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Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« on: October 29, 2008, 04:23:56 AM »
Who has them?  I have a S&W 25-2 6',a 625-2 5" MODEL OF 1988(not 89), an old customized S&W 1917 .45acp revolver, a Ruger speed six 9x19 ss 2 3/4", and a S&W 940 2" 9x19. 

I sold off 2 Colt 1917 with period customizing. 

I like the concept with the fast reload the moonclips offer and other advantages of the system,many casual shooters dislike fiddling with the clips though. 

I'd like to get a S&W 610 pre lock with the unfluted cylinder.  And the .38super 8 shot would be neat but I hate new S&W's with the lock. 

S&W did make the 547 which did not need moonclips.  And the Ruger single actions in .45acp,9x19,10mm,and the Vaquero single action in .40 would be fun to own and do not need moonclips.

I'd like the Ruger service six in 9mm as well.  Astra made some revolvers like this too as did some other Euro manufacturers.

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 05:10:22 PM »
I do not any wheel guns period. I might have a line on a Colt Diamondback for a real good price. ;)

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 05:47:45 PM »
I do not any wheel guns period. I might have a line on a Colt Diamondback for a real good price. ;)


What is wrong with you? :D

Diamondbacks are nice but only come in .38spl,.22lr, and IIRC .22mag. 

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 05:56:13 PM »
I'm not much of a revolver guy but I do own a few.  I had a Webley that used .45 ACP and half-moon clips; I let it go and wish I'd kept it.  If I ever find another Mark VI (altered or not) at a price I can afford I'm buying it.  I had the Ruger single actions in .357/9mm--it helped convince me I don't like single actions.  The only single action I have is one of those tiny NAA .22s.

A friend of mine has a S&W 547 in his safe  and he never shoots it.  When we go shooting together he always lets me take it and shoot it, but he refuses to sell it to me even though he admits he'll never bother to shoot it himself.  The only thing I can see that's advantageous to revolvers in auto calibers is ammo compatibility or, in the case of 9mm, cost of ammo. 

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 06:01:21 PM »
I do not any wheel guns period. I might have a line on a Colt Diamondback for a real good price. ;)


What is wrong with you? :D

Diamondbacks are nice but only come in .38spl,.22lr, and IIRC .22mag. 


Oh wait I forgot I have a BP wheel gun if that counts. A 1860 Colt Army replica.

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 06:14:25 PM »
I had a Webley that used .45 ACP and half-moon clips; I let it go and wish I'd kept it.  If I ever find another Mark VI (altered or not) at a price I can afford I'm buying it.  A friend of mine has a S&W 547 in his safe  and he never shoots it.   The only thing I can see that's advantageous to revolvers in auto calibers is ammo compatibility or, in the case of 9mm, cost of ammo. 


The converted Webleys are neat but the pressures have to be kept very low in them and it wrecks the collector value, unaltered ones can be hard to find. 

Faster and easier reloads over speedloaders is a big advantage.  Also moonclips can fit 2 in the space of a single speedloader pouch.  .45acp ammo is easier to find and cheaper than .45lc as well. 

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 04:00:05 PM »
I do not any wheel guns period. I might have a line on a Colt Diamondback for a real good price. ;)

If you still have it. Let me know.

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 05:03:18 PM »
I had a Blackhawk with the 45LC and 45ACP cylinders but never shot ACP much with it and traded it in for a Vaquero.
I was interested in trying out moonclips vs speedloaders and considered converting my SP101 but bought a LCR9 instead.
I'm interested in the new 45LC/ACP Redhawk but I'll need to hold one first before deciding, would love a S&W 25.

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 09:03:03 PM »
I'd like a couple 610s as well :43:

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Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 10:53:20 PM »
Cap and ball revolvers are nice. I don't any at the moment, but if the right one came along I'd buy it.

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2015, 07:22:49 PM »
I had a 3" S&W 940 for a few years...I never should have sold it  :'(

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2015, 08:06:07 PM »
I've got a S&W 625 4 inch and a 1917 5.5 inch.
Really fun to shoot with fast reloads with full moon clips.
Note - get at least 50 or more moon clips. You don't want to be reloading them at the range.

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Re: Revolvers chambered in auto pistol cartridges
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2015, 08:06:13 PM »
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