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Hello Everyone!

I'm new to this forum. This is my first post. I suppose I should post my inquiry in the "classified" section, but when I try, the site indicates that I must have at least 25 posts before I can post anything in "classifieds!" So, I want to be part of the community of Taurus owners, but I can't yet submit a post that will help me find the Taurus revolver I want to buy so I can actually become a Taurus owner:D!

I have quite a few handguns, including a single-action .357 magnum revolver, but none of them are DA revolvers. I'd like to acquire a .357 DA revolver, and I am very much interested in finding a Taurus 689. I'd prefer a stainless steel model with a 4" barrel, but I'd consider just about any variation.

I'd like to post a "Want To Buy" in the classified section, but I'm not allowed! I can understand not yet being allowed to submit any "for sale" posts, but "want to buy?" What's up with that? Otherwise...happy to be here!

Any help out there?

THANKS for any assistance you can render.

Robert
Coatesville, PA
 
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You can post in the classifieds after 25 post, I do believe. Just get active for a couple of days and away you go. You could also check Guns America, Gun Broker, or any one of the other online gun sellers. And by the way, welcome to the best gun forum on the net.
 

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You might find one locally, but I'd say the odds are against it. I don't see many 357 mag revolvers for sale locally at all unless they are brand new. As CJS said, Gunbroker or Kentucky Gn or some other online store might be your best bet. The 689 hasn't been made in probably close to 2 decades so you'll have to hope one comes up and that you're willing to pay the price.

Good luck !
 

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You can post in the classifieds after 25 post, I do believe. Just get active for a couple of days and away you go. You could also check Guns America, Gun Broker, or any one of the other online gun sellers. And by the way, welcome to the best gun forum on the net.
Thanks for the welcome and suggestions. I have a saved search on Gunbroker and other sites. I know that one has to have 25 posts before posting in classifieds, but I really don't want to post meaningless stuff just to get to 25;)! That said, I'll be active, for sure.
 
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You might find one locally, but I'd say the odds are against it. I don't see many 357 mag revolvers for sale locally at all unless they are brand new. As CJS said, Gunbroker or Kentucky Gn or some other online store might be your best bet. The 689 hasn't been made in probably close to 2 decades so you'll have to hope one comes up and that you're willing to pay the price.

Good luck !
Thanks for the advice. I'm aware that the 689 hasn't been made since the late 1990s, but I have seen them come up for sale on the gun auction websites now and then. In fact, Gunbroker.com had three different 689s listed within the past two or three months. At the time they were available, I really wasn't looking for one, and now I'm kicking myself for not grabbing one of them. I'll just continue to keep on the lookout. I figured there would be no better place to search for one than an on-line forum dedicated to Taurus!
 
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I have the Stainless 689 with the 6" barrel. I will tell you that when you take it out it gets attention! Mine will never be up for sale, IMHO they don't make a 357 that looks as good as this one. View attachment 445779
Beautiful! No doubt it gets attention, and I don't blame you for claiming it will never be up for sale. There are many aspects of firearms that appeal to owners/users. Functionality, build quality, accuracy, and other physical traits are probably most important, but like any other piece of machinery, "looks" are important, too. In that regard, the 689 is a VERY handsome piece! Other than a Python (my "dream revolver" which looks damn near identical, but totally unaffordable), a 689 is as pretty as a revolver gets. I especially like them with wooden grips for that classic look. I have several SA Rugers and find them to be wonderful, but their DA revolvers just don't look good to me, even if the gun itself is top-notch.

BTW: I just found and bought a 4-inch stainless 689 a few days ago! At first, I wanted a 6-inch barrel, but I thought I'd give the 4-inch a try, as I have no revolvers less than 6-inches. Mixing it up!

Thanks for sharing the photo.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've looked at those and strongly considered them, but I've been searching for a 689 because I like that classic look from the '70s - '80s. Nothing says I can't or won't get a new-generation Taurus revolver as well!:rolleyes:
 
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Thanks Bobbr3 and congrats on finding a 689, please post up a pic! I do have the original wooden grips and I agree that she does look better wearing them, but with .357 loads I like the feel of the Pachmayr rubber grips. Mine is a shooter, have many rounds (1000's) through it and never had any issues shooting 357 or 38Spl. The single action trigger on mine from the factory is really crisp, I've had others shoot it (S&W guys that dislike Taurus) that complimented the revolver. The only thing I would like to get my hands on is a copy of the Owner's Manual for the 689....just to have it.
 

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Update! I found and purchased a 689 with 4-inch barrel I spotted on GunBroker.com.! It's on its way to my local FFL. I'm thrilled. I hope it's as good as it looked in the photos. I'll post photos when I get it. Happy to be a "legit" member of the Taurus family!
 
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Thanks Bobbr3 and congrats on finding a 689, please post up a pic! The only thing I would like to get my hands on is a copy of the Owner's Manual for the 689....just to have it.
Good Day CatCam. Two days ago, I picked-up my new-to-me 689 4-inch stainless, and will be soon be posting photos of it somewhere on this site. I just got the revolver with nothing else included (box, papers, etc.), but I don't care, as the gun itself is near mint. When buying anything that's about twenty years old, it's rare that any boxes or paperwork stays with the item. I, too, would really like to get a copy of the owner's manual, just to have. Even a photocopy would be fine with me.

Wishing you safe and fun shooting........
 
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Thanks Bobbr3 -- Look, if I ever find an Owner's manual, I'll scan it and send it to you -- so one day if you see a PM from me that is probably what it is about! Take care and enjoy your "new to you" 689! Happy Shooting!

Good Day CatCam. Two days ago, I picked-up my new-to-me 689 4-inch stainless, and will be soon be posting photos of it somewhere on this site. I just got the revolver with nothing else included (box, papers, etc.), but I don't care, as the gun itself is near mint. When buying anything that's about twenty years old, it's rare that any boxes or paperwork stays with the item. I, too, would really like to get a copy of the owner's manual, just to have. Even a photocopy would be fine with me.

Wishing you safe and fun shooting........
 

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Then again you could throw caution to the wind and buy a Taurus Raging Bull in 454 Casull for under $470 right now. Folks may question your logic but they won't question your courage.
 

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The Raging Bull .454 is actually a pretty soft shooter...................
Now my 2" Rossi .44 mag is a different story!.................
 
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