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    Boolit Buddy cumminsnut76's Avatar
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    WTB Affordable 38 special revolver

    Looking for an affordable 38spl revolver to pack around the farm. Brand is not that important as long as it is a solid gun. Prefer 2in but will consider others. Wanting to keep cost down. Let me know what you have
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    Boolit Master 475/480's Avatar
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    I have a Blue -Taurus 692 B-357 Mag ,comes with a 9MM cylinder also, can easily shoot 38 Special.
    Barrel is 6.5" -ported , $300 + $15 shipping UPS.

    Sean
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    Boolit Buddy cumminsnut76's Avatar
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    Damn that’s tempting but it’s a bit more gun than I am looking for.
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    Dig around. There used to be Police Dept. turn ins on the market pretty cheap.

    You could find Colts and S&W revolvers less than 1/2 price of new ones.
    They had holster wear, but most had hardly ever been fired much at all.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


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    I would look for an S&W 10-5 or later. Easy to work on, parts readily available. Used revolvers plentiful and affordable. A 2-inch, six-shot, round-butt, steel-frame version weighs 26 ozs. My EDC.

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    Rock Island makes a nice 38 that resembles a Colt snub nose! Around $200+ new!

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    I have a Taurus 685 that has been a flawless compact 38 so far, cost about $250-$275

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    For the money, a Rock Island 200 or the snubbie version(206 I think but not sure) would be hard to beat. Usually around the $220 or so. james

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC_JEFF View Post
    I have a Taurus 685 that has been a flawless compact 38 so far, cost about $250-$275
    I bought the same pistol from "Grab A Gun" a few months ago for $199 and it has been a good weapon for the money.

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    I have a Taurus 85 air weight stainless 2' barrel new in the box. I bought 3 and I carry one and I gave my sister one. Don't need to keep it. It is a dream to carry. About the size of a 36 Smith. Weighs less than a pound with no boolits in it. All stainless no plastic. $325. + 20 shipping.

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    Either a trade I. 10-5 or a stainless Model 64 4 inch.

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