Friend is clearing out his father's collection

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    His father died and he and his sister split up his collection. I can potentially grab anything on this list from him except the two with a star next to them.

    the S&W's, the 10/22, and Maybe the walther have my eye, if I liked .45s more maybe the 1911. I'd likely have to pick one.

    What would you want to get? Anything youd avoid? FullSizeR.jpg
     
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    I would get Smith & Wesson revolver a 1911 H&R sportsman.
     
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    Id pick the 1937 SW and the Beretta 1934 but thats just me.
    Not sure, Id actively pursue the Grendel.
     
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    S&W 17-2
     
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    17 dash 2 here, too :dblthumb:
     
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    Any of the S&W, the 1911, the SKS and the AR. Maybe the Chipmunk if it's made in Oregon.
     
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    Would grab the SKS and AR.
     
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    The 1911
     
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    What do you need??
    What do YOU want??
    What are you looking to do with them?

    If that Winchester is a 69A I'd like that. Not really sure what it says after Winchester. Maybe 09V??
     
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    I'm leaning more towards the really accurate .22 stuff because I'm not going out into the woods longterm for a while, but I have a need to teach my gf how to shoot now, so cheap to fire, accurate and reliable is golden standard.

    our planned carry gear is likely gonna be a Chiappa M6 12g/.22lr, a keltec sub2000 .40 s&w, and a couple of s&w or ruger .357 hip guns (planning to shoot .38 +p out of them, good cross between comfort and power). That's the plan anyway. Trying to get stuff that will aid in learning to shoot/ teaching to shoot those guns.

    As mentioned in other threads, GF has some fire arms fears from an irresponsible gun owner in her life as a child, we are working past that so we can be safe in the woods of the Rockies for longer stretches. I think .22 is a good starter option.

    I have no idea on the Winchester. I looked up a bunch of stuff my best guess is it's a model 69 variant.
     
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    Another vote for the 17-2, then the 64 followed by the 67 - but that's for shooting. For collecting or resale: the Taurus 455 4" is a sought after item in certain circles. The 1937 (Brazilian) S&W 45, and the Enfield 380/200 are collectors items. Springfield 1911 ... which one? has it been modified? SKS ... where was it made?

    But that's my approach to firearms; really comes down to what's your approach?
     
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    S&W M17-2, depending on price and condition of course.
     
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    What he said.

    Next up would be one of the .38s in a similar size. You could get a Lee Loader and make home made ammo with your missus and she'd see the whole process from start to finish. I predict she'd become a full-fledged gun nut if she was able to shoot her own hand made light-powered wadcutters for a while.
     
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    The 67 is the adjustable sight version on the 64, which is the stainless steel version of the 10.
    Can’t go wrong with any of the S&Ws.
     
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    Those S&W revolvers would be first, then the Springfield 1911, then the Enfield 308 in that order.
     
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    Another vote for the S&W 17-2 unless they decide to sell the Marlin 39A then it would be a tossup between those two, although I would also look over the other S&W's and the Winchester.
     
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    Second mortgage and buy them all.
    Seriously though, The 10-22, The H&R Sportsman, Walther .22, and definitely either of the S&W revolvers.
     
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    Make a deal and buy them all. Resell what you don’t want after trying them all.
     
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    22 is a great gun regardless. :4: but a 4in 38special with wadcutters is a easy gun to shoot. Especially with Hogue or Pacmyer grips. If I lived somewhere I could roam the woods and hunt small game with a centerfire handgun I'd probably choose that over a 22.
     
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    S&W 17 is a very fine revolver. Accurate enough to be used in bullseye competition shooting, has a 6 inch barrel, adjustable sights. It is a good small game getter, good trail gun, good gun for a beginner. The only draw back is size and weight make a difference for very small hands or weak wrists. It is a "K" frame gun, same as the majority of S&W 38 spl or 357 mag guns over the years. For learning to shoot and for small game foraging it is about ideal.
     
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    I'd be after any and all of the listed S&Ws, maybe the 10/22 depending on which version, the 39 Marlin, maybe the AR if the price was right.
     
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    BTW that S&W m-67 is one of the best all-around handguns you could own, IMO.
     
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    Take the Enfield No.2 (assuming it's the .380/200 revolver and not some kind of recent automatic), the SKS, all the S&Ws, and the H&R top break. Those would be my guesses on what are worth the most and/or will appreciate most over time, although condition is king.
     
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    Buy the S&W 67, and 64, the Enfield .380 and the Marlin 39a.
     
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    Yeah there's a small fortune in classic guns that will never be made like that again-ever. I'd buy as many as I could starting with the revolvers. Forget the modern stuff that's easy to get just because you want it. I don't even like some of the ones on the list as something I would seek out, but if I found some old guns like that at friend prices I'd buy em and stick em in a drawer or a safe and either sell the rest or keep them for emergency money someday.
    Dont be sorry later because you realize what you missed out on.
     
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    I'm gonna go against the grain of most gun people.

    Im a minimalist by nature and don't find joy in collecting. Just seems like fancy hoarding to me.

    So I buy whats useful or if I can use that to get something useful.

    But. U get what makes you happy. Stuff that talks to YOU.
     
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    Honestly that's more of how I run as well. If one of these can be my carry woods gun, awesome. Beyond that, I might only grab one or two. I have a feeling he is not gonna want to part with all of them, and I bet I'm gonna be picking from some of the worst ones.
     
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    None of my business, but its kinda sad he's getting rid of so many of his fathers classics, that apparently meant so much to him.
     
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    I think he is gonna keep the ones he likes the most and remind him the most of his dad. His old man passed suddenly, and having too many reminders is rough still. He's a close buddy of mine, and I dont want to take advantage of him. If he hadn't offered to sell me some of them I'd never have asked. I dont want to try to take too much, just what I could use and he doesnt seem attached to. If he ever asked me for them back, he'd get them.

    For whatever that's worth.
     
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    :)

    My comment was meant to be ‘if he is dumping them’. I understand what you are saying and appreciate the situation. ;)
     
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    One of the top rules of life, always take the 1911.

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    I get what you're saying, and I don't even think its important he keeps the majority, seems like a lot. But those classics though. My mind is bending just thinking about them. I'd love to have third pick, much less first or second.
    I understand the too many reminders too, but you (he) could store several somewhere and not look at them for years. Hate to know he gave them up and can't get them back. Keep some for his kids.

    Everybody's different I guess.
     
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    I suppose the ‘reminders’ thing is different for each of us. I love the reminders. My Dad died in ‘94 and he is still helping me with most things I do. I open a drawer on his tool box and use the pencil he kept there. I use my long carpenter’s level and he is right there helping me... it was HIS level. I would rather have ALL my stuff remind me of him.
     
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    If I remember correctly, you were just considering buying a woods revolver. If I were in your shoes, I'd pickup either the Smith and Wesson 64 or 67, and then get the Smith 17 to go with it. If I couldn't get my mitts on the 17, I'd go for the H&R Sportsman.

    If the only two handguns I owned were a .38 Special wheelgun and a .22 wheelgun, I would not feel poorly equipped.
     
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    The Model 57 is a pretty uncommon and refined revolver. The one I am familiar with is very nice in every way. And N frames are sort of hot right now.
     
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    And once your load is regulated the 64 ain’t to shabby either.
     
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    Hard to argue this!
     
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    The Marlin 39a is the only thing that really got my attention. If they are adamant about not selling it, I would try to get the 10/22 if it were reasonably priced. Other than that there are a lot of great guns but none that interest me.
     
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    If you can, I would buy them all. If you can get a good price. Guns are a good investment. I have never sold a gun, I didn't make money on. Last year sold a russian sks, paid $200., not that long ago, for $500. My problem is if I bought them all, would want to keep them all. Not the worst thing. There will always be a market for them. Buy them now, god knows what is coming down the road (regulations, bans). Don't be a wish I had....If you can't get a deal, buy what you like. You can never go wrong if you buy what you like!
     
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    I was bummed to see the star next to the 39A. I have very few bucket list material items, especially guns. Sure I have wants, but they pass. But a Marlin 39A and a Sig 210 are on the very short list.
    My biggest issue is when I see one I have no cash. And when I have cash I never see one!
     
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    As others have hinted at, I sincerely hope that he keeps a few select pieces.
    There might come a day, where he will change his mind and treasure these reminders.
     
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    Last years my friend gave me a 1924 police positive and a 1950's official police. One belonged to his father, the other his grand father. Both were police men. At first, I refused. Why would you not keep these guns? (I am always chiding him because he never cleans his guns after years of use.) He said I want you to have them because I know you will take care of them. And I do, and carry one on the farm everyday. I know he loves his father very much. Knew him years before he confided in me how his father died. They were hunting together and his dad had a massive heart attack. Every year since then, he takes off and spends the day in the woods.
     
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    If the S&W 17-2 is in good condition you need to be all over it. I'm assuming the the DPM ar-15 is a DPMS. Depending on vintage and if you are an AR fan I'd get that one too. Then I would upgrade the heck out of it later.
     
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    H&R sportsman and the 1937 s&w
     
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    It depends on the condition and asking prices, but my interests in descending order would be;

    1. SKS
    2. Springfield 1911
    3. DPMS AR-15
    4. S&W 64-3
    5. Taurus 66
    6. Ruger 10/22
    7. Only if they were really cheap, perhaps either of the Kel Tecs or the Walther .22

    So what's in column #2? ;)
     
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    His sister's half, sadly all already gone. There was some damn good stuff in there too.
     
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    MY BAD. The Model 57 is a Model 1937. Different revolver, except both N frames. It's an commercial export version of the M1917. I need new glasses.
     
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    Looking for an accurate and easy to shoot gun...the 17-2...that variation would have made between 1961 and 1966 when the fit and finish on S&W revolvers was the best in all time... I have a half dozen 1960s vintage Smiths and they are by far my favorite....

    If the 64 is a 3" round butt it makes the perfect carry gun... If it is a 4" get the 67 as it has much better sights...

    Just those two will make your day for the rest of your life...

    ...also...do you know that the "Walther .22" is? If it is a West German made PP, PPK or PPK/S it would be worth having... Being an older collection it could also be an OSP target gun or a rare P38...

    Bob
     
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    So I went and saw the guns. A lot of what was on that list was not for sale, which I expected. These are the ones i was interested in out of what i was shown. I looked at about 30 fire arms, some of which were in the share belonging to my buddy's sister.

    Looks like his list was inaccurate, and the few S&W guns he did have were in rough shape and were very expensive for their condition. I'm talking worn down pawls and ratchets, bent cranes, obvious signs of having been rarely cleaned. Fixable for sure, but expensive for something that needs fixing. The appraiser was a friend of his father's and I think he may have bent his ethics to help out his friends kids a little. Nothing I'm going to call anybody out on but I'm not gonna pay like new prices for damaged equipment either.

    20190812_190836.jpg he had a pair of Taurus 85 revolvers that were in good shape, one for $180, one for $200. I've heard Taurus auto loaders can have problems but that the revolvers tend to be ok. 20190812_142747.jpg he had this Ruger .22 target pistol, I do like these a lot.

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    I dont really intend to buy this keltec but I thought including it to show the general state of the collection would be helpful. It's missing a locking pin.

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    Here is the H&R Sportsman 999. One of the last runs of these guns. I grew up with a friend who had one of these, and I am sorely tempted by this little beast. I remember it being a nail driver and an absolute pleasure to shoot, despite the odd handle.


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    A Henry breakdown that I was initially excited about but was in fact cracked. I dont know if the appraiser missed that or what, but it needs a new stock.

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    Here is the other Taurus 85. I do like the idea of having a matched pair for me and my GF so that we can minimalize the need to carry different ammos and simplify maintenance.
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    I gave him half of the money for this one on the spot. I love these guys. It's made my Smith & Wesson, despite the walther design. I see no beef with that?

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    Here is the one "ok" condition S&W. It needs work on the ratchet and pawl probably be cheaper to just replace the cylinder. Hammer is in rough shape also. But I feel the cost is higher than a gun that needs a significant part replaced should be.

    I dont know what happened to his S&W's but they are in worse shape than I could really believe. Maybe there is some collector's price jack up on these that I didnt know about, but they are largely in rough shape.

    The two Tauruses were in reasonably good shape, they cycled well, good trigger pulls, well aligned sights and barrel, cylinders and cranes were in good shape, good grips on them. From what I have gathered this is one of the more popular things they've ever produced.

    At this point, I'm Probably gonna grab the walther and the H&R Sportsman 999. I dont know if should bother getting the Ruger since I dont really need 3 .22 guns. I could grab the keltec for plinking maybe, but I dont know if I'd trust it even for that.

    What I'm up in the air about is the tauruses. 85 is fairly well reputed, and these have a had a thousands of rounds put through them successfully, and neither has had to go back to the manufacturer for repairs or refits. If I get these, though, I imagine I will still be buying some S&W model 66 or model 65 leo trade ins down the road and passing these along to help cover that cost.

    Thoughts? Encouragements? Dire Warnings?
     

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