Finally found my "Holy Grail".....
By chance I was having breakfast with an old friend who also happens to be the local gunsmith. This fellow also holds an FFL, and on occassion he'll buy firearms from estates, and sell them to his good customers, or move them on *********.com.
About three years ago he picked up a beautiful 6" Smith & Wesson M29-3 in nickle. A fellow walks into his shop and puts a $200.00 deposit on it, this was 3 years ago, and the guy hasn't been back since to pay off the gun, and claim his prize, so my friend (the gunsmith) told me I could have it for the same price he was charging the other fellow, and if he ever see's the other guy again, he'll return his deposit.
So, I'm about to become the proud owner of a really nice nickle finished Smith & Wesson "Dirty Harry" .44 Magnum model 29-3 for the low price of $350.00.
It's been fired, but clean with very little signs of wear, it has those nice fat square butt target grips, wide hammer spur, and serrated trigger, plus the firing pin is in the hammer and not frame mounted.....the best part of all...."NO SAFETY LOCK".......
I've got the state permit paperwork rolling, and I've got a bonus check coming in from work at the end of the month, and as soon as I turn that check into cash, I'll turn that cash into my Holy Grail.......
I've got the reloading dies so all I need now is a bullet mold (or two), a .430 sizing die, a couple of speedloaders, a holster, and I'll be ready for some serious shooting fun.....
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