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    5967 Found But Worth Getting?

    Hello First post here. I did a pawnshop crawl today and found a S&W 5967. Its in excellent shape except someone engraved their name on the slide lightly and done professionally. Theyre asking 360-bucks. If I got it, would it be worth it to have a gunsmith see if the engraving can be removed and the slide reblued or would that in effect trash the gun's collectability?

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    At that price I'd buy it. It's not a collectors item, but it's a Lew Horton built pistol, and well worth that price.
    It'll be a great shooter.

    This is what the S&W catalog says about it.
    Model 5967
    Caliber: 9mm Parabellum. Model 5906 frame with Model 3914 slide. Special for Lew Horton. Stainless steel frame with blue carbon steel slide. Novak Lo-Mount fixed sights. Special for 1990.
    ANIB Exc VG
    700 500 350
    Product Codes and Features by Year
    103048 4” 1990, 1st trigger guard
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    No matter what you do the collectability of that gun is trashed but like Gearchecker said, a good price for shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gearchecker View Post
    At that price I'd buy it. It's not a collectors item, but it's a Lew Horton built pistol, and well worth that price.
    It'll be a great shooter.
    I'm not sure why it wouldn't be a collectable pistol. Its the only mid-size 5900 series pistol made. According to the chart I have, the 5900 had full size frames only, except for the 5967. Wouldn't its unique build make it collectable?

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    If it wasn't engraved yes, it would be a little more collectible.
    If you could find a 3914 slide in the same condition as the frame, than yes you could make it more collectible. But putting on a new unaltered slide it would not increase the value to be greater than the cost put into the pistol and the replacement slide on it.

    I heard somebody once say this "Just because it's rare, doesn't mean it's valuable." In this case I believe that statement holds true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gearchecker View Post
    If it wasn't engraved yes, it would be a little more collectible.
    If you could find a 3914 slide in the same condition as the frame, than yes you could make it more collectible. But putting on a new unaltered slide it would not increase the value to be greater than the cost put into the pistol and the replacement slide on it.

    I heard somebody once say this "Just because it's rare, doesn't mean it's valuable." In this case I believe that statement holds true.
    It is not for the value, but for the completion of the collection. I have in excess of 25 different S&W automatics Gen 1 through 3. Only the 5906 do I own a brace of and they are exact same iteration models. I don't have much love to the DAO series as they are inherently difficult to put the bomb on the bullseye with the exceptionally long pull. I have a former police issue 4586 just to say I have a DAO in my collection. The 5967 is one of the odd-balls that tend to round out a collection.


 

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