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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Default BOB or GHB gun on the cheap.

For years now the gun shops have had a supply of model 64 S&W revolvers. The best ones are long gone . The ones left are in good me hanical shape but look bad. Most have been engraved with stock numbers or agency that owned them. This was done with a hand held engraver and looks about as bad as you can imagine . But for a good shooter the price is not bad some as low in cost as $349.00 . They are priced as condition dictates. Most have synthetic grips.
It seems to me this would make a good gun for the BOB or get home bag . The cost is reasonable. The poor looks matter little. Leaving a gun in a get home bag could be costly if stolen so most will not want to put an expensive gun in the bag but still want a quality gun . The 4 inch mod 64 a few speed loaders , holster and a box or two cartridges would be comforting.
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Not a bad choice at all.

Another would be a Hi-Point 9mm. Ugly as sin, but reliable (according to most OWNERS of them), and very inexpensive. The Tokarev would be a good, cheap candidate also.
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My thought with a revolver is no mags to lose , easy to use and reliable. Of course as you point out their are other choicrs as well.
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Everyone should have one of those old cop guns. My 64 has gone fishing more than any other gun that I own. It had Sacramento PD etched into the frame but was very light and I was able to get rid of it. Good old guns! That old gun is on my dad's night stand as of Christmas and now I need a new fishing gun!
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Those old K frames are hard to beat for a "do everything" gun. One advantage is if anything ever does break or wear out the parts to fix them are everywhere, and cheap.
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used to be a lot of model 10's and 13's around here for sale cheap.
i've not seen any 64's.
the last trade ins i saw were the 681's they got from out west somewhere,
california i think. they were just a bit over $200.00 w/ tax.
fantastic shooting guns, but a good bit heavier than any of the k frames
they sold earlier, and using different loaders than the k's.

i wish i'd bought 10 or 12 of them while they were so cheap

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Prices Here are going up fast for some reason. We have had 681s, 586s ,10s ,64s ,36s ,15s, and a few others. More 64s than all the others put together. Of course there are sig 226 Glocks 22 &17 most anything police , prison or other law enforcement used. The 64s came in 2 inch round butt or 5 inch square butt. Both heavy bbl. The model 13 is never seen and any three inch bbl is not seen. A few 19 & 66 with 2.5 inch bbls years ago.
I wanted a model 65 with a three inch bbl. They are selling for $ 1100 to $1800. The Kimber with a three inch bbl is around 800 .
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Yeah, all the model 64's and model 10's I'm seeing now are way up in price. I just looked on JG Sales site and they want $469 for used trade in model 64, and $329-$399 for trade in model 10's!

By the time you figure shipping and transfer fee you could just about buy a Ruger LCRX .357 3" brand new at your local gun store.

I'm afraid, for me at least, those S&W trade-ins are too high priced for a car/truck/GHB gun. In cheap revolvers there just isn't much except maybe a Rock Island M200 .38 spl or an EAA Windicator.

Almost forces a person to go with a semi-auto if you don't want to lose too much if it's stolen. Brand new Taurus G2C for $200, SD9VE for $270, used Star BM for $149 (plus shipping and transfer).

Sure wish I would have bought a couple of used model 10's when they were going for a decent price!
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