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Opinions wanted on possible trade...

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Menehune, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Menehune

    Menehune

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    Okay, haven't done a lot of trading over the years, only a couple times and usually knew exactly what I was trading.

    Now, I have been offered a trade for one of my guns. I have a M&P .45 midsize, that I just can't "love". The gun feels great, shoots great, and I really don't have an issue with it. But it just doesn't "call" to me like most of my other guns have. I even had it posted for sale a coupel times, but pulled it down after a while and second thoughts.

    Now, in the past few months I decided I was wanting a S&W wheel gun, but was looking for something pre-lock and something just a little different. Nothing too exotic, performance center type thing, just a J-frame or so that was not something you see every day.

    Now, I have been offered a S&W 640 It's a 3" .38. Pretty sure it's a Centennial model, as it appears to be the only 640 3" .38 made. I'm not a S&W expert, so placing a value on this model is kinda hard for me to do.

    Anyway, he's offering the gun + $200 cash for the M&P. Assuming the gun is in good shape, no issues, what does the hive think. Opinions, input welcomed!

    -Kirt

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  2. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    If that's what you're looking for, I'd say go for it... That +$200 makes it a pretty nice trade.
     

  3. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Lets say both guns were NIB, the 640 would be worth MORE than the M&P. The fact he is tacking on $200 should be a deal maker.
     
  4. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    :wavey:

    Yep. I'd take that 640 over an M&P anyday, the $200 is just gravy.
     
  5. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    On the surface, it sounds like a good deal. Heck, if the revolver was in decent shape, I'd do it. However, a 3" J-frame is kind of unique; neither fish nor fowl. Many (most?) J-frames that are carried are used as drop-in-a-coat-pocket type guns, and the longer barrel on the 3" J-frames really take them out of this class, requiring a holster for most carry. If you're gonna use a holster, then you can carry a more effective gun in the same relative space (think 2.5" K-frame magnum or baby Glock). If it was an adjustable-sight gun, then it could be used as a trail/kit gun, but a concealed-hammer/DAO doesn't easily fall into this role for most folks.

    I suppose if it didn't meet your needs, then it could be re-barreled with a 2" tube fairly easily at the factory. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  6. Menehune

    Menehune

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    Thanks guys.

    Yeah, the thing about this gun, is really, it doesn't seem to "fit" anywhere, other than as a shooter/different type of gun. As a carry gun, I have many others that offer more in the same size. But as a shooter, something "just to have", I think it will fill a nice void, as my only other wheel guns are single actions!
     
  7. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    It should shoot fairly well for a J-frame, given the longer barrel (improved sight radius) and a little more weight out front than is usual for the breed. Just roll that trigger back smoothly. Enjoy!
     
  8. ronin.45

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    If you like all steel snubbies a 3" isn't much harder to carry than a 2". I have a 3" 9mm S&W that I carry regularly. If you have other guns that are better for carry, that is great, but don't overlook the 3".

    And that trade is a great deal if the 640 is in good shape.
     
  9. Menehune

    Menehune

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    I just replied to him that if the 640 is in good shape, I'll do the trade.

    Pre lock, stainless, a bit different from most J-frames, good deal, I think I;ll be happy.

    I'll update when complete!

    Thanks again guys!

    -Kirt
     
  10. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Full length extractor is nice.
     
  11. Menehune

    Menehune

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    That would be one of my concerns in a J frame with a short ejector rod. Just shooting them at the range, I have had to grab th ebrass on occasion and pull it out by hand. This appears that it will fully eject the brass.
     
  12. eddief4

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    seems like a good deal to me. id' do it:wavey:
     
  13. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    That's a very good deal.