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Found a mint condition S&W M40 "Lemon Sqeezer" - Should I?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Jan 11, 2013.


  1. bac1023

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    Like the title says, I stopped at one of my local shops today and in the case sat a mint blued Smith & Wesson model 40 from the early 1970's. It had just been traded in towards something made of plastic the day before.

    Though its far from traditional, its a beautiful revolver. Its got the box and papers, also in like new condition. If it was ever fired, I certainly can't tell. The grips and the steel have no signs of wear at all and the bluing is very nice.

    I can get it for just under $600 out the door, which seems like a decent deal. I've seen used models go for that on GB. When they're actually on there. Most of them are the new production "Classic" series models selling for $800-$900.

    I think people have got to be out of their friggen mind to buy a reproduction when you can get the original for less. Sorry, I digress.

    Anyway, what do you S&W fans think? Should I go for it? Its a beautiful piece and certainly not one you see every day. :cool:

    One good thing about so many people panic buying a bunch of plastic is that it leaves a lot of the nice stuff for those who appreciate it. :supergrin:
     

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    If you've got the funds buy it.:wavey: I'm glad I already have black plastic....cause I wouldn't want to buy at panic prices. Too bad ammo is so bleaping high.
     

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    I would....
     
  4. SigFTW

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    In the condition you described and at the price, I say go for it!
     
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    I would be all over that if I found one local.
     
  6. bac1023

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    I have enough black plastic myself, but even if I didn't, I wouldn't be worried about it.
     
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    You have moral imperative. Do it
     
  8. bac1023

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    I wouldn't expect anything less from you, my friend. ;)
     
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    Thanks Greg. I don't ever remember seeing one around here in this condition before. :cool:
     
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    I have a late production M40 and I'd say buy it.

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    :supergrin:

    Where's it at? :whistling:
     
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    I pay you $20 more than you pay for it, plus shipping of course. :thumbsup:
     
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    :cool: I'll buy it and you can borrow it once in a while
     
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    I'm unsure why you would even ask "should I", bac. At $600 in that condition with the box it's a must buy.


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    Not unlike a cardboard Bren Ten box, a S&W box matching a gun seems to have some desirable value, so to me it sounds like a pretty good deal also.
     
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    It's a sweet revolvers, only see maybe a couple and that was years ago. My great aunt would carry one in her purse for protection, she worked in a bank.:wow:
     
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    I regularly carry a model 42 and I really like it. Original model 40's are very nice indeed.

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    Go for it before someone else does.
     
  19. bac1023

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    I called the shop and asked them to hold it for me. :)
     
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    This must be a cool thread if you have been a GT member for a year and just now posted. :wavey: