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OK I decided I cant afford a new Model 36

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gmh1013, May 4, 2009.

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  1. gmh1013

    gmh1013 Member

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    and I'm looking for a used one one.......
    What do I need to look for in buying any used revolver in general.
    I bought one used and it looks like it was hardly used but now I want another for my wife.
    Is there some visual or mechanical test to see if its a good deal or just worn out and dont buy.:confused:
     
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    OMG

    I guess it pays to read all info in a forum.:uhoh:
     
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    gmh1013,
    IMO you're better off with a used M36 anyway. The old ones have a very smooth trigger and forged parts. I bought a M36 that dates from 1975 and I'm extremely happy with it. The trigger is like butter even though the revolver was hardly fired before I bought it. (no turn line) I found this one for only $300 but that's a rare find. You can get a really nice one for ~$400 though. Good luck...

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  5. Diggers

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    I just put a 3 incher with nickle finish on layway. Looks real nice. They were asking 350 for it, which others have told me is a pretty good deal. I looked around a bit and found other 3 inch 36s in the 450 range.

    The snubs seem to go for more for some reason, seen those in not so great condition going for 500. :what:
     
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    M36's are going for $330 in good condition in my area. I snagged a nickle version last fall for $299 in excellent condition. Haven't seen a 3 inch in my area in a coon's age.
     
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