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K Frames will be my undoing

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Guillermo, Nov 11, 2012.

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  1. Guillermo

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    Damn,

    Was at the gun show looking for some reloading components and some grips.

    My daughter comes back from buying the worlds most expensive pecans and says "Daddy...there is a Model 14 over there for $425"

    I said..."you mean $525?"

    She said "no...today only...$425"

    turns out the guy was selling it for someone else. Private sale...owner needed the money.

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    apparently there is no K-Frame that I will refuse :cuss:
     
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  2. skidder

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    Congrats, the k-frame.... man, what can I say?

    A dang fine weapon!
     
  3. Quoheleth

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    Sweet Model 14! Those were the preemient target guns of the PPC circuit.

    Uncle G, can I go shopping with you next weekend? :p

    Q
     
  4. Guillermo

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    take my daughter with you

    She found this one
     
  5. Guillermo

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    if this keeps up I will have as many K-frames as D-frames :what:
     
  6. BYJO4

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    Great find on your part and a great shooting revolver.
     
  7. SaxonPig

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    Would it be crass you show off the 14-3 I got for $100? Definitely has some holster wear issues but for a C note I couldn't walk away.


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  8. Guillermo

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    Not crass at all.

    While my meager selection of firearms is nothing compared to your's, I always enjoy when you share them. That is why I post my acquisitions.

    BTW
    What year did you pick up your C-note Model 14
     
  9. YumaKid

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    You guys are killin' me! :cuss:
    Spent a good chunk of my vacation (a great week with my oldest child and her husband and son) searching ALL OVER southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska for "a K-Frame Smith&Wesson in .357 just like Mom's" for her birthday. It became painfully obvious that her husband and father were going to be the two stinkiest turds in the ****-pile if we didn't find her "perfect birthday present".
    Finally found one (less than two days before I was to fly home) at a gun show in Atlantic, Iowa. It was old (have to go back and read the "S&W Revoler ID" thread to recall HOW old), it was dirty and it was $600. Dirty? I kept looking down the bore.... was it just a lot of soft lead? Barrell erosion? Maybe a bad attempt to cover a flaw with JB Weld???? Finally talked the guy into letting me borrow a bore brush and scrubbed for a few minutes. Yay, it was soft, SOFT lead... the kind of soft that goes beyond the recommendations from the manufacturer of my replica C&B pistols!

    I grabbed my wallet, so did my-son-in-law; we became the proud owners of "the best birthday present I could ever have", according to my eldest child. This is a girl that, when she was still wearing ACU's and Corcoran's to work, would breeze through her semi-annual quals to take High Marksman with the M16, squeak through "Expert" with the M9 (we BOTH hate Beretta 92's and so does my former Air Cav son-in-law); and, given a friendly Range Officer, hit high numbers with a 249 SAW... and her "best birthday present ever" was a Model 66 that was three years older than her???

    Not that it was BAD, a couple of FMJ rounds through it scraped out the rest of the lead, and the bore looked 'factory-new'. But we paid enough to EACH get THREE copies of Saxon Pig's C-note Model 14! I buy guns and keep them FOREVER; so I didn't know that "they don't make them no mo!" Personally, I blame lawyers.
    For what I paid for my 50%; I'd have had to spend an extra $10 for the girl's "Mom's" Model 13 that was 10 years' newer. Both of you together would have had to come up with almost a couple more Benjamin's to buy the new Model 14 (Complete with that idiotic "keyhole" under the hammer - again, I blame lawyers!) that we had seen two days before in a gunshop in the same town as the gun show we visited. And we almost bought that one; but the girl spec'd "... in .357, just like Mom's..."

    Sheese!
     
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  10. Guillermo

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    You did get a .357.

    Saxon and I only have .38s.

    Also...Saxon won. He could have bought 4 of them for what I paid.

    : (

    BTW
    Very nice of you to work so hard to find your daughter the perfect gun

    Incidently,

    I gave my daughter a Model 19 for her 15th birthday. Gave a Model 10 to a friend this year. K Frames make great gifts!!!
     
  11. wlewisiii

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    What sucks is that I've been in that owner's position all too recently. At least it's in the hands of someone who will appreciate it. Enjoy and if your daughter sees a cheap Model 13 laying around, would you please let her tell me?
     
  12. YumaKid

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    Guillermo;

    We were VERY fortunate to find a Model 66 - I still believe -in the dark recesses in the back of my mind- that it is/was the ONLY K-frame .357 west of Des Moines!

    You gave a 19 to your daughter? I was looking at Model 19's when I found the 13 ("Mom's gun" -> that was originally MINE). I learned to shoot handguns with a Model 19; but the 13 had the BEST action of anything I handled at that gunshow 20 years ago. My daughter wouldn't have had it as a reference point if one of the 19's had been 1/2 as sweet.

    wlewisiii: A cheap Model 13??? A cheap K-frame anything????
    If I find TWO cheap Model 13's, or 19's; I will be sure to let you know about THE OTHER ONE! Nobody but the woman that has put up with me for 30+ years would have talked me out of the first one!
     
  13. Guillermo

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    Yep

    I figure that "425" really meant "400".

    I paid what the tag said, didn't even ask for a cheaper price.
    Why be greedy? $425 is a good price.

    Pigs get fat
    hogs get slaughtered
     
  14. Guillermo

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    I don't see many Model 13s.

    Mostly I am a 38 guy.

    Right now I am looking for Model 15s as I think that they are great buys.

    Great guns and easily found under 400 bucks. One I got recently for 300.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=682606
     
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    A quick look at the picture tells me that someone modified (and maybe replaced) the trigger for double-action shooting. This is not necessarily bad, and might be very good - but the question is, what else was done and how well. The double action should be smooth, but not ultra-light. If it is check the mainspring and mainspring strain screw. Otherwise you might get light firing pin hits.

    It could also use a hammer bearing (washer/shim) on the hammer's right side, as it appears to be off-center and rubbing.

    You buy such junk... :evil: :D
     
  16. Guillermo

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    It was homeless :eek:
     
  17. Arkansas Paul

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    Wow. Was that recently?
     
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    About 6 years ago.

    Bought a Model 13 at the same time for $135 (that I gave to a friend for Christmas that year).
     
  19. 788Ham

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    G,

    I don't have a drawerful like you showed earlier, but if that homeless one is too much to handle, I'll start one! Guess I'm gonna have to start looking in the pecan section! Nice gun Amigo.
     
  20. Guillermo

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    Don't know about where u live, but around here gun shows have darned near as much "other stuff" as guns.

    Jewelry, seeds, beanie babies, sausage and... Of course...pecans
     
  21. aarondhgraham

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    I feel your pain Guillermo,,,

    I've never met a K-frame S&W that I didn't like,,,
    I've housed & fed a few "orphans" myself. ;)

    Also they are great girlie-guns,,,
    Take a young lady shooting and invariably,,,
    They turn out liking the K-frame revolvers the best.

    I thought I was going to have to chop the hand off of one young lady,,,
    She had a death grip on my Model 18 and wasn't letting go.

    She only put it down when we finally ran out of ammo for it,,,
    Then she spotted the Model 15 and the entire process started again.

    Aarond

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  22. Guillermo

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    I gave a dear friend a model 10 from the 50s and darn it, her hands are so small, she prefers a j frame.

    But except for her, the K is neck and neck with the D-frame Colt.
     
  23. Old Fuff

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    I presume it had the style of stocks introduced after World War Two with the high horn at the top. If so, try a pair of the kind used on Victory Models and previous. They are obtainable from Numrich Arms/Gunparts Corp.

    You might see a change of mind... ;)
     
  24. Guillermo

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    it has Magna Diamonds on it
     
  25. Old Fuff

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    In that case consider the option I suggested so far as the lady with small hands is concerned. The pre-war and Victory Model style stocks reduce the handle on a S&W square-butt K-frame to about the size of a Colt Detective Special after the appication of a little sandpaper rubbing.

    :cool:
     
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