Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961

Notices

S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2024, 05:55 PM
wbraswell's Avatar
wbraswell wbraswell is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Texas
Posts: 6,627
Likes: 3,143
Liked 6,349 Times in 2,489 Posts
Default Highway Patrolman 5 screw

I had a great time attending the RIAC gun auction in Bedford Texas, last weekend. My first time to go to anything like it. 5000 guns, and on the preview day, you can personally handle them and check them out. I had a few on my bid list and this was the first one that I was successful at. A fantastic 5 screw Highway Patrolman, the most impressive HP I've ever seen, and what really set it off was the outstanding non-relieved diamond target stocks! This made my weekend a success, but there was more to come.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg HP1.jpg (162.6 KB, 246 views)
File Type: jpg HP2.jpg (155.3 KB, 239 views)
__________________
Wayne
Torn & Frayed
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-21-2024, 06:06 PM
Truckman's Avatar
Truckman Truckman is online now
US Veteran
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Conroe Texas...
Posts: 4,020
Likes: 0
Liked 9,308 Times in 2,634 Posts
Default

Wayne, if diesel wasn't so high I'd start following you around to these places...That's even nicer than the 4-screw, 4 inch 28 no dash I traded for last weekend......Ben
__________________
Cogito, ergo BOOM!...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 02-21-2024, 08:53 PM
TheHobbyist's Avatar
TheHobbyist TheHobbyist is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,597
Likes: 11,480
Liked 3,724 Times in 1,317 Posts
Default

5,000? Wow. How did you determine what category to focus on, given the volume?

Nice find!
__________________
Rather be outdoors
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 02-21-2024, 10:00 PM
mchom mchom is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 695
Likes: 4,144
Liked 1,612 Times in 377 Posts
Default

OP
Great to hear it was a great event. I’m not too far away and I definitely plan to attend soon.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-22-2024, 12:21 AM
BaylorCattleGuy BaylorCattleGuy is offline
Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 16
Likes: 74
Liked 72 Times in 6 Posts
Default

I’m a couple of hours away. I need to go to one of their sales soon.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-23-2024, 10:09 PM
AC Man AC Man is offline
Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Jun 2022
Posts: 636
Likes: 1
Liked 587 Times in 246 Posts
Default

Is it rude to ask how much? I always list my purchase price so others have an idea what the going rate is. Of course I always pay to much, LOL
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 02-23-2024, 11:04 PM
younggun22 younggun22 is offline
Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: IL
Posts: 1,706
Likes: 693
Liked 2,845 Times in 579 Posts
Default

Love a 5 screw highway patrolman! I also have a 6in with non relieved targets that are numbered to the gun.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 02-24-2024, 09:54 AM
wbraswell's Avatar
wbraswell wbraswell is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Texas
Posts: 6,627
Likes: 3,143
Liked 6,349 Times in 2,489 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHobbyist View Post
5,000? Wow. How did you determine what category to focus on, given the volume?

Nice find!
Well, I focused on S&W, naturally. I had been planning to attend this since December, at least. I used their catalog on their website to pick out the lots that I had an interest in. They list what lot they will start at, on each day. I noticed that they would go through almost 100 lots an hour, so you can estimate when the lots you want to bid on will come up. Use the online catalog to make a list, by lot #, the items, the estimate, and figure how much you want to bid. Go to the preview, on the day before the auction, and see and handle the guns you are interested in. Remember that your bid is only about 75% of what you will pay. Beware, at the back of the auction room, there is courtesy soft drinks and light snacks...and alcohol. In the morning, mimosas and bloody marys, after 11, beer and wine....free.
__________________
Wayne
Torn & Frayed

Last edited by wbraswell; 02-24-2024 at 10:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 02-24-2024, 09:38 PM
RKmesa's Avatar
RKmesa RKmesa is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: AZ
Posts: 7,412
Likes: 27,875
Liked 45,714 Times in 4,812 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wbraswell View Post
... Beware, at the back of the auction room, there is courtesy soft drinks and light snacks...and alcohol. In the morning, mimosas and bloody marys, after 11, beer and wine....free.
... RIA knows with a little liquid courage, the paddle will be raised more often than it would otherwise be raised...

I used RIA's phone bid option to bid on a couple of engraved ones (won one and lost one). Bidding that way is also fun, especially if you are following the auction on-line as well. Not quite like being there in person, but still fun.
__________________
Richard
Engraved S&W fan

Last edited by RKmesa; 02-24-2024 at 09:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 02-24-2024, 10:16 PM
22hipower 22hipower is online now
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth
Posts: 4,229
Likes: 8,057
Liked 12,116 Times in 2,767 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wbraswell View Post
Well, I focused on S&W, naturally. I had been planning to attend this since December, at least. I used their catalog on their website to pick out the lots that I had an interest in. They list what lot they will start at, on each day. I noticed that they would go through almost 100 lots an hour, so you can estimate when the lots you want to bid on will come up. Use the online catalog to make a list, by lot #, the items, the estimate, and figure how much you want to bid. Go to the preview, on the day before the auction, and see and handle the guns you are interested in. Remember that your bid is only about 75% of what you will pay. Beware, at the back of the auction room, there is courtesy soft drinks and light snacks...and alcohol. In the morning, mimosas and bloody marys, after 11, beer and wine....free.
The challenge, for me anyway, is to not bid on items not researched and handled during the preview. With 5000 items flying by it's easy to end up with something you weren't planning to buy. . . .especially if you miss out on one or two you wanted. Thought you got a great price on the Highway Patrolman; a local shop has the same gun with the same stocks listed for several hundred more.

Jeff
SWCA #1457
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 02-25-2024, 10:03 AM
wbraswell's Avatar
wbraswell wbraswell is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Texas
Posts: 6,627
Likes: 3,143
Liked 6,349 Times in 2,489 Posts
Default

22hipower, I agree that I was lucky. I was quite surprised that I won it on the 3rd bid, and I made the first one, too. I would have loved to have bid on the pre-war kit gun that sold on Friday, but it was out of my budget from the opening bid. Not surprised by that.

RKmesa, I saw a couple of the engraved ones, the Baby Chief caught my eye, I knew I couldn't play, but I watched the battle for it.

By the way, one of the interesting things about the auction was the RIAC Live desk. Talk about intense. One person, representing, no telling, how many bidders. Their eyes are glued to their screen, constantly bidding. Looks high pressure to me! I see why they rotate then every 20-30 min.
__________________
Wayne
Torn & Frayed
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 03-28-2024, 09:13 PM
RKmesa's Avatar
RKmesa RKmesa is offline
SWCA Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: AZ
Posts: 7,412
Likes: 27,875
Liked 45,714 Times in 4,812 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wbraswell View Post
RKmesa, I saw a couple of the engraved ones, the Baby Chief caught my eye, I knew I couldn't play, but I watched the battle for it.
Note: I just saw this response...

I was the second place bidder on that one. I really liked it. I was in the middle of a department store when it came up and was on the line with my phone rep. I said "yes" to the amount that it sold for, but with the phone delay, I was just not fast enough and that was my max dollar limit...
__________________
Richard
Engraved S&W fan
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 03-29-2024, 06:03 AM
beagleye's Avatar
beagleye beagleye is offline
Member
Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw Highway Patrolman 5 screw  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,366
Likes: 4,041
Liked 2,537 Times in 734 Posts
Default

Son of a Nutcracker, that's nice gun!
__________________
"Free dirt, you dig."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NMM 4 screw Highway Patrolman value? Vulcan Bob S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 2 11-29-2017 12:37 AM
Value of 5-Screw Highway Patrolman Bullseye 2620 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 27 11-19-2017 08:04 AM
Highway Patrolman 5 screw kecker S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 4 12-08-2012 05:57 PM
Help with 5 screw Highway Patrolman sergeant206 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 10 08-07-2012 08:29 AM
value of a 5 screw highway patrolman twomoons S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 6 09-28-2008 04:55 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 PM.


Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)