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Tamara
January 18, 2003, 03:06 PM
So, I'm sitting at home, minding my own business, when my phone rings. It's my gunsmith, Shannon.

"Wanna buy a Smith?"
"No, I re... What kind of Smith?"
"Model 34, 2"; flat-latch; low serial number, forty-five-thousand and something."
"Really, Shannon, I should pass. I..."
"Gee, and it has the box and everything. It belongs to Mr. X. You know Mr. X."
"Yeah, I think I've seen the gun you're talking about."
"Got some pocket lint on it, but hardly been shot..."
"Yeah, but I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more guns until I've sold some more of these swords. I shouldn't... How much does he want for it?"
"I think he wants four."
"I really can't... But I don't have a .22 Smith. Oh, damn. Do you think he'd take three and a half?"
"Lemme put him on the line."
"Hi, Tamara!"
"Hi, Mr. X. Would you take $350?"
"I'll meet you halfway and go $375. You've seen the gun, it's a nice 'un."
*sigh*"I'll take it."
"Fine! I'll meet you Monday! Lemme put Shannon back on."
"Hi Tamara!"
"You jerk."
"Always ready to help, Tamara."

Boy, do these guys know a sucker when they see one... :o

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Brian Williams
January 18, 2003, 03:11 PM
Hey Tamara wanna buy a Bridge












gotta be a nice one can't wait to see the picture

but I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks.

Tamara
January 18, 2003, 03:15 PM
No, I really... Y'know, I don't have a bridge...

;) :o

Kentucky Rifle
January 18, 2003, 04:49 PM
I'm beginning to get a reputation as not being able to say ~"NO"!:p

KR

Mike Irwin
January 18, 2003, 05:44 PM
You know, that one would actually be very easy for me to pass up.

I've no interest at all in a 2" .22 LR.

Tamara
January 18, 2003, 06:24 PM
Well, see? Good thing that he didn't call you, right? ;)

Besides, every kid needs an adjustable sight, round-butt, 2" .22 I-frame. They're so good for... um... well, something, I'm sure. :D

Hkmp5sd
January 18, 2003, 06:26 PM
For an "Unemployed bum", you sure buy a lot of guns.:)

PigPen
January 18, 2003, 07:51 PM
Besides, every kid needs an adjustable sight, round-butt, 2" .22 I-frame. They're so good for... um... well, something, I'm sure.

Well among other things, they make great blank pistols for Birddog field trials for instance.........and I am sure there are other good uses for a 2" .22LR revolver. :)

PigPen

rock jock
January 18, 2003, 09:25 PM
You're so predictable.;)

Zander
January 18, 2003, 11:06 PM
Y'know, I don't have a bridge...-- TamaraOnly because they don't have model or serial numbers. LOL!

MarineTech
January 18, 2003, 11:25 PM
Y'know, I don't have a bridge...

You know you don't want one. Bridges don't come with nearly the options to accessorize that a firearm does. :p :D

Try getting a set of Hogue or Pachmayr grips, a Weaver mount, a sling, or an IWB holster for a 40 foot dual truss suspension bridge.

gumshoe4
January 19, 2003, 12:33 AM
So let's see it!!

Kahr carrier
January 19, 2003, 07:42 AM
CONGRATS on the new S&W, Some people have it made ,the seller finding the buyer.;) :neener:

M58
January 19, 2003, 08:48 AM
The passing of little green slips of paper...
A great hobby...yes?:evil:

Odessa
January 19, 2003, 08:56 AM
Tamara, I bought a similar gun (a 2" improved I frame pre-34 last week). While it might not have nearly as much practical use as one of my S&W M57/M657's or any of my OM Ruger Blackhawks, I just plain liked it! I bet you will too. Odessa

Johnny Guest
January 19, 2003, 11:40 AM
I originally bought it as a "subcaliber training arm" for a model 36. Outfit it with same stock setup, tune the trigger to where it feels the same, and it is good to practice point shooting, cheaply.

Tams, I sympathize with having your arm twisted to take something for which you really weren't searching, but I'd bet you'll never regret the purcchase - - -
I ran into my M34 at a discount store in Fort Worth, around 1970--- - - Kit Guns were going for around $120 at the time. This one was marked something like $67.50. It was brand new--box, papers and all. I felt compelled to tell the clerk that there must have been an error in pricing. He checked a price list and said, Nope, that's correct. My conscience soothed, I instantly whupped out my check book. I ate peanut butter or went without lunch at work for the next couple of weeks, but it was worth it - - - - I was a small town cop making about $550 a month at the time, so this was still a significant outlay.

The longer I had it, the more I liked the lil' .22. It is an excellent piece to drop in a pocket or to wear in a little high ride holster while bird hunting. I'm sorry to admit that I don't always center the birds with my shot pattern. A dove with a broken wing can be very evasive while flopping around in the weeds. A head shot from 10 or 15 feet is a lot less effort and is probably kinder to the bird, too. Not to mention that a close range load of no. 8 makes for either destroyed meat, or some rather crunchy eating.

Oh, yeah-- In my part of the world, one occasionally can encounter copperheads, waer moccasins, AND rattlesnakes, all in the same area. I tend to leave snakes alone, but sometimes there are circumstances . . . .

Mine is scary accurate, when I do may part, way out to unreasonable ranges for a short tubed handgun. Compared to most other high quality .22 pistols-- A Ruger Single Six, Colt or High Standard auto, etc., the .22/32 two-inch is ultra compact.

Sure hope you enjoy your Kit Gun as much as I have mine, which I have had the good sense to hang onto for over 30 years.:D

Best,
Johnny

MLH
January 19, 2003, 12:10 PM
You know what they say. A "Sucker" born every minute!:D Enjoy! I just wish I could do that!:(

Skunkabilly
January 19, 2003, 06:12 PM
Get a Glock ;)

fallingblock
January 20, 2003, 02:25 AM
As Johnny Guest says, you'll just keep finding more uses for it.
My Model 63 2" made a great plinker and practice gun to match the 640's, but now that the evil Howard government has 'banned' all revolvers with less than 100 mm barrels, the 63 is being reborn with a Douglas barrel of 5.5":D
Politicians just have no imagination:fire:

4v50 Gary
January 20, 2003, 02:43 PM
I don't get phone calls like that, but I'll probably pick up a GI carbine for less than $300 this week.

mikey357
January 20, 2003, 03:03 PM
...WOW...with "Friends" like that, who needs enemies??? Don't these well-intentioned people realize that they are just "Enabling" our addiction??? Man, I HATE to get phone calls like that...being the recovering Smith-a-holic that I am, and being afraid that the piece'll be GONE, I've always just gotta' go take a look...after all, it's only ONE MORE, right??? RIGHT???....mikey357

Nick96
January 20, 2003, 11:53 PM
I was looking for an inexpensive understudy for my SP101. About all that was out there of similar size and weight for a reasonable price was the Taurus M-94 .22. I'd pretty much settled on a 4" version, thinking too that a 2" .22 just didn't seem right. But, low and behold I came across a somewhat rare 2" SP101 in .22. It's exact in size, weight, grip, trigger pull, etc. to the .357. Therefore, I'm able to practice sight and trigger control with the .22 for less than 10% of the cost of .38's / .357's. And being a Ruger, it's somewhat over built. So I'll have no qualms about running thousands of rounds through it. The new in box Taurus .22's had a lot of cylinder slop which concerned me a bit. While I'm sure they are good guns at a fair price in this caliber, they just appeared to be a bit fragile compared to the Ruger.

It's able to produce 3" groups at 15 yards, which I don't think is too bad for most any handgun with less than a 4" barrel. Sure there is going to be some velosity loss. But it's not intended as a self defence or rabbit hunting gun anyway. It's for inexpensive practice and fun. So needless to say, I'm very happy with it.

Hardtarget
January 21, 2003, 01:14 AM
...That would be right for a "Tactical Paperweight"...I think.:p
Mark.

Kalindras
January 21, 2003, 09:48 AM
<Ears perk up, head cocks>

So, Tamara...you mentioned you had some swords to sell...?

What'cha got? What'cha got?!?

10-Ring
January 21, 2003, 12:39 PM
Y'know, I don't have a bridge...

But it's NIB & only 50 cars have driven over it :neener: w/ cleaning kit!

That's really bad when they start calling you...good luck in the future

Don Gwinn
January 21, 2003, 01:25 PM
Kalindras--check seller "Tamslick" on Ebay. Better yet, there's a link directly to that page in Tamara's signature. Got a very nice German saber based on the British 1796 pattern that I can't afford.

It could be worse, Tam. You could be watching the best deals you've ever seen (of course) float by while you can't afford any of 'em!

(But if anybody has a really old bridge, I'd be interested in looking at it. Blacksmiths are the only people who really do buy old bridges, right Gary?) ;)

Kalindras
January 21, 2003, 03:24 PM
Ooh, you filthy tease!!! I went out, and she's not listing anything for sale, presently!!!

:banghead:

:D

BTW, if you DO get your hands on that bridge, and it happens to be 1095 or 52100, I'd gleefully buy a span or two off of you!!!

:p

Kal

Ultraman
January 21, 2003, 10:17 PM
They are practically useless for self-defense.
People laugh when they see adjustable sights on a 2 inch barrel.
Stop embarrassing yourself at the range...
Sell "me" that useless little paper weight ;)
http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Jan/20031212960007153566022.jpg

My trusty little 640 surrounded by a 4" 63, five 2" 63's, two 2" 651.

I love these little spit wads!

Tamara
January 22, 2003, 09:45 AM
I love these little spit wads!

...and you have outstanding taste in grips! :eek: :cool:

SWATcashJeremy
October 26, 2007, 11:50 PM
My Barrett M-99 has a lower serial number :-p 4000 and something (not gonna type the whole thing)

sm
October 26, 2007, 11:57 PM
'03 thread.

SWATcashJeremy
October 27, 2007, 12:04 AM
holy smokes I didn't even notice...it said it was one of the most recent ones...I apologize

MikePGS
October 27, 2007, 12:05 AM
Did you come across the link via a search engine?

SWATcashJeremy
October 27, 2007, 12:07 AM
ok I lied I found it in this thread and didnt check the date...


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=312129&page=2

Ala Dan
October 27, 2007, 08:43 AM
Hey Tam -

Don't feel bad, I paid $350 for a 99%+ 2" S&W square butt, factory nickel,
model 34-1 without box or docs a few months back. It too shows NO notice-
able wear, and only light burn marks on the cylinder face. I guess we are
suckers for 2" .22's aren't we (Laughing Loudly:D :D :D)?

deanodog
October 27, 2007, 04:04 PM
We need to see it

Hobie
October 27, 2007, 04:08 PM
Don't worry, he could have sold it to me too and I already have a 34-1...

keyboard commando
October 27, 2007, 04:45 PM
:evil: Looks great ! :neener:

tasco 74
October 27, 2007, 04:46 PM
i wonder who got that s&w 3" model 624 .44 spl i saw at the pawn shop last spring.... $325.. i'm still kickin myself for not getting it!

Bart Noir
October 27, 2007, 11:03 PM
Tamara left this forum years ago.

And tasco, kick harder. That 3-inch 624 has a just-right balance, IMHO. I guess it is the tapered barrel.

Bart Noir

Hutch
October 29, 2007, 08:48 PM
I miss ol' (not OLD) Tam... <sniffle>

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