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Old 04-10-2014, 10:43 PM
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I don't work for Cabelas, nor have any financial interest in this pistol, but I saw a 622 VR in the case at our local Cabelas. I asked to handle it and it is beautiful. Damn shame the original box is no longer with it. Other than some light powder residue in the chamber and barrel I don't think I spotted a single flaw. To be fair, I didn't look as closely as I would have if I was about to lay down cash to take it home, but I fondled it for several minutes with a bore light and noticed nothing wrong. I did not take the slide off to look at the back of the firing pin, but I would expect it to show very little wear.

They're asking $399. Given the excellent condition, a bargain I think if the original box were with it. The problem I have with this would be figuring out what a collector grade rare pistol is worth without the box. If bought for a shooter I think that's a fair price, but it's in really nice shape for a shooter.

I have one with the box and not interested myself, so I thought I'd pass this along. I know there are quite a few that would like to have one of these. Call Cabelas Louisville if interested.

What's anybody else think this might be worth?
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:49 AM
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Slidemuzik, I know you're very familiar with this model, from your previous posts on here. Is the one for sale a 4.5" or 6" barrel? Does it have the wood grips or the plastic ones? If it is in the condition you describe, it seems like an excellent shooter candidate and well-priced. If it were pristine with all the bells and whistles, as we know it could be a $600 gun.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:26 AM
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Virgil this has the black plastic grips with adjustable sights. I don't think I have come across a 622 VR with the wood grips from the factory, although I have been told some were sent out that way. I absolutely agree that this would be a $600+ pistol with the original box. I can't imagine anyone not being thrilled with the condition this VR is in. I haven't seen many this nice. This came from an estate sale according to the guy behind the counter. Apparently he had a nice collection. This must have been a safe queen, which further makes me wonder what happened to the original box.
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I think someone done snatched it up. I don't see it on their site. I just left a message with the Librarian.
I'll come back and let y'all know if it's been adopted.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:26 PM
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It has, Isis....
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It has, Isis....
Wow.
It's just amazing how information can travel nearly as fast as the
speed of light, and pistols can disappear just as swiftly!

I do hope there'll be some pictures soon!

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:57 PM
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Looks like Vigil617 is playing this one close to the vest...still, I have my suspicions!
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Posting another local pawn shop find 422 now... 4.5" fixed sight. Nice condition. Look for the thread.

Glad I could be of assistance
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:07 PM
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I wonder if that 622VR has arrived at it's new home yet??
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It never dawned on me that these pistols fell into the 3rd Gen bracket. I just picked up a 2214 today from a pawn shop for $220. The finish isn't real good but it is mechanically sound, a little wear on the firing pin. I am going to pick up a threaded barrel nut from EWK and will get one of their firing pins while I am at it. I will probably refinish it with ceracote.

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622 VR has arrived, and is in beautiful condition. Pics to follow when I can take some that will do it justice!
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:28 AM
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Excellent news. It sounded like you bought it largely on my description and I suddenly found myself feeling very responsible for your satisfaction. I was praying I didn't miss anything. Looking forward to seeing it in photos. Congrats.
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No firing pin in it, but what the heck.
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That's bizarre that there's no firing pin.

Apparently the folks at Cabelas don't clean and test-fire the used firearms they sell. I thought that was a given, when dealing in used firearms.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:35 AM
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No firing pin in it, but what the heck.
You are kidding, right?
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:15 AM
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You are kidding, right?
Yes, I was kidding!!!!!

Sorry for any misunderstandings in my attempt to be humorous.

Cabela's in Louisville was great to work with, and I have no complaints at all about the pistol (except that I haven't had a chance to get it to the range yet, but that's on me!)

Thanks again, Slidemuzik!!!
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Sure would be nice to see some pics, someday!
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Okay. You got me.
Thought it shipped without the firing pin. Doh!
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Yes, I was kidding!!!!!
Whew. I was racking my brain thinking.... I know I looked at the front of the pin even though I didn't take the slide off. Did I dream that? He did use a winking smiley.... I hope he's kidding.
I'm really happy I spotted that in the case and helped find it an appreciative owner.
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:09 PM
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Sure would be nice to see some pics, someday!
Today would be good.....

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