Interested in used S&W`s


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jimjc
December 7, 2010, 05:59 PM
i`m looking for a used 586/686 or King Cobra and maybe a K frame, I have not had revolvers for decades and have renewed my interest.

So my question is where can I find a check list on what to look for when purchasing a used revolver. Is there such a place or am I on my own.

I know theres places like gunbrokers but I would like to have the gun in my hand as long as I have some knowledge about what I`m doing. Any ideas

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rcmodel
December 7, 2010, 06:10 PM
Try this Sticky just right above your post.
Revolver checkout: how to tell if a particular specimen is any good
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=1430

rc

vatrader01
December 7, 2010, 06:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xjoUmWQKgE

...and thats the way it is...

A little more in depth, once you get past the opening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMOGVWB-QHw&feature=related

Walkalong
December 7, 2010, 08:21 PM
The revolver should be in full lockup when checking endshake. ;)

The sticky rcmodel linked to is great.

Arkansas Paul
December 7, 2010, 09:31 PM
Glad you posted this. I was looking at a used Smith just yesterday and was wishing I knew a little more about how to tell a good one from a worn out one. That sticky rcmodel posted is great. I'll go back and take another look now that I know what to look for.

jimjc
December 8, 2010, 09:19 PM
Thanks guys "just what I was looking for" a in depth method of what to do.

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