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1905 4th change buy or pass **PIC ADDED**

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bigtubby, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. bigtubby

    bigtubby Member

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    Okay got some pics of her I could have done a better job of wiping her down but it was starting to rain.

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  2. dhcustomwork

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    Very nice. I'd say you did very well on that for three bills!
     
  3. Iggy

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    I'd say you made out like a bandit.. That's one fine lookin' gun.
     
  4. roaddog28

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    You picked up a gem. Congrats and enjoy your new revolver.
    Howard
     
  5. rswartsell

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    Wow. She cleaned up nice with just a wipedown, or you are a better photographer. Jeez tubby...why would you even hesitate for 3 c's?

    Looks like very pronounced holster wear at the muzzle, left side almost looks ground. Other than that ..damn!
     
  6. bannockburn

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    Wow that's an absolute bargain there for $300. Great find and aquisition.
     
  7. Husker_Fan

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    I'd have been all over that one. The holster wear just gives it some character.
     
  8. bigtubby

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    That is my oldest smith to date got a couple 5 screws from the mid 50's but I was a little hesitant don't know why so thanks for the nudge to pick it up hope to shoot it Sunday or before. Range report to follow.
     
  9. Airbrush Artist

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    You could sell it sooner or later for maybe as Much as $700...when the right person saw it...In My Opinion one of the best Firearms ever manufactured...
     
  10. bigtubby

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    Are you the "right" person to buy it? I would let it go pretty fast for $700 as I have not yet became attached to it. IMHO I think at most it is a $400 gun I believe there are quite a few of these around.
     
  11. Airbrush Artist

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    No But Someone is Out there ..I have a fetish for 38's ...Great deal on Your Firearm though enjoy it...
     
  12. bigtubby

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    Thanks Airbrush, I bet I am going to get hooked on it as soon as I shoot it. I hope my last response didn't come off like a smart ass that was not my intent I knew exactly what you meant and I am sure there are people out there that would pay that.
     
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    Wow, great find.
     
  14. rswartsell

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    I think you would be a bit surprised when you went out to count how many '20s vintage in this condition are for sale. And there are people who "collect" shooter grade. Guillermo and myself for starters. I would give you a modest profit, I couldn't afford 7 but keep me in mind.

    P.S. If you think you may take me up on this I would prefer you leave it just as is.
     
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    The Old Fuff of course will take only those examples that are absolutely perfect and never fired outside the factory. Each is carefully inspected to be sure not one single piece of dust has ever landed on an exposed surface. Those few that pass his rigorous inspection are quickly freeze-dried and put into storage. None are ever handled by anyone except the owner while wearing white cotton gloves in an industrial grade clean room. One cannot be too careful. :what:

    (The entire collection is now rolling on the floor while having fits of uncontrollable laughter). :D
     
  16. Travismcgee

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    holster wear does not make a gun shoot straight

    revolvers from that era were of very high quality.

    they are not making them anymore.

    that was a great purchase
     
  17. Driftwood Johnson

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    No, there were plenty of these made. $300 was a great price, $700 is ridiculous. There is a similar old Smith sitting in the display case at a shop near me, they want $650 for it. It is going to sit there a long, long time at that price. The 'right person' is not a very knowledgeable S&W collector if he would pay $700. Personally, nice as it is, I would not go much more than $400 for it.


    Here is a nice M&P round butt with original hard rubber grips, made in 1938. Asking price was $450, I talked them down to $400. That is a reasonable price for old K frame Smiths like this, unless there is something very special about them. I would walk right past this one or any other if the asking price was $700.

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    Just got some information on the gun a friend of mine in the SWCA had Roy the S&W historian check the ship date turns out it is a police gun as it shipped to a PD in 1925. Considering what I have into it I will probably spend the $50.00 for the letter.
     
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