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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:25 PM   #1
 
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Flat Top 44 Special Bisley

I've been looking for 44 Flat Tops and came across a Lipsey's special Bisley with a 5-1/2" barrel and rosewood grips (RURNVB-445-SPCL), brand new in the box, priced at $529. The gunstore is out of state (I was visiting the area) so I would need to add $20 for shipping and $25 for transfer fee.

The Bisley grip feels better than the plow handle.

What are your thoughts? Good price? Doesn't appear to be very many new ones, or even used ones, available. Any idea if Lipsey will be getting more ordered from Ruger? Good investment?

Your thoughts and insights are much appreciated!

Thanks.

PS - this is my first post after lurking for a while and doing a bunch of searchs.



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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:49 PM   #2
 
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Do it!
Guns are all expensive right now.....if you can even get them!

I just paid $655. for a 66-2 snubbie (S&W)......
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Hell if I had he money I'd buy it. NICE!
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Nah! Don't buy it, you'll hate it. BTW, send me a link to the dealer and I'll remove the temptation for you. I'm sure you'll thank me!
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Let us know if you get it and shoot it! Sounds like a reasonable price to me! I wouldn't look at is as an Investment .... Just go out and enjoy the revolver while you can. Mine is a shooter.
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I sent an e-mail to the gunshop to let them know I'm interested. Here's a photo I took with my iPhone when I was there. Thanks everybody!


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Welcome from Australia mate.
Glad to have you on board, nice folk here and lots of good info.
Very nice wheel gun, bet it won't last there long if you don't snap it up.
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Saw this on lipsey site just the other day. I think my next cal is going to be .44!
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I've been looking for 44 Flat Tops . . . . . The Bisley grip feels better than the plow handle. . . . . . Good price? . . . . Your thoughts . . . . . . are much appreciated!
First or all, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you came out, into the light, from the shadowy world of lurking.

My thoughts are you've answered your own questions.

1) You've been looking for a .44 Flattop
2) The Bisley grip "feels" right.
3) The price seems right.

GO FOR IT! If it gets away while you're trying to decide, or looking to save a few bucks, you'll always regret not grabbing it. And, in the scheme of things, the couple of dollars either way, you might have saved, will long be forgotten.

PS The gun is a real beauty and the .44 Special round is fun to shoot. Let us know what you decide.
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Thats a great price. I paid more than that for my 4 1/2" version(the one in my avatar pic).
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Do it! I think you will LOVE this revolver.
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I just picked up a bisley a couple of weeks ago although it is a 45 colt. I have quite a few handguns and enjoy them all the bisley has become a gun I can't put down. I am even thinking about letting my 41 mag redhawk go to get another bisiley.

Buy the bisley
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Called the shop and purchased it. It will be on its way to my local transfer FFL!

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Hey congrats Bret! And welcome to the forum!

I sent an OM Vaquero for Ruger to fix, and they tell me that they have converted it to a Bisley. I'm like Ohhhhhhhhhkay? So I guess I will be getting to see what that's all about having never owned one.

They do look good with stag or bone handles..
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Why would they do that????
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