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    S&W Model 696

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    Two phone calls yesterday about an abundance of used guns in the LGS. One call was from the owner and one from BG.
    Off to the LGS we go. Local estate, lots of guns and most with little to no wear.
    I went thru about 40 S&W's, ignored that many long guns and the 3 packing tubs of non S&Ws handguns was yet to be priced. I will see those Monday.
    Lots of J's, K's, and N frames. Dash 2 and dash 3 range of age.
    I told myself not to buy a gun just for because. It needs to be unique. Not going to buy any duplicates.
    Gun #39 was this. S&W Model 696 with a box. Almost no wear, minor carbon on cylinder and forcing cone. Cleaned off very easy. I'll take it.
    Gun has one of the two types of rubber grips and the early style of thumb latch.
    SpecOrd code 6326. 326 day of 1996 I think.
    This will be the 5th one of these I have bought. Did not care for the first 4, but others will pay plenty for them. I may keep this one. I did not have much use for J frames back then and now I have a couple pockets full of them. Likes change. I suppose I can learn to like this L frame.
    No reason to come to Yuma County to buy guns, it is a poor and desolate place. Up until some one passes on.
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    Nice work Bill, gas tanks are likely being filled as we speak with over-priced fuel, desperate to jump into your rarely advertised 'honey hole'. Well, you'll not see me in the fray, I have an early smoker box to start tomorrow of seasoned, boneless, skinless chicken thighs with another 5 lbs. of premium grade 'Carne Asada' to grill as well. With the beans, tortillas, rice, salsas and guacamole, I'll not miss or think of another S&W until about 0400 on Monday morning. Good luck with the 696 and your resolve to NOT GO BACK for more!
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    Nice find! I've always wanted one of those but never came across the right deal. Enjoy it!







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    That's Sweet! Nice score and I bet will be a lot of fun to shoot.
    I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!

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    I had one last year. Posted a 65-5 Lady Smith for sale on the other forum, and someone offered me this one for an even trade.

    Wasn't a fan of 44 Special, but saw what they were bringing on GB, so I traded. It arrived at my FFL the same day my 3" model 64 did.

    Listed it for sale local and got $1,100 for the 696 with no box. Used part of that money to buy my grail 3" 66-2.


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    Hey Bill,

    That is a real beauty!

    Later, Mark
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    What didn't you like about the first four ? I have yet to find something I don't like about mine .
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    COME TAKE IT.
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    The M-696 .44 Spl. used to be a desired revolver to me, but these days, I'm happy with what I have. Is Yuma County where InjunBro lives? It sounds like his kind of place. DESOLATE!!!!! Bob
    When you want the BEST! Bob

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    I wouldn't mind buying one, nice pick up.
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    I like to think guns find us. That way, I can place all the blame on them...

    ......especially if they turn out to be duds/sellers. I've had a few lately...

    ..so many guns..so little money..
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