Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Re: Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Post by brandyspaw » November 16th, 2018, 9:14 am

Boriqua wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 8:13 am
You know ... I have never been to a pawn shop. I see them all over the place but have never gone in... are there deals to be had there or just cool older stuff?
My experience has been that you'll rarely get many deals at a pawn shop unless they don't know what they've got. Mostly you'll just be paying the going rate. In fact, most of the times, it seems pawn shops price their guns higher and so you have to work more to dicker them down to a normal level.

The advantage, it seems to me, is that you never know what comes through their doors. Most of their stuff is common and/or beat to crap but pawn shops occasionally get some jewels. It seems more and more these days, that when oldsters die off, many of their kids/grandkids have no sentimental attachments and just want to quickly get rid of his guns. So off they go to places like pawn shops rather than research the guns and get better prices at some auction or consignment venue.



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Re: Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Post by needsmostuff » November 16th, 2018, 3:19 pm

Boriqua wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 8:13 am
You know ... I have never been to a pawn shop. I see them all over the place but have never gone in... are there deals to be had there or just cool older stuff?

There is not really a simple answer to that . As they are not gun stores pawn shops can be trying as they often know very little about what they are selling. I often see them using GunBroker as a reference. OK on the surface except the gun on gun broker is new in box and what they are selling is often far from that. Also they refer to pie in the sky asking prices (which often are nuts, been listed for years and will never sell at that price) never looking at completed sales (a whole different story).
First walking in to most you will probably NOT be impressed. I have been haunting pawn shops for years generally knowing who to debate with and who to ignore . I am patient and watch as over priced guns sit till they over-age and they are ready to talk common sense. More importantly they know I am a cash, no whinney bullshit buyer.
In short you kinda have to establish a relationship with each shop and most will acknowledge you probably know more about the gun than they do.
Yes some of my very fine guns have come from pawn shops ,,,,,,,, along with some very crusty projects.
Where am I going and why am I in this hand basket ?

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Re: Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Post by mock0013 » November 16th, 2018, 9:59 pm

if you haven't shot a Chiappa Rhino you need to... .357 out of a 2" without any kick.. just amazing just don't stick your fingers infront of the trigger guard or you will get 3rd degree burns because of the low barrel. the 6" Rhino is even more amazing.... they are alum and weigh nothing.

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Re: Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Post by 792mauser » November 19th, 2018, 10:16 pm

Love em!
And as a reloader I love em even more.

From max loads of blue dot to trail boss to crammed chock full of holy black, I never need to worry about them cycling anything.
300 grain 45lc loads and 80 grain 38 short colt plinkers all work equally.

I shoot my autos more but regularly carry a 3" ruger gp100 in 357.

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Re: Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Post by TimT55 » December 3rd, 2018, 6:26 am

I'm a long time revo fan. I used a 7.5" U.S.Arms Abilene in 44 Mag for Metallic Silhouette in the late 1970's out at Black Canyon. I had it built with the target sights and it shot really well. I continued to use it until Dan Wesson shipped my DW .44 Mag 8" with the factory ported, heavy vented rib barrel. Before these two revo's, I had been shooting a Super Blackhawk and a S&W 29-2. That Ruger SB shot well but it would eat my knuckle on my support hand. I hated that Dragoon grip frame. My wife and I still enjoy our S&W revo's. I collect the N frames and L frames while my wife collects her K&J frames.
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Re: Revolvers - Any wheelgun fans still out there

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Post by backcountry » December 3rd, 2018, 1:44 pm

Hey Tim,

Enjoyed reading about your Abilene 44 and shooting silhouette. I have an Abilene in 44 with a scope and I use it as my "reference" revolver for my handloaded 44's. Fit and finish is excellent.

and that Dan Wesson sounds great. I got enamored of the DW 357 Maximum and still shoot it a lot.

Sounds like you have some beauties.

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