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 Post subject: What's this?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:42 pm 
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A Smith and Wesson box?

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That looks old. Wonder what's inside...

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A .357 revolver! Looks like a 28-2 Highway Patrolman. Four inch barrel, magna grips(sadly, they do not match the gun). Still has the original wax paper. Lets look closer.

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Comes with manual and warranty card!

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The serial number suggests that the date of manufacture was 1966-67. Quite a steal for $450 shipped. I put a few .38 Special rounds through it. Great trigger, craftsmanship like you would not believe. And this is a stripped down version of the original ".357 Magnum", the Model 27.

Now, some people have said the revolver looks small in the pictures. For those who haven't had the pleasure of seeing one up close, a picture for size comparison:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:35 pm 
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nice buy!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:33 pm 
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Damn, Feanaro, how'd you get that price?


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The gunbroker auction ended at 11:30AM and the seller was not a master photographer. All this worked in my favor, I was the only one bidding. I also think the seller wasn't quite sure what he had there. An S-prefix serial number could have sold for a hundred bucks more, easily. It didn't hurt that I watched gunbroker like a hawk for 27's and 28's.

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Nice find and on a side note, you play the guitar?

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Feanaro wrote:
An S-prefix serial number could have sold for a hundred bucks more, easily.


More than that... Depending on condition/finish, it could reach up to $800 or so. There's a big market in S&W collectables.

Back when Dirty Harry came out, Joe Nobody and his entire family were buying any S&W M29 they could get their hands on. Most fired them a few times and just left them in a drawer for 20-30 years. Now those (near mint) condition M29s are selling for shitloads of cash.


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Sasquatch wrote:
Nice find and on a side note, you play the guitar?


I see you spotted my "lucky" Dunlop 2mm pick. Good eye. ;) I play a Gibson ES-137 Classic and a '78 Ovation Celebrity.

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More than that... Depending on condition/finish, it could reach up to $800 or so.


I've seen some go that high but not regularly. Now, the 27's sell for some ridiculous prices.

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Feanaro wrote:
I see you spotted my "lucky" Dunlop 2mm pick. Good eye. ;) I play a Gibson ES-137 Classic and a '78 Ovation Celebrity.


Oh, very nice if I do say so myself. I found that you tend to appreciate good guitar work more once you've actually tried it out. I am no expert, nor even a novice but some of these riffs just make my mind boggle. They must of had a gift.

Anywho, I'll go back on topic now :P

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wow... that truly is a beauty. they dont make pistols like they used to... its y ive always liked revolvers more


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Sasquatch wrote:
I found that you tend to appreciate good guitar work more once you've actually tried it out.


I certainly appreciate the difficulty more, though I've always been a guitar freak. Speaking of that...

*plays some Frank Zappa*

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Mmm... Frank Zappa...




Damn, that is one hell of a nice gun you got there Fenaro. Ive always wanted something like that.

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