Smith & Wesson 65-5 DAO

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    Smith & Wesson 65-5 DAO

    I need some good information on a double action only 3" stainless 65-5 I found in a gunstore. It is used and very clean. I did the normal checks on the revolver to make sure it is in good mechanical condition and it seems to be in great shape. I have heard that this is a low to medium velocity, low to medium range bullet size revolver and strength is what it is NOT noted for. They want $275 for the gun. I would appreciate any info....especially from you S&W forum members. I really like the look, heavy barrel and great trigger this gun has....so what do you think????

    I already have a 3" SP-101, so this is really an impulse buy!!!!
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    Tex,

    I think the M65 is one of the best "all-around" handguns one can get. I have one and if it's in as good of shape as you say I'd grab it.

    I wouldn't worry about it unless you plan on shooting 10,000 rounds of 125 grain magnums through it. Then you may have some trouble.
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    " I have heard that this is a low to medium velocity, low to medium range bullet size revolver
    and strength is what it is NOT noted for."


    Don't listen to the Gun store commandos too much.

    The model 65 is a modernized version of the M & P model 10.
    It was released in 1974 as a .357 mag.

    It is based on the S&W K frame , and is probably stronger and
    more durable than the the famous model 19. (introduced in 1955 )

    Unless you plan on shooting several Hundred .357s a week
    out of it , I wouldn't worry.
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    As the others have said, I wouldnt worry about strength unless youre planning on loading small rolls of dynamite in the chambers.

    Seriously though, it is one of the better revolvers made, buy it, clean it, shoot it, and be happy.
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    If the price is right then I would buy it.

    Did you folks see the grouping of fully engraved unfired 65s for sale on GunBroker? The asking prices are "up there" at 1,500 & thereabouts but, they sure are beautiful.
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    Interesting. I sold an identical gun to a guy in Houston about 4 months ago. He paid me $375 for it (including shipping from VA). Sounds like a good deal to me. May be even the same one. LOL!
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    Thanks for all the information. The place closed before I could get there and I called, to see if by chance, I could catch the owner in the building. He was there and he pulled it out of the case for me to look at on Monday. He said he won't sell it until I have looked at it.
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    I personaly am not a " revolver guy " but i would almost fumble my checkbook at that price . its a k frame , and i bet it is not hurt at all .. if you dont want it then pm me lol
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    Wooo Hooo,

    I am one happy new 65-5 owner. He wanted $275.00 and I talked him down to $250.00 out the door. It has Hogue grips and a super smooth trigger job. It also came with a slightly used Gould & Goodrich OWB Holster.


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    That's a nice gun and the price makes it even more attractive. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex45acp
    Wooo Hooo,

    I am one happy new 65-5 owner. He wanted $275.00 and I talked him down to $250.00 out the door. It has Hogue grips and a super smooth trigger job. It also came with a slightly used Gould & Goodrich OWB Holster.
    I am sooooooo jealous!

    You have no idea what a deal you got and how much you're going to love that gun.

    Good luck with it.

    BTW, if you want it's an easy convert bact to sa/da.
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