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Vintage Revolver Suggestions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deolexrex, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. deolexrex

    deolexrex Well-Known Member

    I have a friend that is a role playing game designer. He needs a revolver for one of the story lines.

    - vintage revolver
    - open market value about $3,000
    - preferably distinctive visual appearance
    - preferably still fireable with modern munitions

    I pointed him at the LeMat, which he likes, but he's looking for other options.

  2. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    Webley-Fosbery semi-auto revolver?
  3. hacksaw

    hacksaw Well-Known Member

    Smith & Wesson Schofield/No 3 revolver?
  4. Gustav

    Gustav Well-Known Member

    Nickel plated Colt Peacemaker buntline special with shoulder stock
  5. billhilly66

    billhilly66 Well-Known Member

    S&W registered magnum?
  6. deolexrex

    deolexrex Well-Known Member

    These are great! Thanks!

    My friend is watching the thread so would it be possible for y'all to post links to pictures and info?
  7. Sage of Seattle

    Sage of Seattle Well-Known Member

    I'm not questioning your friend, but I've been running and playing RPG's for over twenty years now and I'm kind of at a loss at why the metagame aspects are so important?

    Back to topic, one of my characters once had twin nickel plated Colt Peacemakers with scrimshawed mother-of-pearl handgrips. One of those in original condition might very well fetch three grand as well as being fairly distinct.

    ETA: In other words, throw a pair of those handgrips on what Gustav said. :D
  8. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    1877 Colt Lightning~! :scrutiny:;)
  9. GreatWolf

    GreatWolf New Member

    Mostly because I know enough folks who are serious about firearms, so I don't want to just "make it up" in this case. Plus, I'm recording the sessions to use in promoting my game, so I'd like to avoid looking completely stupid to someone who knows what's up.


    Seth Ben-Ezra
    Great Wolf
  10. Halo is for Kids

    Halo is for Kids Well-Known Member

    +1 on the LeMat. It was my first thought too.
  11. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    The LeMat, being a cap and ball revolver, doesn't meet the specification in bold.

    Not knowing the story line, I'd suggest the SAA in either .45 Colt or .44-40. The Smith & Wesson #3 would also be a good choice in either .44 Smith & Wesson or .45 S&W ("Short Colt.").
  12. deolexrex

    deolexrex Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he didn't tell me about the modern ammo thing until after I had given him my recommendation. But if you'll notice from the photo above... that is one purty pop gun!
  13. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    That underhanded so and so!
  14. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  15. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    To my mind, vintage means 1899 to about 1950. It's something less old than antique, which in firearms has a very specific meaning as we all know. I'd suggest the Colt New Army, Official Police, Police Positive Special and the early Smith K frames as good examples of pre-war vintage handguns still able to fire commercially available ammo. The vintage DA's are not generally worth a mint, but some of the rare subtypes or ones in 100% condition can get upwards of a grand. The single action Colts can get over $3,000.
  16. earplug

    earplug Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of the Webley Fosbery, moon clipped.

    Or the top break S&W's for A close 2nd choice.
  17. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    2n'd the Webley-Fosberry , and also the .44special S&W Triple Lock in the rare 4" version. Personally a Merwin and Hulbert 3rd model Army in 44-40 with quick change 3.5" and 6.5" barrels is pretty sweet too.
  18. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

  19. 32 Magnum

    32 Magnum Well-Known Member

  20. Grey54956

    Grey54956 Well-Known Member

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