Estate sale find (S&W Model 27-2)


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BrainOnSigs
September 27, 2012, 06:49 PM
Early N series, N frame serial number N13648.

While not a huge fan of the 8-3/8" offering this one was a no-brainer.

1970-1972 circa
Unfired
Correct box w/ wax paper

$500 cash

http://brainonsigs.smugmug.com/Other/Things-that-go-BANG/i-kknjB2H/0/XL/SW-Mod-27-2-2-XL2.jpg

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Arkansas Paul
September 27, 2012, 07:14 PM
Wow. Did they have any more guns?
That's a steal. You should make good money on that, for sure, should you decide to sell it.

O C
September 27, 2012, 08:05 PM
I've bought several "Estate Sale" guns that have been very very good to me. A 1932 Browning Hi Power made for the Estonian military, overrun by the Russians, then the Germans, it had a German issue holster, and 2 German proof marked magazines.
An entire "Snake" collection, including a Boa.
47 hand guns over half NIB, from a Sheriff"s Deputy"s widow, including 9 1911"s, 8 S&W revolvers, assorted Sigs, HK's, Brownings, Walthers, Kahrs.
Winchester Hi Wall , and Marlin-Ballard.
Ther're out there, but be ready with CASH.....

bikemutt
September 27, 2012, 08:39 PM
That is a very nice one, the price you paid makes it a great deal, congrats.

Walkalong
September 27, 2012, 09:11 PM
this one was a no-brainer.Sure is. Sweet. :)

19-3Ben
September 27, 2012, 09:15 PM
Wow. The finish on that is absolutely beautiful. Great score!

bannockburn
September 28, 2012, 06:48 AM
Simply beautiful! A total steal at $500. Congrats on a fantastic find.

357 Terms
September 28, 2012, 07:07 AM
Wow! 5 bills!

Must not have been many gun nuts at that sale.

Great find.

Flint Ridge
September 28, 2012, 08:54 PM
I'm a sucker for the lazy &.

That is a beauty, got one like it unfired last year but had to lay another bone down to get it... and I thought I did pretty good.

BrainOnSigs
September 30, 2012, 04:56 PM
Well heck! The bad news. After posting the pics on the S&W Forum I discovered that these are the wrong grips for this pistol. The good news? After posting the pics on the S&W Forum I discovered that these are the wrong grips for this pistol. :D

Apparently these are a relatively rare set of 1950's, non-relieved, diamond center, checkered, target grips.

I have had 7 PMs from folks wanting to buy the grips outright. The offers are between $175 and $200.

Sweet!

SaxonPig
September 30, 2012, 07:03 PM
And as I recall I was first to tell you the situation and make an offer... which you hemmed and hawed about and then hinted you would not sell at all. Oh well.

Good luck in all your future endeavors.

jolly roger
September 30, 2012, 07:14 PM
Hmm..hardly ever have guns at estate sales around here...families take them usually. Auctions are another matter. My latest score at an estate sale was an old pair of Leitz (Leica) 10x40 binoculars...for 18 bucks. They are sweet...

BrainOnSigs
October 2, 2012, 04:36 AM
And as I recall I was first to tell you the situation and make an offer... which you hemmed and hawed about and then hinted you would not sell at all. Oh well.

Good luck in all your future endeavors.

Dr,
You made an offer for a trade and some cash when I wasn't looking to do anything except show off my new purchase. I didn't hem and haw or make any promises to anyone.

My e-mail response to you was:

"Apparently from the 7 PMs I have received from folks asking about these grips I need to do some research. I understand them to be 1950's, Non-relieved, N Frame, Diamond Center, Target stocks.

I have contacted DWFAN for an estimate on a restoration effort.

Bottom line....I am still undecided as to if I want to sell them outright or have them restored and keep them."

I went on to state, in my 2nd e-mail response to you:

"I apologize if I lead you or anyone to believe that I was ready to swap these stocks. I am a S&W neophyte in regards to older revolvers.

You will be the 1st to know when I make a decision as to what I want to do with these stocks.

I have had the opportunity to purchase several very nice S&W offerings recently and am behind the power curve in learning the nuances of each revolver."

Radagast
October 2, 2012, 06:04 AM
BrainOnSigs:
That is one beautiful firearm. Congrats on a great find at a good price. I'd only swap out the grips If I could find a prettier pair. Or you can look for a 1950s N frame with mismatched grips that you can make good. Or you can do a deal with Saxon Pig or or anyone else.
FWIW Saxon Pig, Peter M Eick, RC Model, Driftwood Johnson & Old Fuff are probably the best members of this forum if you need to pick brains for S&W details.

Owen Sparks
October 2, 2012, 09:57 PM
Are you a professional photographer? Those pictures are good enough to be in a magazine.

Old Dog
October 2, 2012, 10:02 PM
I am so jealous ...

Gosh, what a great reminder of the beautiful finish on older S&Ws ... I'm gonna have to go pull some goodies out of the safe now, just to admire.

doc540
October 2, 2012, 11:14 PM
Congrats

Your find gives me hope.

The only good deals I've found in the last week or so is a nice 686 and a 32 year old Ruger Speed Six.

Hardtarget
October 3, 2012, 11:24 PM
I think its great to see these "treasures" show up every so often! Someone really treasured that gun considering its condition and age and now its come to another to appreciate. Cool. You walked up at just the right time!

Mark

Ryanxia
October 4, 2012, 08:31 AM
Decent enough, I like the longer barrel :)

scaatylobo
October 4, 2012, 11:53 AM
Thank you for making me drool.

That is a beauty and I am happy for you and the STEAL of the year = century ?.

I am old enough to remember that my first issue was a S&W model 10 HB [ still own & shoot it ].

And that piece of your is a SWEET beauty for sure.

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