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Old 10-28-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hey, look what just came in yesterday afternoon! I A six-inch, nickel Smith & Wesson Model 57 .41 Magnum.



I've long wanted a 6-inch Model 57 in nickel but, earlier this month, settled on a fine looking 6-inch blue gun, found for a nice price on an internet firearms auction. After the seller received payment he called me back, remembering that I had said that I really wanted a nickel gun during our previous phone conversation. He was letting me know that, if I could wait a few more days for shipment, he would have an equally nice nickel Model 57 that he could send instead. Well, of course I was willing to wait.



The serial number indicates that it is likely a 1976 gun.





















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Old 10-28-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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Nice revolver.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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Hello. It's a beauty! I always liked the .41 Magnum round. I am sure that it was luck but the tightest group I ever fired at 50 yards was with a blue Model 57.



I hope your new revolver performs well for you.



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Bryan, you really aced it with this one, amigo!
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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Hello Bryan,



Beautiful Model 57! I've owned and shot a blued model exactly like the one you own without the "nice" additions. They are great shooters and I bought mine when I first moved to SC for the purpose of hog hunting in the rice fields south of here.



The .41 Magnum round is a great round and I know that it has an almost "cult like" following for experienced revolver hunters and silhouette shooters!



If you get around to shooting it, please give us one of your wonderful range reports! I can't wait to hear how it performs for you.



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Old 10-28-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Nice!

And the blue foam doesn't look all ate up like in my case.

I like the .41 Mag too. I just never managed to keep any long enough to shoot them more than once or twice.



My first handgun was the K-frame twin to yours- a 6" nickel M19.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!



Funny about the foam. I purchased a Model 29 brand new in 1980 and still have its presentation case. The foam began deteriorating almost immediately. Now today, it's nearly completely dissolved yet the case was never used. The gun was never stored in it.



This gun is 4 or 5 years older than the Model 29. The liner is a little "shop-worn" where the gun has rested on it but really doesn't look bad. I'm sure it's original material but it does seem a bit more substantial. It is stiffer but whether that is from the aging process or because it is a different material I can't say.



The presentation boxes are nice but really are just something to have to store separately.
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Makes my old M58 look like the ugly step sister!
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Bmcgilvray,

That is one beautiful model 57. My 57 is a 83/8" blue one but my 25-5 looks just like your 57. Great find.

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Thanks guys!



Funny about the foam. I purchased a Model 29 brand new in 1980 and still have its presentation case. The foam began deteriorating almost immediately. Now today, it's nearly completely dissolved yet the case was never used. The gun was never stored in it.



This gun is 4 or 5 years older than the Model 29. The liner is a little "shop-worn" where the gun has rested on it but really doesn't look bad. I'm sure it's original material but it does seem a bit more substantial. It is stiffer but whether that is from the aging process or because it is a different material I can't say.



The presentation boxes are nice but really are just something to have to store separately.


I own an early 70's Model 29-2 with presentation case. But the liner is plastic and the velvet is all but gone. Spent days trying to get all the peeled velvet off the grips since it was stored that way for 20+ years! Beautiful find your Model 57. Wow!
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