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    Default milsurp revolvers - need recommendations

    For some reason I'm getting a bug in my bonnet to buy and old revolver of some sorts. I'm looking for something older, either military or police surplus, inexpensive (preferably under $250) that I can carry hiking if desired or just to shoot for fun.

    I've had a Nagant in the past. It was OK, but I didn't love it. What else is out there that I might find at a local gun show that I should look for and may be relatively available? Webleys? S&Ws? What else?

    Recommendatioms are welcome. Photos make it much more imformative.
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    You can get a nice S&W Model 10 for under $300. It was the most popular law enforcement pistol for decades. I'm not a revolver guy, but I love my NYPD Model 10 with its leather S&W retention holster that looks like it's seen some street scuffles. The trigger is amazing - buttery smooth and crisp, with no take-up at all. It's little-used except for the holster wear on the muzzle. I feel privileged to own a gun that probably stayed with one officer throughout his career.




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    Default Re: milsurp revolvers - need recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by scruff View Post
    You can get a nice S&W Model 10 for under $300. It was the most popular law enforcement pistol for decades. I'm not a revolver guy, but I love my NYPD Model 10 with its leather S&W retention holster that looks like it's seen some street scuffles. The trigger is amazing - buttery smooth and crisp, with no take-up at all. It's little-used except for the holster wear on the muzzle. I feel privileged to own a gun that probably stayed with one officer throughout his career.




    Nice! That was one that I was thinking of.

    Where did you get that one?
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    I would start by looking for a larger budget. Pickin's will be slim for under $250, maybe an ex-cop model 10 depending on what you can find locally. Surplus isn't the bargain it once was.
    AMERICA'S PUSSY = GRABBED

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    Quote Originally Posted by raxar View Post
    I would start by looking for a larger budget. Pickin's will be slim for under $250, maybe an ex-cop model 10 depending on what you can find locally. Surplus isn't the bargain it once was.
    I would, but I'm cheap.

    And really, I just want a beater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    Nice! That was one that I was thinking of.

    Where did you get that one?
    I got it on Gunbroker, and I think I paid $300. The seller was a LEO supply store in that seemed to be selling their trade-ins online. They had a bunch of used holsters for $20 ea. If you buy a Model 10 and want a vintage holster, call Standard Law Enforcement Supply in Roslyn Park, NY.

    This is no beater, it's a beautiful, well-made gun.

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    Default Re: milsurp revolvers - need recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by scruff View Post
    I got it on Gunbroker, and I think I paid $300. The seller was a LEO supply store in that seemed to be selling their trade-ins online. They had a bunch of used holsters for $20 ea. If you buy a Model 10 and want a vintage holster, call Standard Law Enforcement Supply in Roslyn Park, NY.

    This is no beater, it's a beautiful, well-made gun.
    By beater I mean something that I don't have to coddle. If I get stuck in the rain while camping I won't be overly concerned. If it is missing some or a lot of blueing, that's OK. I want a pistol with some character.
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    Default Re: milsurp revolvers - need recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    By beater I mean something that I don't have to coddle. If I get stuck in the rain while camping I won't be overly concerned. If it is missing some or a lot of blueing, that's OK. I want a pistol with some character.
    Beater revolver in that price range is going to be a used taurus or rossi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    By beater I mean something that I don't have to coddle. If I get stuck in the rain while camping I won't be overly concerned. If it is missing some or a lot of blueing, that's OK. I want a pistol with some character.
    Got it. Yeah, I specifically wanted a duty gun that showed some holster wear. They're easy to find like that at the gun shows too.

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    Default Re: milsurp revolvers - need recommendations

    You can check Southern Ohio Guns (SOG) for a number of different S&W surplus revolver offerings. They are typically not the cheapest but they tend to have them in stock.

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