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Old June 13, 2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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I've had a number of offers, but...

don't think I could ever sell my 1993 Browning B325. The beginning of Browning's *25 series of shotguns. This one is a 12 gauge with 30" barrels, topped off with a complete set of Briley extended choke tubes and housed in a Browning hard case. I paid $1050 for the gun back in 1993.

Still looks like the day she was born. Some great memories with this gun...

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Old June 13, 2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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Drool....
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Old June 13, 2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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Since you like it so much ....no, you shouldn't sell it ....

My wife is not a fan of guns in general ...but she tolerates my hobby or obsession ( 20 or so shotguns / 30 or so handguns ) ....including about 10 S&W revolvers in .357 mag :
a. a pair of 4" Nickel model 19's
b. a pair of stainless 4" model 66's / and a 2 1/2" ...
c. a 686 (stainless )in 6"
d. a pair of model 27's 4" Nickel and a 6" blued
e. a model 28 blued....
and a few others.....

so I was explaining the logic/or justifying to myself and her ...of buying another .357 mag...but this one was different...I said, its a single action, Freedom Arms made in Wyoming, and octagon barrel, etc ... and its only $ 3,100 ...and maybe I'll sell a gun or two that I don't shoot much and buy this new one ....and she asked how many .357 mag's I had ...and I fibbed and said 4 or 5 ( and she knows its a lie probably )...but this one is special / and she said, look as long as you love them ...keep them...and don't worry about it .......

and she's right ......keep it if you love it !!
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Old June 13, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Big Jim, my only 357...

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Old June 13, 2012, 04:23 PM   #5
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Buddy ....a man cannot live with just one shotgun per gague.....or one S&W revolver per caliber....its just not natural !!

but that's a nice gun .... 686 ?? I'm assuming...with the full length lug and adjustable rear sight ...?? maybe a 627 ...

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Old June 13, 2012, 07:15 PM   #6
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right on Jimbo, 4" L-frame 686 Combat Magnum...
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Old June 13, 2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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One person can't enjoy all these beautiful firearms all at once
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Old June 13, 2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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You guys need professional help..call BR549 !
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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well, shotgunners do like other firearms. We also need psychiatric help at times!!

Colt 45 SAA custom shop nickle finish with ebonite grips...



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Old June 15, 2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Like you said ....shotgun guys ...can have other guns...

some of my .357 mag's ....( .357 mag is my favorite revolver platform).

http://thefiringline.com/forums/atta...0&d=1339790943
A Freedom Arms, 4 3/4" octagon barrel, mod 83, 5 shot, single action..
.357 mag
Handguns - Model 27's 006.jpg
a couple of my model 27's ...a 4" Nickel and a 6" blued / .357 mag

Handguns - .357 Mag's Nov 2009 009.jpg
a variety of S&W in .357 mag
model 19's in Nickle, mod 66's stainless, a 686, a model 27 .....
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Old June 15, 2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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nice wheelguns!!!!!!
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Old June 15, 2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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Slugo - either you are OCD when it comes to cleaning a SS revolver, or that one of yours has never been fired

My 66-2 wears similar grips and is a joy to shoot, but it is NEVER that clean
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:27 PM   #13
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Well ---then you should clean it ...and maybe polish it once in a while...

A little TLC won't hurt it buddy ...

( I think he shoots it / and just takes care of it --- or at least I hope he does).
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Old June 15, 2012, 07:39 PM   #14
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Jim, I watched a friend ruin his s.s. S&W revolver by polishing the cylinder face to keep it spotless - he changed the gap and that was all she wrote..............

It's OK if a revolver looks like it has been shot
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Old June 15, 2012, 08:18 PM   #15
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my S&W has been fired numerous times. I clean the front of the cylinder with Flitz. Works like a charm and doesn't wear down the metal! LOLOL...

The Colt SAA has NEVER been fired...
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Old June 15, 2012, 08:37 PM   #16
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Actually, FLITZ is the same thing my friend used to ruin his gun and I have used to polish actions in a lapping procedure

FLITZ is a serious abrasive polish
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Old June 16, 2012, 07:52 AM   #17
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A lot of true statements in this thread including the ones referring to slugo's and BigJimP's beautiful revolver's.

Too, this by oneounceload :

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FLITZ is a serious abrasive polish
Proven by the fact that slugo shoots his Colt and there's no 'turn mark' on the cylinder. Turn mark on cylinder ='s scratch. The only way to remove that scratch is use an abrasive polish which removes metal material on cyl. down below scratch depth....

...sooo, it makes sense that repeated, multiple Flitzing of the front of the cyl. would, in time, affect cyl. gap.

Careful with the Flitz.
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Old June 16, 2012, 08:19 AM   #18
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1ozL, sorry to disagree, but Flitz will not ruin any gun. That's absurd my friend. It is used by the healthcare industry to clean sensitive bio-medical patient care equipment and other similar hospital devices. Also, I've been using it allot longer than your buddy and have never ruined any of my SS firearms. You can also use it on bluing, carefully...
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Old June 16, 2012, 08:26 AM   #19
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here you anti-Flitzers, this one has carbon on the cylinder face!! Model 60 3" 38 Special, in case you didn't know...

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