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Old 01-24-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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What would be a ballpark price on a 1956-vintage S&W M&P (pre-model 10) 2" snubby .38 Special with all matching serial numbers (except for the grips, which are period-correct), solid as a rock, 85%-90% of the original bluing, and some minor pitting on the cylinder?

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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what would be a ballpark price on a 1956-vintage s&w m&p (pre-model 10) 2" snubby .38 special with all matching serial numbers (except for the grips, which are period-correct), solid as a rock, 85%-90% of the original bluing, and some minor pitting on the cylinder?
$250 - $300
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That pitting on the cylinder is going to be your biggest hit in value, regardless of how minor. I personally would give $300 if I were in the market, but this doesn't reflect a professional appraiser's opinion, just how much it would be worth to me.

Some pics would help.

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Thanks, guys.

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Any more opinions?

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Condition is everything. Price sounds about right, but without pictures.......

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Assuming the timing is correct and no hidden problems, $300 would be about the top of the mark in my opinion. I'd probably be a buyer at about $250 if I planned on keeping it as a shooter/carry gun.

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