Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Biblethumpncop, Dec 7, 2020.
$300-$350 seems more reasonable. Anyone have one?
Had to sell to feed the kids. Miss it everyday.
Anyway they want $600 for it.
As we all know, prices are just stupid these days.
What happened to the M10 trade ins for $279?
M686 and a M681 with an Aristocrat rib. Bought the gun about 10 years ago $275 and rib for $100. There is no muzzle flip with the M681 that is DAO, aim and pull the trigger. The sights don't move off the target.
Scarce maybe but not really rare the S&W5/681 with the wrong grip and obvious finish wear would, in normal times be a $400-$450 gun. With all the papers and box in as new might fetch $750 to the ardent collector.
You're right to wait. Gun stores are greedy these days and you're better off with with a private sale.
You might also consider a used Ruger Speed-Six or Service-Six, both astoundingly great pistols, and perhaps more realistically priced. I also love the Ruger Security-Six as well. S&W stainless revolvers were rarely seen in the 80s and 90s, and the only way to get them was to get on a waiting list. The Security-Six was more available where I was, but they were scarce elsewhere. The guns were great and the sights can be blackened with a black magic marker.
The S&W 66 was, and is, very difficult to find at any price.
Ruger Security-Six revolvers can be found, but some are in pretty rough condition.
Security-Six revolvers are easily disassembled and reassembled in the field.
The Security-Six (bottom) is lighter to carry than the S&W L-frame
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