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My Collection is COMPLETE (I think!)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CarryTexas, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. CarryTexas

    CarryTexas

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    My collection includes the usual assortment of AR’s, Glock’s & 1911’s. I have always wanted to add a nice revolver, but until recently funds, desire and opportunity never converged. I initially decided on a 4 inch S&W model 29-10. However, limited funds lead me to a deal on a 6 inch S&W 686-1 for $400 OTD.

    Model 686-1:

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    I thought this would satisfy my craving for a revolver namely the 4 inch Model 29. Of course that didn’t happen… Over the next few months I researched the M29 and monitored auctions to gauge the prices. During this time I also determined that I wanted an older pre-lock S&W particularly a pinned and recessed 29-1 or 29-2. Prices for these ranged from $600 for a beater to $1,100 for a like new gun.

    A few weeks ago I had some funds become available and decided it was time. So checked the auction site and found two blued 4 inch 29-2’s for sale. The first appeared to be collector grade and the second was nice, but from the pictures appeared to have some flaws in the bluing. With a few days left on each auction the first had a bid close to $700 the second was at $500. I was quickly out bid on the first, but on the second my bid of $530 held up until just before the auction closed.

    I ended up winning the auction for $675… Great, this would be a shooter and I wasn’t too concerned about the collector value. When I picked the gun up from my FFL I was thrilled to find that this gun is flawless! I would be amazed if this thing has fired 100 rounds and likely hardly ever left the owners safe. It includes all the paperwork and original receipt from 1981!

    I have read a number of stories on here about people scoring a good deal. I think I finally scored with this one!

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  2. countrygun

    countrygun

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    My Collection is COMPLETE (I think!)


    :rofl::rofl:

    I've said that three times this year (but it is only July)


    Nice pistols BTW the 6" 29 I picked up this year was a total surprise and I told my wife, "Well NOW my collection........"

    Does "Yah, sure" sound like she was convinced ?
     

  3. 69HEMI-R/T

    69HEMI-R/T

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    Beautiful revolvers, both of them. I am betting your "needing just one more" to complete your collection is coming around again. Especially after you fire those new additions.
     
  4. GlockFish

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    That 29 is sweet.
     
  5. countrygun

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    IMO you did very well and I happen to think, if you handload, the 4" 29 is a special class of revolver. The 4" 40+ 'N" frames are in their own world as far as capabilities in a carryable package.
     
  6. CarryTexas

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    Thanks!

    I have just recently started reloading and will be ordering Dies for this one soon. I still have much to learn!
     
  7. countrygun

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    I have been reloading for years and i still get excited, like last week when I ran into an old double bullet mold for one of my favorite old, classic .44 bullets in an estate sale.

    The .44 is such a kick to reload for. It really steals the thunder from dumping a mag of 9mm.
     
  8. pennlineman

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    Two very nice revolvers. I really like the 29. Great choices, congrats!
     
  9. dnuggett

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    Nice! Good work there.
     
  10. Deaf Smith

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    Dream on sonny... It ain't ever complete.

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  11. ponchsox

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    That is the beauty of a gun collection, it is NEVER complete!
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Where's a K-frame? Your collection is not complete.
     
  13. Bruce M

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    Very nice - I especially like the Model 29.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Congrats on two great revolvers. :thumbsup:
     
  15. michael e

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    You will never be complete. Something will always pop up that you "need".
     
  16. Metal Angel

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    Congrats! Those are both beautiful!! I love the 29... Something about blued revolvers just gets me every time!
     
  17. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    That model 29 is gorgeous. I would love to stumble across something just like that. I really like shooting my Model 29-4, but carrying it is something else.

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    I have the nice target stocks, but the rubber ones are more comfortable and that way I don't risk damaging the target stocks (I actually shoot that cannon quite a bit).
     
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  18. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Congrats on the two Smiths, beautiful revolvers.
     
  19. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    very nice.

    Buy is a collection ever complete? I thought I was done, but........
    I am currently hankering for a Ruger birdshead .45ACP S/A short barrel. At least looking for the more rare guns slows down the purchases.
    For me, though, I have to sell one to buy one.
     
  20. Bro KV

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    Those are sweet revolvers!