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want to buy S&W revolver advice - February 27, 2013, 11:48 AM

Looking to get a 357.

Anyone looking to sell? Any advice?

Saw this for $450


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February 27, 2013, 11:59 AM

I have a hammerless .38 S&W revolver... like it.

Super duper reliable- it's a revolver. There's really not much that can go wrong.

That price seems maybe a little high? But I dunno. I will defer to those with more experience buying/ selling than myself.
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At least get one that looks nice...





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Without any info on intended use or anything, can't tell ya.


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Spud, you want a 357 but you posted a .38


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You're picking a good time to get a revolver, overall prices on them are down since the money is still chasing anything that is black, plastic, and can accept a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds.

I checked the completed GB auctions where the gun actually had bids and/or sold, I'd pay $450 for the one in the ad only if it's in mint condition. Also it's a .38 and you wanted a .357?

Next question, why are you looking for a .357? Handgun hunting, snubby for carry, home defense gun, plinker, target, competition, round out the stable, or ???


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February 27, 2013, 12:16 PM

yeah..sorry i forgot to be more specific. The ad i posted was just a quick example when i searched the forum.

Home defense, range practice.. most likely a long barrel, but will consider any advice.

i have an under dash holster for my sig..may swap it for this.

Really, always wanted a revolver. Buddy had a 357 6" and I enjoyed shooting it.


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February 27, 2013, 12:19 PM

Ah. gotcha.

get this

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I think my buddy had the 686.



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that was first on my list. my FIL lives in blacksburg. May have him pick it up for me.

I know S&W's are $$, but I shot a ruger a long time ago and the smoothness of the S&W sold me.


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Don't rule out the Ruger SP line. I have had mine for 22 years now and it works great. 6 inch barrel, blued and trigger work.


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SP's are good, 686 is good. Hard to go wrong with either


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SP's are good, 686 is good. Hard to go wrong with either

From what I am reading the SP's are proven to take a beating. Seems others have had the same feeling on the trigger pull for the S&W...

Anything else to look for?


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