S&W Model 67

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    RobC in Missouri
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    One of the few modern guns I own is an S&W model 67. I purchased it earlier this year (it's like new), and would like more info on it.

    It's a 3" barrel, round butt with wood grips, and marked 67-3 under the crane. All the reference material I can find says the 67-3 variation should have a square butt and 4" barrel. Is mine somewhat unusual or just a standard variation? Value?

    RobC in Missouri

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    Interesting... does it have adjustable sights?

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    Yep - adjustable sights, orange insert front sight.

    Anything else I should look for that would distinguish it?

    I'll try to snap a pic and put it here when I get home....

    RobC in Missouri

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    Ack! Let's see....4" barrel, vertical striations on backstrap, round butt. If this one don't work, I'll post a link...



    Edited by: RobC in Missouri at: 11/6/01 9:57:56 pm

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    It doesnt look like the whole URL was copied.

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    RobC in Missouri
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    okay, okay, how about my Photopoint link?

    albums.photopoint.com/j/A...962000&f=0

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    I cant get it to come over either. Anyway, looks like a standard Model 67 that someone has done some work to. The round-butt conversion is pretty easy on the stainless guns. Also, that thumbpiece is aftermarket. Should be a good shooter, $225 -$250 or so.

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    RobC in Missouri
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    Oh yes - very nice shooter.

    Actually bought that one for my wife - she picked it out herself and approved the purchase!

    She's a wheelgun person - doesn't like the idea of slides recoiling on semi-autos...

    Of course, she has yet to shoot the Smith herself, but that'll soon change...

    RobC in Missouri

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    Tried the pic link again - no can do.....

    Edited by: RobC in Missouri at: 11/7/01 3:39:47 pm

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    Rob ! There you go buddy. The next drinks at the Pump House are on you!


    rules for survival: Sight alignment, Breath control, & Trigger Squeeze
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    Edited by: BlackGun at: 11/8/01 1:42:50 pm

    RobC in Missouri
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    Aha! So it does work!

    Tell me - what was I doing wrong? I've posted pics before and thought I had it down, but couldn't get it to work this time....

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    Rob, have you had the grips off?


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    No. Anything in particular I should look for?

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    Yep, a square butt.


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    Well, I guess it is a square butt after all. It has a little doohickey at the bottom held on by a pin saying "Hogue Monogrip", where the one screw that holds on the grip attaches, and as you can tell by the pic it gives the illusion of being a round butt. Grips are unmarked, BTW. All kinds of numbers on various parts, and a prominent "S" mark on the grip frame.

    Nevertheless, that monogrip fit my and my wife's hands perfectly - much nicer than one they had with standard grips.

    RobC in Missouri

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    doc how can you tell the thumb piece is after market ?

    are talking about the cylinder release or grip?

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    S&W nomenclature for the cylinder release is "thumbpiece." That is either a Power Custom or Ed Brown aftermarket thumbpiece.


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    doc i held my 642{bottom} up to his pic and the thumbpiece looks identical to one i bought n.i.b. ,thats why i asked



    this isn't a good pic for comparison but they are exactly alike



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    Right. Newer style S&W thumbpieces are like that. See how it is different from the two older revolvers in the picture? Model 67's all had the old-style thumbpiece.

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    DAMN i thought i had you on one

    i bought all three of them new ,the 686 2 1/2" barrel i was told when i bought it that it was one of 3000 ,i called S&W and talked to mr jenks , {the one on tv for S&W all the time}
    he has every smith with a # on program ,he looked all of mine up for me ,was a special run but nothing they dont do all the time

    the grips on the 642 are after market the rest are factory

    Edited by: gpostal at: 11/10/01 6:20:58 pm

    RobC in Missouri
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    You know, I may have to contact Mr Jenks myself, just to ge the real skinny on my 67. Maybe even spring for the factory letter.....

    RobC in Missouri


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    That's a standard production Model 67. Wouldn't go putting too much out...


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