Model 58 Classic

01/6/11 8:17 PM | by

The Smith and Wesson Model 58 Classic is a large-frame revolver chambered in .41 Mag. S&W introduced the M58 in 1964 with the intentions of selling a less expensive revolver similar to the M57, an early magnum model, but since the M58’s release they are now similar in price and both marketed under S&W’s Classics series. Like the early model, the M58 is made of carbon steel and available with either a blued or nickel finish, but is only available with a four-inch barrel. Otherwise it has a wooden service grip, a fixed service sight, which is basically a groove along the top, and a black ramp front sight. It is a bit on the heavy side for handguns at 2.25 pounds, but, again, it is intended to fire magnum loads. Its cartridge, the .41 Mag., falls between .357 Mag. and .44 Mag., but isn’t as popular and, because of that, tends to cost more. However, it is a popular round for handloading, where shooters reload their own cartridges. S&W recommend the M58 for collecting, leisure shooting, home protection and hunting species more than a hundred pounds.

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