Being nostalgic?

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by FrankG, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. FrankG

    FrankG Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jun 24, 2018
    Had been thinking of the very first handgun I purchased. S&W Model 67 (thinking thats the nomenclature)...1972, Frankfurt Germany area Rod and Gun Club..4" stainless .38..great little shooter...probably paid about $160 new....idiot things ya do when you're young and need cash, sold it off...been thinking of finding one just because...anyone go through anything like that...had a gun, sold/traded it years ago now thinking of getting another?

    I swiped this pic off the 'net for a visual..

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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    One of my favorites, and one very shootable, for effect, .38s.
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  3. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    I have one. No picture right now... You'll get another eventually.
  4. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    First pistol I ever bought was a Colt Python..
    I was 22 yrs old...
    I walked into a LGS and saw it .. It was on consignment.. I tried to haggle the guy on price but he wouldn't budge. He called the owner while I was there to see if the owner would move on the price.. I could hear the owners voice over the phone and recognized it was a guy I new..
    I got the gun for the price I wanted … The Original owner still regrets selling it but the only consolation is it went to me ( and a good home ) !!!

    Man talk about setting the bar high !!!

    I still have it … 33 years later …

    Not a great pic.... but its still a beauty...

  5. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I've done it several times, and likely will again.;)
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  6. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    Yes-mine was a S&W 66. 1978. Just had to have a “wondernine” so I sold the 66 to get a Smith model 59. Dumb dumb dumb.

    I’ve been able to correct that mistake by getting a 1979 66-1.
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  7. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2018
    My first handgun was a Super Blackhawk bought in 1974 for $105, Since I was only 19, the gun store owner told me to get an older friend to sign for me .44 Mags were rare as hen`s teeth back then.
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  8. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
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    Traded away my 1964 S&W M34 (flat latch) 4" revolver. I was lucky enough to buy it back from the same gun store. I thought it had been long sold, but the owner had it stashed in the safe. Opportunities to right wrongs, don't occur that often...
  9. FrankG

    FrankG Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jun 24, 2018
    LO AND BEHOLD!!! Shortly after posting this, starting browsing some of the on-line gun auctions....found Gunbroker had one...and in checking the serial # with the SCS&W, darned it it wasn't a year off (1974) from when I bought mine...ended up being high bidder...payment went out today...soon as the baby comes home, I'll get some pics the meantime, here's the link to the auction.
  10. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Congratulations, Frank! Looks like a great example! Hang on to this one, kicking yourself gets tiresome...

    Strange, but some of my biggest bucket list items are guns that I traded away.
  11. shemeneto

    shemeneto Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2016
    Are you kidding? I do that all the time. I regret selling every gun I've ever sold. Just like yesterday when I sold one of my now 9 ARs. Can I shoot 9 ARs? No, not nearly enough. Do I need 9? No, I need 10 but now I only 8. What will I do? Somehow every one I sell was the best shooting gun I ever had. I always very nostalgic about firearms. I know how you feel.
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  12. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Seems the older I get I’ve lost some of the sentiment, some it will be till death do us part, others are like having a kid that won’t leave home.
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  13. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    Picked up this 67-1 from 1980 a few years ago, came with the Pachs and the original box. Old cop gun. A friend of mine talked me out of it, then after a few months he offered it back to me LOL. Ended up getting the proper magna grips. Accurate and tons of fun.


    With proper grips:
  14. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Looks really good with the Magna grips! It’s always good, to right a wrong! Congrats on getting the old girl home where she belongs!
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
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  15. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    That’s well bought as well. Great shooters enjoy.

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  16. FrankG

    FrankG Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jun 24, 2018
    Due to severe weather on the seller's end and my FFL being out of town, hadn't taken possession of the 67 yet...FFL has it and should be back to work Wed..hope to get it Thur or Friday...
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  17. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2018
    I owned and later sold a Model 15 Combat Masterpiece. While looking for a replacement I found this factory engraved Model 67 - which is the stainless steel version of the Model 15. Couldn't resist.
  18. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I have my first pistol/revolver I ever bought. It was a Colt King Cobra .357 magnum circa ‘90 or ‘91. I haven’t shot it in YEARS but I still have it. Come to think of if I don’t think I’ve shot it in well over a decade.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
  19. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    I’ve got my second one I bought.

    Ruger Security Six. Got it in 1978.

    My first is still in the family. An H&R 999 .22

    My Dad liked it so I gave it to him, and now my sister has it.
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  20. FrankG

    FrankG Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jun 24, 2018
    Model 67 FINALLY CAME HOME..FFL/Co-Worker was back today and brought in the new/old pistola..looks to be in fine condition..few dings but, hey, from 1974..I'm good with it..





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