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As it says below my name on the left I live in Sun City, AZ. For those not familiar with Sun City it was the first 55 + retirement community. This is the place where elephants, old farts and snowbirds from Michigan come to die. Needless to say there are a bunch of garage and estate sales every weeks, running Thur - Sat and since most folks here are not interested in supplementing their social security sitting out in the 100+ temps selling their junk very good prices are the order of the day as folks unload unwanted item.

Today I was crusing around in the golf cart (without the pink golf bag). Saw a garage sale sign and cut across 2 lanes of traffic pissing off some youngsters who have no business cruising around Sun City in the first place. So, get to the garage sale and there is all kinds of really cool stuff, not the fluff stuff the little old ladies sell.

TOOLS, KNIVES and GUNS.. I am looking trying to figure out what to spend my allowance on when the guy hauls out a BOX of revolvers. Ya selling these, asks I. Sure 'nough answers he. He is quick to get down to business and inquires as to which one I wantz. Carefully pondering the question, looking him squarely in the eye, I profer my answer, howz 'bout ALL OF EM? After him giving me a rediculously high asking price and me countering with what I considered a very reasonable low ball offer we came to an agreement and I walked away with 6 old double actions dating from 1890 to 1931.

Considering the ages of the gun they are in very good condition with the US REVOLVER .32 S&W from 1890 being the best of the lot. Others are 2 Harrington & Richardson's and 3 Iver Johnsons. Not high end collectors items by any means, but stuff I don't have in the gun safe and possible trading material for the upcoming gun show.
 

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Time flies but I only took a little nap and now it's Christmas???


Congrats on your awesome find Chance. We want pictures.... we want pictures.... we want pictures.... no pressure intended. ;)
 

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Will try to get some pics up. Built a new computer and program in camera isn't compatablie. Must be starting to get cold up in the northlands cuz the winter folks are starting to show up in droves. Most are not to excited with our temps still in the high nineties.

It was almost like Christmas today Natalie. Six guns for about 1/2 the price of a Ruger.

Don't worry about my wife coming after you BH, she DOESN't know yet. She is really impressed with the way you taught me self control though. Remember when you bought the knife? Well, that kind of opened up another can of worms. But, that's a story for another time.

Talked to my broker the other day and he seems to think the guns are about the only smart investment right now.

Oh well, I'll try to come up with a pic or 3.
Chance
 

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A few more
1890 US Revolver .32 S&W


The proper way to buy guns at a garage sale


Circa 1897 .32 S&W
 

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In the mix are one .38, 4 .32 S&Ws and one .22 All except the .22 are top breaks.

The 7 shot Iver Johnson model 1900 .22
 

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How do you identify the year? I really like the grips on the S&W in the last photo. Chance musta been a very good boy this year.
 

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Natalie said:
How do you identify the year? I really like the grips on the S&W in the last photo. Chance musta been a very good boy this year.
The years and circa's are from various collector books. The grips were the standard Iver Johnson hard rubber and after all these decades shatter rather easily.

I am always a goob boy Natalie, just somethimes better than others.
 

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This is not a group of guns I would go looking for Flowerlady but they represent the cheap well built guns from a time long past when almost everyone had a gun. Even as late as the early seventies these guns could be bought new for less than $50.

BTW it's only 59 in PHX right now. First time since March I have had to put on long pants. It's gonna be a harsh winter.
 

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I'm with you Jim, like thm all. JGB, you sure you can't find a little sympathy deep down inside. Hell, it was bearly 50 this morning and I had to go to a long sleeved tee shirt. I know this probably sounds like a wimpy sob story to most of you but a week ago it was in the 100's and a 50 degree drop has got to be noticable in most places.

Natalie. This reaserch is fun. Just like going to the library as a kid.









 
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