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First year collecting revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dgroff85, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. dgroff85

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    Hello everyone, I bought my first revolver this year, and after that I was hooked. Below are all the revolvers I ended up buying this year: 6" Pythons DOB- 75,76,85. Diamondback DOB- 67, 8" Anaconda, 686+, bright stainless and blue king cobras. I will have some better photos up tomorrow. Looking forward to what I find next year!

    First revolver and most shot: S&W 686-4
    Favorite revolver: stainless Colt Python and we share a DOB of 1985:cool:

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  2. Guillermo

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    NIIIIICE


    that is one heck of a start!!!
     
  3. 788Ham

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    You've got one nice collection going, be careful of next year, you might go overboard! I know of what you speak though, I've picked up 3 of them in the last 5 months, I've got to stop though... will have to buy a new safe if I don't !
     
  4. dgroff85

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    Already bought a very large safe :), but I know what you mean! It gets very expensive $$. I have a couple more on the list.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    Not only did you buy a lot of revolvers in 1 year you seem to have very expensive tastes. Very nice collection for sure...
     
  6. hAkron

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    That's a good start...I guess.


    Just kidding! Holly crap you have a lot of beautiful guns there! Congrats.
     
  7. Iggy

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    You have very good and expensive tastes.
    Very nice.
     
  8. Old Fuff

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    But... but you don't NEED all those guns. :evil:
     
  9. bigtubby

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    I would say your addiction is full blown and there is no known cure!!!
     
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    You didn't build that. Oh... I don't know where that thought came from.

    Congratulations on a very good year of revolver buying.

    I especially like that one in the left front (top picture). :) Nice accumulation of revolvers!

    It may be time to focus a bit more rather than just "good quality revolver". At the beginning I did the same thing and bought what caught my eye and I felt was a fair price. But I will say that I haven't purchased that many revolvers in a single year in a long time. Other priorities come into play...

    Decide what you like best and focus on them. Colt seems to be the choice. If Pythons make you heart go pitter patter, that's the one. Same goes with Diamondbacks or select a caliber that you prefer. Diamondbacks are my thing. I chose 22LR as my caliber of choice which is where my forum handle came from. It still amazes me that this user name was available when I joined this and other forums.
     
  11. skidder

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    Congrats! Very nice collection!

    Unorthodox to see someone your age interested in these old relics. I bet most of your comrades entertain plastic autos.
     
  12. dgroff85

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    @ 22Rimfire- I've been looking for a Diamondback 22 in 6" for a while now. Just haven't found one yet for a price I'm willing to pay. BUT judging by your user name you will be glad to hear I have a soft spot for rimfires :D

    This year I also bought:
    1967 Browning Medalist-Complete
    Ruger MKII Slab side, and I'm looking for a 5.5 Bull and 6 7/8 MKII in stainless.

    Python's are my favorite.
     
  13. dgroff85

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    Skidder- Yes my friends are into the tacticool guns, I did buy a 870 tactical and Sigm400 enhanced. Both are NIB and will stay that way due to lack of interest. Also sold 2 glocks to buy a python :) My everyday carry is a SIG P239
     
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    A 6" Diamondback (DB) 22 would be a great addition. You do seem to like 6" guns. I prefer the 4" Diamondback over all the others when shooting. It just has a wonderful feel and balance. When I have the $, I'll probably get a 4" DB 38spl. It is the most common, but that size is my favorite. (I've owned many of them, but sold them off.) And Yes, I have the 22's covered. The 2.5" DB 22 is one of the tough ones to find as is a factory original 3" Python.

    I will give you a free suggestion.... get yourself a 4" nickel DB in 22 if it is priced about the same or less than a 6". (You won't regret it as the years pass.)
     
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    As a "made in 1984" model myself, I can say that while we are rare there are those of us who are younger and still prefer a good wheelgun. In fact, when I turned 21 the first thing I did after getting my permit was buy my S&W 19-3. I admire dgroff's collection and am glad to see another guy my age interested in revolvers. Now I just wish I could afford a collection like that!
     
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    Enjoy your very lucrative career, or extremely high credit card balance. Psycological therapy is also very costly.

    Nice collection man. Yes, I'm jealous.
     
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    At this rate, looks like next year's gonna be all Korths.
     
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    Looking good man!

    I love revolvers and have a growing collection myself; Rugers and Smiths - no Colts (yet)
     
  19. Lucky Derby

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    Very good taste you have sir. Your off to a fine start.
     
  20. hq

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    And I thought *I* went overboard last year with five revolver purchases. :what:

    Very nice. That already is a collection.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Well done, I hope you enjoy them all. Outstanding finds, were they local pick ups or online purchases?

    That snubbie looks out of place, I'll help you out and take it off your hands if you like..:D
     
  22. dgroff85

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    Thanks guys for all the nice words. I have A LOT of time and effort trying to put this collection together. The Pythons and 686-4, have been added to my never sell list. Next year the non original finish python will be sent back to Colt to be refinished in nickel. I picked up all the other snake guns looking for more pythons. If ever deiced not to keep the other snake guns, they will make good trade options for more pythons to come and I still want a 6" diamondback 22 :D.

    The only gun that I bought locally was the 6" Royal blue python. Everything else came from auction sites and forums.
     
  23. 119er

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    Awesome collection! I love Pythons but can't own anything that pretty. A while back someone showed up at a deer lease complaining about how his Dad gave him this "stupid revolver" and pulled out a perfect 6" Python. I shot myself in the foot(figuratively) when I offered to drive to town and get the money to take that stupid thing off his hands.

    I am very near your age and catch flak from my friends about my revolvers. I just sold an XDM to get a 686 SSR! I love autos too, but catch more crap about my steel frame guns. Again, nice taste in revolvers.
     
  24. dgroff85

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    I catch a bunch of crap from my buddies also, "you paid how much for that" always seems to be the first thing they say. I buy what I enjoy, I also know quality when I see it. Over the last few months the prices really seem to be skyrocketing for some reason. I'm just glad I bought mine when I did..I can't be leave someone would complain about getting a python for free, I would have also been willing to take that "stupid revolver" off their hands, you should have offered him a new Glock ;) .
     
  25. Walkalong

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    You had a heck of a good year. Very nice indeed.
     
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