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Old 03-19-2017, 07:26 AM
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Ran across a 3", RB yesterday. It's been Magna-ported, the front sight has been modified by milling a trough in it and adding some kind of small bead or dot. Hammer is bobbed, might be a factory hammer. It's wearing Pachmeyers and though it checks out ok it's not as tight as I'd like. Finish is probably good at best but it is stainless so I can work with that. I'm thinking $400 on a good day but maybe not?
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Generally, it is considered difficult to recover the cost of custom work such as the Magnaporting. If you can indeed grab that Model 65 for $400.00, I would consider that a steal. There are many threads on the Model 65-3" and in my opinion, this model perfectly fills that gap between too much and not enough.

However, I don't think this gun needs Magnaporting and you can expect increased muzzle blast because of it.
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You lost me at Magna-ported, as for me, I'd pass.
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The asking price is $700. The seller might take a bit less. I thought I was being generous thinking it might be worth $400.
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You lost me at Magna-ported, as for me, I'd pass.
Yeah, I'm not a fan either but if the price were right I can learn to live with almost anything.
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It depends on whether you see the modifications as a positive (something you'd pay to have done or like) or a negative. Even if the former, I think $700 is still optimistic.
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It's all a preference thing.

Personally, the Magna-porting, front sight mod and bobbed hammer, especially on that model just leave me cold.

In addition, it's wearing Pachs and isn't tight.

I have a pristine example of a 65-3 that I picked up for $550 if I remember correctly.

No way I'd do 700 bucks for the one you describe.

I agree with you on the $400 being generous. If I wanted that gun, that would be my ceiling.

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I strongly dislike Magna-Porting, but could learn to live with it. Could see paying $500 +. Would have to lay eyes on it. A 3" 65 is hard to find these days.

My 3" 65 factory DAO is one of my favorites.

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I picked up a nice unmodified 3" 65-3 from a member on this board about a month ago for $600. Since then I have buffed it out a little (probably will do more) and added some smooth ivories. Looking for a T-grip for it. But polished aluminum round butt K-frame T-grips appear to be as rare as hen's teeth.




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I strongly dislike Magna-Porting, but could learn to live with it. Could see paying $500 +. Would have to lay eyes on it. A 3" 65 is hard to find these days.

My 3" 65 factory DAO is one of my favorites.

There's been a 3" 65-5 on the board here for a few months.

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