Vigo County Municiple Auction 9 Feb.2013

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  1. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    My neighbor was headed to Indiana on Saturday to attend an aution in Vigo County Indiana. I tagged along for the ride with hopes of finding some donated estate property or confiscated pieces. IE... hand guns. If original bill of sale is located with a weapon it goes up for auction(sealed bid only). If paperwork cannot be located, the piece becomes state property and is allegedly destroyed. The collection was quite impressive. I found a very nice S&W DA model 29 357 in box with cleaning kit. starting bid 385.00
    S&W 4screw pre-model 29 357 original box. starting bid 345.00
    Taurus 941 ultra-lite 22 mag. original box. starting bid 290.00
    and a very sweet S&W pre war model 38 reconditioned original box. starting bid was 985.00 and too rich for my blood. I threw a bid down on the Taurus of 365.00. I will be notified by mail if I am the winner. I found some very sweet hand guns at this auction. posting some neat history. The Taurus I bid on is up first hand.
     

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    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    The model 29 was very popular with state police and sherif depts nation wide. The model 29 in the wood box shows lots of holster wear.
     

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    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    After 10 days of not hearing from the auction house in Vigo county, I called to find out about winners in the handgun auction/sealed bid war. It appears that the Taurus 22 will be headed my way once the backround checks are completed. they sure do take there time. Article 2 gun shop and range has the same pistol under glass, NIB, for 419.00 I feel pretty good about the deal and will enjoy shooting this baby once I get my mits on her..
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Congrats HS !!

    I really like the looks of that S&W .32 DA...
     
  5. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    Congrats hotshott......

    Very nice !
     
  6. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    As I stated in the post, I saw many very nice hand guns. The 32 was beautiful and very nicely redone. Plus a pre-war hand-gun. There was not a whole lot of people at this auction Again to my surprise. Lot of people buying trucks and equipment outside. Even a few trailer loads of livestock. Beverage and hotdogs sold on sight as well. It was worth my time to go and I will go again if the oppertunity comes up. My only regret is I could not see the bidding history on the Taurus or even how many bids were put in the box. It should be mailed direct to my home as Vigo County does all the backround checks.
     
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    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    The 941 has made it home. Sunday I hope to be at the Article 2 range and will put this ultra lite to the test. I have been here on the weekend before and it is a 2 and 3 hour wait. I can't wait til spring. For the cost of range fees I can drive 1 1/2 west and pull off the road to unload brass. And still make it home for dinner. Report and pics to come.
     

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    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    Taurus 941

    I bit the bullit on Saturday and reserved my spot at the range for Sunday morning. The 941 was surprisingly tight. 15 pounds to be exact. Quick reserch revealed that ALL Taurus small caliber handguns are made this way. Being very popular for H.D. the tight trigger helps to prevent accidental firing. The gun is most accurate and I have no regrets whatsoever. An older gentleman who was also shooting had 2 of these 941's and he loves his as well. He has owned his for many years and both have trigger pulls down to a respectful 8 to 8 1/2 pounds. On the brite side, The Taurus I got may not have been fired often. After 200 rounds I am sorry I have not bought one of these sooner. I enjoyed it so much that I am now looking into the Taurus PT 22LR. One Canadian outfitter has them for 239.00 plus FFL fees. Overall I give this gun an 8 on the ten scale. It holds like my Charter Arms Raging Bull and it fits in the same holster, Although the ammo is much cheaper, I would not use as a home defence piece but it is certanly a fun and inexpensive gun to shoot. Another fine 2 hours spent at the range. For the record this target was at 15 yards.
     

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