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Help with Smith 14-3?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by birddog2, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. birddog2

    birddog2 Member

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    Just picked up one in really good shape for a Ruger LCP and a 100.00? Hope I got a decent deal. I was looking for more info and thoughts good or bad.
    Adj sights, 38 cal, 6" barrel, square butt, 6 shot. Serial #12k6xxx.
    Thanks!
     
  2. pharmer

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    I'd make that deal any day. Small world, the top 14-3 is factory single action and has a ser# of 12K66xx. Middle is a 14-3 with a 1K ser#, bottom is a 14-5. Can you tell I'm a 14 fan? Joe
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    birddog, FYI your S&W left the factory in 1977.
     
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    You did REAL good.
     
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    That would be petty theft around here, excellent deal. You won't be disappointed with your side of the transaction.
     
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    Good Deal?

    That is an AMAZING deal
     
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    I'd make that trade in a heartbeat.

    BTW pharmer, I had no idea that a model 14 ever came with a full underlug barrel. That's pretty awesome!
     
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    Model 14s? I have a 14 and a 17 for each of my 3 grand kids. That should set them up for years and years of fun and practical shooting.
    They don't come any better.
    I'd say you did just fine.
     
  9. Guillermo

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    Starter,

    They quit producing the 14 in 1982

    It was reintroduced, I think in 1991, with the full underlug
     
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    I want a full underlug 4". I must have one. The 6" is nice, but a hair muzzle heavy to suit me. :)


    As others have posted, ya did just fine, just fine. I love shooting my 6" 14-3. It is one I have had longer than most others.
     

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    "I want a full underlug 4". I must have one."
    Good luck finding one. They made a few 4". I've never seen one in person. Joe
     
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    I spotted one at a LGS recently, very nice condition, $999. Too rich for me.
     
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    You are really going to like that one!

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  14. birddog2

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    Has anyone had any problems with (so called +p ammo) in these. S&W won't reply to an E-Mail, I'm sure for liabilty reasons. I'm sure factory ammo in 1977 was +p by today's standards. Thought's?
    Thanks
     
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    S&W states what ammo is suitable to shoot in the guns they sell. There is nothing in it for them to say go ahead and shoot something else.

    If +P is nothing but yesterday's +0 you should be good to go. Not saying it is, but I've heard it is.
     
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