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Old January 23, 2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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new 38 revolver acquisitions

I got these in a private sale . Paid $400.00 for the pair..I think It was a good deal. The Smith was made in 1986.Both are stainless of course..
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Old January 23, 2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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.I think It was a good deal.
I think so too.

The Taurus I think has a bit of age on it. Possibly back to early '90s or late '80s. The far side, that we can't see -- is there a sideplate screw up by the rear sight? Just asking -- I don't think there's any obsessed collectors that dote on the Taurus like you see w/ S&W.
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Old January 23, 2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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wow interesting place you went to. where i live, that SW would have been about 6-700.
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Old January 24, 2014, 12:18 AM   #4
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yes Lee, it does have the screw by the rear sideplate. I guess that makes it more valuable??
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Old January 24, 2014, 08:03 AM   #5
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It's a real good deal. In todays market the S&W WITHOUT the lock is worth $300+. It appears that both are in excellent condition. So yep you got a deal
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Old January 24, 2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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yes Lee, it does have the screw by the rear sideplate. I guess that makes it more valuable??
No, just kind of places it in time. I had a model 66 built like that for a long time, '88 vintage. Taurus made changes in the design continuously over the years.

Given that, I'd also bet you that yours has a hammer block instead of a transfer bar, and that the hand is in a milled recess in the sideplate itself, held in place by a spring loaded plunger. Makes reassembly a bit more complicated.
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Old January 24, 2014, 09:57 AM   #7
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If you paid $400 for the pair that is a bargin for what S&W 60's are selling in East Texas. I am still looking for a good Model 60 or even a Colt Detective Special. They have fewer shots than Glock 26 and 19 but I would love purchase one.
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Old January 25, 2014, 09:03 PM   #8
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If you paid $600. It would have been a good deal. I am Green with envy.
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Old January 26, 2014, 11:14 AM   #9
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I suppose I was simply lucky. Someone told the seller I was a firearms enthusiast, and thats how we connected for the sale. I suppose it happens with many others, and I ain't alone in that..
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Old January 26, 2014, 11:23 AM   #10
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Now, before someone beats me to it, sell the Taurus and put that money toward a new Smith.
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Old January 26, 2014, 02:51 PM   #11
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I gave the Taurus to my son in law as a late birthday gift. He lost his father a few weeks ago so I figured, what the hell..he loves it.The Smith I'm keeping of course.
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