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Greatest revolver made?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WestKentucky, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Jack B.

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    I like to shoot my guns. I wouldn't shoot that one and I'm not into collecting. Not interested. Could do a lot of things with that kind of money.
     
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    I'm sure its very nice.

    But the greatest revolver ever made is (hang on a tick, pulling on my flame suit) the pre-lock 686.

    Just my 2cents, lol.
     
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  3. robhof

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    I would go with the Dan Wesson, going up in price, but still a bargain for the MOST ACCURATE REVOLVER OUT OF THE BOX, can't beat that for a gun that originally sold for$125.! My 1st was in 1970 a model 15 with 6" barrel, took it out of the box and loaded at the dump and proceeded to shoot cans, bottles and rats with amazing to me results, didn't even have to adjust the adjustable sights, just point and bang, flop... DSCN0765.JPG My latest!!
     
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  4. alfsauve

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    How would anyone know? I mean who pays this obscene amount of money (ever new production models) and actually fires them, even dry fires them?

    In the original post: "It is in brand new condition and has never been fired." What a waste. I'm not an art collector.


    It would be so much greater though if it were in .45LC.
     
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    No idea about this particular gun but it seems rather outlandish, even for a Korth.

    That said, if Korths are anywhere near as good as they're supposed to be, I can see justifying the $3000-$5000 price tag. If they are made like a Freedom Arms, then they are absolute "better" (higher quality) than anything on the domestic DA market, now or ever. Same way FA is better than Ruger, USFA is better than Uberti and Rigby is better than Remington.
     
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  6. WheelGunMan

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    My feelings too. I'm sure that it's a fine, well made revolver...but it's a little pricey. It probably has become a safe queen. At that price owners probably treat it as a fine art piece.

    I happen to be the fortunate original owner of a Security Six 6" S/S .357 Revolver that I purchased new in 1978 for utilitarian purposes. I used it to hunt with and as a sidearm out in the field. I bought it in Stainless so it would hold up to the elements as I had to keep it exposed at all times while afield. I've shot the hell out of it because it's a sturdy, dependable, somewhat attractive (that's always in the eyes of the beholder) and useful firearm. I don't hunt much anymore (mobility issues) so it has become somewhat of a safe princess. I get it out 2 or 3 times a year and take it to the range with me...put 50 or so down range and marvel at its accuracy and craftsmanship...and its still fun to shoot. I bring it home and lovingly clean it and put it back in the safe...where I get it out monthly and ogle it, dry fire it, wipe it down and put it back away. Little did I know when I bought it that it would eventually become such a coveted firearm. That gun...to me anyway... is "the greatest revolver ever made". I'm sure that those who own Colts, S&W and others feel the same way about their favorite revolver.
     
  7. Tallball

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    The Korth might be intrinsically "better" than my good Smiths and Rugers, but I'm not a good enough shooter for it to matter. My better revolvers are so much more accurate than I am that it would be pointless to spend thousands of dollars on an improved version. I can already hear my K22 laughing at me every time I shoot it. The $20k Korth would just laugh that much harder and my groups wouldn't be any different.
     
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    I like the wood the grips are made of.

    Tuckerdog1
     
  9. 357smallbore

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    Forever durability and damn super reliable tank = my 5.5 Ruger Redhawk in 44 magnum
    For looks,smoothness of action and accuracy = my 6in Colt King Cobra
    For nastalga and American History = my 6in Interarms Virginian Dragoon Deputy in 357 magnum
    For the do all and be all gun is the winner! my 4in Ruger GP100 357 (ORIGINAL VERSION)
    For ccw I believe my 2.75in Ruger Speed Six in 357 magnum to be the ccw champ.
     
  10. DannyLandrum

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    Nice, but Jans > Korth
     
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  11. Dibbs

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    Back the truck up a minute. We can get TEN guys on here to agree what the best revolver is?
     
  12. bushmaster1313

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    Greatest revolver ever made?
    My 1916 Smith and Wesson:
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  13. Rio Laxas

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    This particular Korth doesn't really interest me, but I would like to try an older Korth out someday. So far the finest revolvers I have shot are the Manurhin MR73 and the S&W Triple Lock in .44 Special. I am fortunate to own examples of both.
     
  14. Barry loyd

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    The best revolver ever made is the one you have when you need it and it saves your bacon.
     
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    My guess is : That Korth is SO good that no one will feel that they are worthy of buying it.
     
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  16. tactikel

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    Greatest revolver ever made? Easy, Colt Peacemaker. If you disagree call me in 140 years with observations.
     
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    NUTS is an understatement! Can't imagine spending that kind of money on a firearm.
     
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  19. Vern Humphrey

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    There are apparently a LOT of people who like that gun a whole lot more than I do!!
     
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  20. Mn Fats

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    That ugly Korth wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for the real "greatest" revolvers.
     
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  21. Ratshooter

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    The most I am going to bid on that gun is $74,950.00 and that’s it.

    Even if I won the Powerball I could never justify spending that kind of money on a gun. Or ever the asking price on the gun in the OP.
     
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  22. WestKentucky

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    Mr73 on gunbroker right now less than 500...bidding is almost over. It’s old and tired, but it’s an mr73. Wish I could do more than just look...
     
  23. Coal Dragger

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    I wonder what a cosmetic refurbishment, and a set of nice grips could do for one of those old MR73 French police trade-in’s?
     
  24. Coal Dragger

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    Reading through this thread makes me want to buy a new Korth Mongoose (aka National Standard). The new Korth seems to offer the dual benefits of offending old Korth collectors for being cheapened and inferior by some metric of precision or quality that can’t easily be quantified, and offending everyone else who cannot accept anything aside from a Ruger/S&W/Colt.

    I suspect the new Korth is mechanically just as good as the old Korth, and just as durable even though no Korth collector would ever admit it. I also suspect that the new Korth will be easier to shoot well in double action than any currently made S&W, Ruger, or Colt.

    The question is how much $$$ is that small bit of extra performance potential worth? Only an individual shooter can determine that.

    I wonder what it would cost to take a current S&W, have all the MIM parts replaced with fitted billet parts, have the action tuned with all those new parts, make sure the cylinder has no forward or aft play, or runout. Then have the barrel cylinder gap adjusted to minimum spec? How much would it cost to have a second one done up that way in 9mm since the Korth can do both with a spare cylinder? Presumably the same cost for a tuned up .357 L frame, and a tuned up 9mm L frame.

    A Korth with spare cylinder can be had for about $4500 (yeah it’s a lot of money). Could you get two S&W’s turned out with equal precision and actions from a good gunsmith for less? I’ll bet it would be a toss up.
     
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  25. ChiefTJS

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    It's worth exactly what someone is willing to pay. My best quality gun is a Freedom Arms 97 that cost me $1500 and that was an out of my comfort zone purchase I don't regret. Some folks can throw out 20 grand and not bat an eye but it doesn't make it the best, just expensive.
     
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