered rosewood. Off to the range in the morning to shoot a few targets.!!! Tony
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