Here we go, the threatened revolver thread. While not one to make rules for others, I guess what I'm hoping will happen here is that folks will post up pics of revolvers, six shooters (but 5, 7, 8, 9, & 10 shooters are welcome, or any other number that fits in the cylinder for that matter.....just so long as it has a cylinder!), wheel-guns, whatever you like to call them, and then tell us a little bit about it, how and when you got it, a little history, how it has been used or how you anticipate using it if it's new, how it shoots, problems you've had, accuracy, loads or ammo used, that sort of thing. I'll start with the first handgun I ever personally owned. I posted this in another thread, Jurgen's N-frame one I believe, but since it's my first, my cherry popper, it certainly belongs here too. It is a S&W Model 27 357 Magnum, 6.5" barrel, manufactured in 1958 and purchased by my dad new in 1960 or 61. He shot it some but not a lot. He gave it to me for Christmas a few years later, I was thinking '66 but am now thinking it might have been '65 as I believe I started my junior year in high-school that year. In any case, I immediately fell in love with it and used it for years, all through college and beyond, for plinking, hunting and self-defense. It accounted for a half-dozen deer between '66 and circa '75 as I did not own a rifle during that time, although did borrow one from my dad a couple of times when I went elk hunting. On one occasion in '70 I used it to defend myself, but thankfully no shots were fired. I put thousands of rounds through it. I'm happy to say that I still have the gun although haven't fired it in years, it is retired, but still in excellent condition aside from a little bit of holster-wear. Here she is: Those grips are not original to the gun although they are original to the period. It came with the smaller Magnas which I did not like. In the '60s, during Vietnam, finding S&W guns and parts/accessories was real tough. Soon after getting it I met a guy who had the pictured Target grips and he wanted smaller Magnas, so we traded....I think I had to throw in a few $ of boot. These were real beat up and ugly, so I refinished them back then. In a way I wish I'd kept the originals, but these were the ones I used for years so I guess they are part of my personal shooting history. Who'd like to go next?