Sometimes the good stuff comes in....

Sometimes the good stuff comes in....

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    Sometimes the good stuff comes in....

    Being at the shop part-time is a pain a lot of the time. I enjoy it mostly, but it's days like the one I had a week or so ago that make it worthwhile.

    Enter one 1934-35 S&W 38/44 Outdoorsman. Idiot touch-up reblue on the frame, everything else untouched. All numbers match, including grips. Bore is perfect - if this thing has seen a more than a few hundred through it in the last 70 years, I want to shake the hand of the guy who did the lockwork.

    The best part? Since the part numbers were individually labelled "1513", the guy who bought it when I wasn't behind the counter thought it was a 15-13 - and paid Model 15 beater prices.

    Sure, it's a shooter with the reblue. Yes, I got some bad glare off the sideplate in the photo, but this is one I've been wanting for a long, long time.



    I cannot say no to a pre-war S&W with adjustable sights for under two bills. No, not me.

    (And yes, I know what the grips alone are worth :) )
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.


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    reblued or not, its a great piece. Wonderful part of history.

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    Oh, that's nice!!
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    Nice - the right place at the right time and sense to know what's come your way. Nicely done.

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    Good snag Robert - and I know that if the lockwork is anything like what was in my (dear departed) 1917 then it is part ways towards Swiss watch!!

    Great aquisition - lucky dude.
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    What a super nice classic revolver.
    I know how well they were fit together.
    VERY NICE
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    *drools*

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    NICE classic wheelie ya got there RFurt! good score.. Yes.. it DOES pay off to work at a Gunshop LOL
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    Excellent buy

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    Congrats! They are great shooters, I have a 1940 with the humpback hammer.
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    Very nice!

    So that's why we never see these in Montana. They get waylaid in Idaho!


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    So that's why we never see these in Montana. They get waylaid in Idaho!
    Well, it's required - they end up in the legendary lost treasure chest of Elmer Keith that I'm sure is around here *somewhere*.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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