Revolvers II

Antonius posted:

I am looking for a post 1972 model Colt Detective Special as a shooter with the original lock work

Outside of GunBroker where are you guys finding the best selection of older revolvers?

Thanks,

Tony

I found mine perusing a gunshow in Georgia.  I'd check places that specialize in used guns and estate sale.  They used to be common, now not so much. 

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I'm either dead right, or horribly wrong. Either way the results should be entertaining.

 

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Colt DS's are bringing some pretty proud money these days.

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Just found these grips in a box of stuff. They came off either a Smith 27 or 28. I have no use for them. PM me if you're interested. Free to a good home.

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Dude...those things will bring a couple hundred bones on the open market.

Full disclosure and all....

 

 

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Benton Quest posted:

Dude...those things will bring a couple hundred bones on the open market.

Full disclosure and all....

 

 

Well, hell, sometimes you don't know what you don't know.

I will honor my word. Knowing LF I will leave it to the honor system, and someone who needs them gets them, and pays it forward.

Thanks brother!

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It's not that life is so short, it's that you're dead for so long.

The .45-70 is the only government I trust

"I was raised in a place called America...
It's gone now, I wish you could've seen it"
- a WWII vet

 

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I have 6 inch 28, but it already has grips. With history with the gun.

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A while back, I got a good deal on a nice 27, thanks to a heads up from Doug Mitchell.  Now, I've been wanting a 3" (2 3/4) Ruger Security Six, like Pat had.  That is a fine handgun.

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Malpaso posted:
Benton Quest posted:

Dude...those things will bring a couple hundred bones on the open market.

Full disclosure and all....

 

 

Well, hell, sometimes you don't know what you don't know.

I will honor my word. Knowing LF I will leave it to the honor system, and someone who needs them gets them, and pays it forward.

Thanks brother!

Things have a way of working out. A while back I sold a 27 to a LFer. At some point I had swapped the original grips for Pachmayrs, which were on it when I sold it to him. The gun and grips will be reunited. 

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It's not that life is so short, it's that you're dead for so long.

The .45-70 is the only government I trust

"I was raised in a place called America...
It's gone now, I wish you could've seen it"
- a WWII vet

 

Joined: 1/30/06 3:34 PM - Location:MA

Malpaso posted:

Things have a way of working out. A while back I sold a 27 to a LFer. At some point I had swapped the original grips for Pachmayrs, which were on it when I sold it to him. The gun and grips will be reunited. 

I'm old enough to remember when nearly every gun shop had a box full of original S&W wood grips that revolver owners had traded in for Pachmayrs, priced at $5/pair.  Mostly the smaller service grips, but a few of the larger target grips.

Don't recall ever seeing a pair looking that good.

Don't believe I've posted this. S&W 28, 6 inch. Formerly a TX state troopers personal gun. Sat in a safe for nearly 20 years. Acquired it in a trade for a Springfield Mil Spec with the caveat that it had to go to a cop, and one who understood revolvers. I qualify..

Always wanted a .357 N frame.  For carry, i would prefer the 3 or 4 inch, but as belt artillery in the days when patrol rifles didn't exist...this thing makes hits at long range (50m plus) easy.20180711_134856

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10A61ED7-9805-4696-9C1D-0300289EA624Bought this yesterday. Well put a hold on it. Local shop has a tax free weekend on everything in the store once a year, so I’ll pick it up in a cpl weeks.  

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And bid on a 480 Ruger Alaskan in GB this am. 

 

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So I've been lusting after a revolver for a while.  Not a new one, something with some character.  Pretty resolved to the fact I wanted a Smith & Wesson or Ruger in the 60s-70s vintage.  Hoping to find something with a pedigree as a LE duty pistol but not picky.  Well, today this was picked up.  A Smith & Wesson 36 which serial number puts it in 68-69 time frame.  Got it through a local auction, and although I don't know the history, it looks like it was professionally carried.  CCW wasn't a thing here until the last few years so I'm assuming it was carried with a badge at some point.  The right side grip panel has noticeably more wear than the left and a bit of holster wear on the top strap and cylinder edges but not much.  In much better condition than described.  

Oh, paid $302 for it so I feel I got a good deal also.  I'd like to add a T-Grip and not much else.  Get a nice leather holster and a couple speedloaders and call it good.  Barring a policy change it won't be carried professionally but certainly could be.

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I particularly like the three inch Chief Specials. I have a M36 tapered barrel and an M36 heavy barrel and an M60 heavy barrel. 

I qualified with the M60 back in May just because. 

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1994 FLETC training video on revolvers, good for beginners and reminding yourself how awful the 90's were.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz11j_DTOq8

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Okay and I watched that and I didn't see anything in there about the 90s being awful . . . 

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arm yourself, because no one else here will save you . . .

 

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Assemble the Kingsmen

Well....the FLETC uniforms were way worse then than they are now.  And the shooting glasses looked very.....shall I say, scientific.

The shooting facilities at FLETC have moved ahead light years since then.

The video did show the CS-1 Smiths though that have since become a cult classic.

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