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Price check: Original recipe 640 in .357

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by sidheshooter, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Member

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    The pre-lock centennial J with the 2 1/8" barrel and the pinned in front sight.

    Super clean, from a buddy of mine who is ex-LE selling off some safe queens from his working days. I see them breaking 6 bills on GB, so I'm thinking that his offer ($500) is fair.

    Thoughts? I don't personally feel any sort of need for a snubby in .357 at this stage of my life, but there's no law (for now, heh) that says I can't use .38 +P or Speer's 135 gr GDHP "Lite" in the thing...

    Thoughts on price, or any experience with the 640s?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. PabloJ

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    New Magnum J-frames seem to run about $650 around here so $500 for used standard J-framed gun is very reasonable offer. I have bought 9mm version and my thoughts are: the trigger pull is heavy and sights plus original grips are next to worthless. When I get done with white, orange, black modeling paint and put new extended grip from S&W on it will be ok firearm.
     
  3. savit260

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    Sounds like a fair enough price for a pre-lock 640 to me.

    Those aren't bad to shoot with 38+P's.

    Not the worst thing in the world with 357's, but still not fun.
     
  4. sidheshooter

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    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
     
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    I have one in .38spl/ +p, selling for 400.
    nice smooth da pull
    i don't know why the 357 is worth 200 more when your just shooting .38
     
  6. PabloJ

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    The same reason four wheel drive pickups are worth more then two-wheel drive ones. The only reason Ruger offers something like LCR in both .38 and 357 is more "shelf space" at gun stores.
     
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