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Heads Up: S&W Deals at CDNN

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Shade00, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. Shade00

    Shade00 Member

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    I'm sure many of you get CDNN's emails, but I just checked my mail and found this. Looks like they've got a batch of stainless S&W revolvers in varying conditions, and most available without the IL. Prices are good through Thursday at 7am. By the way, I am in no way affiliated with these guys, but there have been a deluge of threads lately asking about a good first revolver and these S&W trade-ins have been discussed heavily. Phone # is 1-800-588-9500. I wish I could afford to get a 67. :( Here is the text pasted from the email:

    Smith & Wesson 66-1 · 357 Mag · 4" Barrel · Custom Matte Finish · Red Ramp/White Outline · Department Markings · Excellent Condition
    #SMI661U $329.99

    Smith & Wesson 66-2 · 357 Mag · 4" Barrel · Stainless · Wood Grips · Red Ramp/White Outline · Very Good Condition
    #SMI662VG $329.99

    Smith & Wesson 66-3 · 357 Mag · 4" Barrel · Stainless · Wood Grips · Red Ramp/White Outline · Very Good Condition
    #SMI663VG $329.99

    Smith & Wesson 66-6 · 357 Mag · 4" Barrel · Stainless · Red Ramp/White Outline · Internal Lock · Case · Very Good Condition
    #SMI66VG $349.99

    Smith & Wesson 67 · 38 Special · 4" Barrel · Custom Matte Finish · Adjustable Sights · Wood Grips · Excellent Condition
    #SMI67C $299.99
     
  2. steveracer

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    Saw that! Best email I got all day!
     
  3. Shear_stress

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    Saw that, too. Betcha those 66-1s are gone by noon today.
     
  4. machinisttx

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    I bet they're beat to hell like the used M65's I bought from CDNN.
     
  5. capttom

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    From machinisttx:

    I bet they're beat to hell like the used M65's I bought from CDNN.


    I've never ordered from the folks, but have mostly heard good things about them. I missed those M-65s and kicked myself for not ordering.
     
  6. machinisttx

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    Enjoy some pics of what you "missed".

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    Note the poorly done replacement of the trigger pin and the lovely grind mark on the frame.
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    And another one of the three guns ordered(all at the same time)
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  7. Hutch

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    machinisttx, you got some revolvers with real character there. Look at the bright side... it's not likely that anything you do to them could make them any uglier. Seriously, those look like the belong in a tacklebox or under the seat of your beater pickup truck. At the right price, they'd sell in a heartbeat. I imagine is stung a bit when you first got them, not knowing what to expect.
     
  8. machinisttx

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    I've already refinished one of the guns I bought(not pictured), but it took several hours of polishing with 600-1200 grit sandpaper. It's got some deep scratches that I wasn't able to get out, but looks 1000 times better now. I still need to go over it with some flitz.
     
  9. trkyshootr

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    How did CDNN grade your revolver? Certainly it was not 'very good,' I hope.

    Would like to see some after pictures, if you've got any to post.
     
  10. Harry Paget Flashman

    Harry Paget Flashman Member

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    I just ordered a Model 65 from CDNN today for $312.97 shipped. It listed at $289.99. I've never gotten a bad deal from CDNN and if mine is as rough as those pictured it'll be a fun project to buff the scratches out.
     
  11. slustan83

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    I'd also be interested to know how CDNN rated those. Those aren't the more recent "Very good to excellent" ones are they? I'd be absolutely appalled.

    Just curious, since CDNN will not ship to New york at all!
     
  12. Beagle-zebub

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    Is there any place where I can find pictures of the handgun ads from the latest print catalog? They don't seem to want to ship catalogs to Chicago. (Don't blame 'em.)
     
  13. machinisttx

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    IIRC, it was good to very good. These were the $289 ones--they were out of the better grade when I ordered.

    This is the one I already refinished. It's still got some deep dings, but it no longer looks like it rode in the floor of a squad car for 200K miles. I'm probably going to have this one bead blasted and cut for moon clips---I may do the latter part myself.

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  14. strat81

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    That IS quite an improvement! As much as I like nice stuff, sometimes it's good to have a beater gun.
     
  15. Schmidlin

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    after seeing the before and after pics i dont see how you couldnt get one of those and just polish it up yourself. As long as it goes bang and holds together nice, thats a nice investment.
     
  16. trkyshootr

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    Machinisttx, nice job, it now looks much better. I ordered a Model 66-2 yesterday. It's graded 'very good,' which I hope is a lot nicer condition than how yours arrived.
     
  17. machinisttx

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    My cousin stopped in earlier with the one he ordered a few days ago. It had a few little scuffs and scratches, but was a good looking gun. I didn't check the timing or anything else, so I can't comment on the mechanicals other than saying it had a decent feel to the action.

    I don't know how many hours I spent with 600-1200 grit sandpaper...but it took at least 5 to get it looking like that. I still need to give it a good going over with flitz, which is probably going to add another hour or two. I also need to work on the cylinder stop a little to tighten the lockup.

    The 65-3 pictured above(the one with the poorly replaced trigger pin) is loose as can be on five out of six chambers, so evidently one notch needs to be opened up and the stop refitted. Oddly enough though, there isn't any endshake to speak of. It will be finding a new home after I refinish it and fix the loose lockup.
     
  18. 19-3Ben

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    Is it just me, or did you polish the S&W symbol right off the side plate?

    that would be a LOT of metal removal!!!!
     
  19. rainbowbob

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    Are pictures of guns illegal too? ;)
     
  20. Beagle-zebub

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    Couldn't you just see CAGE arresting a CDNN reader on charges of conspiracy?
     
  21. Mr.Revolverguy

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    The logo is on the other side, he did not polish it off.
     
  22. zeke

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    They have very good deals on brand new 44 special n-frames.
     
  23. MylesTN

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    Received 66-1

    I picked up the 66-1 from my FFL yesterday that I ordered on Monday.

    The gun is tight and finish is in very good shape. A bit of wear on the rear sight ears.

    The most interesting feature is that this is a transition gun. Recessed cylinder but unpinned barrel. I've not checked serial numbers but would guess production about 1982 based on model transition dates.
     
  24. Harry Paget Flashman

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    My Model 65 from CDNN showed up today. For an advertised "Good to Very Good" condition I am sure satisfied. It has fewer scratches on it than I'd put on it after a dozen trips to the range. Mine didn't have any departmental markings on it but it did have the serial number electro-penciled(badly) on the bottom of the barrel under the cylinder rod. Fortunately it is out of sight. It came with a pair of Uncle Mike's square butt rubber grips. It appears to be in excellent condition mechanically. Seeing as how I am the one I have to satisfy I'd rate this as a very good buy.
     

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  25. Ontos

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    Good looking knockabout gun there Harry. And with some character too.
     
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