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Help Needed, Please~?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ala Dan, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Please folks, hit this poll and help me decide~! :scrutiny:

    I have a chance to purchase a couple of firearms from a private collection
    that really interest me; but right now funds won't allow for me to buy both.
    So, I need your help in helping me decide which one I should choose? As of
    right now, I don't have a clue as too price, for either firearm; but I will tell
    you, I have had a chance to examine them and they are superb pieces from
    a collection that my boss bought out of Chicago.

    By luck of the draw, #1 is a 3.5" barrel Smith & Wesson model 27-2 .357
    magnum, blue steel, triple T's (trigger, hammer, and grips), RR, and WO rear
    sight ANIB with tools (screwdriver, handle, and mop); in near 98%+ N.R.A.
    condition, with wooden presentation case. It appears to be in UNFIRED
    status.

    #2- is a 3" barrel Smith & Wesson (old model) 60 SS with agjustable sights,
    and fancy grips; ANIB and also appears to be in UNFIRED status.

    These guns are just a small part of what was told to be a $15 million
    dollar gun collection, and each piece has been well preserved. What
    do you folks think would be the best investment for my money? Like
    I said, I would love to have both of these weapons; but right now,
    my finances won't allow it~! :( Thank you for your time, as well as
    your thoughts.
     
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  2. Gunsnrovers

    Gunsnrovers Senior Member

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    In your shoes, I would be all over the Model 27.
     
  3. swampshooter

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    the choice is really very simple. for anything other than concealed carry pick the model 27. for a ccw take the model 60. the model 27 is one of the best .357's ever made,strong, reliable and accurate. the model 60 is designed to be carried a lot but shot only once in a while.
     
  4. Iggy

    Iggy Senior Member

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    Run, do not walk and get the Model 27!!
    That gun with the box and accouterments is in great demand right now.
    Don't let it get away.
     
  5. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Senior Member

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    I'd go with the model 27.

    But I'd also be afraid to shoot either of them or take them out of the box even!!!!!!
     
  6. Gunner4h1r3

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    27 all the way bro!!

    those things look damn gorgeous too!! (girlfriend just gave me "the look")
     
  7. Majic

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    For investment I say save your money. Now if the M27 was an older pre-numbered model like a 5 screw then I say consider that but both choices given are rather common with plenty of examples to be had.
     
  8. MM

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    I have some dim memory regarding production #'s on that 60 (I have one as you described), the production total seemed relatively low. I want to recall in the 3000's (?) .
    Don't hold my feet to the fire on this, just a "collectability" consideration.
    MM
     
  9. XavierBreath

    XavierBreath Senior Member

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    No question.......The Model 27.
     
  10. strangelittleman

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    The 27, NOW!.....what, you're still sitting there?
     
  11. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Attention All-

    Update:

    My boss did not work today (SAT, 20th SEPT, 08) so I'm still left hanging~? :eek:
    However, I did get a chance to peek at these guns one more time;
    hoping for at least a S&W model 27-2 with a "S" prefix serial number.
    But (my heart skipped a beat :uhoh:), this weapon falls into the "N"
    prefix serial number range. That is still OK by me, and I hope to have
    a final answer on price for both weapons by the middle of the week.

    FWIW, folk's I telling you there are some beauty's amongest this small
    part of that collection. Mostly S&W's (revolver's and some semi-auto's),
    with a few Colt semi-auto's scattered in. One Colt that I saw in particular
    was an engraved Colt Officers Model Comencement ( I believe that is
    what it was called~?); and numbered 1 of very few. Also, I saw a
    blued, snub nose .44 SPL with RR and WO rear sight. I did not have
    time too explore many others; but as you know, I love S&W 39-2's.
    There were also several of these in the collection. Stay tuned, and
    I will let you folks in on whats else is available; just as soon as I know~! ;)
     
  12. Rokyudai

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    and you suck. :neener:
     
  13. Brian Williams

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    I really like my 60-4(3"barrel 60 with adj sights), but a pristine 27-2 sound like fun.
    send us a listing of gun if you would please.
    I am looking for a S&W 10-5 or 7 with a 3" INTERMEDIATE barrel.
     
  14. goon

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    I'd also buy the Model 27.
    More specifically, I'd keep my money and let someone like you buy the Model 27.
    I'm just not fit to have nice things...
     
  15. Shade00

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    I'm in the hot, humid, muggy south.... how do I get to said collection???!??!? :eek:
     
  16. CSA 357

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    No ? The 27!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:d
     
  17. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Well my friends thus far these weapons have not appeared on public
    display. I think the reason is, they haven't been properly recorded
    yet in the dealers "bound book"~! Note: Federal law prohibts the
    sale of handguns too individuals across state lines; other than the
    legal transfer from one FFL to another FFL in receipents state of
    residence. :scrutiny: ;)
     
  18. SaxonPig

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    I would not presume to tell another man what gun to buy. Just as I wouldn't ask a stranger what I should purchase.

    Decide what you want the gun to do and pick the one that will do it the best.
     
  19. CowardRubi06

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    The model 27 sounds to be the most "enticing" but if you ever get to put it on the shelf, I might be interested :neener:
     
  20. Guillermo

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    I LOVE the model 60 but there is no question, buy the 27. It is one of the finest .357's ever made...bar none.
     
  21. ArchAngelCD

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    Without a doubt I would buy the M27.

    I'm a huge fan of the .357 Magnum caliber and IMO the M27 & M28 are the best .357 Magnum revolvers ever made. You couldn't shoot a .357 Magnum N frame loose if you tried to!
     
  22. Majic

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    Shoot it DA at a fast pace constantly like the gamers do and watch it loosen up as it begin to peen the cylinder notches and wear on the stop.
     
  23. Sylvan-Forge

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    Teh 27!

    .
     
  24. Evyl Robot

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    M27.

    Period.

    --Michael
     

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