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Old 08-10-2018, 04:50 PM
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Both slightly used: 686-600$ and 550$ for the Ruger.
The S&W barrel cant killed the deal. Offered five for
the Ruger and signed on the line.
Not near the S&W trigger but it's still a keeper.

Passed on a good looking m10 at another store..... it's priced right too. Thinking I'll be thru that little town again tomorrow
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:57 PM
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Thats a nice looking revolver. I love my GP100. A little internal polishing and the Wolf spring kit and I think you will be amazed.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:10 PM
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Nice revolver. I like the GP100. It's a very robust design. Not just the frame, but the yoke tube is very thick, so it will resist endshake very well.

That unfluted cylinder looks great.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:11 PM
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I also have a Ruger gp100 but it has 4 inch barrel and rubber grips and I love it!!!
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:13 PM
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While my choice would have been different,I must admit that you were confronted to a win win situation;you could not make a bad decision .Just as if it would have been like in a situation: ''am I going with the blonde or the brunette''?
Congrats and enjoy.

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Old 08-10-2018, 05:18 PM
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Nice score.

I have a 3" GP100 Wiley Clapp that I love. I've been considering selling my other 357s, but that one is a keeper.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:01 AM
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I bought a six inch, stainless, full under lug barrel GP-100 somewhere around 1988 or 89. It was my second 357 Magnum revolver and was the reason I parted with my first 357 Magnum, a Dan Wesson 15-2 with a 6 inch HV barrel and an 8 inch barrel (stupid move). The GP-100 proved to have a reasonable trigger, but some polishing really made the trigger come alive. The GP-100 with its six inch barrel proved to be just as accurate and gave the same velocities as the Dan Wesson with its 8 inch barrel. Like I said, I foolishly let the DW go and kept the Ruger, but years later I did pick up another DW 15-2, but it wears a 4 inch HV barrel and it, like the Ruger, is not leaving my collection.

Enjoy that GP-100. They tend to be very accurate, provide high velocities with magnum loads, and are incredibly strong and durable.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:18 PM
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While my choice would have been different,I must admit that you were confronted to a win win situation;you could not make a bad decision .Just as if it would have been like in a situation: ''am I going with the blonde or the brunette''?
Congrats and enjoy.
My intentions were to make an offer on the m10-5 but I couldn't feel the magic while holding it.... another 200$ would buy that 686. Off to the next fun store. Made a 575 OTD offer and signed on the line.

Blonde or Brunette huh??? I had to have them both!
686-6 barrel cant is very slight.

Win-win again.... its been a good week

Can someone date it from the shipping label?
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I have a S&W 686-6 & Ruger GP 100 MC.
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Nice looking guns, canít have enough 357ís. The long triggers take some time to get used to but Iíve grown accustomed to them.

I really need a 3Ē and 6Ē gp100. I donít carry the 3Ē SP101 anymore so that one might go towards a 3Ē gp...
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I looked long and hard at a blued 4 inch GP100 that was chambered in .38 Special. Turned out that the love wasnít there.


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Old 08-13-2018, 09:54 PM
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The gp100 is probably going back to the factory for a redux... two dragging cylinders.... I'm confident they will adjust accordingly..

The 686 and the several thousands round count new 617 are slick as a whistle ...years ago; when asked a good friend replied: "The reason I own only S&W guns....because they work!!"
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I'm generally a S&W guy when it comes to revolvers but that is a handsome GP100. Good shooter too! I don't think I've ever seen one with an unfluted cylinder. I would have scoffed that one up too!
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