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Old January 3, 2013, 08:11 AM   #26
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CajunBass: I would like to live long enough to just once, shoot a gun, any gun, enough to worry about wearing it out.
Me, too. The point of the thread, though, is not "full wear out and throw away," but "needs work by gunsmith."

I came into this thread expecting Ruger to be a hands-down favorite in living long and prospering without help, but I was wrong. I asked the question to learn some things and I did. Thanks.
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Old January 3, 2013, 08:45 AM   #27
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Me, too. The point of the thread, though, is not "full wear out and throw away," but "needs work by gunsmith."
Then I can't help you. I've never had to have one worked on by a gunsmith. Not just a revolver, but any gun.
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Old January 3, 2013, 09:59 AM   #28
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I have a Ruger Police Service Six 4 inch barrel that I feel will out last me. Production of this revolver was around 1985 and after years of shooting still locks up as good as when it was brand new. This revolver has seen many 357 magnums as will as 38 specials and has never seen a gunsmith or Ruger.
Too me that speaks well of this revolver.
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Old January 3, 2013, 07:51 PM   #29
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Any quality revolver if properly treated, cleaned after shooting, and not shot with insane ammo should last several lifetimes. If I had to pick one though I would opt for a .357 Magnum N frame Smith and Wesson.
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Old January 4, 2013, 05:14 PM   #30
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Exactly what old bear said above. Only I'd pick a Python.
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Old January 4, 2013, 05:20 PM   #31
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nate45, I don't know that Pythons are delicate.

I do know that finding a smith who has the experience, capability, and willingness to work on Colt DA revolvers can pose challenges.
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Old January 5, 2013, 08:13 PM   #32
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My grandfather bought this revolver when he immigrated from Sweden to the Alaskan Gold rush. I has been in the family for ~ 110 years. It is not all original. One of my guitar strings is now the trigger spring.

His 1906 Oldsmobile truck did not last as long.
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Old January 8, 2013, 12:59 PM   #33
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That's a great story and great revolver. Thanks.

(Sorry for the delay - hard drive problems.)
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