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What do you do with a gun like this?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bushmaster1313, Nov 23, 2010.

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  1. bushmaster1313

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    The ad states it's a Model 27.

    It's a beautiful pistol. I'd shoot the dickens out of it ;) I don't believe in safe queens.
     
  3. belercous

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    What you do with it is; Always keep it in its box, dry & lightly oiled, out of sunlight and wait for someone to buy it from you for more than you paid for it. `Bout it besides braggin'.
     
  4. yeti

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    Shoot it till it breaks, then buy a new one. :D

    It's a gun, what else you gonna do with it? Besides a little holster wear would give it some character and make that hole in the frame less distracting.

    Would be a nice Bar-B-Que gun as is.
     
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    And this is why I wouldn't ever buy a gun like that, though I will admire it all day long. I classify all my guns as "working pieces".
     
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    Whatever you want to with it. :confused:

    It says right in the ad that it's a model 27.
     
  7. Sav .250

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    That`s a "collectors" piece only. IMO.
     
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    Shoot it! It <deleted>off the collectors.
     
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    I couldn't own a gun like that 'cause I'd feel compelled to develop my wardrobe around it. :) Maybe it's just me, it's a gun. . .shoot it.
     
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    I have come to learn that the more money you have at your disposal the more you will spend on your hobbies. Some people, through good decision making and sacrifices can afford to spend unlimited money when it comes to things as cheap as guns.

    That being said, this could be a safe queen or a beater, depending on who you are and why you need a .357 revolver. Me? If I could afford it, I would carry it on Sundays.
     
  11. vinnimac

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    don't like smiths so wouldn't even have it. other than that, its just supposed to look pretty sitting somewhere. I agree with the consensus, guns are for shooting, not sitting in the safe forever.
     
  12. ultradoc

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    keep it in the box.wait a few years.sell it.
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    Something to show off by somebody who won't pay for real engraving.

    Commemoratives seldom gain a whole lot of value or even hold what they had.
     
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    I ignore it. S&W quit making REAL 357s in 1981. That thing in the ad with pressed metal parts lacks all of the features that made the N frame 357s desirable.

    This is a REAL 357:

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    This is also a REAL 357:

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    Another REAL 357:

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  15. Radium

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    saw off the barrel to make it a snubnose and shoot the living daylights out of it just like a few posters above said to <deleted> collectors off :D
     
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    LOL, so true.... there's a old man that has been renting tables at the local gun shows for about 5yrs trying to unload his "collection" of Win 94 commemoratives....
     
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    :D

    If somebody gave me one, I'd shoot the hell out of it. If I were spending that much on a sixgun, it would be an original 1950 Target .44Spl.
     
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    You order an extra pretty rig from El Paso or some other fine leather maker and wear the gun to Bar-B-Qs, weddings and other semi-formal/formal occasions.
     
  19. TexasRifleman

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    I would have to shoot it, which is why I never buy guns like this.
     
  20. Guillermo

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    Does an MIM Smith with a lock have any collector value?

    Saxon, it is always a pleasure to look at your collection of beautiful guns.
    Maybe you should post them all and we can ask them to make a "sticky"
     
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    Shoot it. That's what they are for.
     
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    A) shoot it.

    B) buy it, keep it in a safe place for ten years and then put it on Gunbroker for 5x what you bought it for

    C) just noticed that it is a "charity auction" so, write one of those huge cardboard checks and claim it on your taxes! :D

    For the current $1500-1600 price, it isn't too far removed from many new guns. Considering the engraving on it, that doesn't seem like an unreasonable price if you go for fancy engraved sixguns. Might have to reconsider that in 26 days when it ends though.
     
  23. Iggy

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    Like SP says. Ignore it.
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    I got this pair a week or so ago. A 64 and 73 vintage for a couple of hundred bucks less that the present bid on that one with a wart on the side and laser etching.

    The 31/2" was test fired at the factory and the 5" not a lot more.

    There are good ones out there if you look long enough.
     
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    Would you have a young beautiful woman for display purposes only to show your friends, or would you have a whole lot of fun with her. Same thing with the gun, shoot the heck out of it.
     
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    Sorry but I would just sell it and get a plain one. I don't like the engraving and HATE the grips.:barf:
     
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