Smith Wesson Model 24 Reviews

Smith Wesson Model 24 Reviews

Smith Wesson Model 24 Review

Smith Wesson Model 24

Smith Wesson Model 24 Review

January 30, 2018 by defensivecarry.com

I just got a 4" S&W model 24 .44 Special revolver. I'd been looking for one for a long time, and even though I just got a 3.5" model 29 .44 Magnum a few weeks ago, I couldn't pass it up. This is one of the limited production models they made in the 1980's. It's not one of the original 1950's models that are worth a fortune these days, but it's still a really fine gun and I can't wait to shoot it. I probably won't carry it very often, but I do have a Fist holster that fits it. Of course, I put Ahrends combat grips on it, as I do all my revolvers.

Smith Wesson Model 24 Review

Smith Wesson Model 24

Smith Wesson Model 24 Review

January 30, 2018 by gunblast.com

In the Spring of 2001, Lew Horton Distributors and the Smith and Wesson Performance Center announced the Heritage Series. This consisted of a wide assortment of anachronistically styled hand-ejector revolvers, and a couple of divergences including a version of the old .38 Combat Masterpiece as well as one of the late 19th Century break-top revolvers. The first entry into the field was a .44 Special with the full Doug Turnbull color-case and blue finish on top of some very superior metal work and polishing by the Performance Center. Even before the Lew Horton series, there was a blue.45 Colt Model 25 "Hand-Ejector" and a Model 10 with the parti-colored treatment. Some observers include these earlier, limited edition revolvers in the Heritage Series and, given the similarities in style, this seems to be a reasonable interpretation. Now, in October 2005, the remnants of the series still appear on the Horton web page (www.lewhorton.com) and include the Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, the Ed McGivern K-Frame and a couple of variations on the K-22. The large framed revolvers have been sold off to various distributors and both Horton and Smith and Wesson have moved on to other projects.

Smith Wesson Model 24 Review

Smith Wesson Model 24

Smith Wesson Model 24 Review

January 30, 2018 by americanrifleman.org

In 1905, Smith & Wesson was riding high on its Hand Ejector Series of double-action revolvers featuring a swing-out cylinder, 10 years before the Hand Ejector had been perfected to the point of starting to manufacture these revolvers on the I- (.32 cal.) and K- (.38 cal.) frames. However, plans for a new large .44-cal. frame were coming along. The first cartridge for this new frame would be an updated version of the .44 Russian round. Smith & Wesson’s engineers lengthened the case by .360" and added 3 grains of black powder to a 246-gr. round-nose bullet yielding a muzzle velocity of 755 fps from a 6" barrel. The new cartridge was christened the .44 Smith & Wesson Special. Smith’s new revolver would be called the .44 Hand Ejector First Model.