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Old February 20, 2020, 02:31 AM   #26
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The best deals I ever got in terms of low $ came with the highest possible price. I inherited my fathers pistols. And I would happily give up his Colt Govt Model, the S&W M29-2 and the Browning Challenger (and a lot more) to have him back again.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old February 20, 2020, 06:17 AM   #27
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A $75 Colt Woodsman Match Target. It was 1968 though.

A couple years ago I found a very nice commercial HK P7M8 for $650. About half the going price then.
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Old February 20, 2020, 10:38 AM   #28
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Four in one buy.

From a private party sale:
  • Colt Trooper Mk-III
  • S&W Model 36
  • Sahr and Sons SAA Clone in .357 Mag
  • Interarms SAA Clone in .357 Magnum

All for $500.00 cash.


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Old February 20, 2020, 02:34 PM   #29
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Ruger Blackhawk 357 for $120.
Ruger 22 Auto (made before all the "Marks" started) NIB $76
Ruger SBH 44 NIB for $148
S&W M29 4" Free NIB

I have gotten even better deals with rifles and shotguns.
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Old February 23, 2020, 02:56 AM   #30
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Back in 1988 I was working in a motorcycle shop in Idaho while I was going to college there. At one time the shop had a gun department and still had an FFL. The got in a sale paper from one of the importers and had Taurus revolvers for $150. The boss's dad said he'd sell me a S&W model 19 for the same price.

I wish I still had that gun. It had been slicked up by a smith that really knew his stuff. It was in like new condition, smoother and had a lighter trigger pull than any other revolver I'd fired. At the time I had 2 other .357's and having didn't make sense to me like it does now...

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Old February 23, 2020, 05:31 AM   #31
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Glock 19 $200
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Old February 23, 2020, 08:47 AM   #32
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S&W introduced a version of the Model 60 which had adjustable sights on a 3" barrel and shot 38 specials only. I thought the gun was cute, but never really appealed to me in 38 special, but when they introduced the same gun in .357 magnum I knew I had to have one. I found the new gun at a local gun show for $215. I bought it as a small carry gun in the field, and it's always served it's purpose well. Of course the no lock version is no longer available, but you can buy the exact same gun today for $600-700 new in a box. This might have been my best find ever according to the appreciation.
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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM   #33
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Well, if I go back to the ancient times, late 60's/early 70's. Colt mfg, government property marked 1911 built in 1918 in excellent condition. Only mark being an idiot scratch below the slide lock. Deal came with a cheap import 25acp pocket pistol. $75 for both, sold the 25 for $30. Forty five bucks for a nearly perfect 1911.
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Ruger Mark ll, stainless, bull barrel with trigger job - $100 plus he threw in a 1911 magazine because he had already sold his 45acp
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