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1989 171 prefix GP100 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by stonebuster, Feb 11, 2022.

  1. stonebuster

    stonebuster Member

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    Did the very early 1988-89 GPs have any issues I should know about before plunking down the cash for a '89 blued GP100 3' 357? The one I'm considering looks like it's spent it's life in a safe.
     
  2. UncleEd

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    If it looks good, locks up solidly
    and the action feels decent, does
    the cylinder spin freely, it's
    likely to be OK with no internal
    buildup of soot, grime (such as
    in the cylinder channel). Trigger
    on those early models might be
    around 12-14 pounds double
    action. If DA feels much lighter,
    most likely a spring change has
    been performed.
     
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    It's clean as a whistle and tight. I'll be at LGS when it opens, money in hand.
     
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    Remember though on the 171's there is No hole in the back strap frame to push in the plunger in on the trigger assembly. Have to us a Allen Wrench (short end). They were some of the best GP's paid 319.00 dollars for mine at Walmart in 1989 and still have as about 30,000 rounds on it.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on the plunger. That's the kind of thing I wanted to know.
     
  6. dannyd

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    You really can't go wrong with a GP100; this is from the worst shooting one of the 5 I have. :)

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