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*Ring! Ring!*

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Tamara, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    So, I'm sitting at home, minding my own business, when my phone rings. It's my gunsmith, Shannon.

    "Wanna buy a Smith?"
    "No, I re... What kind of Smith?"
    "Model 34, 2"; flat-latch; low serial number, forty-five-thousand and something."
    "Really, Shannon, I should pass. I..."
    "Gee, and it has the box and everything. It belongs to Mr. X. You know Mr. X."
    "Yeah, I think I've seen the gun you're talking about."
    "Got some pocket lint on it, but hardly been shot..."
    "Yeah, but I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more guns until I've sold some more of these swords. I shouldn't... How much does he want for it?"
    "I think he wants four."
    "I really can't... But I don't have a .22 Smith. Oh, damn. Do you think he'd take three and a half?"
    "Lemme put him on the line."
    "Hi, Tamara!"
    "Hi, Mr. X. Would you take $350?"
    "I'll meet you halfway and go $375. You've seen the gun, it's a nice 'un."
    *sigh*"I'll take it."
    "Fine! I'll meet you Monday! Lemme put Shannon back on."
    "Hi Tamara!"
    "You jerk."
    "Always ready to help, Tamara."

    Boy, do these guys know a sucker when they see one... :eek:
     
  2. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Hey Tamara wanna buy a Bridge












    gotta be a nice one can't wait to see the picture

    but I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks.
     
  3. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    No, I really... Y'know, I don't have a bridge...

    ;) :eek:
     
  4. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

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    Yeah Tam...it's like a disease!

    I'm beginning to get a reputation as not being able to say ~"NO"!:p

    KR
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    You know, that one would actually be very easy for me to pass up.

    I've no interest at all in a 2" .22 LR.
     
  6. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

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    Mike Irwin,

    Well, see? Good thing that he didn't call you, right? ;)

    Besides, every kid needs an adjustable sight, round-butt, 2" .22 I-frame. They're so good for... um... well, something, I'm sure. :D
     
  7. Hkmp5sd

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    For an "Unemployed bum", you sure buy a lot of guns.:)
     
  8. PigPen

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    Well among other things, they make great blank pistols for Birddog field trials for instance.........and I am sure there are other good uses for a 2" .22LR revolver. :)

    PigPen
     
  9. rock jock

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    You're so predictable.;)
     
  10. Zander

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    Only because they don't have model or serial numbers. LOL!
     
  11. MarineTech

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    You know you don't want one. Bridges don't come with nearly the options to accessorize that a firearm does. :p :D

    Try getting a set of Hogue or Pachmayr grips, a Weaver mount, a sling, or an IWB holster for a 40 foot dual truss suspension bridge.
     
  12. gumshoe4

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    So let's see it!!
     
  13. Kahr carrier

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    CONGRATS on the new S&W, Some people have it made ,the seller finding the buyer.;) :neener:
     
  14. M58

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    The passing of little green slips of paper...
    A great hobby...yes?:evil:
     
  15. Odessa

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    Tamara, I bought a similar gun (a 2" improved I frame pre-34 last week). While it might not have nearly as much practical use as one of my S&W M57/M657's or any of my OM Ruger Blackhawks, I just plain liked it! I bet you will too. Odessa
     
  16. Johnny Guest

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    Well, I've found several uses for MINE - - -

    I originally bought it as a "subcaliber training arm" for a model 36. Outfit it with same stock setup, tune the trigger to where it feels the same, and it is good to practice point shooting, cheaply.

    Tams, I sympathize with having your arm twisted to take something for which you really weren't searching, but I'd bet you'll never regret the purcchase - - -
    I ran into my M34 at a discount store in Fort Worth, around 1970--- - - Kit Guns were going for around $120 at the time. This one was marked something like $67.50. It was brand new--box, papers and all. I felt compelled to tell the clerk that there must have been an error in pricing. He checked a price list and said, Nope, that's correct. My conscience soothed, I instantly whupped out my check book. I ate peanut butter or went without lunch at work for the next couple of weeks, but it was worth it - - - - I was a small town cop making about $550 a month at the time, so this was still a significant outlay.

    The longer I had it, the more I liked the lil' .22. It is an excellent piece to drop in a pocket or to wear in a little high ride holster while bird hunting. I'm sorry to admit that I don't always center the birds with my shot pattern. A dove with a broken wing can be very evasive while flopping around in the weeds. A head shot from 10 or 15 feet is a lot less effort and is probably kinder to the bird, too. Not to mention that a close range load of no. 8 makes for either destroyed meat, or some rather crunchy eating.

    Oh, yeah-- In my part of the world, one occasionally can encounter copperheads, waer moccasins, AND rattlesnakes, all in the same area. I tend to leave snakes alone, but sometimes there are circumstances . . . .

    Mine is scary accurate, when I do may part, way out to unreasonable ranges for a short tubed handgun. Compared to most other high quality .22 pistols-- A Ruger Single Six, Colt or High Standard auto, etc., the .22/32 two-inch is ultra compact.

    Sure hope you enjoy your Kit Gun as much as I have mine, which I have had the good sense to hang onto for over 30 years.:D

    Best,
    Johnny
     
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    You know what they say. A "Sucker" born every minute!:D Enjoy! I just wish I could do that!:(
     
  18. BerettaNut92

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    Get a Glock ;)
     
  19. fallingblock

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    Great find, Tamara....

    As Johnny Guest says, you'll just keep finding more uses for it.
    My Model 63 2" made a great plinker and practice gun to match the 640's, but now that the evil Howard government has 'banned' all revolvers with less than 100 mm barrels, the 63 is being reborn with a Douglas barrel of 5.5":D
    Politicians just have no imagination:fire:
     
  20. 4v50 Gary

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    I don't get phone calls like that, but I'll probably pick up a GI carbine for less than $300 this week.
     
  21. mikey357

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    ...WOW...with "Friends" like that, who needs enemies??? Don't these well-intentioned people realize that they are just "Enabling" our addiction??? Man, I HATE to get phone calls like that...being the recovering Smith-a-holic that I am, and being afraid that the piece'll be GONE, I've always just gotta' go take a look...after all, it's only ONE MORE, right??? RIGHT???....mikey357
     
  22. Nick96

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    I was looking for an inexpensive understudy for my SP101. About all that was out there of similar size and weight for a reasonable price was the Taurus M-94 .22. I'd pretty much settled on a 4" version, thinking too that a 2" .22 just didn't seem right. But, low and behold I came across a somewhat rare 2" SP101 in .22. It's exact in size, weight, grip, trigger pull, etc. to the .357. Therefore, I'm able to practice sight and trigger control with the .22 for less than 10% of the cost of .38's / .357's. And being a Ruger, it's somewhat over built. So I'll have no qualms about running thousands of rounds through it. The new in box Taurus .22's had a lot of cylinder slop which concerned me a bit. While I'm sure they are good guns at a fair price in this caliber, they just appeared to be a bit fragile compared to the Ruger.

    It's able to produce 3" groups at 15 yards, which I don't think is too bad for most any handgun with less than a 4" barrel. Sure there is going to be some velosity loss. But it's not intended as a self defence or rabbit hunting gun anyway. It's for inexpensive practice and fun. So needless to say, I'm very happy with it.
     
  23. Hardtarget

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    A 2" .22...

    ...That would be right for a "Tactical Paperweight"...I think.:p
    Mark.
     
  24. Kalindras

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    <Ears perk up, head cocks>

    So, Tamara...you mentioned you had some swords to sell...?

    What'cha got? What'cha got?!?
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    But it's NIB & only 50 cars have driven over it :neener: w/ cleaning kit!

    That's really bad when they start calling you...good luck in the future
     
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