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    Another Wheel Gun...

    I was browsing on Gunbroker last week and came across some police trade in revolvers. They looked to be in pretty good shape, the auctions had no reserve and the prices started at $0.01. I thought it would be fun to bid because I'd never bid on any guns before. I ended up winning an auction on a S&W 64-6. A typical 'pre-lock' SS K-frame, .38+P, DA/SA with a 4" barrel. I was planning on using it for a range/fun gun, so I wasn't too concerned about the finish.

    I picked it up today from my FFL and was surprised at the condition of the gun. It was in much better condition than the auction photos showed. The bore looks like new, the timing/lockup is great and it has that smooth S&W trigger. My wife picked it up, tried the trigger and thinks we should use it for a house gun, once we shoot it. I went and got a set of Hogue Monogrips for it, because they fit her best. I think I got a pretty good deal. Including transfer fees, shipping costs and the Hogues I ended up spending just under $275. Here are before and after pics...

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    These are after I got it home and gave it a quick 5 minute 'wipe down' and put the Hogue Monogrips on it...



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    Sweet, I've been thinking about looking for a used/reliable/lower-cost wheel gun. Do you remember the seller username?

    Awesome grab!

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    That is one very nice S&W.

    Hope you get very good service out of it.
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    Wow, even in the first photo it looks great. That was a nice find TX.
    How is the cylinder gap and lockup?
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    That's a solid gun, and at a very fair price. These are in very good supply these days as police trades, some with the NYC double-action only conversion as well. I picked one up at a gun show a couple of years ago... must have been a desk guy's gun, since it has no holster wear and barely appeared fired. Nice heavy barrel, and shoots to point of aim with 158 grain +Ps. About as sophisticated as a mailbox, and that's a plus. Perfect house gun, especially since my new bride is learning to shoot with her M63 .22 revolver and finds auto pistols too complicated.

    About 6 months after I got that one, a 2" model with factory DAO and a trigger job fell into my hands as well. Dressed it up with Eagle Secret Service stocks and it's a sweet companion to the 4 incher. I love my autos, but I'd never be without wheelguns, either.

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    The seller was G.S.D. They still have some 64's and GP-100's on auction....They were excellent to deal with. They shipped the same day I called with credit card info... The cylinder gap is .006 and lockup is tight...
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    Nice gun, great price.
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    Very nice!!!!
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    Very cool.

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    Looks nice! Enjoy
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    Excellent buy.
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    Beautiful gun, I've got a 686 that looks to be shaped much like that one and I absolutely love it. Great buy. How about those Hogue grips? They never looked comfortable to me, are they really that good? They must be popular for a reason...

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    Congrats on a fine wheelie.

    I've got a M65 I am fond of. It was a police trade in. Mine was a gift from my brother. The old hand ejector in the pic was my Great-Grandfather's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peckman28 View Post
    Beautiful gun, I've got a 686 that looks to be shaped much like that one and I absolutely love it. Great buy. How about those Hogue grips? They never looked comfortable to me, are they really that good? They must be popular for a reason...
    They're not my favorite, but my wife has very small hands and needs a grip that doesn't cover the backstrap or she can't reach the trigger. I liked the grips that were on the gun when I got it.
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    Very nice.

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