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in your pants
I have a opportunity to buy some trade in revolvers and would appreciate advice as to what models are more desirable. I will list the S&W models. I do not have complete model numbers.
|Working for Water|
I would say the 65 and 64, pending both are in the 3" configuration. A 681 in good condition is also a desirable model. Good luck and post pics when and if you make a selection.
|Not really from Vienna|
A non-heavy barrel 4” Model 64 is somewhat scarce.
|Hop head |
not much info to say honestly,
need barrel lengths and dashes,
with what you have, 681, 67 maybe the 36 and 60
681 for sure, 3" configuration is always good.
I'm not an expert but I know out this way M36 and M60 sell very fast.
Don't forgot the M49.
Look for pinned barrels they seem more desirable.
|The Great Equalizer|
Those are the complete model numbers. If the original boxes are available, ant of the post 1980s guns will have a six digit product code to identify their configuration
Those are all fine shooters, but unless something is unusual about the firearm, none of those models has any significant collect ability over any of the others
Buy any of them that speak to you
Buy the ones in the best condition
And don't worry what a few dozen strangers on the Internet think
I never buy a firearm as an Investment. I buy what I like and if they go up in value GREAT. If they do not, I don't sweat it as I had years of enjoyment out of the revolver
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Unless they have some unusual configuration (rare barrel length, factory engraving, etc.) or provenance (shipped to a President or General), none of the models you listed would be of interest to collectors. They would all be great shooters for a variety of purposes and I wouldn't hesitate to buy any of them if you like or need them.
Most S&W collectors are more interested in the revolvers that don't have model numbers (pre-1957). Some of the famous named models that command a lot of collector attention and value are the Registered Magnum, the Triple Lock, and the Schofield. If you're interested, you should get a copy of The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th edition, by Jim Supica and Rick Nahas. It gives detailed descriptions and values for all S&W's from the 1850's to 2016.
|I'm not laughing |
Early issue all steel Model 39. If you can find one.
On your list: M60 and M681This message has been edited. Last edited by: YooperSigs,
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|Like a party |
in your pants
Thanks for the tips.
I will NOT be able to lay eyes on any of the available guns, I will have to rely on somebody else to cherry pick condition.
I'm not really interested in collector value ,just models that might be more desirable.
I'm thinking the older the better even if condition (appearance)suffers. I would rather have craftsmanship.
My original thought was a 357 mag and a snubnose but if a great 38spl was available I would want that also.
These are all "work" guns so condition will not be that of a safe queen.
They are not giving these guns away, most average in the $300-$400 range.
There are also some Ruger GP100 and Ruger Service six. I will put in a request for a GP100. Taurus I have no interest in, some Remington 870, Winchester 1360, and Mossberg 500 shotguns too.$150-$225 range for those.
Believe me! $300 to $400 IS giving them away. Good Lord!
If any of them have the internal locks, none of them are must haves.
With no locks, 60, 637, 681 and 67.
The M64 would be desirable if it was a 3" version or if it had the 4" pencil barrel.
The M65 would be desirable if it had a 3" barrel.
I agree with HKSig, they aren't really collectibles. They are just desirable as shooters.
|Let's be careful |
probably good shooters, but us S&W guys mostly want P&R revolvers.
If they are in very good condition, at $300-$400 each, it would be tempting to not buy them all. Not a S&W expert by a long shot, but used S&W revolvers are hardly seen in the local shops around me now. When one does show up, it brings a price on the high end of the scale.
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|Back in Black|
681 would be my pick of that bunch. Possibly others, but would need more info.
The SS revolvers listed are just not very collectable. At least not now. They are all great revolvers to shoot. None should be more than $400 to own. If i had to pick any, the model 36 could have some collector value as may the model 60. I say could as it depends on lots of things. If they are do not have a pinned barrel, then really none of them will have collector right now anyway. The SS guns they seems to be gaining steam as collectable are the model The Model 65 & 66 and 67 and short barrel versions of the Model 686. Old Pre model 10s have collector value as do pre model 36s (Chiefs Specials). Again they are all good fun to shoot. I have many of them. The DA model 64s Police Trade-ins seem to have awesome triggers. They can be had for $250-$300 too. Good luck.
Having target sights puts a premium on similar models vs the combat sights on all the others. The 642/642 are easy to sell and great pocket carry BUGS.This message has been edited. Last edited by: mbliss57,
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|Little ray |
Those are all shooters, not collectors, barring one being very unusual.
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681 for sure.
Maybe the model 10 depending on what it is. Heavy Barrel is good.
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