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Old July 10, 2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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S&W 25-7 mountain gun

Going to check out a 25-7 stainless mountain gun tomorrow. Used with no trigger locks. Guy wants $675.00. Is this a fair price? and does anyone know of oversize throats in this model?
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Old July 11, 2007, 06:04 PM   #2
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A Model 25 will be blued or nickeled not stainless. The Model 625 is a stainless steel model.
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Old July 12, 2007, 09:17 AM   #3
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$675 seems a bit high to me. Not too long ago I saw a brand new model 57 mountain gun going for $600.
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Old July 15, 2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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No more replies necessary, I bought it and no longer care to know if I got shafted. Just hope it's a shooter.
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Old July 15, 2007, 09:03 PM   #5
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What a M25-7 really looks like



This is a M25-7, Model of 1989. A really gem.
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Old July 15, 2007, 09:09 PM   #6
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Sorry for the misprint, meant to say 625-7.
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Old July 16, 2007, 02:00 AM   #7
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Quite a few on Auctionarms, Brokerarms and Gunsamerica around $550, a number of them NIB
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Old July 17, 2007, 10:40 PM   #8
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Nice gun, happy shooting
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Old July 18, 2007, 09:41 AM   #9
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Nice guns. I paid $400 for this one, slightly used about 5 years ago. Cylinder throats on mine are right at .450 --> .451



$675 sounds high to me. Street price when these were new (2001?) was about $540.

The price of nice pre-lock versions has really gone up in the last couple of years, but I'll bet you can shop around and find a better deal.

Good luck...

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Old July 18, 2007, 10:12 AM   #10
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Brutus,
Well... we're dying to know how it shoots. Give us a range report when you can please.
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Old July 18, 2007, 10:27 AM   #11
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Quote:
Not too long ago I saw a brand new model 57 mountain gun going for $600.
Yeah, but that's not the same thing. When I do a search on gunbroker for .41 Magnums, I just skip right past those. If S&W doesn't take their collective heads out of their corporate butt, I'm not buying any of their guns! The M57 MG _should_ have been a nice gun but they put a hole in the side and made it a don't buy at any price type of gun.

Now the original 657 MG is a different animal entirely. You won't see those for sale for $600. Nowhere near it. True, some of the difference is the SS for a carry gun. But why do you think that used ones sell for so much more money than a new M57? Hint: you don't have to think very hard!

I've got a 625 MG no lock heading my way right now. It has been modified for moon clips so it can shoot .45 ACP as well.

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Old July 18, 2007, 10:39 AM   #12
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Well, some folks used to think S&W did something wrong when they introduced the short action.
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Old July 22, 2007, 07:00 AM   #13
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Range report

Took it to the range and bought a box of magtech cowboy action loads.Also had time to reload 50 255gr. Lazercast semiwadcutters with 8gr. of Unique.
It shoots like a dream and I'm very satisfied with my purchase. Started at about 30ft. and had to make some minor sight adjustment as it was shooting a bit to the left for me. After that she was right on the money producing groups in the 2" range. Moving the target back to 25 yards groups opened up to about 3 to 3 1/2" and again moved 2" to the left. Not as good as my 6" barreled revolvers but I attribute that more to my aging eyesight than to the guns capability.
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Old July 22, 2007, 07:59 AM   #14
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Good range report Brutus.

A while back I think it was Clint Smith who wrote about using the old blackpowder loads in a .45 Colt from a short barrel saying something about using them for self defense you'd end up "charring" the target's clothing... not to mention smoking the place up as well.

Always wanted to load up some of my .45 Colt brass w/ some BP or Pyrodex and see what comes of it... but don't really feel like doing the followup cleaning to prevent the corrosive action that follows... just lazy I guess.

I've got the same 25-7 that SlamFire 1 posted. Sweet but large and somewhat heavier than the MG. Accuracy about the same tho' POA = POI right outta the box (no adjustin for windage req'd to date).
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