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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These things happen. 

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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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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 gone now, I wish you could've seen it"
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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.  

629 Deluxe

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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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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so someone donated a "3" ruger security six (that's the fixed sight model right) to outdoor rec.  I got to handle it as we in processed it and it felt surprisingly good.  Better than my Smith 2" 64.  I haven't shot it yet, but I will.

The kicker is that it was donated because he could not find a buyer.  if I had only known. 

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cd228 posted:

so someone donated a "3" ruger security six (that's the fixed sight model right) to outdoor rec.  I got to handle it as we in processed it and it felt surprisingly good.  Better than my Smith 2" 64.  I haven't shot it yet, but I will.

The kicker is that it was donated because he could not find a buyer.  if I had only known. 

Only very early Security Sixes had fixed sights.  Most were adjustable.  You might have a Speed Six.

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Consigliere posted:
cd228 posted:

so someone donated a "3" ruger security six (that's the fixed sight model right) to outdoor rec.  I got to handle it as we in processed it and it felt surprisingly good.  Better than my Smith 2" 64.  I haven't shot it yet, but I will.

The kicker is that it was donated because he could not find a buyer.  if I had only known. 

Only very early Security Sixes had fixed sights.  Most were adjustable.  You might have a Speed Six.

I need to correct you a bit.  The Security-Six was the first model.  It had adjustable sights, but fixed sights were introduced several months later.  They still had the Security-Six name, but after a very short time, they were re-designated as Service-Six.  When they did a round butt version, it was called the Speed-Six.  The shortest barrel length was 2 3/4", but there were 3" barrels produced in limited quantities for special LE contracts.  After noting those rare exceptions, the most common designations were:

Security-Six; adjustable sights; square butt; 2 3/4",  4", 6" barrel lengths; .357 mag; blued and stainless

Service-Six; fixed sights; square butt; 2 3/4",  4" barrel lengths; .357 mag; blued and stainless

Speed-Six; fixed sights; round butt; 2 3/4",  4" barrel lengths; .357 mag; blued and stainless

There were variants chambered in .38 spl (not .357 mag), .38-200 (British)/38 S&W, and 9mm

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Thanks, I might have got the name wrong, it was definitely shorter than a 4", chambered in .357 and I'm pretty sure that it was a round butt.   Blue steel.  looks like it is a speed six.  It had a Hogue like grip that felt like it was poured into my hand.  I'm a smith guy, but this Ruger felt really good. 

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

 

"Shoot the MOTHERF$%^ER until he changes shape or catches fire"  the PAT ROGERS

I picked this up earlier this month:

3” GP-100 in 10mm. I have wanted a 2 3/4” Speed Six for years but couldn’t find one locally.  10mm seems like a better fit in the GP and I already have an SR1911 in that flavor.   It may get sexier grips and a front night sight in the future.

Dorsai posted:
Consigliere posted:
cd228 posted:

so someone donated a "3" ruger security six (that's the fixed sight model right) to outdoor rec.  I got to handle it as we in processed it and it felt surprisingly good.  Better than my Smith 2" 64.  I haven't shot it yet, but I will.

The kicker is that it was donated because he could not find a buyer.  if I had only known. 

Only very early Security Sixes had fixed sights.  Most were adjustable.  You might have a Speed Six.

I need to correct you a bit.  The Security-Six was the first model.  It had adjustable sights, but fixed sights were introduced several months later.  They still had the Security-Six name, but after a very short time, they were re-designated as Service-Six.  When they did a round butt version, it was called the Speed-Six.  The shortest barrel length was 2 3/4", but there were 3" barrels produced in limited quantities for special LE contracts.  After noting those rare exceptions, the most common designations were:

Security-Six; adjustable sights; square butt; 2 3/4",  4", 6" barrel lengths; .357 mag; blued and stainless

Service-Six; fixed sights; square butt; 2 3/4",  4" barrel lengths; .357 mag; blued and stainless

Speed-Six; fixed sights; round butt; 2 3/4",  4" barrel lengths; .357 mag; blued and stainless

There were variants chambered in .38 spl (not .357 mag), .38-200 (British)/38 S&W, and 9mm

No worries.  It's best to get things right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asshole.

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Picked up an Old Model, 3 screw, Single-Six in .22 last night for a song. As I understand it, the owner is on death's door, and a mutual acquaintance was selling his collection for him. This was the last piece, and he couldn't move it. I couldn't believe the price. Serial number (211XXX) puts it somewhere older than 1969, but newer than 1962. There's a huge gap in serial numbers in those years. Been looking for a SA .22 for a long time, but the prices around here are ridiculous. I don't think it's seen much use. It's clean and locks up tight. Of course I have to take it apart and polish it anyway. I also need to call Ruger and see if this will accept a mag cylinder. I doubt it, but there's no documentation with it.

Edit - turns out to be a 1958, so the on line serial numbers are way off. They can build a magnum cylinder for it, but I need to send it in. Not that important.

 

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Did he have a crazy nice holster, or do I assume reblued at least once? 

Very cool gun. 

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Picked up a nice used S&W model 10-10 .38 HB police issue for $300 locally.

tight action, no forcing cone erosion and little holster wear. Glass smooth DA 

only issue is the hand engraved SN on the backstrap for accountability purposes im sure due to the aftermarket Hogue grip covering the factory SN

Would like to know the history ! I love these HB K frames they balance so well

Gonna try the Speer 135+p and try to find some 158 gr LSWCHPs, if it shoots as well as I suspect it does I may consider SW reblue but otherwise leave as is

Want to find a nice leather plain clothes holster for it as well as some nice smooth wood grips

Pictured with my BUG 642 which could really use a Sokol action job as the DA is no where what I want it to be 

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As happens so often here, LF was bad for my wallet the other day. I was in a local shop and playing with various pocket pistols, as I wanted something small enough to carry when I can't carry a gun.

I'm warrior sized and my Shield 9 is just a bit too big to pocket carry. I used to carry my ex's Bodyguard 380, but I hated the trigger on it and generally don't like 380. 

I spent about an hour handling Sigs, Bodyguards, Rugers, Glock 43s, etc when this thread popped into my mind and I wandered over to the revolver case.

Before I bought my Shield my BUG was an airweight 642 and lo and behold, there was one in the case. She came home with me along with a pocket holster, speed strips, practice and carry ammo. 158gr +P Hornady JHP. She'll need some slimmer wood grips to replace the factory grips and class her up a bit, and probably a trigger job. But boy oh boy does it feel good to have a wheel gun again!

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