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Old 11-13-2011, 17:08   #1
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World's Best Revolver

Okay all you revolver experts, I need an answer. Back in the late 70's-80's, there was a .357 magnum revolver that had the reputation of being the best revolver ever made. My memory fails me as to the brand. I believe it was made in UK but again my memory fails. I read one article on this gun a long time ago, but never heard of it again. For some reason, I have been trying to think of the name. It was a blue steel revolver with a four inch barrel. I know this is a goofy question but it would be interesting if someone could come up with the name of this mystery gun. I'm sure I will recognize the name if you can come up with it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 18:21   #2
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You mean the Korth?

Modern Firearms - Korth
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:15   #3
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YES! Thank you. German made.
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Old 12-04-2011, 17:52   #4
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I have owned S&W & Colt revolvers. I think my favorite is the Colt python from 60s to late 70s mfg. they just have a feel and eye appeal that I find hard ignore.
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I like the S&W that is on the 44 mag frame. I thank it is a model 27. I will have to look at and see what # it is. I thank it is called the trooper? S&W lay ed it on the Hwy and drove a loaded semi over it loaded then took and shoot it.
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Originally Posted by XR750 View Post
I have owned S&W & Colt revolvers. I think my favorite is the Colt python from 60s to late 70s mfg. they just have a feel and eye appeal that I find hard ignore.
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I have a 1967 Colt Python. It is the best looking, smoothest shooting, most accurate 357 revolver ever made.




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Have never shot the Python, but like the look and reputation. Would love to shoot one! I own a .357 Taurus with a 6" barrel. Alas, if I was rich, I would have the Python!
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Old 02-24-2012, 20:29   #9
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If I'm going to give any revolver the "Best" title I would have to give it to this little gun, the Chiappa Rhino. It's may not be pretty, and it may not be a tack driver but for what it was design for it's definately the best!

I've shot .357 Colts, S&Ws and Rugers. All had some amount of muzzle flip (even with a 6" inch barrel) requiring wrestling it to keep it on target for a followup shot except for this little Rhino. With an alloy framed, and a short 2" inch barrel, firing full magnum loads you would expect the gun to almost strike you in the forehead but there was little to no muzzle rise. The revolver is unique in its function by firing from the 6 O'clock position instead of the norm of 12 O'clock so all the energy comes directly back into your hand and along the axis of your arm. While it's not pretty as a older Python or a Mod. 27, it does have it where it counts.

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I thank the S&W 686 is a good gun also the 27 and the one I like is my Dan Wesson pistol pack in 357 with 4 barrels 2 4 6 8.

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Old 03-09-2012, 20:26   #11
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Originally Posted by AABEAR View Post
I thank the S&W 686 was the best!
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Old 05-09-2012, 16:18   #12
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for me its the gp100 with 6inch barrel.
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King cobra, is a solid performer, but the python is in a whole other realm.
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My all time favorite is any of the old six series by Ruger.
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Old 05-22-2012, 16:54   #15
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Theres a Security Six in there somewhere.

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My vote for the best revolver goes to the Smith and Wesson Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, chambered in .38 Special, with the four inch barrel. I carried one, as duty required, while stationed at RTNAF U-Tapao, Thailand, from 1971 to 1974.
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My vote goes to the Dan Wesson 15-2 with a 6" barrel, a very sweet shooter.
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S&W 686 is my personal favorite. But I do like the single action Ruger Blackhawks too.
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Old 06-03-2012, 14:32   #19
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I like S&W k-frames the best.

Just my 2 cents...
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:42   #20
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Originally Posted by softpoint View Post
for me its the gp100 with 6inch barrel.
I owned one and definitely its a great gun


but.. it can't hold a candle to my S&W 627 PC 8 shotter



the double-action on this thing is surprisingly short for a revolver because there's less space to travel between the cylinders due to the 8-shot nature. The single-action makes even 1911s I've handled seem lacking.

I do like the Chiappa Rhino though. I was excited about it when it was first released, but unfortunately its still not on the California roster. I've contacted the company and they said they submitted one for testing, but that was a year ago. The other thing about the Rhino is that it asks for a high price (for what it is) and its from a company that I don't quite trust as much as Ruger or S&W. I love seeing people use modern technology to further the progress of revolvers and take advantage the gun's format. The Rhino is a perfect example of this because it can get a very low bore axis due to not having to deal with a magazine like a semi. I like my classic revos, but I would love to see more modern fabrications as well.

Outside of that.. I really like the Medusa too. It can take different sized cartridges (including 9mm) without swapping out the cylinder or using moon clips. It's got built-in claws in the cylinder that adjusts to the cartridge.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:56   #21
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Hi, IMO one of the best revolvers ever made is the 1873 Colt SAA. It was a great revolver then and is still now, it holds a special place in my firearms collection.

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What a loaded question! My "best" are those that I shoot the best. If I had to get rid of all but one, I'd have to forget about value, collectability, looks, and keep my old S&W Model 10. To me, it's family, and will be around 100 years from now. I still prefer SAA Colts. It's doubtful that any two people will agree on what's best.
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Originally Posted by softpoint View Post
for me its the gp100 with 6inch barrel.
+1 ... definitely in the running for "best"...



But like one of the previous posters, my S&W 8-shooter is up there too!


This is the 627 8-shooter with her new Hogue grip:
My new S&W 627 with Hogue Rosewood grip!

This full-sized square-butt grip really gives great control with this revolver!

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This same basic question was asked on another forum and I was amazed at what some nominations made for the "Best" revolver. One of the problems was the person asking the question did not define "Best" adequately. Does that mean the best fitting my hand, the best for the price, or absolutely the finest tollerances, fit and finish and materials. The latter is what I would expect and in this regard the Freadom Arms trumps anything else made in this country. The only way a Ruger, Smith or Colt wil equal a Freadom Arms is to send it off to the likes of Hamilton Bowen, John Linebaugh and spend $2,000 on it to have it tightened up. Can't speak for any european offerings and I don't think the Korth is still in production.
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Maybe it was not a French 357 DA Manchin?I may have the manufactures spelling wrong.Used by French counter-terro police unit in the 70's.VERY expensive at the time.
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