Revolvers languishing in LGS


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Gordon
March 14, 2013, 04:13 PM
So sad and shows how misinformed the public is that you can't find a plastic anything while great old revolvers are sitting there! For example: in one local store a M48 S&W 8 3/8 from late 60s goes with out a home for $500, a 6" 50s 22/32 Target pristine for the same , a Brazilian 1917 for $450 very good+, and a never fired 1975 Colt Snub 3rd edition for $400. If I did't allready have 3 Detective Specials.......:rolleyes:

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pendennis
March 14, 2013, 05:17 PM
Same as the local gun show on Saturday. Almost the same mix as you saw. The steel wheel guns were gathering dust, and everything plastic flying off the tables.

wally247
March 14, 2013, 05:29 PM
I wish that was the case, I was hoping to pick up some revolvers and haven't seen much....

mr.scott
March 14, 2013, 06:27 PM
Because people want to buy what they think will be banned.

ObsidianOne
March 14, 2013, 06:48 PM
I wish that was the case, I was hoping to pick up some revolvers and haven't seen much....
Me too. I've been trying to find a Ruger GP100 and I can't find any :O Or any affordable .357 or .44 Mag for that matter.

aliveisalive
March 14, 2013, 07:03 PM
About a month ago, maybe a bit longer the used revolver case at my LGS hadn't been touched.

Almost all the mint 900+ ones are now gone. Still some model 10's left but thats it.

They are selling everything and anything.

I've bought 5 guns since november. Only 1 was a 'modern', mp15-22 before the frenzy. Last 4 were revolvers, and I dont plan on getting an auto anytime soon, and not because they are out of stock.

Am i one of the smart ones???

bikemutt
March 14, 2013, 07:08 PM
The only revolvers gathering dust around here are the junk and the overpriced good ones. Some stores figured the insanity applied to wheel guns as well as black rifles, that's not the case from what I can tell.

I had 5 on consignment about a month ago, all fairly priced and all but one sold. As soon as we adjusted the price on it, gone.

BullRunBear
March 14, 2013, 09:54 PM
Wish there were some 'languishing' revolvers around here. Just ain't happening. :(

Jeff

ridgerunner1965
March 14, 2013, 10:05 PM
a lot of younger shooters dont understand revolvers.my daughter who is 20 recently became a shooter with her exbfren.i tried to git her to shoot when she was young but she wasnt interested. now she is a big shooter.

she was wantin to git a new gun and i mentioned revolvers.she said "yu mean them guns yu shoot just 6 times and reload?"

now on the other hand, my mom who is about 70 just sold her colt 380 and got a nice smith 38.she said "i know how this one works". her other gun is a ruger 45 vaquero.actually she has several pairs of rugers.birdsheads and bisleys.

rchery59
March 14, 2013, 10:33 PM
Wish there were some 'languishing' revolvers around here. Just ain't happening. :(

Jeff The old stand bye's Model 36 37 60's were cheap and everywhere 6 months ago. Now they don't stay in a display case more than a week before someone snaps it up. At least here in the peoples republic of NY

ACP
March 14, 2013, 10:46 PM
I just shot three of my revolvers at the range this evening.

If the hysteria goes away and people stop reading gun rags and just PRACTICE REGULARLY with a revolver they will quickly find out that it is most likely all they will ever need to defend themselves or their home from criminal attack.

It's kind of like the 30-30 that killed so many deer and bear in the years past, but now everyone thinks they need a short magnum or a .338 in order to get the job done. If more folks learned woodcraft and shooting straight they wouldn't need much more than a .30-30.

Deaf Smith
March 14, 2013, 11:21 PM
If the hysteria goes away and people stop reading gun rags and just PRACTICE REGULARLY with a revolver they will quickly find out that it is most likely all they will ever need to defend themselves or their home from criminal attack..


While I pack a Glock most of the time I also pack a 642 .38 in the summer when it is way hot here in Texas.

Practice is the key. Always has been. Spray-n-pray does not work except on a battle field to keep heads down.

One could get a good Ruger SP101, Marlin 336 30/30, and Mossburg 500 12 gauge and do quite fine if they practice.

They could just just get a reloader for the three rounds and shoot often and get the skills needed.

Deaf

USAF_Vet
March 14, 2013, 11:41 PM
My next gun will be a revolver. All I need is the money, and to pick the revolver. Not too many deals to be had around here. Most of them on the shelves are at or above retail, just not as inflated as everything else. Used ones have been picked over pretty good over the past few months, and a lot of the new ones are simply out of stock.

All I want is a nice .38 snub, maybe a .357. I'm not asking too much, but they still just aren't there. Now if I wanted a Judge, that's a different story.

hAkron
March 14, 2013, 11:52 PM
If that case was anywhere in North Eastern Ohio, I would have emptied it by now.

rikman
March 15, 2013, 12:47 AM
You're lucky, not much left around here.

bannockburn
March 15, 2013, 01:11 AM
I would love to find some decent revolvers lanquishing around my LGS. Occasionally a vintage S&W will show up, going for top dollar and all, and even at that it won't last very long in the case.

788Ham
March 15, 2013, 01:50 AM
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highpower
March 15, 2013, 09:17 AM
If those revolvers were in MY local store, I would have bought them.

RUT
March 15, 2013, 09:27 AM
>>The only revolvers gathering dust around here are the junk and the overpriced good ones<<

Same here.... it must be a regional thing.

bigtubby
March 15, 2013, 10:49 AM
Most gun stores in my area cater to the "High speed low drag tactical operators"
So there aren't a lot of revolvers in the LGS. Last couple of Smith's I have seen for sale were a couple of 3 screw M-15's asking $700.00 and $750.00 I love the model 15 but not at those asking prices and of course there still for sale.

tarosean
March 15, 2013, 11:15 AM
gathering dust

dust is about the only thing I can find routinely in my area.

Checkman
March 15, 2013, 03:29 PM
Here the frenzy seems to be leveling off. While 9mm pistols( of all makes and models) and the 5.56mm black rifles are still selling revolvers are available and in a couple of my LGS's there are plenty of 45 and 40 pistols. Also shotguns, bolt action rifles and lever action rifles are available. Now if you want a lousy box of 22 Long Rifle - well that is another story.

I picked up a pre-WWII Colt Official Police just last week for $400.00 incidentally.

Gordon
March 15, 2013, 10:21 PM
Took a Bushmaster Car 15 into LGS today and told them I want $1000 , they said it will sell instantly, I told them I want the 6" 22/32 Target and the 8 3/8" Model 48 MRF as soon as they sell it!:cool:
I still have 4 ARs, that was my "trainer".;)

Rexster
March 16, 2013, 03:51 AM
There is not much of anything languishing in my area, unless it is either high-end at collector's prices, or junk.

critter
March 16, 2013, 07:49 AM
I have recently 'rescued' some that were languishing due to somebody wanting something new, semiauto, hi-cap, or some other low drag piece.

Got a 5" model 10, a 6" model 10, an UNFIRED model 28-2 4" and a fantastic shooter grade model 19 4". Prices were very good in all cases due to seller's greed for something else.

Yeah, I'm a sorry sucker to taking advantage of the current frenzy!

MagnunJoe
March 16, 2013, 11:25 AM
I know what U mean, I just purchased a S&W model 60-7 LNIB in 99% condition for only $400.

Mosbyranger
March 16, 2013, 01:14 PM
I found a stainless 4" Ruger Security Six with a serious case of carbon fouling and a set of BUTT UGLY grips hanging forlornly in my local LGS. I was out the door with it for $400. After disassembling it and spending 4 hours de-grunging, it's turned into a very clean piece. A set of Hogue grips are on the way, a Triple K holster is caressing it now and my need for a 4" .38/.357 is solved for the rest of my life, and probably my sons life as well. Yeah, it's not a Python but it will do, nicely.
MR

Do you have a Security Six? Do you have hands the size of Shaquille Oneill? Want a set of HUGE, ugly, wood grips with finger grooves? PM me. Also good for kindling....

HKGuns
March 16, 2013, 08:00 PM
Not in my parts either....There was exactly ONE Smith 686 stainless in the counter where less than a week ago there were five or six other revolvers.

Nothing is staying long in these parts.

shafter
March 16, 2013, 08:48 PM
I found a stainless 4" Ruger Security Six with a serious case of carbon fouling and a set of BUTT UGLY grips hanging forlornly in my local LGS. I was out the door with it for $400. After disassembling it and spending 4 hours de-grunging, it's turned into a very clean piece. A set of Hogue grips are on the way, a Triple K holster is caressing it now and my need for a 4" .38/.357 is solved for the rest of my life, and probably my sons life as well. Yeah, it's not a Python but it will do, nicely.
MR


Must be the going rate. I paid similar just recently for a similar gun. Mine came with pachys and a Bianchi holster though. Its been a loooong time since I've seen one of those Rugers in any of the local shops.

Drail
March 16, 2013, 09:13 PM
Revolvers are just too hard for most guys. (or they believe they are)

TheDaywalkersDad
March 17, 2013, 05:36 PM
Single action revolvers are still on the shelves in my area but there's not a lot of double action revolvers left. Of course ALL of the Glocks, XD's, XDMs, etc are gone.
Some M1911's are left though.

pittspilot
March 18, 2013, 12:57 AM
If there were a bunch of cheap Smith's gathering dust in my neighborhood, I'd've sensed them. Thus far, nada.

kozak6
March 18, 2013, 06:26 AM
I've noticed more Colts and Dan Wessons turning up, and some of these at the shop with the $1600 Mini-14.

Prices range from pre-panic to LOL!!11!!, but I haven't spotted any particularly good deals.

Reloadron
March 18, 2013, 06:38 AM
I was happy to liberate a nice '76 Colt Trooper MK III 6" from a gun show this past weekend. Always enjoyed and admired revolvers.

Ron

huntsman
March 18, 2013, 10:37 AM
with the development of a plastic revolver I'd expect more old guns left to rot, after all gun culture 2.0 want latest and greatest.

Jaymo
March 18, 2013, 11:45 AM
I found a Colt Army Special in .32-20 for $329.
Nice and tight.
Not collector grade, though. It has been parkerized, due to the original bluing having gotten ugly.
One of the employees told me I could talk them down $100-120 on it.
Can't tell it the grips are original or repops. They look awfully good for the age of the gun.

WCraven
March 18, 2013, 04:20 PM
I walked into an out of the way pawn shop and there layed a S&W model 547 with the box..

Drail
March 18, 2013, 04:40 PM
I love all of my totally "un-tactical" fixed magazine rotary guns. I can still remember when one day everyone suddenly realized that they "needed" at least 15 rounds to defend themselves. Then, everybody realized they needed a poly gun because that nasty old steel junk was just TOO HEAVY. Sure. Just keep telling yourself that, all of you "tactical operators".

1 old 0311-1
March 18, 2013, 04:46 PM
Don't know where you are looking. I was watching a Charter Arms on G-broker that has an MSRP of $454. It sold yesterday for $650:what::what::what:

Jaymo
March 18, 2013, 05:32 PM
Let's hope the mall ninjas never click on any of the Bob Munden or Jerry Miculek videos on Youtube.
If they do, they'll be ashamed at how slow their Tupperware guns are.

God forbid, they ever learn that the operator is more important than the equipment.

g17
March 18, 2013, 11:32 PM
I've actually picked up some prize revolvers while this time of frantic plastic buying is going on. Can't help but wonder when I find an old pristine S&W complete with box and papers if this wasn't grandpas prize he bought way back when and cherished and now it has been traded in on a black gun.

snakeman
March 18, 2013, 11:34 PM
around here people are buying revolvers like crazy while semi-autos sit on the shelf

doubleh
March 19, 2013, 01:58 PM
LGS does a pretty brisk business in wheel guns. Of course he sells more of the plastic fantastic autos. 1911s do quite well too. S:ome of those things with round mags are even single action.

Colt451985
March 19, 2013, 04:21 PM
I need to go where you live. P&R Smith & Wesson's command a high price. Even pre-lock model 10s are over $500 in my area. Gone are the days I could buy beautiful model 10s for $300 :(

420Stainless
March 19, 2013, 08:50 PM
There's a few good ones languishing around here. Unfortunately there aren't any dollars languishing in my bank account.:(

Thaddeus Jones
March 20, 2013, 12:44 PM
Quite frankly I have enjoyed the harvest of fine revolvers, traded in for lesser guns, for some time now. :)

I picked up a 6 inch 14-5, a LNIB 4 inch 19-3 with box and docs and a 4 inch full lug 1 of 131 Performance Center 14-6. Whoever let that last one go needed their head examined. :rolleyes:

I'm ashamed to admit how little I spent for those three beauties. I'm glad that the upcoming crop of handgunners has so little taste in firearms. ;)

Jaymo
March 20, 2013, 07:54 PM
I was happy to give a new home to that one year old GP100 that was traded in on a Tupperware gun.
Then, there was the Ruger Mk2 that was traded in, unfired, for a Tupperware Block.
It languished with a very reasonable price tag, until I spotted it.

Hansli
March 20, 2013, 08:03 PM
I walked into an out of the way pawn shop and there layed a S&W model 547 with the box..

Wow, I would like that. Did you buy it?

Jaymo
March 20, 2013, 08:51 PM
My best buys have been Tupperware orphans.
I have three plastic fantastics, but no ferrous guns were orphaned to fund their purchases.

460Kodiak
March 21, 2013, 07:49 PM
I consider myself very lucky that I have the 2 "high Cap" guns I care about already in my inventory. Now I can focus on revolvers again. Performance Center, here I come. I have all the plastic and tacticool crap I need.

wheelyfun66
March 21, 2013, 09:49 PM
Ruger Single actions are about the only thing around here....
Just bought a Ruger Bisley Blackhawk in 357 mag.

Revolvers are what I have been buying lately: 66-2/66-4/442-1 and the Ruger Bisley.

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