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Old 09-22-2012, 02:57 AM
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Hello all,
I've been reading this forum and learning a lot for a while, but just recently decided to join in on the fun, and I have a question for you all. I was going for a little day trip the other day, and stopped at a gun shop on the way just to see if there was anything interesting. Sure enough, there were two interesting things. I really like N frame .357s, so of course I was excited to see a 4" (maybe 5"?) Mod. 27. The tag said it was from the mid 60s and although it had holster wear and some little spots of corrosion on the trigger and hammer, it looked to be in decent shape overall. They were asking $599 for it. Does this seem reasonable? I know the prices on 27s have gone up considerably in the past few years- I bought my 3.5" about 10 yrs ago for something ridiculous like $350 and haven't seen one since. I was really tempted but also suspicious-the bluing seemed almost too shiny, but is that just how they were then? I was in a bit of a hurry but now I'm thinking of going back for another look, even though it's an hour away.

The other thing I was tempted by was a Mod. 24 with what looked to be a 2.5" or 3" bbl. I know next to nothing about 24s, never having seen one before, but it seemed like it might be a fun little gun. Anybody have any experience with these, or know what a reasonable price would be? They were asking $679.

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Old 09-22-2012, 05:55 AM
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If the 24 is in good shape, its a good price compared to the price tags I have seen lately.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:36 AM
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The prices are so-so. If there was one I wanted, I would try to get them down, though a 5" 27 would be hard for me to walk away from.

The M24 is probably a Lew Horton special. Did it have a round butt?
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:01 AM
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A thousand for both would be a pretty good deal, most gun store used gun prices are a starting point.
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Both sound to be reasonable prices as you describe the guns. The 3" 24 is a bit of a niche gun, and you probably wouldn't shoot it as much as the model 27 unless you reload. Please post the photos after you buy them .
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:49 AM
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I agree with murphydog on the 24 if you are a reloader and it's hard to beat a Model 27 especially if it's a 5 inch.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:33 PM
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Thanks for the replies everyone. As I feared might happen, after thinking about it all night, I ended up heading out early and going back to look at them before work. I would have liked to get both, but I only had enough money for one of them and I ended up with the 27. It's a 5 incher with an S prefix serial number and I can't wait to get it home and cleaned up. I will post pictures when I get out of work.

Also, the 24 was a 24-3 with round butt combat grips. Is that a Lew Horton special, as jtcarm suggested? I know I would not shoot it as much, but there's just something about big guns with short barrels that makes me want to buy them. Maybe it'll still be there when the gun fund is refilled.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:04 PM
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You're gonna like that 5" 27 I gawrantee!!
More than one old time pistolero has bragged on the ergonomics of the 5" N frames, and I'm old enough to agree with them.

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Yes i agree completely with our brethren from Wyoming.
Iggy said it best, the 5 inch model 27 with an S serial number
is a real good one. They balance so well and are very good shooters.
You did good and i believe you made a wise choice.
Post up some pictures when you can. We love pictures here.

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Steve
It sounds like you did very well with the snagging of a Mod.27 with a 5" bbl. and S serial number for $599.00. Congratulations! You're going to really enjoy it. The $679.00 price for the 24-3 is a good one too. I'm lucky to have aquired both over the years and love em' both. I hope you get the 24-3 as well.
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