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98coop 09-24-2011 04:15 AM

S&w 44 mag purchase decision.
Hey y'all, my name is Josh, and I'm new.
I have a buddy looking to sell me a s and w 44 mag with a holster and 50 rounds of hollow points for $350. I was wondering if I should jump on this? It seems like a good deal, but I'm no gun expert. I know the gun is either stainless or chrome, and in good working order. It is a few years old however. Just wanting some opinions I guess.

dunerunner 09-24-2011 04:19 AM

I'd have to see the gun, I'd have to know your buddy very well, and I think I would like to see the original sales reciept or would ask if he minded using an FFL for the transfer of the weapon. JMO

BTW......Welcome to the FTF!

ScottA 09-24-2011 04:21 AM

If the gun is in good condition and LEGAL, I'd jump on that deal immediately and twice on Sunday.

98coop 09-24-2011 04:26 AM

Ha the gun was obtained LEGALLY from the original owner. He is trying to buy a 1911 is why he is selling it. And it's "too much gun" lol.

98coop 09-24-2011 04:27 AM

Oh and thanks dunerunner!

canebrake 09-24-2011 05:34 AM

If you had the model number, barrel length and serial number it would help.

trip286 09-24-2011 03:11 PM

Personally I would jump on it. Larry Potterfield of Midway USA put a bunch of videos on youtube, and one of them covers what to look for in a used S&W revolver.

Johnny357 09-24-2011 07:18 PM

Have you shot it yet? The 44 magnum revolvers I have shot have had ridiculous recoil, shoot it first and make sure it will be a fun gun for you. Compare prices against what you see on Gun Broker, I bet that is a good price.

bountyhunter 09-24-2011 11:48 PM

If the gun has no significant defects and is in good condition, that price is about $200 low (at least). I would buy it in a nanosecond. If 44 mag is too much for you to shoot (It is for most people) you can load .44 specials in it and still have a formidable defense weapon.

Rick1967 09-24-2011 11:59 PM

I bought a brand new 629 in stainless. It is a 4 inch barrel. I paid $775 for it if I remember correctly. I don't mind shooting full magnum loads. It depends on the shooter.

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