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    gold picture boxes

    Obviously these are a collectors item. Saw one while setting up at the gunshow today, it was for a 6" K-32 and am curious about the value of the item. Any imput? bobw

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    Re: gold picture boxes

    For a K-32, wow, an arm and a leg and your left one.
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    Re: gold picture boxes

    All that is worth a pretty penny to me, so talk cash so I have a clue. bobw

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    Re: gold picture boxes

    Bob,

    There were a big bunch of these Gold K-32 boxes sold loose without guns in the late 90's. Reports are that there were nearly a hundred sold. These were never used and not marked with serial number. Suddenly and mysteriously formerly boxless K-32's 'found' their correct boxes.

    Look on the bottom for black grease pencil markings. These numbers will be the serial number of the gun that was supposed to be in that box.... probably.

    In any event, I would suspect that this K-32 box without any goodies is still capable of bringing $200-250 if correct and in excellent condition. Maybe more to a rabid collector who needs one, less if the box is torn, stained, altered or badly scuffed. Add $100-150 for complete, correct tool set. (Black screwdriver, .32 caliber mop and brush, aluminum loop cleaning rod).

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    Re: gold picture boxes

    The last ones that I saw for sale by one of the old time S&W dealers recently went for $65 - $95.00. The boxes out numbered the guns 10 to 1 and were obviously ordered by S&W in anticipation of better sales numbers for the K32. Consequently the demand is relatively low since only 3630 K-32s were manufactured between 1947 and 1973 and the gold boxes ended around '65.

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    Greetings,

    Although this is an older thread, I thought this to be at a little relevant... Its also my first post on this forum

    I just picked up a K32 gold box for $50 because I just had never seen one for sale before and, oddly enough, it was incorrectly labeled as a K-43 (strange, but true FWIW...its got a grease pencil serial number on the bottom, although the first two numbers are fairly illedgible and nearly worn off.

    Perhaps just wishful thinking, but it sure would be nice to complete the trifecta of having the K32, K22 and K38, complete with boxes, etc.... I have the latter two, but given the lack of K32s on the market, it could be a long, long time

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    I have seen a lot of boxes from all eras and calibers for sale on e-bay. I was in e-bay a lot a couple years ago looking for deals on mahagany presentation cases and the regular cardboard boxes would pop up. But they were going for outragous prices like most stuff on e-bay and the shipping out ragous to. But I would say e-bay is a place to keep a eye on if you are if your willing to pay a little more. I also used to see the owner of the other forum in there selling boxes a lot under I forget the name something trader.I am sure some of the members here can tell you the name and you can find him on his forum in the classifieds.


 

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