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Bucket list Revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Howard I Gavin Jr, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Howard I Gavin Jr

    Howard I Gavin Jr Member

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    The day before my wife's birthday, we were looking for a piece of furniture. We stumbled onto a small indoor range set off the road. The sign was obscured by a Bush. It's a place we have passed several times. We checked it out, nice place, good people and a small stock of pistols for sale, mostly consignments. One stood out, a 6 inch blue Colt Python. Some holster wear, a poorly fitting set of Houge
    Grips and the original wood grips as well. They had to call the owner to get a price, $2000. That's 40 to 50 per cent below any Python I've seen locally.

    It WAS a bucket list item but now it shoots on our range and sleeps in the safe.

    What bucket list guns are you looking for or have found?
     
  2. Fiv3r

    Fiv3r Member

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    Congrats on the bucket gun:)

    My list is pretty affordable. I'm not enamored enough with the old Colts to feel the need to track down an 1873 or even a Python.

    I still need a .45 colt single action. It would be a bonus to have a convertible. 45 acp cylinder to go with it. Blackhawk would be just fine

    I've looked at and never purchased one of the 1847 Walker repos. However, I'd really like one when the day comes that I get to shoot more than work.

    I feel the need to to correct my biggest mistake: I sold a pre-lock stainless 686 for no good reason. I think i would like to have one of those again too.
     
  3. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    I am pretty well satisfied with copies of revolver designs that I like.
    Originals are extra cool, but I am a shooter first, collector second.

    I don't think I have many more revolvers left on my list:
    Colt copy of and 1872 open top with Navy grips 38 special.
    Smith and Wesson New Model 3 in 38 special

    Currently have:
    1873 Colt Copy 45 Colt
    Schofield Copy 45 Colt
    Circa 1936 Pre Model 10 38 special
     
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  4. WestKentucky

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    I’m more a fan of obscure and odd. I also like age. I really want a savage navy. I also want a k32 and a Rossi Cyclops.
     
  5. Corpral_Agarn

    Corpral_Agarn Member

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    Savage North would be pretty cool.
     
  6. alfsauve

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    Match pair of High Standatd Crusaders
     
  7. beag_nut

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    My bucket list includes a Schofield Model 3, chambered in .357 Mag. Doesn't exist yet, so the list might never be checked off. Closest thing is a Uberti in .38 Spl., but that ain't good enough.
     
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  8. tightgroup tiger

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    I'm sitting here thinking about this, If I could get my bucket list revolver for free or highly discounted, I know what I would go after. If I have to pay full price for it, well, I guess I already have it. My 41 magnum Model 57 6". I would really like and probably will buy a Redhawk in 41 or 44 magnum one of these days. I do love my Smith but would really like to have a Redhawk.
    I guess my sights aren't set very high, I guess it is my model 57 Smith that I already have.
    If you would have said " handgun" I would have a said a full race, full blown 38 super auto. Probably an STI.
    But you said revolver.
     
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  9. tightgroup tiger

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    That's fantasy, A top break, self ejecting .357 Magnum isn't fair.
     
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  10. BobWright

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    My bucket list, it there were one:

    (1) Colt New Frontier, 7 1/2" barrel, .357 Magnum

    (2) Colt New Frontier or Ruger equivalent: 7 1/2 " barrel, .32-20 caliber.

    Bob Wright
     
  11. Gladius

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    My "bucket list" could potentially be kind of long. I could mention a S&W .44 Hand Ejector, a Registered Magnum, or a Colt SAA, but my biggest "Bucket" gun is the one that got away: my dad's old model 19. Now, I have a couple 19's, but this one is pretty specific. It had a wide target hammer and trigger, red ramp front and white outline rear sights, and he replaced the wide factory stocks with a "magna" grip and a Pachmayr grip adapter. It was an earlier model, a -3 or even earlier (P&R, of course). It had the original blue cardboard box. Dad traded it off on a model 66, which I still have. It's a good gun, and I don't think I'll ever get rid of it, but I'd love to find that old model 19 sometime... not one like it, but the exact one...
     
  12. SwampWolf

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    I have a bucket full of revolvers and most of mine were on a list at one time and were "checked off" as they were acquired over the past half century or so. So, I pretty much have every revolver I've ever coveted and can sleep soundly. But wait, just the other night there came a banging at the door in one of my dreams. A model 58 Smith & Wesson made its visage known again...:uhoh: :evil:
     
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  13. CZF

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    Just got it!

    During the past 20 years of writing a letter to Ruger, every 3-4 months of each year.

    I was always asking for a .44 Special revolver.

    They would always say, someday or that they had no plans for such.

    Well, we did get to see the .44 Special Flatops and other Single Action
    Rugers, but not what I really wanted, which was a Double-Action Ruger
    revolver in .44 Special.

    Things progressed at Ruger, but due to me moving, and deciding against reloading,
    I lost interest in .44 Specials.

    They finally announced the new GP-100 based revolver in 2106, but I was more into
    semi-autos like CZs, Glocks, and even the Ruger Americans.

    As I'm usually slow to change, I did keep an eye on GP44 posts, and thought about owning
    in the future.

    I've had A Wiley Clapp GP-100 in .357 and a Speed-Six, among other Ruger revolvers.


    I'd tell myself that the GP44 was too expensive, and that ammo would be hard to find.

    Double Tap makes .44 Special, as do others out there.


    Well, CDNN had them on sale, so I went to a local shop, "just to handle one" and that
    was a huge mistake.

    The 3 inch barrel was a perfect balance for something I'd carry in the woods in a shoulder or
    chest holster.

    DT 240 grain Hardcast would be ideal for the woods.

    200 grain DT bonded defense Gold Dots for social work.
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    I seem to be able to pull the triger in DA mode, about like my
    KLCR .357, so no problem there or with the sweet SA pull.

    Yes, I could have bought a GP-100 in 327 or .357, but I never
    put dozens of letters in the mail, asking for those.

    A local store has .44 Special practice ammo, as does many a place online.

    I like winners, and the Red Sox, and this Ruger make my summer and fall.

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  14. farm23

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    Freedom Arms model 97 in 44 special. I have to decided between the 4.25" & 5.5".
     
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    My bucket list Handguns

    Diamondback 4” nickel.22lr

    Beretta 85 in nickel.
     
  17. Pat Riot

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    My list may get be odd to some but it’s my list. A couple are readily available I just need readily available cash.

    - S&W 327 TRR8
    - S&W model 27
    - S&W model 25
    - an early S&W 1905 .38
    - Korth Nighthawk Skyhawk
    - S&W 1917

    That’ll do for now. :)
     
  18. bannockburn

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    I would love to have either a S&W Model 57 with a 4" barrel or a Model 58. Also a Model 27 with a 5" barrel and a Model 36 with a 3" barrel would round out my S&W desirables. Rugers would include a Security Six with a 4" heavy barrel, a stainless Speed Six, a Blackhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP convertible with a 4.62" barrel, a GP100 in .44 Special, a Bearcat Shopkeeper's Model, and a Single Seven with a 4.62" barrel. Never have been a big fan of the Colt Python but did like the Colt Lawman Mk.III with a 2" barrel and a Colt Mk.V with a 4" barrel. A Colt SAA with a 4 5/8" barrel would be like icing on the cake but for now I will be content with my single action Colt replicas. In the realm of the still very possible, I'm thinking about getting another black powder revolver; maybe a Leech and Rigdon, 1862 Pocket Navy, or a 1849 Pocket.
     
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  19. Armored farmer

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    My list:
    • SAA clone, case hardened frame, .45colt for bp cartridge fun. Uberti, or Vaquero will do.
    • 3" heavy barrel fixed sight GP100.
    • 6" 617 S&W .22
    • And one oddball, i am interested in a turn of the century, short barrel, break-top double action in .38 or even .32. Why? I dont know....nostalgia.?
     
  20. Walkalong

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    K-32 Masterpiece.

    There was one on GB a few years ago I found one with a buy now price of $1500. While I contemplated it for a few minutes, someone else bought it. I logged back on to buy it and it was gone. I would gladly trade my Python for one. :)
     
  21. cfullgraf

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    I'd like to get a S&W Model 16 no dash, -1, -2, or -3 (32 S&W L). A K-32 might suffice as a substitute but I'd like a model numbered one to go with my K frame collection.

    Unfortunately, S&W only made a bit over 3000 K frame 32 S&W L revolvers or so, all "flavors".
     
  22. Bones741

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    I'd love to get my hands on a Bowens customs GP44 conversion. With something like a 6" or 5" barrel in 44 mag. Bowens rear sight, custom front ramp sight (about the same angle dawsons uses) with a trituim insert. And a set of buckeye burl or spalted maple grips custom fit to me. And of course action tuned.
     
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  23. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Vintage 7.2" 6-shot .357 Redhawk

    2.5" Model 10 Square-butt

    Model 20 or 23 Heavy Duty in .38-44, any barrel length.

    3.5" M27
     
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  24. Bert W.

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    Bucket list revolvers would be, in good condition of course, Smith & Wesson models 27 w/3.5" barrel, 38/44 Outdoorsman 4", and a model 25 w/4" barrel.

    Oh! Throw in a model 58.
     
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  25. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Great minds think alike!
     
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