Honest opinion? For the first time in almost 30

ChrisG
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Friday, January 11, 2019, 18:19 (225 days ago)

years I am without a 357 magnum. I just sold a couple guns and want a model 27, a definite keeper. Range (and maybe bowling pin) gun, so I'm jonesin for the 8 3/8 barrel. Thoughts on price and model? Am leaning toward a -2 or pre model, but there are some nice 3's and 5's out there. I think the counter bored versions are more desireable, but I realize the noncounterbored versions have their own merits. . .Looks like I'm gonna spend between $900 and $1100 for a really nice one? Plus there's a guy in town with a NICE 25-2 for $925, but my 625's treating me pretty good and I am without a 357. . .

Also I'm willing to pay extra for Magna's

ChrisG
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Friday, January 11, 2019, 18:24 (225 days ago) @ ChrisG

numbered to it so it looks more like the 1935 originals, even though I know I may need to put Targets of some type on it to shoot better. Is that silly???

always wanted

james
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:21 (224 days ago) @ ChrisG

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Always wanted a Registered with the paperwork but could never put the money together.....

Nice Nice Nice

ChrisG
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:30 (224 days ago) @ james

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don't put down a 27-2 or 27-3 or so on. Each of those -6 and

Gary Reeder
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Friday, January 11, 2019, 22:36 (225 days ago) @ ChrisG

-7 and so on are improvements over the original design. I would stay away from the counter bored guns if you are thinking of getting into any competition. A tiny little bit of unburned powder or dirt and grit getting down in that counter bore will lock up a cylinder. For hunting use or serious use stay with the non counter bored guns.

Thanks Gary! That's what I needed to hear. In my

ChrisG
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 03:52 (225 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

The newer guns are a tad cheaper as well. It will get at least a couple thousand rounds a year through it, so the lack of counterbore and better metallurgy, etc on a newer one would probably be appreciated down the road. My oldest and finest fitted gun is a 32-20 hand ejector-and a bit of unburned powder can easily keep the crane from closing. My loosest guns are a 1968 1911 and a newer 625 and they just run and run no matter how dirty. Thanks again.

5” M27 is THE .357

Curt
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 04:58 (225 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

Make mine a medium and I like the older ones for the nostalgia

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGNUM

JT
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 07:06 (225 days ago) @ ChrisG

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Oh John! The third pic is is like what I'm after!

ChrisG
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 08:33 (225 days ago) @ JT

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FIGURED YOU WOULD LIKE THAT ONE!

JT
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 08:48 (225 days ago) @ ChrisG

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Oh I like them ALL! Great pics-I'm guessing your

ChrisG
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 08:55 (225 days ago) @ JT

favorite is the 5 inch?

I'M AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SHOOTER!

JT
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 09:11 (225 days ago) @ ChrisG

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Third pic is what I'm after but the on in the TOP

ChrisG
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Saturday, January 12, 2019, 09:00 (225 days ago) @ JT

pic is the absolute best. Love how those prewar sights disappear in the frame.

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