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New gun, ARMI San Marco .357 SA. Need info.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by albanian, Oct 16, 2004.

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  1. albanian

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    I traded for this today at the local gunshow and I am a little in the dark about it. It is a blued and case hardened with wood grips .357mag SA revolver with a 5 1/2" bbl. It is like new with a nice finish and works fine. The last Patent date is 1975. It has "OLD SAYBROOK" "TRADITIONS" after the ARMI SAN MARCO under the BBL. Looks like a classic Colt SA Army with the plow handle. Overall it is a good looking and functioning gun that seems like I steal for what I traded for.

    After researching on this site and trying to find info in my 23 edition Blue Book, I didn't come up with much that helps. I noticed that Joesy really hates them for some reason but that don't do me any good.:D If it is in the Blue Book, can someone give me the page number? Also, what is the value in rounded terms? I saw a few being sold at the gunshow that were the same except they were in .45LC, the price was $369 + tax. Is that about right for a new one?
     
  2. Jim March

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    Most Italian SAA clones are made by Uberti; Armi San Marco is the smaller maker and doesn't have as nice a rep...but they HAVE made some good guns.

    I wouldn't pay $369 brand new unless a thorough checkout said it was OK.

    I also wouldn't run a lot of very hot loads in one.

    That said, your 357 oughta be fine. Treat it like it's about as strong as a K-Frame, is my advice.

    OH, and it's got no safety! If you don't understand what "load it five up, hammer on an empty" means, find out, and fast.
     
  3. albanian

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    Thanks Jim. Do you know if it is in the blue book at all? I also have a 2003 Standard catalog of firearms 13th edition if it is in that. When was my revolver made?
     
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