I just bought a Model 48 Classic. I love 22 Mags, and this gun had been in the case at a LGS for a while. I searched around the internet for one checking prices and this shop, which has an online store, was the least expensive price on the internet. On those websites that compile prices from sites around the web, this shop's name kept popping up for that model as the best deal. So, while I was there accepting a transfer for another firearm I went ahead and bought it. I paid $719. It's a lot of money, but it really is a beautiful gun. And those on gunbroker, etc are $850.
Does anyone have experience with the classic line of revolvers, or this one particularly? I've got a 629 Classic DX, but it isn't part of this line I don't think, as it is from before S&W introduced the blued "classic" line.
Yeah, I know. I'm super excited--haven't shot it yet, but will soon. They are pretty uncommon even though I would think they'd be popular. I've got a PMR30 and an LCR in 22 Mag, along with a convertible SA revolver. The only thing is 22 mag ammo is about the same price as 45 ACP! I've got so much 22LR, just wish I had as much WMR. The 41 Mag is pretty cool, though too. Not something you see every day. And the Diamondback too? I don't know if I could bring myself to get rid of that if I had it.
I wanted to post again here if anyone reads this in the future: The S&W model 48 classic is an absolutely beautiful gun. And shooting it feels like prom night. I cannot stress enough the inherent accuracy in the 6" barrel. This thing really is a fine fine piece. It is exactly what a small caliber revolver should be.