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Old 09-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #21
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If you had $400 burning a hole in you pocket for a new revolver, which one gets bought?
I would get the Smith, all day every day.
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I now have the money for it but a decision is needed. The other revolver I have been tossing around is this one:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f16/any-17hmr-other-than-taurus-95444/

It is a Ruger Single Six brand new for $369 at a farm store. About $200 cheaper than MSRP.

If you had $400 burning a hole in you pocket for a new revolver, which one gets bought?
Easy, get the S&W. Model 28s aren't common at every gun shop. Single Sixes on the other hand...it's not even close.
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I now have the money for it but a decision is needed. The other revolver I have been tossing around is this one:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f16/any-17hmr-other-than-taurus-95444/

It is a Ruger Single Six brand new for $369 at a farm store. About $200 cheaper than MSRP.

If you had $400 burning a hole in you pocket for a new revolver, which one gets bought?
Grab that S&W! Quickly!
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I now have the money for it but a decision is needed. The other revolver I have been tossing around is this one:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f16/any-17hmr-other-than-taurus-95444/

It is a Ruger Single Six brand new for $369 at a farm store. About $200 cheaper than MSRP.

If you had $400 burning a hole in you pocket for a new revolver, which one gets bought?
Model 28 hands down. You can buy a NIB Single Six anytime...a nice S&W classic only comes around so often.
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C'mon, aand, tell us you you gave up that $400 for the Smith!
Now I wouldn't say the Ruger Single Sixes are a dime a dozen (I own .ore Rugers than any other make), but you may never come across another 28 at this price. They're only going to go up in value and Ruger isn't going to stop making Single Sixes in the near future.
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I'm going by this afternoon to get the Smith. Hopefully I haven't waited too long and someone else bought it.
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Just bought the same gun Saturday in 90% with 6" barrel for $400--
Guess what my advice is
Any N frame S&W wud have to be in BAD shape to not be worth that to me--

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Very nice. If the gun I'm looking at was a 6" I would have already have bought it. Being a 4" makes it a bit of a duplicate to my 686. Different frame sizes but same barrel length.
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Very nice. If the gun I'm looking at was a 6" I would have already have bought it. Being a 4" makes it a bit of a duplicate to my 686. Different frame sizes but same barrel length.
Then the solution is obvious. Buy that classic N-frame Highway Patrolman and sell off your "surplus" 686 and get your Single Six with those proceeds.
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The S&W early "N" Frames, nothing above a -2 is a classic. These guns were crafted by human hands and pinned in place. This was in the pre-robotic days of true American craftsmanship. The S&W handguns were milled from "Bar" stock gun steel not investment castings or plastic.
This is a well used S&W Mdl. 27 3.5" .357 a real classic Smith.
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