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#11985446 - 04/20/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: Idaho_Shooter]  
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Originally Posted by Idaho_Shooter
Originally Posted by RJM
Been trying to do my part...I think maybe 4-5 last year.... Just picked up this one yesterday...

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It's old but I guess it will still shoot...

Bob


Bob,

That is sweet. I am sure you have a story for us.




...didn't think anyone would be interested..... grin

http://singleactions.proboards.com/thread/18953/smith-da-327-project



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#11986081 - 04/20/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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A couple of sixguns that Alan built for me some time ago utilized Al Seigrist for the rebore. David Clements suggested him to me many years ago. Both were 38 WCF's, a S&W Highway Patrolman and an old Flattop Ruger Blackhawk.

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#11986148 - 04/20/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: RJM]  
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Originally Posted by RJM



...didn't think anyone would be interested..... grin

http://singleactions.proboards.com/thread/18953/smith-da-327-project


Thanks Bob,

Yes, I now remember previous discussion of this project. It came out beautifully.

I bet it shoots as good as it looks.


My ideal as a conservative:

That each person may reap as he/she has sown.
#11986263 - 04/20/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: Redneck]  
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Originally Posted by Redneck

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Freedom Arms M97.


Hubba hubba!! That's a beauty..... smile

#11986296 - 04/20/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: local_dirt]  
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Originally Posted by local_dirt
Originally Posted by TimZ
"Are people still buying revolvers? "

Someone must be buying them, because the prices for the classic S & W revolvers ain't doing nothing but going up!

So far this year I have been lucky enough to find:

18-3
24-3 Lew Horton
624
686+
696
and a Ruger GP100 44 Spl.

So am certainly doing my part....


Have not been sitting on my hands, but you've still got me beat.

Last 1 1/2 - 2 yrs

27-2
25-5
625-2
625-6
15-4

Bumming the pawn shops today, found 2 very nice S&W semi-autos (3913 & a .40 cal), a sweet Super Redhawk in .41 magnum, and a primo low round count Security Six .357.


I am also doing my part. 2016 was a "banner" year for me, with 36 S&Ws revolvers added to my stable. And, the only one with the Kwikset key lock in the side of it, with cast hammer & trigger is this one:
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#11986990 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: desertoakie]  
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Originally Posted by desertoakie

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That hurts just looking at it. I hope you didn't buy any ammo.... crazy

#11987007 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: Nebraska]  
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Originally Posted by Nebraska
Originally Posted by desertoakie

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That hurts just looking at it. I hope you didn't buy any ammo.... crazy


It hurts a lot less than the BFR single action in .500 that I had!


Ken
#11987032 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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Still buying? Smart people are.😜

#11987054 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: desertoakie]  
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Originally Posted by desertoakie
Originally Posted by Nebraska
Originally Posted by desertoakie

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That hurts just looking at it. I hope you didn't buy any ammo.... crazy


It hurts a lot less than the BFR single action in .500 that I had!
It hurts less than the 329 PD also. I got a hairline wrist fracture shooting off six hot and heavy hard cast Magnum rounds from one once. Never again. It's a .44 Special as far as I'm concerned from now on.

I fired a friend's 500 about five years ago.


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#11987075 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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Two handguns that I what to get someday, one is a decent 1911. The other is one of those 8 shot Smth&wessons. R8 and I can't remember the other model...


Glocks remind me of an old German farm wife, kinda thick but will work night and day.
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#11987097 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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Back in Texas, for good!
well, I recently added a new El Paso Tanker holster, for a 5" .44mag

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for some reason don't have a pic of my newest Revo, a Ruger .480 Bisley. It shoots quite nicely.


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#11987268 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: EdM]  
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Originally Posted by EdM
Just a month or so ago.

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That is a great piece there.


#11987272 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: local_dirt]  
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No more plastika for me at least with handguns. 1911 or Revolver.


#11987303 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: Oldelkhunter]  
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Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
No more plastika for me at least with handguns. 1911 or Revolver.
Why not?


"It’s the usual Christophobic fifth column rooting for the Islamization of the West." - Ann Coulter
#11987364 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye]  
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Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
No more plastika for me at least with handguns. 1911 or Revolver.
Why not?


nothing to do with function at all, it is just a personal thing. In my mind they are disposable


#11987572 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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Good on you, Oldelkhunter.

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#11987772 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: Oldelkhunter]  
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Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
No more plastika for me at least with handguns. 1911 or Revolver.
Why not?


nothing to do with function at all, it is just a personal thing. In my mind they are disposable


^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS x 1,000^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Only autos I own are S&Ws made between 1964-2000, and not one has plastic in it. Being 56 years old, plastic way back when had a bad connotation to it; like when they started making dashboards out of plastic for autos. YUCK! I guess that has been with me forever and I cannot abide a plastic handgun, for me it says "disposable" when it cracks in an odd place.


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#11987791 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: desertoakie]  
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I have a Shield .40 and a Glock 23 . No flies on either one but I still prefer old school stuff. Going to buy another 1911 on Sunday.


#11987811 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: desertoakie]  
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Originally Posted by desertoakie
Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
Originally Posted by The_Real_Hawkeye
Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
No more plastika for me at least with handguns. 1911 or Revolver.
Why not?


nothing to do with function at all, it is just a personal thing. In my mind they are disposable


^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS x 1,000^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Only autos I own are S&Ws made between 1964-2000, and not one has plastic in it. Being 56 years old, plastic way back when had a bad connotation to it; like when they started making dashboards out of plastic for autos. YUCK! I guess that has been with me forever and I cannot abide a plastic handgun, for me it says "disposable" when it cracks in an odd place.


I view "plastic" guns similarly, but for a different reason. To my mind, and eye, polymer pistols have no "soul." Their history is not the history of fine hand-work, the work of men long-trained and expert in arms manufacturing, but instead is a story of the triumph of materials science and lean-manufacturing. Good things to be sure, but not fine things.

Polymer guns make wonderful tools--and I own several, and regard them as tools the way I regard a particularly efficient dishwasher or garage door opener--but they do not move me in the slightest. I have no sentiment for them, the way I feel when I see a S&W Registered Magnum or a Colt Shooting Master. Some say there is no place for sentiment in the firearms world. I feel sorry for those people.

#11987820 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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Yep, my last one was a S&W Model 53..

#11987826 - 04/21/17 Re: Are people still buying revolvers? [Re: watch4bear]  
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Finally got to lay my hands on the new Ruger GP100 in .44 special today and really liked it!

And yes, I'll be adding one to my arsenal soon! grin

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