Ok, here's another 44 wheelie

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    Ok, here's another 44 wheelie

    ok ok ok, so this got the best of me. I walked into the store today, looked in the trades drawer, and what do I see? but a Thunder Ranch Smith Model 21 4 inch BBL and in 44 Spl... UNFIRED with Presentation case and boxes... 675.00 .............soooooooooo what do ya think? should I or should I not?
    I know Bud and Euc were looking for one too <snickering cuz i'm such an "evil man"> LOL
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    Extremely nice Bob but - seems a lotta greenbacks! I know these things are up there in price but well - guess I'd be thinking of a .44 mag to shoot my spl loads!

    Probably an OK investment I guess - unlikely to lose on it but - would you want to shoot it a lot - i wonder when it's that pricey.

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    Chris, I think it's a bit high as well, but I'm not sure about it's pricing in other parts of the Country. I believe it's a 21-3 ......with the infamous key lock to the rear of the frame... I think I remember Bud or Euc mentioning they might want one, so when I saw it, I thought about em.. as J-AK puts it.. I'm such an "evil man"...........I think Gyydup will attest to it as well, as we met today, where he purchased his Ruger 22/45 from me..
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    My itch is (temporarily) scratched. The 625 is most entertaining.

    I figure if I wanted a 21 I'd get one without the bling bling...

    But you, you get it. Yes.

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    Nope slap it back on shelf if you really want one with the gaudy emblem call cdnn and order one in case with all the goodies for about 100 less there clearing them out since they dont sell...lol

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    ahhhhhhhhh That's exactly what I thought.............."too much money " for it......

    I'd entertain the idea of a 396 44 spl <in the 3 inch round butt better.........or the 329PD 4 inch> if I were a brave soul.....
    NOW........if it were a Model 58, in 41 Mag....then that would be nice as well.
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    Just an "ok" shooter. Not a good investment. You will be lucky to get what you paid for it in 2+ years. The TR stuff does not make the weapon "something special" in most peoples minds. IMO pass on the weapon even at $550. -------

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    Put it back! You can find a 29 for less than that and it will retain it's resale value.
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    I'd say put it back. A commerative gun like that only holds any big value if it hasn't been fired. And that's no fun! Unless you have cash to blow and an empty mantle, pass and find a much cheaper one that you can shoot.....ALOT. $.02
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    yup......I put it back on the shelf........only to find 3 older Smith model 29s in the case...........all 6 1/2 inch guns.. one is a 5 screw blue............the others were a blue N series and a nickle N series ...one (the 5 screw) for 375.00 the other two (the N frame S/ns) for 450.00............Such decisions.....
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    Get the Nickle plated one

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    Get all of them.

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    There ya go Bob - now choosing an N frame well - this sounds more like it

    I happen to dislike Nickle but a five screw at that price, and if adequate condition - that'd be my buy!! Maybe also the other blued - a 29-2 perhaps - $450 is an OK price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry

    I happen to dislike Nickel

    How can you not like Nickel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    How can you not like Nickel
    It's a royal PITA for one thing... but nothing else is a nickel finish.

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