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My Deal of a Lifetime: What was YOURS?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gvf, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. gvf

    gvf Member

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    3 yrs ago. My first gun. Nickel Python, test-fired only. Was just put on shelf at a Gander Mtn 30 min before I walked in. Knew zero about guns then except I had heard about Pythons. My credit card was out faster than any move in my life.

    Gun had been fixed for someone - minor part that must have jarred loose in shipping. Customer got sick of waiting for Colt to send the part to Gander and sold it to them. When the part arrived and the gun was fixed they retailed it.

    $449

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    I just turned down at same store Colt CCO for $550 for a new 01918 I wanted.
    At another local store 2 years ago got a nice Colt Detective for $297
     
  2. Damon555

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    My last 3 gun deals have been so ridiculously good no one would believe me.......
     
  3. NMGonzo

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    500 dollar h&k p2000sk new with a laser
     
  4. MCgunner

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    Wow, you should be arrested for theft! :eek: J/K of course. GREAT FIND! I don't know what my "best deal" is, just thinkin' on it, but I guess it'd have to be the best shootin' medium frame 4" .357 revolver I've ever owned, a Taurus nickel 66, for 197 bucks and like brand new, pre MIM/pre Lock. My 3" doesn't have quite as slick a trigger, but I got it for 180.

    OH, WAIT! NO, I do remember my best deal ever. I had gotten my stainless Ruger Old Army ripped off out of my house in a break in. I was sick. I was looking around at pawn shops and local GSs in the off chance I might find it when I stumbled into a gun store in a nearby town that had a blued Old Army marked $97.50. It was used, but only had one little blemish. I asked the guy if that was the right price..."just getting out of black powder, it is correct" was his reply. Well, I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough. Still have that one and it's a great shooter.
     
  5. jad0110

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    For $449, sounds like another example of "obsolete, worthless grandpa gun" syndrome (not the latest tacticool plastic fantastic wonder gun) on behalf of the seller, just surprised it was Gander Mtn.

    Awesome for you though!

    For me, I paid $300 for this 5.5" Ruger Redhawk almost 2 years ago, included an MTM pistol case, nylon shoulder holster and 50 rounds of .44 Mag JHPs.


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  6. ROAshooter

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    pawn shop find.. blue Ruger Old Army...7.5 adjustable sights.....not one speck of rust.....99 bucks
     
  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    New model Colt Agent (with shrouded ejector), $120 OTD~! :cool: ;)

    * FootNote: This is a deep blued model Colt Agent; not a parkerized
    version of later year's.
     
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  8. roaddog28

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    Hi,
    I guess this would be my best revolver deal. I paid $269 out the door for a S&W model 19-4 6 inch. By far my most accurate revolver.
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  9. frankenstein406

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    Stevens 62 22lr for $40 bucks.

    Only my second gun tho. Still looking!
     
  10. surjimmy

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    Did some trading when all said and done(3 transactions) with the $55 grips I was in a Les Baer PII for $170.00 At a garage sale bought a Colt Diamondback, S&W Pre Moderl 10, NAA 22 LR, a Colt National Match(99%), and a 14k gold Repeater pocket watch for $650.
     
  11. Walkalong

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    A 696 for under $400 a couple of years ago, with several hundred bullets thrown in. He had gotten a great deal, didn't like it, and sold it to me for what he had in it, plus throwing in the bullets, both jacketed and lead. My lucky day.
     
  12. BullfrogKen

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    OK, where? Hook a guy up!
     
  13. wnycollector

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    6" S&W M27-2 for $299, 4" S&W M28 for $250, .22 Colt OMM $329 all within the last five years.
     
  14. CajunBass

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    $250.00 each for these 1958 three screw Ruger Single Six's. One has been converted to transfer bar, the other is original.

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    And this 1955 Harrington & Richardson 999 Sportsman. $138.00 out the door.

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    All three this past summer.
     
  15. boltbender

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    sorry, nothing to do with guns, but about 40 yrs ago a minister, son of very wealthy parents offered me a 1950's mercedes gullwing that was burning oil for $100. My mother would not allow it.That car is worth about a million today.
     
  16. MrBill120

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    S&W Model 10-8 for $30 :)
     
  17. Iggy

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    Fired at the factory Model 57 .41 Magnum. Found it in a pawn shop and had to help the guy behind the counter fill out the 4473. He thought it was a model 41 and the assembly number was the serial number.
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    $500 out the the door.
    I was offered $800 before I got it home.
     
  18. Frozen North

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    Some gentleman made off with a full auto Thompson for $500 in Florida. A friend if mines great uncle died and the widow and his daughters sold off his gun collection on a garage sale on a "make offer" basis. Most of his stuff was gone before any of the family got down there.

    The widow turned ghost white when my friend told her what she had done.

    I wish I was the first one at that garage sale :(
     
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    S&W 686 CS-1 3 inch

    US Customs Service. For $275 4 years ago.

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    There were about 3500 made in 3 inch. Approximately half were destroyed :eek: thanks to Janet Reno.

    They go for 750+ now.
     
  20. K-Rod

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    No pictures of it. Wish I had taken some prior to selling it. Then again knowing now what I had I wouldn't have sold it. Bought a 1939 Winchester model 62 .22lr pump for $100. Excellent condition all stock & parts. Sold it for $500 two hrs later at a gunshow. Stupid stupid stupid!!!!
     
  21. gearjammer-2000

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    my best deal was buying a huge box of colt AR mags for 50 bucks and then trading them off for a savage model 14 .308, a new mec grabber shotshell loader, litterly thousands of brass cases in .308,.44 mag,.223 and 9mm, thousands of bullets, additional loading equipment for my dillon, a camp9 that needed rebuilt, and God knows what else, I figure that 50 bucks netted me better than 3 grand in trades
     
  22. gvf

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    Sorry, it got sold.
     
  23. gvf

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    I would have told her - if I was. Just wouldn't feel right with the guns...

    This happens a lot, unknowing family member gives a great collection to some buyer/trader for peanuts.

    If you have valuable guns, best put them in your will and let all in your family know that. You're protecting their own interests after all.
     
  24. Hendiadys

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    My used T/C .32 cal. BP percussion "Cherokee" from a gun shop for $100. Cleaned up the bore and this turned out to be a like new rifle. They are no longer in production and were a very nicely made, solid little gun. It shoots very well.

    Initially, patches were coming out looking rather rusty.

    Ooops, I see I'm in the revolver room here. Well, ...I'm still really proud of the Cherokee.
     
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  25. kanook

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    Couple years back, at a gunshow, looking at a Ruger 357 3 screw and cowboy style holster and belt for $150.

    I figured the holster was $150, so I jokingly asked if it was for both. The reply was "YES".

    I opened my wallet and figured I had $120 in it and offered that. He accepted my offer.

    I started to count funds and came up with $119. He accepted.

    About half a row away from this purchase I was asked if I was interested in selling the holster. I said sure make me an offer. They offered $120 dollars. I sold it.
     
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