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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. bannockburn

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    bigtubby

    Seriously...you had to ask? Out of all the guns you mentioned, plus the exercise equipment, the Model 19 snubby was the hands down, out of the park home run.

    Well played.
     
  2. biohazurd

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    The 19 would have been my choice too. The snub nose 19s are in my opinion a piece of art AND a valid self defence tool.
     
  3. Master Blaster

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    The Stairmaster was woth at least $50 at you next garage sale.
     
  4. hboy35

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    bad, bad, bad

    you really came out on the short end.

    Had you kept the stairmaster and really worked it hard, you wouldn't "need" that nasty looking 19, you would have been faster than any speeding bullet and could have outran any bad guy and his bullets.....bad, bad, bad trade.
     
  5. sleepyone

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    I will echo everyone else and say well done! The longest barrel I want on a revolver is 6". Anything longer and I might as well carry a rifle.

    You got me thinking about that elliptical upstairs that my family just had to have that no one uses...
     
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    for me, i would have most likely gone with the 686 because i have a 3" .357 and have been wanting one with a longer barrel.

    in your situation, you made the best decision hands down. not to mention that 19 is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
     
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    From the look of your pictures you made a great deal. You got a older model 19 with pinned barrel,no newfangled locking mechanism and it automatically came with old style Hammer which I like. Also picture shows very little wear on cylinder and grips.All I can say is "WOW".
     
  8. scaatylobo

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    Wanna trade back ?

    I have a Ranch hand and it was fun to shoot --- NOW how about unloading that nasty looking 19 for a RH ?.

    I will even pay the FFL paperwork and shipping.

    Good job ,really !!.
     
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    WOW!, I think you done real good. I love my snubbies and this is a good one. 1 thing to remember, Mod. 19's (or any K frame) don't like a steady diet of hot .357.

    This is a good candidate for modern (hot) .38 spl.+P defense rounds. They eject easier from a .357 cylinder anyway.

    Might I suggest Speer .38 spl. +P Gold Dot Short Barrels? A Few "full house" magnums won't hurt, but you will be spending most of that Magnum goodness for a fireball.
     
  10. PlayTheAces

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    As far as the question, one's for longer range and one isn't. Depends if you want a target gun/hunting gun, or one for personal carry/defense. I assume you went with the 19 for carry (or under your pillow)?

    Either one trumps a stairmaster. :D
     
  11. bigtubby

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    Thanks for the kind words gentlemen, for me it wasn't much of a decision until I woke up that next morning and started second guessing myself. I agree if I can't get it done with a 6" barreled gun I will get a rifle. I had to sell my last 19-4 snub cheap to raise the final $400 for one of my grail guns a 627-3 V-comp so now it has been restored and this one is in better condition overall other than somebody's initials that are lightly carved under the address on this gun.
     
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    bigtubby - you made an EXCELLENT trade.
    That 19 is sure a beauty!
     
  13. capcyclone

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    You were asking to rub it in to all of us - right? Because that was a fabulous trade. The S&W is beautiful, but I'd personally held on to to Rossi Ranch Hand for the novelty and fun of it. But either way they are both more fun than a tread mill.
     
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    Am I the only one that sees the irony in the fact that a fella that calls himself "bigtubby" traded away his stairmaster?:uhoh:

    Seriously though, at this point I would pay somebody to take some of my exercise equipment, just to free up the space in my bedroom. Ya done good.
     
  15. Brian Williams

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    I really like Round butt fixed sight revolvers and that one is sooo sweet I can make an exception. It just needs to have a Tyler T grip adapter installed.
     
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