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Which DA .22 revolver??

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Taurus 94, Charter Arms Pathfinder 4inch, or S&W New Model 63??? I've handled the 94 and the 63. Hearing the problems with the 94's and even with the $600 price on the 63 the S&W sure seems to be one sweet revolver. I've only seen a little discussion out there on the Charter Arms and certainly wouldn't expect the Smith detail but at the cheaper cost would it be worth looking at??? Just looking for a relatively accurate, smooth handling, long lasting, woods bumming, plinkings, small game, trap line DA revolver. Have enough $$ for the 94 or Pathfinder could wait and save a little more for the 63...Oh and by the way I have handled the 617 quite a bit, like it, its a maybe some day kinda revolver while the others are more in line what I'm looking for.
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Smith and Wesson for sure. You may be able to buy a used 617 for a reasonable amount of you look around. The 63 seems to be expensive because they didn't make them for several years.
 

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You can't go wrong with a vintage S&W. A good model 17 or 18 would serve you well for generations. I would recommend a newer model 617 with a 10 shot cylinder and a 4" barrel. They balance real well and they don't show holster wear. They will look like new decades from now if you take care of them.
 
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