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Old 01-12-2021, 11:30 AM   #1
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Another find

Found a new in the box Smith model 19-3 with 4" barrel, RR, WO, TT, TH, TG at a very good price, will pick up in morning. Didn't need it but hard to pass up.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:02 PM   #2
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I really like old smith revolvers, and a new-in-box old smith revolver would be pretty cool.
 
Old 01-12-2021, 12:08 PM   #3
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I love my 4" S&W M66! 1 of the 10 years that I shot IPSC a small group of us decided to shoot revolvers throughout the whole season. It was the most fun I had in that 10 years of shooting that discipline. It is an extremely durable firearm. When I move into the indoor range during the winter these days the 66 is with me every week. In 34 years I have had the gun, I have had to replace 2 firing pins and have a gunsmith repair the pin that the hammer pivots on. You made a good purchase, having put an excess of 40,000+ rds through mine, I hope you get as much durability.
 
 
Old 01-12-2021, 04:25 PM   #4
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One gun shop had gotten in a few collections of older Smith's mainly K and N frames along with a smattering of J frames. I'd love to get a good clean 28 or 27 with a 3-1/2" to 5" bbl.
 
Old 01-12-2021, 04:49 PM   #5
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Nothing like N frames, have right now, 41 mag, 2 28s, 3 27s, 2 45LC, 1 45acp, 3 29s, 1 325 One 29 is factory engraved, it is a 4 in. One 27 is new with all boxes, it is nickel 5 in. never fired that one.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 07:43 AM   #6
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...One 27 is new with all boxes, it is nickel 5 in. never fired that one.
I've always had a fondness for N-frames; and the only thing better on them than a 4" barrel is a 5" barrel. A co-worker had a 5" 25 in .45Colt probably 35 years ago and it was one of those "just right" things balance-wise. I didn't shoot .45colt at the time and never pursued one, but it was nice.

That was a big part of the reason for ordering one of the 4.2" ruger redhawks year before last that takes both 45colt and 45acp. It's not as nicely finished as the N-frames and a little heavier, but it's fairly close and being able to shoot pretty much any rimmed or rimless .45-caliber round makes it extremely versatile.

Once our life has settled down some and I do some more reloading, I'm thinking I'll play with some 180-200 grain .45 win mag loadings for woods-carry use, since it can use moon clips for that caliber.
 
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Got where I was tired of moon clips an started using 45auto rim. Either a 255 gr. SWC or a 200 gr. H&G #68. Picked up some 45Colt short cowboy brass for the LC guns but never loaded any yet, about the length of a acp but with a long Colt rim. Almost looks like a auto rim brass, rim is a little different. Had a hard time finding a auto rim shellplate for the Star, makes for fast loading now. Son bought a Smith model 25 in LC to go with his Marlin carbine last fall so for now I am loading that for him till he gets kit to change over his Dillon press, thinks my brass is his, shoots it an keeps it. Now he wants my 41 Mag. Model 57 an the Marlin carbine. Youngest daughter talked me out of two guns, both Sigs, a 2022 an a 365. Shoots them better than the Beretta she was used to. Daughter in law just got a new Colt LTWT Commander in 45 the other day, will see it tomorrow. She has quite the collection going.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 09:18 AM   #8
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I like the moonclips mainly for convenience of policing up brass and speed of reloading. They're a little bit of a pain to load & a bigger pain to unload, but in the aspects of actual use & shooting I've actually come to prefer them over speedloaders.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 09:45 AM   #9
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Found a new in the box Smith model 19-3 with 4" barrel, RR, WO, TT, TH, TG at a very good price, will pick up in morning. Didn't need it but hard to pass up.
what's very good price? $500? :-) bet you can sell it to some dealer for at least $300, what a steal. of a deal.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 09:48 AM   #10
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I used to be pen pals with a guy who'd spent 30 years buying smith revolvers, all at what he THOUGHT were "dealer price", or "good used" prices, and he listed them and asked me what I thought he should get for them as a bulk unload to FFL dealers.I quoted him a price that was under half of retail per gun. he went to 3 dealers who he'd done biz with for years and they offered him a LOT less than that! He was so pissed off he was beside himself. That's what gun collections are FOR. wasting your time and money.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 10:08 AM   #11
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...That's what gun collections are FOR. wasting your time and money.
A great example of you claiming we spend too much money; and you posted it literally six minutes after posting (in the "what's the attraction" pontification/thread) that we're all too cheap to do anything.

That's Larry-the-Cable-Guy kind of funny right there...
 
Old 01-13-2021, 11:24 AM   #12
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I used to be pen pals with a guy who'd spent 30 years buying smith revolvers, all at what he THOUGHT were "dealer price", or "good used" prices, and he listed them and asked me what I thought he should get for them as a bulk unload to FFL dealers.I quoted him a price that was under half of retail per gun. he went to 3 dealers who he'd done biz with for years and they offered him a LOT less than that! He was so pissed off he was beside himself. That's what gun collections are FOR. wasting your time and money.
Jealousy?
 
Old 01-13-2021, 11:30 AM   #13
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Most people like nice guns, not something that has been dremeled an hacksawn on. Something you would not know about.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 11:38 AM   #14
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right now, you can generally sell a gun at a profit, if you're patient.

One of my friends made a killing selling off all his .40 cal pistols, magazines, and ammo. he did it at a gun show. Ammo was getting a buck a round!
 
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I used to be pen pals with a guy who'd spent 30 years buying smith revolvers, all at what he THOUGHT were "dealer price", or "good used" prices, and he listed them and asked me what I thought he should get for them as a bulk unload to FFL dealers.I quoted him a price that was under half of retail per gun. he went to 3 dealers who he'd done biz with for years and they offered him a LOT less than that! He was so pissed off he was beside himself. That's what gun collections are FOR. wasting your time and money.
selling a gun to a dealer is seldom a good idea. The dealer has to buy it at a lower price than they can sell it at, usually substantially lower.

This is because it ties up their capital, the money they need to buy stuff and pay their employees with. Depending on how long it is before they sell the pistol, that is money that isn't working for them. They aren't making interest, it comes right out of their profits.

however, doing a trade in can work for a dealer if he can get rid of an expensive item, pick up another and get some cash back.

That's your opinion of gun collections.

Some of us like having multiple guns.
some of us enjoy shooting multiple guns.
Some of us collect guns because we can.

I have a modest number of guns, I may buy a few more, I may not. But whatever I do, your opinion won't be considered on the matter.
 
Old 01-15-2021, 06:54 AM   #16
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Nice Grab, One of my Biggest regrets was not buying my old Duty Weapon (4" 681), If I'd known then what I know NOW, I'd have bought as many as i could and stuck them in the back of the Safe. Before I found the one I got just after I retired, I'd seen some SERIOUSLY Trashed up examples on GB for just Stupid Money. One looked like it had been tied to someone's trailer hitch and dragged for 50 miles...guy wanted around $800 for it.
 
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