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WTB S&W Model 57 41 MAGNUM

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by nitro 100, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. nitro 100

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    I am kicking around the idea of buying a Model 57. If you have one either PM me or email me at the above. Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    I have three of them and sorry I do not wish to sell them. They are great guns and the cal is a good choice. I have the 4", 6", and the 8 3/8th. Hope you find one soon.
     
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    Hydra,
    If you were only buying one, which barrel would you buy? I am stuck between the 4" and 6". Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    I love my 6" of all the 44's I have the mod 57 41mag is my goto gun if it is for food or money.
     
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    I just bought a Smith model 357 in 41 Magnum from CDNN for $649 less the $50 rebate. The 357 is a 57 with a titanium cylinder and titanium frame. It weighs about 26 ozs. I bought it to carry while bowhunting out West so I wanted it to be light. I don't plan on shooting it much.

    The FFL holder who did the transfer for me has 4 or 5 57s. When He saw my gun, he wanted one too.
     
  6. Easystreet

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    Jerry,

    I've got a stainless steel Model 657 with 6" barrel and it is like new. I've shot it very little. I put some rubber Pachmyer grips on it, but I still have the original wooden grips. I've also got a leather holster for it.

    I have no idea what it's worth today, but if you don't find one soon, I might consider selling mine since I never shoot it anymore. About all I shoot is shotguns these days.

    EDITED to correct the model number. It's a stainless steel Model 657.

    Easystreet
     
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    I would go for the 6". The reason is for longer shots. Barrel climb will be less also.
     
  8. nitro 100

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    EASYSTREET,
    Contact me at jnnickell1961@yahoo.com and tell me more. Is your gun blue or nickel? Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    Jerry,

    I apologize for my mistake. My gun is the stainless steel 657, not the blue/nickel 57. I seldom even think about my pistols anymore and forgot what the model number was.

    If you are interested in a stainless steel 657, let me know and I'll try to find out about what it's worth. I'll sell it reasonably because I just don't use it anymore.

    Thanks,

    Easystreet
     
  10. nitro 100

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    I would look at it. Give me a price and pictures if possible. Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    I'll get in touch.

    Easystreet
     
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    I hope you are going to reload for it. The ammo makers have about orphaned it. It is actually better balanced and more efficient than the 44 Mag.

    Starline has brass. Accurate #9 powder is going to be hard to beat. The 170 gr Barnes XPB is very flat shooting, and is sufficient for deer sized game and any two legged varmint. It will do all any conventional Magnum handgun can do. Velocities can approach 1600 fps!! A conventional 210 gr bullet will not outperform this most efficient of hunting bullets.

    If you are going to shoot factory fodder, get a Smith 629 Power Port in 44 Magnum. Ammo availability and variety is much better from the factory.
     
  13. Easystreet

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    Jerry,

    Pictures and email sent.

    Easystreet
     
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    EasyStreet - U got any 1911's U R not using?

    Doyal Duncan
     
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    Doyal,

    I've got a Springfield Armory 1911 but it's being "used" to hold down some magazines on the magazine stand beside my recliner. Just never know when I might get the sudden "urge" to use it. ;-)

    Easystreet
     
  16. nitro 100

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    Thanks easystreet. I got the pictures and emailed you back.

    Jerry
     
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    Jerry,
    I have a lot of experience with the Mod. 57, in all three bbl. lengths. For overall enjoyment...I strongly recommend the 6" version. The N frame and grips are of sufficient size, that a couple of inches of bbl...i.e.: going from 4 to 6 makes no difference in portability, but dramatically improves handling characteristics and ability to hold on and hit your target once you get beyond that "up close and personal 7-10yd. range. The 8 3/8's is a fine hunting revolver and would be my recommendation if that's pretty much all you wish to do with it. Good Luck with your choice. Lots of excellent options for the handloader..!!
     
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    What is the going rate on a 4" model?
     
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    Easy - Understand - just be careful not to get urges and
    hunches mixed up.

    Doyal
     
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    New loader, the price of these guns have increased ALOT! I let one of my model 57's (6") and one of my model 58's go in a trade last year. I got $1650 for the two on another gun. But I don't think I am going to let the other ones go. I did pick up a Ruger New Model Blackhawk 6.5" in 41 magnum the other day for a steal! I was in the right place at the right time! IMHO I don't think there is a better handgun for hunting deer sized critters. Now is I could find one of the Marlins in 41 mag... Your mileage may vary of course. But it is as Shooting Coach said, better be able to reload for it. Rick Gibbs

    PS and of course there is the elusive Mdl 58 factory sand-blast nickle!
     
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