info on model 65 s&w?

info on model 65 s&w?

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    Question info on model 65 s&w?

    just wanted to get some info on my s&w model 65-2. like what is the "-2"? when were these produced? were they popular? common?? good bad?? anything u might know that is interesting!! thanks sorry if this is a newbie question!!

    thanks
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    S&W added a "dash number" to the model number to designate an engineering or production change.

    In 1977, S&W moved the gas ring from the yoke to the cylinder on the Model 65-1 and re- designated it the Model 65-2.

    The Model 65-2 remained in production until 1982, at which time it was re-designated Model 65-3.

    Your Model 65-2 is an extremely reliable and accurate revolver. Hang on to it!


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    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    -2=2nd variation, I think. I've got the same model. The 65-2s are all, AFAIK, pinned and recessed - info on that here:
    Xavier Thoughts: Pinned & Recessed
    Mine's been terrific. Good trigger - especially in single action - and good handling.

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    thanks for the info guys!! i picked mine up for $350!! i thought it was a good deal what do u think??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Your Model 65-2 is an extremely reliable and accurate revolver. Hang on to it!
    +1!!

    Great wheelgun, hold onto it!!
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    Damn fine gun. I've got one and carry it some. Mine was a Christmas gift about 11 years ago from my brother. His best friend was a Sheriff's Deputy and he bought up a few of these department trade-ins for a great price. My brother bought two from his friend, one for him and one for me.
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    To me, the "classic" carry revolver is a 3" K-Frame.

    You have a good one, hang on to it.

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    sweet thanks guys!! so is $350 good deal??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigo5552000 View Post
    sweet thanks guys!! so is $350 good deal??

    I would say anywhere between $325-$400 is about right depending on condition......so yours is priced within that range. Keep it, they are only going to appreciate in value. You can't say that about many other things in life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I would say anywhere between $325-$400 is about right depending on condition......so yours is priced within that range. Keep it, they are only going to appreciate in value. You can't say that about many other things in life!
    very true!! thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigo5552000 View Post
    sweet thanks guys!! so is $350 good deal??
    My friend at the largest gun show in MN picked up a 65 4" police gun for $330 (list was $350). They are great guns and you did very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBurl View Post
    My friend at the largest gun show in MN picked up a 65 4" police gun for $330 (list was $350). They are great guns and you did very good.
    good news good news!!
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