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First year collecting revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dgroff85, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone, I bought my first revolver this year, and after that I was hooked. Below are all the revolvers I ended up buying this year: 6" Pythons DOB- 75,76,85. Diamondback DOB- 67, 8" Anaconda, 686+, bright stainless and blue king cobras. I will have some better photos up tomorrow. Looking forward to what I find next year!

    First revolver and most shot: S&W 686-4
    Favorite revolver: stainless Colt Python and we share a DOB of 1985:cool:

    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  2. Guillermo

    Guillermo member


    that is one heck of a start!!!
  3. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member

    You've got one nice collection going, be careful of next year, you might go overboard! I know of what you speak though, I've picked up 3 of them in the last 5 months, I've got to stop though... will have to buy a new safe if I don't !
  4. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Well-Known Member

    Already bought a very large safe :), but I know what you mean! It gets very expensive $$. I have a couple more on the list.
  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Not only did you buy a lot of revolvers in 1 year you seem to have very expensive tastes. Very nice collection for sure...
  6. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    That's a good start...I guess.

    Just kidding! Holly crap you have a lot of beautiful guns there! Congrats.
  7. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    You have very good and expensive tastes.
    Very nice.
  8. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    But... but you don't NEED all those guns. :evil:
  9. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    I would say your addiction is full blown and there is no known cure!!!
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    You didn't build that. Oh... I don't know where that thought came from.

    Congratulations on a very good year of revolver buying.

    I especially like that one in the left front (top picture). :) Nice accumulation of revolvers!

    It may be time to focus a bit more rather than just "good quality revolver". At the beginning I did the same thing and bought what caught my eye and I felt was a fair price. But I will say that I haven't purchased that many revolvers in a single year in a long time. Other priorities come into play...

    Decide what you like best and focus on them. Colt seems to be the choice. If Pythons make you heart go pitter patter, that's the one. Same goes with Diamondbacks or select a caliber that you prefer. Diamondbacks are my thing. I chose 22LR as my caliber of choice which is where my forum handle came from. It still amazes me that this user name was available when I joined this and other forums.
  11. skidder

    skidder Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Very nice collection!

    Unorthodox to see someone your age interested in these old relics. I bet most of your comrades entertain plastic autos.
  12. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Well-Known Member

    @ 22Rimfire- I've been looking for a Diamondback 22 in 6" for a while now. Just haven't found one yet for a price I'm willing to pay. BUT judging by your user name you will be glad to hear I have a soft spot for rimfires :D

    This year I also bought:
    1967 Browning Medalist-Complete
    Ruger MKII Slab side, and I'm looking for a 5.5 Bull and 6 7/8 MKII in stainless.

    Python's are my favorite.
  13. dgroff85

    dgroff85 Well-Known Member

    Skidder- Yes my friends are into the tacticool guns, I did buy a 870 tactical and Sigm400 enhanced. Both are NIB and will stay that way due to lack of interest. Also sold 2 glocks to buy a python :) My everyday carry is a SIG P239
  14. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    A 6" Diamondback (DB) 22 would be a great addition. You do seem to like 6" guns. I prefer the 4" Diamondback over all the others when shooting. It just has a wonderful feel and balance. When I have the $, I'll probably get a 4" DB 38spl. It is the most common, but that size is my favorite. (I've owned many of them, but sold them off.) And Yes, I have the 22's covered. The 2.5" DB 22 is one of the tough ones to find as is a factory original 3" Python.

    I will give you a free suggestion.... get yourself a 4" nickel DB in 22 if it is priced about the same or less than a 6". (You won't regret it as the years pass.)
  15. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    As a "made in 1984" model myself, I can say that while we are rare there are those of us who are younger and still prefer a good wheelgun. In fact, when I turned 21 the first thing I did after getting my permit was buy my S&W 19-3. I admire dgroff's collection and am glad to see another guy my age interested in revolvers. Now I just wish I could afford a collection like that!
  16. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    Enjoy your very lucrative career, or extremely high credit card balance. Psycological therapy is also very costly.

    Nice collection man. Yes, I'm jealous.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  17. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    At this rate, looks like next year's gonna be all Korths.
  18. musicman10_1

    musicman10_1 Well-Known Member

    Looking good man!

    I love revolvers and have a growing collection myself; Rugers and Smiths - no Colts (yet)
  19. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Very good taste you have sir. Your off to a fine start.
  20. hq

    hq Well-Known Member

    And I thought *I* went overboard last year with five revolver purchases. :what:

    Very nice. That already is a collection.

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