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Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: thumbcocker] #16837494 01/14/22
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Paul you have a PM

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Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: Bearcat74] #16840889 01/14/22
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[quote=Bearcat74]
I put a Dawson Precision fiber optic front on mine and added X frame grips with the finger grooves sanded down to my 4.25” S&W 69.

I changed the grips on mine to the Hogue X Grips also, changed my front sight to a Hi Viz fiber optic, and had my gunsmith smooth out the trigger and replaced the firing pin with one a tad longer. I kept the finger grooves on the X Grips, though. I REALLY like it.


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Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: thumbcocker] #16856383 01/19/22
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I have the 2 3-4” 69......becoming a 45 colt.
And if the recoil bothers you....L,N&X frame all take the same grips I believe......the X frame grip has more padding

Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: thumbcocker] #16863212 01/20/22
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Paul105's info about the 69 on another forum convinced me to buy one. Been very pleased with mine.

Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: Rangersedge] #16863495 01/20/22
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Originally Posted by Rangersedge
Paul105's info about the 69 on another forum convinced me to buy one. Been very pleased with mine.


Paul105 has had vast experience with certain Smith revolvers. When he reviews or speaks of one, listen. He's not just another internet expert. I value his info.

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Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: gunzo] #16864030 Yesterday at 04:49 AM
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Yep. When he speaks, I listen too! Much, much more knowledgeable and helpful than most.

Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: thumbcocker] #16864736 Yesterday at 08:31 AM
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I have two of the 4” models. Both have been back to Smith for repair. One needs to go back again.

Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: TonyRumore] #16864841 Yesterday at 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyRumore
I have two of the 4” models. Both have been back to Smith for repair. One needs to go back again.

I'm curious, what wears out on the M69? I have a M329pd that I've sent in for repairs multiple times over the years, but I expect that if I shoot it a lot. I just assumed the all steel M69 would wear better.

Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: thumbcocker] #16864961 Yesterday at 09:28 AM
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Both shot Way high with bullets over 200 grains. Rear sight blades had to be replaced with the correct height. Actions got tight and started to bind up on certain cylinders. Barrel on one started rotating in the frame. That’s all from new condition, not worn out.

If you want to wear one out, just get a no-dash 629. It will be shot out in short order, with severe cylinder back up issues.

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Re: smith & wesson model 69 [Re: TonyRumore] #16867032 Yesterday at 06:09 PM
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I have around 1k rounds down a 2-3/4" m69. I love the gun. More accurate than it should be, and feels pretty soft in the hand. My 4 5/8" bisley does not get shot much anymore. only issue I have had so far. Is every screw on the gun, with the exception of the side plate has rattled loose. ended up just putting blue locktite on everything that has a thread.

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