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Cheap Revolvers...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Olympus, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to find where I saw a really cheap revolver. It was on one of the surplus gun sites I think, but I can't remember which. It was a snub and it wasn't any common manufacterer. I think it had a parkerized finish I think. I want to say it was around $130-$150. Does anyone have any clue which gun I am trying to think of or where online they sell them?

    I'm thinking a little cheap gun to take with me on camping trips. One to just keep in the camper for "just in case".
  2. BhmBill

    BhmBill Well-Known Member

  3. lightbulb0413

    lightbulb0413 Active Member

  4. Ruodo

    Ruodo Well-Known Member

    Bill suggested a good one. I know a lot of people who use theirs as their camping guns.

    I love mine, really fun to play with.
  5. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    No, it wasn't the Nagant revolver.

    Lightbulb found the one I was talking about. I forgot to mention that I was pretty certain it was a .38. But that's the exact one I was thinking about. Thanks for the help fellas!

    Now does anyone have any experience or heard any information about those little guns?
  6. Photoman

    Photoman Well-Known Member

    Yikes! You're not betting you life on that one are you?
  7. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    Well it would be better than a sharp stick. I'm just looking for something cheap that I could leave in the camper so that I wouldn't be unarmed whenever we go camping in the summer and fall. I realize that it's probably a pretty cheap gun. I just need it to go boom a few times.

    Are those guns Armscor? I can't seem to find much information on MDL.
  8. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Well-Known Member

    AFAIK, those are Armscor guns. I've seen some in person at a gun show. They were heavy and the fit and finish were pretty crude. Definitely looked like a better gun than an RG revolver or a Lorcin. I would have liked to have tried out the trigger but they were all zip tied.

    It's just my opinion, but after seeing these in person I'd rather spend a little bit more and get a used Charter Arms or Rossi than one of those, they just didn't look like a quality piece to me. Good luck in whatever you decide.
  9. kanook

    kanook Well-Known Member

    $190 gun, $20 shipping, $35 dealer transfer, on the cheap side it's $245 to have a new gun or go to the sun show and find a Smith model 10 for probably under $300. I'm not saying don't do it, just remember all the little expenses add up.
  10. BhmBill

    BhmBill Well-Known Member

    Just get the Nagant revolver or a Makarov. Makarov 9x18 ammo is some of the cheapest you can find currently. 1200rds+ is like $200.
  11. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    I hear that! Good point! I just rarely see anything cheap at the shows. I guess I should look a little more closely.
  12. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Well-Known Member

    I have a pot metal RG .22 snub that I use to shoot .22CB Caps.

    Its just an interesting diversion thats quiet.

  13. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    For the same dough you could get a decent used older Model 10 S&W ex-police or seccurity guard carry, and have a very good Revolver, and, six-shots.
  14. Brian Dale

    Brian Dale Well-Known Member

    Just did, and I'm delighted with it. The bluing's trashed, and some earlier owner sanded off the checkering from the stocks and coated them with, I'm guessing, spar varnish. However, the internal bits are fine, the rifling is sharp and it's probably going to last for-almost-ever.

    I'm another person who recommends going for a cosmetically challenged, mechanically sound, duty-type revolver from a major manufacturer (such as the carried-a-lot, shot-a-little Model 10s that are so common and available that they serve as an archetype).
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  15. Thingster

    Thingster Well-Known Member

    The armscor 206 is actually a pretty good gun. Yes, the finish is awful and it will probably have errant machining marks, but it will work and will work, and will work.

    It's a colt detectives special clone, but with improvements so it isn't so delicate. Anyone I've ever spoken to that owns one says if you can find one in a shop (i.e., not pay shipping, FFL, etc), just buy it.

    Armscor makes a good product at a really good price and has customer service second to none. Seriously- look for a guy named Ivan over at m1911.org in the Rock Island/Armscor forum. He's the North America service rep for armscor and he frequents the sight making sure people are happy and that service is kept on top of.
  16. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    Good going!

    Indeed, there are many 'Shot little, carried-a-lot' ex-police-dep't or ex-security-guard K-Frames out there, and the older ones especially are very high quality Arms. Prior to the late '70s, early '80s, these were all forged and machined, no powder-metal or cutting corners.

    Holster Wear, and a few dings, in my view, are merely 'character' and comfort.

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