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My Trade??

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Gotmyrights, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Gotmyrights

    Gotmyrights Hillsboro Member

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    :s0107:I have a Springfield Xd .45 ACP. It is about 5 yrs old. It is in really good condition. It has all the goodies in the case that come with it new. I have an opportunity to trade it for a S&W .357 686 w/ 4" barrel. The .357 comes with wood grip, rubber grip, about 100 target rounds and 40 hollow points. Its an older model 6 shooter pre lock. It has no case or trimmings. Should i do it? Im looking to get a .357 or .44 anyway. I was hoping to get a 6inch barrel or longer. Based on value i would think it is a good deal. Would appreciate some feedback. Thanks.
     
  2. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like an excellent deal to me. Just make sure the Smith's in good shape. Older revolvers, especially the higher powered ones, can have timing, lockup, and other problems that aren't readily obvious just from casual observation. Check it out using the guidelines at this link. If it passes, I say go for it. The 4" 686's are a nice combination of power and concealment. http://thefiringline.com/Misc/library/Revolver-check.html
     
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  3. Gotmyrights

    Gotmyrights Hillsboro Member

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    Excellent link. Thank you very much!
     
  4. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's probably fine. The no lock 686s and other Smiths were really fine revolvers and made to last. I have an older Model 29 (.44 Mag) that makes me smile just picking it up. Good luck.
     
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  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Trading a Croatian poly gun for a US-made stainless revolver? Done!
     
  6. redmud

    redmud Colombia river Active Member

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    You can walk into almost any sporting goods store and get another XD if you miss it.
     
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  7. Gotmyrights

    Gotmyrights Hillsboro Member

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    :s0069:I got my .357. Pretty excited. Appreciate the input and especially the link. Thanks everyone!!
     
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  8. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    YES !! You're getting the best of the deal.............;)
     
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  9. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Great. Enjoy. Nothing like A big hunk of American steel to get your blood up.
     
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  10. sealine

    sealine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    All this talk about a new wheel gun and no pics??? :s0002: :D
     
  11. Gotmyrights

    Gotmyrights Hillsboro Member

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  12. Gotmyrights

    Gotmyrights Hillsboro Member

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    Posted!! lol
     
  13. sealine

    sealine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :s0101: Yeah....I'd say you got the better end of that deal. Lol
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you feel the need to polish it up a bit, try a German made product called "Simichrome"
    It's what I use on my stainless steel guns.
     
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  15. Gotmyrights

    Gotmyrights Hillsboro Member

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    I will do that. Where is a good place to get that?
     
  16. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fishermans Marine has it and Bi-Mart.
    I use my fingers to polish (rub it in), then a very soft flannel cloth to buff with.
    I have a Python in the Bright Brilliant finish and it's the only product that I would consider using on it.
     
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  17. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Slap yo momma!!!

    Fine piece of american steel! I'm partial to solid guns with no plastic as well. (helps too when you do your own loads)

    Enjoy it, take care of it and have fun!
     
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  18. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Since I could only "like" that post once, I quoted it so I could like it again.
     
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  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Beautiful revolvers aren't they? Enjoy your new peice!:)
     
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  20. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I would have bought that even if it didn't pass the test and sent it to S&W for repair. That's a gorgeous revolver. You definitely did well for yourself this time. Now go shoot the heck out of it.