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S&W 1076. Should I buy?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by cash$$cow, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    I have a lead on a 1076. Gun, one mag, and a box of ammo. I have not seen it yet. $450.

    Let me know your thoughts.
     
  2. AngryRedTicTac

    AngryRedTicTac Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    If the pistol is in good shape, without a ridiculous round count, I would snap it up in a heartbeat. If it's in good shape that price is pretty good. I would rather have the full size 1006, but the 1076 still very nice. Mags aren't terribly cheap, but they are easy to acquire. Ammo on the other hand......
     
  3. mrbook

    mrbook Battle Ground, Washington Member

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    Good deal if the gun is in good shape.
     
  4. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

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    Unless it looks like it has been run over by a Sherman tank on a gravel road, buy it...10mm is a "fun" round.
     
  5. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    Anymore input on this one? Saturday is my go-no go day.
     
  6. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have one of those. At $450 I'd say you're getting a deal - provided its in good shape. 10mm is fun to shoot.
     
  7. Dipstick

    Dipstick Turner, Oregon Active Member

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    I say DO NOT waste your money just tell me where to find it so I can save you from it :)
     
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  8. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    WOW! Luck of the Irish came my way. It is brand new. There are no wear marks anywhere. The mag follower shows no wear and is not even dirty yet.
     
  9. dan10mmman

    dan10mmman puget sound Member

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    Awesome,
    great deal on a new 10mm. Wheres the pic's? Your first 10mm? We need a range report
     
  10. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Screaming deal on a great gun. I can't believe all the S&W 1006 and 4506's that i've owned and let go over the last 10 years.....
     
  11. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    It is my first 10. I will try to get a pic up at some point. Now the challenge of finding ammo. If that becomes frustrating, I will use it as trading stock for a 1911.
     
  12. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    I don't see 10mm ammo much anymore on the sheveles... Find a 40cal, besides the CHP dropped it for the 40cal.
     
  13. AngryRedTicTac

    AngryRedTicTac Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    That is an amazing deal, when you are ready feel free to send it my way, I'll match that $450 ;-)
     
  14. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    My theory.... when Glocks were introduced back the 80's revolvers were dropped and had for cheap. Now??? Those police issue revolvers of that generation are worth some good coin. I 'feel', since S&W announced years back that it will never make a metal framed semi-auto pistol again, that those pistols are the up and coming collector items.

    My 2/100ths of a dollar.

    SF-
     
  15. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Seems like a good price, but the 10mm Smiths are boat anchors and tend to "rattle themselves apart." Used to carry a 1076 many years ago and after about 1000-rounds the slide would be loose on the frame and accuracy was diminished... happened to every one I saw. If you're looking for a good 10mm get a Glock. If you, for some reason, have a thing for a 1076 $450 is a good price if the gun is in good shape. When I see em for sale at a show or in a store I might stop and reminisce, but I'd not have another.
     
  16. iGun

    iGun Pacific NW Active Member

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    I have to agree with ch139. I had a 1006 years ago. It was the worst handgun I've owned. It was unreliable, not especially accurate, and massively heavy. The only reason I'm sort of sorry I sold it is that it was the gun I used to defend against a home invasion.
     
  17. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Kinda leaves a soft spot in your heart doesn't it. I never had occasion to do anything with the 1076 other than lug the beast around, but had a little Colt Officers ACP that saved my bacon a couple different times and would love to have another if just for "sentimental reasons." Maybe why I like Ithaca shotguns so much too.

    Curious how the OP made out with the 1076 in question. Update?
     
  18. cash$$cow

    cash$$cow Eastern Wa Member

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    I picked it up. It looks brand new. I guess I need to figure out how to post a picture.