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Old 02-25-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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My favourite gun shop has a S&W Model 27 with a 6" barrel in really excellent condition, I'm lusting after it but I've been spending a lot of money lately and would need to get rid of something in order to afford it.

I was thinking about my S&W 686, I love it but since I only carry it outdoors or when concealment is not an issue, I thought the 27 would do everything the 686 does. I just love the big, thick forcing cone and the N frame fits my hands like a glove.

I'd still have to put some down, but it would be a lot less.

If I wait for a couple of months, I'll be able to afford it, but I'm afraid somebody will snatch it in the meantime.

What would you guys do in my place?

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Model 27's can be a bit scarce and what's not to love about an N frame? The 686 can be replaced pretty easily, 27's not so much.

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I've owned one 27 and a couple of 28s and those big N frames are just really spiffy revolvers. The blueing on a classic 27 is just gorgeous IMHO. A finer .357 revolver there isn't...

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Them 27's are very fine and well built N-frame wheel guns Francisco. If you really want it and can put some money down on it to secure it, I would go for it. You never mentioned the price, but I would suspect it is not as important as the "gotta have it."

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Nothing compares to an N-Frame Smith. Fit, feel, workmanship, heft. I have 7 N-frames. I would have 10 more if I could afford it.

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Long live.... N FRAMES!

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If it was ME,I'd go for the model 27. There's just something about N frames. I'm debating on a model 29-see thread.

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Put it on lay-a-way.

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Lay-a-way is not an option, that's why I was thinking about covering part of the cost with my 686.

You guys pretty much confirmed what I was thinking, 27s are pretty rare in Buenos Aires and I can always replace my 686 later (hell, I wouldn't mind a GP100 if I couldn't find another 686). I'll talk to the gun shop owner and see what if I can get a decent price.

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Lay-a-way is not an option, that's why I was thinking about covering part of the cost with my 686.

You guys pretty much confirmed what I was thinking, 27s are pretty rare in Buenos Aires and I can always replace my 686 later (hell, I wouldn't mind a GP100 if I couldn't find another 686). I'll talk to the gun shop owner and see what if I can get a decent price.
Even though 686's are common, it's still a very high-demand revolver. You should get a good trade-in for it.

S&W 686 was my first center-fire wheel gun. I was hooked forever.
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