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Estate sale find (S&W Model 27-2)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BrainOnSigs, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. BrainOnSigs

    BrainOnSigs Member

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    Early N series, N frame serial number N13648.

    While not a huge fan of the 8-3/8" offering this one was a no-brainer.

    1970-1972 circa
    Unfired
    Correct box w/ wax paper

    $500 cash

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  2. Arkansas Paul

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    Wow. Did they have any more guns?
    That's a steal. You should make good money on that, for sure, should you decide to sell it.
     
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  3. O C

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    I've bought several "Estate Sale" guns that have been very very good to me. A 1932 Browning Hi Power made for the Estonian military, overrun by the Russians, then the Germans, it had a German issue holster, and 2 German proof marked magazines.
    An entire "Snake" collection, including a Boa.
    47 hand guns over half NIB, from a Sheriff"s Deputy"s widow, including 9 1911"s, 8 S&W revolvers, assorted Sigs, HK's, Brownings, Walthers, Kahrs.
    Winchester Hi Wall , and Marlin-Ballard.
    Ther're out there, but be ready with CASH.....
     
  4. bikemutt
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    That is a very nice one, the price you paid makes it a great deal, congrats.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Sure is. Sweet. :)
     
  6. 19-3Ben

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    Wow. The finish on that is absolutely beautiful. Great score!
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Simply beautiful! A total steal at $500. Congrats on a fantastic find.
     
  8. 357 Terms

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    Wow! 5 bills!

    Must not have been many gun nuts at that sale.

    Great find.
     
  9. Flint Ridge

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    I'm a sucker for the lazy &.

    That is a beauty, got one like it unfired last year but had to lay another bone down to get it... and I thought I did pretty good.
     
  10. BrainOnSigs

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    Well heck! The bad news. After posting the pics on the S&W Forum I discovered that these are the wrong grips for this pistol. The good news? After posting the pics on the S&W Forum I discovered that these are the wrong grips for this pistol. :D

    Apparently these are a relatively rare set of 1950's, non-relieved, diamond center, checkered, target grips.

    I have had 7 PMs from folks wanting to buy the grips outright. The offers are between $175 and $200.

    Sweet!
     
  11. SaxonPig

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    And as I recall I was first to tell you the situation and make an offer... which you hemmed and hawed about and then hinted you would not sell at all. Oh well.

    Good luck in all your future endeavors.
     
  12. jolly roger

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    Hmm..hardly ever have guns at estate sales around here...families take them usually. Auctions are another matter. My latest score at an estate sale was an old pair of Leitz (Leica) 10x40 binoculars...for 18 bucks. They are sweet...
     
  13. BrainOnSigs

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    Dr,
    You made an offer for a trade and some cash when I wasn't looking to do anything except show off my new purchase. I didn't hem and haw or make any promises to anyone.

    My e-mail response to you was:

    "Apparently from the 7 PMs I have received from folks asking about these grips I need to do some research. I understand them to be 1950's, Non-relieved, N Frame, Diamond Center, Target stocks.

    I have contacted DWFAN for an estimate on a restoration effort.

    Bottom line....I am still undecided as to if I want to sell them outright or have them restored and keep them."

    I went on to state, in my 2nd e-mail response to you:

    "I apologize if I lead you or anyone to believe that I was ready to swap these stocks. I am a S&W neophyte in regards to older revolvers.

    You will be the 1st to know when I make a decision as to what I want to do with these stocks.

    I have had the opportunity to purchase several very nice S&W offerings recently and am behind the power curve in learning the nuances of each revolver."
     
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    BrainOnSigs:
    That is one beautiful firearm. Congrats on a great find at a good price. I'd only swap out the grips If I could find a prettier pair. Or you can look for a 1950s N frame with mismatched grips that you can make good. Or you can do a deal with Saxon Pig or or anyone else.
    FWIW Saxon Pig, Peter M Eick, RC Model, Driftwood Johnson & Old Fuff are probably the best members of this forum if you need to pick brains for S&W details.
     
  15. Owen Sparks

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    Are you a professional photographer? Those pictures are good enough to be in a magazine.
     
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    I am so jealous ...

    Gosh, what a great reminder of the beautiful finish on older S&Ws ... I'm gonna have to go pull some goodies out of the safe now, just to admire.
     
  17. doc540

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    Congrats

    Your find gives me hope.

    The only good deals I've found in the last week or so is a nice 686 and a 32 year old Ruger Speed Six.
     
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    I think its great to see these "treasures" show up every so often! Someone really treasured that gun considering its condition and age and now its come to another to appreciate. Cool. You walked up at just the right time!

    Mark
     
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    Decent enough, I like the longer barrel :)
     
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    Thank you

    Thank you for making me drool.

    That is a beauty and I am happy for you and the STEAL of the year = century ?.

    I am old enough to remember that my first issue was a S&W model 10 HB [ still own & shoot it ].

    And that piece of your is a SWEET beauty for sure.
     
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