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Jax 03-10-2010 12:25 AM

Blue Book Value
can anyone give me the blue book value of a NIB S&W 638? I need to know if I paid too much. the blue book i have is from 2006, I guess i need to go purchase a new one.

hunter Joe 03-10-2010 03:48 AM

MSRP is $638. and 100% is $460.

I find that Gun Broker is a great source for current gun values as it reflects what the market for firearms is currently bearing. If the market is inflated with a certain firearm you will not pay Blue Book prices, supply and demand.

Furthermore, a gun values really comes down to whether you are buying it or selling it. How much do you want the firearm opposed to how much the seller needs the money.

NGIB 03-10-2010 11:40 AM

Joe hit the nail on the head. Any product is worth what someone is willing to pay for it - no more and no less. If you look at Gunbroker, make sure to look at completed auctions, with a sale, to see what something actually went for.

BTW, after the fact is the wrong time to ask yourself whether you paid to much...

Jax 03-11-2010 01:07 AM

well i came out ok then. the gun WAS never fired and nib and it cost me $425 and I'm more than happy with it. thanks

diggsbakes 03-12-2010 04:13 PM

Yeah you did alright. I've paid too much before, but there's not much you can do about it. I always check gun broker or the Bible before buying now.

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