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Old 08-31-2013, 01:14 AM
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Default Scarcity of 14-5s

After researching for some time, I decided that the 14-5, preferably an early model was what I wanted for a cast bullet target pistol. 6 months of searching has resulted in 2 for sale. One was priced way out of line (well over $1K) and the second sold within minutes, hours after I saw it.

Is there any particular reason for this? Low production, high collector value, etc.?

Just wondering as I am patient but 6 months and only seeing 2 for sale has me wondering......
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:06 AM
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They didn't make many of them and those got snapped up by the PPC shooters at the time.
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Here's my 14-5 I purchased a few years ago. It's from the first run of 2000 in early 1991. Definitely one of my favorite shooters. I think you nailed the reasons why they are hard to find. Just keep looking and you'll find one.





Here it is with matching 17-6 and 16-4. The 14-5 was the hardest to find of all three.



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I was walking around the Orlando show a few years back and saw a guy toting this one a few times. I asked to see it and then said "No thanks, L frames are not my thing." He says "Its a model 14" and then named his price, paid him and then he says "How about some ammo at $5 a box?" Out to the car we go and he has a case of Federal ball. Only had enough cash left for 7 boxes (I had earlier bought a 29). It came with the original FG stocks, but those belong on a Model 19, where they are. The guns are out there, the trick is crossing paths with them at an "opportune moment." Joe
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I've only seen a couple over the years, frankly I prefer the M14-6's due to the newer style rear sight assembly. Early -6's can be had with square butt grip frames if that is important to you, and of course forged parts are found on most/all the -6's as well. If you expand your search to the -6 variation you might find more out there.



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