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Should I sell my 342PD?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by marksman13, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. marksman13

    marksman13 Member

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    I’ve had this gun for five or six years and I just don’t shoot or carry it much. I bought it for my Mom and she never showed any interest in it. Seems like they are steadily increasing in value. It’s crossed my mind that maybe it’s time to put it on the trading block to get something I’ll shoot more. There’s a little sentimental value in it, but not a lot. Mom never even shot it and she was a practical person. She’d tell me in a heartbeat to sell it and get something I’ll use. My only real reason for pause is that this gun’s value may go through the roof one day. Should I get rid of it?
     
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    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/360pd-cylinder-erosion.820753/ CAUTION:TITANIUM & SCANDIUM REVOLVERS The titanium cylinder used in your AirLite Ti and AirLite Sc revolvers weighs approximately 60% of what a similar stainless steel cylinderweighs and yet is able to withstand the same operating pressures.Care and cleaning of the revolver’s titanium cylinder consists of normal gun cleaning procedures using high quality gun oil and cleaning solvents when necessary.However, under NO circumstances should the cylinder’s chambers (charge holes) or front face be cleaned with an abrasive material such as sand paper, Scotch Brite™, Crocus Cloth, etc. To do so will disrupt it’s protective surface layer and greatly reduce the cylinder’s service life because of excessive erosion that will take place while firing and will void your revolver’s warranty. 360PD_zps3ap2h20q.jpg

    Sell. Its not a gun for mom. Hard recoil.
     
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  3. Waveski

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    If it were me I'd rather have a more durable steel cylinder. Titanium is for bike frames and such.
    I would not bank on appreciation. Sell , while it is still like new.
     
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  4. Trunk Monkey

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    If you're unsure enough to come ask us the answer is no.

    If you keep it you can always sell it later but if you sell it you can't undo that.
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    Trade it.
     
  6. dodo bird

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    I say keep it if you don’t need the money. It hardly takes up any space and it’s sentimental.
     
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  7. BSA1

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    With the coming troubles my personal policy is not to sell or trade any of my guns.

    However guns like the 342 are niche weapons that I don’t have niche for it to fit in. Since you mention it increasing in value I assume you don’t need the money at the moment. Personally I would hold off until next years election results.
     
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  8. marksman13

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    The short of it is, I sold it to a friend yesterday. He has one that his dad loves, so he’s giving this one to his dad. I turned around and bought a Kimber 84M in 308, so I guess we’re all winners here. I feel like Mom would approve.
     
  9. sabbfan

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    Perfect. I have no problem sending a gun down the road I don’t like to shoot, much rather sell it and get something I do like. Sounds like everyone was a winner in that situation!
     
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  10. Monster Zero

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    I'll be the contrarian.

    Keep it.

    Buy and sell stocks and houses or whatever. Never sell any firearm for any reason. Just go add another one to your collection and possess them.
     
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  11. Waveski

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  12. ArchAngelCD

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    What is the difference between the Smith & Wesson M340PD and the Smith & Wesson M342PD?

    How much are they worth?
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    Of course Mom would approve, moms are good with almost anything that makes their children happy!
     
  14. 1KPerDay

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    Cylinder material. 342 is titanium.
     
  15. LaneP

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    That's been my attitude for the past 15+ years. Reason being, there are probably a half dozen guns I've let go that now I regret letting go of. At the time it seemed like the right thing to do but in hind sight, I wish I hadn't. That's just me though.
     
  16. ApacheCoTodd

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    I have a 340SC that I backed into which is much like your gun.

    I have other firearms to do what it does for me and have flirted with selling it on, several times.

    Since I began in the post present tense, I've already queered any suspense so here's the rub. Every time I've almost succumbed to letting someone else have it, it is only a matter of time 'till I realize that I'm glad that I've hung onto it.

    Here though, it should be noted that while I don't contemplate *getting rid of it*, I have entertained with the notion of letting folks who I know who pine for a *carry* gun - to buy it.

    Glad it's still mine even though it can sit for months, un-used, un-loved and un-appreciated.

    File that whole mess above in the *for what it's worth* cabinet.


    Todd.
     
  17. Master Blaster

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    It's a carry gun made for light weight. If you have no interest in carrying it sell it. It's not a collectable or a target pistol.
     
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  18. ArchAngelCD

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    Thank you Sir.
     
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  19. marksman13

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    My 342PD sold for $900 in less than 3 minutes. I should have asked for $1000. Lol.

    I say I traded for a Kimber because I sold it and then turned right around and bought a Kimber the same night.
     
  20. ArchAngelCD

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    It's never a bad day when you sell a gun you don't shoot and get one you really want. Way to go!
     
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    If she ain’t gonna shoot, give er the boot
     
  22. 460Shooter

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    Except for the occasional harpy we all brought home back in the day.
     
  23. ArchAngelCD

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    Lol, so true but I covered that with the "almost anything" part...
     
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  24. bassjam

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    I think you made the right decision getting rid of it. It's very rare for guns to increase in value at a rate that matches, let alone beats the inflation rate. If you were looking at it as an investment, there are far better choices.
     
  25. denster

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    The 340PD is .357 Mag while the 342PD is .38special same gun otherwise scandium frame and titanium cylinder.
     
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