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Did I make the right trade? **PICS ADDED**

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bigtubby, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. bigtubby

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    I traded a stairmaster for a Rossi ranchhand .44mag one of those lever action pistols. I didn't really have any use for it so put it up for trade for S&W revolvers the two best offers were a 8 3/8 no dash 686 or 2 1/2" 19-4 P&R. I took the 19-4 blueing is in excellent condition hardly a turn line. What would you have done I am starting too second guess the way I went. I don't hunt and have 3 6" guns and a 5" for range work.

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  2. Guillermo

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    a stairmaster turned into a 19-4?

    I should get you to clear out my attic!!!

    I don't know what a SM is worth...but you did great.
     
  3. bigtubby

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    Guillermo, my main question is was the 19 a better choice than a long tube 686 and I guess I am the only one that can answer that. I have a 6" 686 and just didn't see the value in a long tube 686 versus snub 19.

    I don't think used gym equipment is very valuable especially since it was parked in a spare bedroom.
     
  4. Guillermo

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    I LOVE k frames.

    The 19 is a great gun. I would not have hesitated.

    If nothing else, it is a less common gun, so with your ability to wheel and deal, you might be able to turn it into a 3 inch Python.

    To me you got a gun that you can use every day (how often do you need a long, full underlug barrel revolver?) and if you don't use, you can trade it easily.

    You made, no question, the right choice
     
  5. 303 hunter

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    Great deal! My wife has an exercise bike........
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    I would have done the same as you. I have no desire to own an 8 3/8" revolver. But that's just me.
     
  7. dab102999

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    I will gladly trade you that gun for a treadmill and you can start over and see what you get this time....
     
  8. welldoya

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    Used gym equipment is hard to get rid of because there is so much out there.
    When you are able to sell it, it's at a dirt cheap price.
    You did good. I would've made that trade all day long.
     
  9. USSR

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    On the down side, bigtubby might have to change his handle to "hugetubby".:uhoh:

    Don
     
  10. hAkron

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    The M19 would for sure excite me more than a ranch hand, or a stair master. 686's are fairly common. If they were both in similar condition, I think I would go with the 19, since I already have 2 686's.
     
  11. skidder

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    I'm a k-frame guy so I think you did good. There ain't nothing that balances like a k-frame.
    Congrats, but you ain't done yet... we need pics!
     
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    One of my prized guns is a nickel 19-4 snubby. Its a kitchen drawer home invasion protector that gets out the range every once in a while.

    I think you did very well. It soaks up even 357 mag with aplomb.

    On the other hand, I took a stairmaster out bird hunting once, didn't hit a thing, terrible weapon :)
     
  13. Kahr33556

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    anytime you can trade useless exercise equptment for any gun its a good trade
     
  14. johnjohn

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    Real good trade.
     
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    Now that you have pictures up, even better. You may want to lay low for a while with that nice of a steal.
     
  16. 19-3Ben

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    I'd have done the same. That model 19 is sweet.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Nice to see good choices made!
     
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    Seems to be a pattern developing here. I too would have done that trade in a heart beat.
     
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    The model 19 is great and you certainly came out well on the deal. If you don't have a snub, you made a good choice.
     
  21. skidder

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    You did good.
    That is a fine looking weapon!
     
  22. Guillermo

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    DAMN!!!

    That is cherry!!!

    Beautiful gun

    AMAZING TRADE!!!
     
  23. jhvaughan2

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    by this time you don't need me to tell you. You done good!
     
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    stairmaster ----> Ranch hand ------> S&W 19 :D


    Well done sir! You should be proud. Where can I find this guy who is trading guns for old exercise equipment? I've got a bridge to sell him ... ;)
     
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    See if he's got any '27's, I've got a gym master in my bsmnt I'll trade him.

    You did good on your trade, mighty fine piece!
     
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