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best kept secret of revolver world

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Armored farmer, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. hemiram

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    It's got to be Dan Wesson for me too. The prices have crept up from the almost insane $269 I paid for my almost mint Monson 715 6VH in 2006 to my latest 15-2 6VH that isn't anywhere near mint that I paid $370 for in 2010. A friend just bought a nice 715 6VH for $440, so they aren't super cheap anymore.
     
  2. Lucky Derby

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    "That 'fraction' seems to be 7/8 from what I've seen lately. Colt prices are wacky and people are cashing in. "



    Paid about $400 for each of mine, both about 95%, within the last three years. During that same time I sold a refinished Python for $1400.
     
  3. Lucky Derby

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    "+1 on old Troopers. I got one for $350 not too long ago, the seller said the trigger and action was as good as his Pythons, I believe it. A way better gun than the Security Six that some like here, it's skinny grip was brutal to shoot in .357"

    I have a Speed-Six in addition to my two Troopers. I would say the Ruger is a lot more durable, but the Colts are much smoother.
    A Pachmeyer grips helps the Speed-Six a lot.
     
  4. OilyPablo

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    I was going jump in and mention Colt Trooper. Obviously no secret. Prices have climbed a bit, but still a bargain for such a nice gun. I bought a Colt Trooper III from an estate, came with a 6" barrel and an extra 4" barrel. Almost pristine. Beautiful deep bluing. The secret isn't any of that - it's putting in Wolff trigger and hammer springs. Easily one of the sweetest shooting SA/DA revolvers for under $500.
     
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    +1 on the Ruger Six line. I still believe Rugers best double action revolver.
     
  6. skidder

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    I would say its a tie. They both have their own advantages. The Colt is smoother, but the Ruger is stronger with a smaller frame and cylinder. Accuracy.... they are both tack drivers. The Rugers have a tendency to smooth out over time, where the Colts were just built that way.

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  7. Resto Guy

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    Another vote for Rossi...

    My 17 year old stainless 851 has always been dependable and deadly accurate. Even though it's not +P rated, it's the one I would grab in a pinch if it was next to my more powerful revolvers.
     

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    I'll second the Uberti SAAs. I love my Birdshead and would never sell it.
     
  9. MCgunner

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    Bought my UL in 96. Best out of the box trigger I've ever felt in a DA revolver. Big +1.

    I'm going to put in a plug for Pietta. Now, i realize they're cap and ball guns, but I can't resist some of those Cabela's sales. They ARE single action revolvers even if you have to stuff the load into the front. My '58 Remmy 5.5" is quite accurate, shoots to POA, and was $179 from Cabelas on a sale last year. Its timing, lock up are PERFECT, fit and finish is way better than it has any right to be. These guns are amazing. They can be ordered direct to you, no FFL necessary, too. I might even get a .45 ACP conversion cylinder for mine, 240 bucks, but I'll probably just go with a couple of 60 dollar spare cylinders first.
     
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    Dangit... I've got so many things I should do, but now I'm gonna have to go reload some ammo. Good thing there's no woman and the dog doesn't mind.
     
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    Pretty much any .38 special service revolver with holster wear, everyone wants pristine Magnums.
     
  12. Steve CT

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    I'll say Dan Wesson as well. Prices have been pushing up over the past couple of years, but $400 on a 15-2 or 715 is some of the smartest money you can spend.
     
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    I don't think the Abilenes, Sevilles and El Dorados are a secret any more either.
     
  14. weblance

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    I thought this thread was about revolvers that were Best Kept Secrets, not stuff like Taurus 85s and Ruger Security Sixes...

    Now this revolver, I agree with. Not many people consider a 9mm revolver, but its an excellent idea. The cheapest centerfire ammo there is, and excellent performance. My 905 has been an absolute joy. What a great idea... a 9mm revolver. Clearly one of the Best Kept Secrets of the Revolver World.

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  15. barnbwt

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    CZ Revolvers? Because I've only heard of two people owning one? I can't speak to quality, since they're so secret :D

    TCB
     
  16. SharpsDressedMan

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    Ever see a Walther marked revolver (made by S&W)?
     
  17. Alnamvet68

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    S&W Model 40/42 Classic...though discontinued after a short run, people are just starting to notice them now.
     
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    They are CZ as in "Made in the Czech Republic" not as in "Ceska Zbrojovka a.s., Uhersky Brod", makers fine pistols such as the CZ 75B.

    Alfa Proj revolvers are Czech, and are imported by Czechpoint
    (http://www.czechpoint-usa.com/products/revolvers/)

    A true CZ revolver would actually be an American Made Dan Wesson, as CZUB owns Dan Wesson Arms.
     
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