Value Question

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Hurryin' Hoosier, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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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?
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    $250 - $300
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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

    IDVague New Member

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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.