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Old September 12, 2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a high dollar revolver.

I just posted a similar thread in the auto loader section.

I am looking to add a high end revolver to my collection. I have many revolvers from Colt, S&W, Taurus, etc in calibers from .22 LR, .32long up to .357 magnum but am looking to spend around $2500 on a new gun.
It will probably need to be a magnum and I THINK I want it to be new manufacture but I imagine there are some older revolvers that would do nicely. I am not really looking to pay for history with an Anaconda or Python as I already have a Python.
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Old September 12, 2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Freedom Arms?
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Old September 12, 2014, 06:52 PM   #3
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No personal experience, this seems to be among the very top tier of premium revolvers

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Old September 12, 2014, 06:58 PM   #4
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Korth is certainly a premium band but you may have to raise your price point.
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Old September 12, 2014, 07:00 PM   #5
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Korth would also be my suggestion.

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Old September 12, 2014, 07:10 PM   #6
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A suggested compromise with the Korth idea;


likely will have the only one at the range and by all accounts, a fine revolver.

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Old September 12, 2014, 07:11 PM   #7
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For that kind of money, I'd get a classic Colt. Maybe two.
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Old September 12, 2014, 07:29 PM   #8
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A Smith and Wesson "Registered Magnum" would be at the top of my list.
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Old September 12, 2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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I doubt you'd find a Korth for $2500. Next down would be a Manurhin MR-73 (or MR-93 if you like a more modern look).

A S&W Registered Magnum would be a good choice, too.

Freedom Arms would be hands-down recommendation for a new revolver.
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Old September 12, 2014, 07:43 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by huntershooter View Post
A Smith and Wesson "Registered Magnum" would be at the top of my list.
But, not at his price point.
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Old September 12, 2014, 07:50 PM   #11
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For that kind of money, I'd get a classic Colt. Maybe two.
Amen. A Python or an SAA.
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Old September 12, 2014, 07:54 PM   #12
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Old September 12, 2014, 08:11 PM   #13
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I suggest a different direction with that amount why not look at a Colt Single Action Army (SAA) AKA the Peacemaker. In 45 Colt it is a classic.
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Old September 12, 2014, 08:17 PM   #14
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If you want a high end DA revolver Id suggest the Korth.
It's the best brand I know of.
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Old September 12, 2014, 08:29 PM   #15
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Or you could get a custom gun made up, maybe one of those nice Bowen rugers.

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Old September 12, 2014, 09:42 PM   #16
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If you're getting new, I'd say freedom arms. Or like others have mentioned. You could go the custom route, and it'd one of a kind.
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Old September 12, 2014, 09:54 PM   #17
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Know a guy who has a Freedom Arms, several custom options on a 357. Have not shot it, all I can say is wow the fit and finish is tremendous.
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Old September 12, 2014, 09:57 PM   #18
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I second the Manurhin. It is a beautiful revolver, with internal workings that are carried on roller bearings to give the smoothest possible single- and double action trigger pull. The only drawback (other than the price) is that it is French. So, it likely will jump from your hand directly to the ground should it ever be shown in anger.
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Old September 12, 2014, 09:57 PM   #19
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Another vote for Freedom Arms.
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Old September 12, 2014, 10:19 PM   #20
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I know you said you prefer new, but for my money its hard to beat a S&W 27 or pre-27 with a 5" barrel....except for maybe the rare 26-1 5" in .45 Colt.
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Old September 12, 2014, 10:56 PM   #21
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S&W 929

Just fire +P+ out of it for that magnum feel.

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Old September 12, 2014, 11:16 PM   #22
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Korth and the like are the most expensive revolvers but most accurate as a group, that would be Freedom Arms.
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Old September 13, 2014, 12:03 AM   #23
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Old September 13, 2014, 12:59 AM   #24
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S&W25 or 625 or new eight shot N frames

Yes Korth is better at three times the price
But load up some moon clips, get a good double action trigger job and you can have world of fun with a S&W N frame
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Old September 13, 2014, 01:21 AM   #25
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I recently saw a custom model 10 built for competition. It was huge, and square. I was told it's a 2500 dollar build, that would be my choice easily.
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