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    To the OP, there is NO ONE in the shooting sports who didn't start out as a first-timer. In the 60+ years I've had some sort of gun at my disposal I still learn new things all the time using the 'trick' of asking questions about topics new to ME. Good onya mate for asking here.
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    Thanks for your thoughts RandyP.. they say that the stupidest question is the one never asked.. I've been around guns most of my 68 years. With 22 years Army service I have seen a wealth of different firearms, but 95% of them have been long guns of one type or another. I was taught to shoot pistols in the Army, the good old Browning Hi-power, and I had experience with the US issue 1911 when I was stationed alongside US troops in Germany. However.. my revolver experience is more or less nothing so I'm not averse to asking questions. I would have looked a complete idiot if I'd gone back to the dealer and said I've found a crack on the frame..!!

    So, happy days. Looking forward to loosing off some lead tomorrow morning at the range. In my humble opinion my 669 is an elegant gun. It shoots well, it's accurate and it's fun. Thanks guys for all your esteemed input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxTom View Post
    I was taught to shoot pistols in the Army, the good old Browning Hi-power, and I had experience with the US issue 1911 when I was stationed alongside US troops in Germany.
    Must not... derail... thread with... six choruses of "all Hail JMBrowning"


    It's a good thing I didn't really get into revolvers until the internet age started. I can picture the damage the old me would have inflicted trying to get a sideplate off.
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    About 25 years ago I thought my inherited M84 had a crack. Same as yours. Took it to someone who looked at it for less than a second before pointing out how the sideplate fits these revolvers. My dad bought that gun new sometime between 1968 and 1970. I'd been shooting it since it was new. No clue why it took me almost 25 years to notice it.
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    I have a friend who is a Ruger DA revolver shooter.

    He bought a S&W DA revolver and then hit the roof: he thought he'd got taken by the seller because he thought the frame was cracked, and that the seller sold him a defective item. He was also unaware of sideplates in S&W revolvers which don't exist on the Ruger revolvers he was familiar with.



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