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Jonesy814, that sounds logical but my nickel 27-2 has a pinned barrel and sight and the sight is nickeled as well. Ahh, the mysteries of S&W abound …. ;)

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I just think the older S&W in 3 1/2" are just worth a lot more. It mostly due to rarity as they only made them for a few years. Plus, they just look good and can be carried. ;)

That said the 4" revolvers are also good. I have no idea why the new S&W Classic Model 19 are 4 1/2" barrel? Why change a good thing?
Canada requires a barrel of over 4 inches, and possibly other countries.. Both S&W and Ruger make them in the 4.25-4.5 inch range so they don't have to make them special for export
 

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Jonesy814, that sounds logical but my nickel 27-2 has a pinned barrel and sight and the sight is nickeled as well. Ahh, the mysteries of S&W abound …. ;)

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But the ramp is integral to the barrel on yours. Only the blade is a separate piece, and on yours the blade is more of a matte nickel instead of bright like the rest of the gun.
 

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Jonesy814, that sounds logical but my nickel 27-2 has a pinned barrel and sight and the sight is nickeled as well. Ahh, the mysteries of S&W abound …. ;)

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Well, those Presentation Stocks for a N-frame are certainly beautiful and very rare. The walnut grips just flow from the original wood with the additional S&W emblem. I'd say $300+ just for the stocks. It's a $1500+ nickel revolver. For sure.
 

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..Canada requires a barrel of over 4 inches, and possibly other countries.. Both S&W and Ruger make them in the 4.25-4.5 inch range so they don't have to make them special for export.
I sure didn't know that. I saw it in a magazine for $862 MSRP.
 
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I was thinking I probably wanted a blued M27, but like you said, that one looks just right. I have not as of yet arrived at a top bid amount. I'll probably watch til the end and bid as I go instead of putting in a high bid and riding it out. I have never bought on Gunbroker. The only other gun I have not purchased in person is the 625 I bought from a forum member.
The seller of this one is A+ rated with over 10,000 transactions, which does help my anxiety over making my biggest gun purchase ever over the internet
I've made multiple GB purchases with no serious complaints. When I bought my 1917 I dealt with a seller who didn't ship promptly, but once I got it I was glad I bought it. I also once stopped bidding on an item when a seller failed to respond to an email. Pics could have been clearer and description was vague. I got suspicious so I dropped out but watched the auction. It sold at the top of my price range and both seller and buyer gave good feedback. I'm just paranoid and probably wouldn't have gotten it any way. Everything I've purchased has been exactly as described or better.

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But the ramp is integral to the barrel on yours. Only the blade is a separate piece, and on yours the blade is more of a matte nickel instead of bright like the rest of the gun.
Actually the sight blade is bright shiny like the rest of the gun. I think the light just didn’t hit it right.
 
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It's a model 27, no dash on a popular auction site. I'll do my best, but it isn't over until Friday. Serial number makes it a 1960-61, so not quite a birth year gun because I am a model of 1963. I have bid on a couple but dropped out when they exeeded what I thought they were worth. I'll probably go all in on this one though. I hear it calling me and none of the others I bid on did that. Normally I would never spend the kind of money it's going to cost, but I received a small inheritance from my moms estate and decided she was going to buy me one last birthday present. Here is the other side. As you can see, the grips have been sanded down. I suspect they were damaged and the bad spots sanded away so if I end up winning it I'll need a set of period correct grips
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I love it! Personally, I would retain those grips. Every ding, dent, and scratch tell a story.
 

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As many of you know, I have been shopping for a 3.5 inch model 27. Something I noticed on the nickel guns. Some have a blued front sight and ramp like this picture I stole of forum member 1911's revolver
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Some have a nickel plated front sight and ramp like this pict
As many of you know, I have been shopping for a 3.5 inch model 27. Something I noticed on the nickel guns. Some have a blued front sight and ramp like this picture I stole of forum member 1911's revolver
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Some have a nickel plated front sight and ramp like this picture I got off the web
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From what I have seen it seems the blued ramp/blade is mostly on the older guns, like maybe 62 and earlier. Does anyone know when they made the change, or was the blued sight something they did off and on? I am pretty sure I have seen some dash 2's with it but the majority are dash 1 and earlier.
My model 586 that I bought new an 1983...the top of the barrel and the sight had a brushed matte finish.
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Here is my display table at the S&WCA 51st Symposium. It's 5 X S&W N-frame revolvers all in 3 1/2".

The two shiny ones are a pre-27 and a 27-0 in nickel. The next three are a Registered Magnum, a pre-27, and a 27-0 all in blue. The car is a 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback. ;)

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Here is my display table at the S&WCA 51st Symposium. It's 5 X S&W N-frame revolvers all in 3 1/2".

The two shiny ones are a pre-27 and a 27-0 in nickel. The next three are a Registered Magnum, a pre-27, and a 27-0 all in blue. The car is a 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback. ;)

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Beautiful collection of 357 Magnums. I must say, your nickel pre 27 and 27-0 were my inspiration to buy the 27-0 that I just purchased but have not yet received. Normally I would have looked for a blued gun, but those older nickel plated revolvers with the pinned, blued ramp and sight and proud pins just look so cool to me that when one came up on Gunbroker, I just had to try to win it. 27-0. The SCSW says it shipped in 60-61, but it lower in that range so probably a 1960. I had bid on a 27-1 a week earlier. It's serial number was 8648 numbers past mine, and right at the tail end of the books listing for the 1960-61 serial number range
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Beautiful collection of 357 Magnums. I must say, your nickel pre 27 and 27-0 were my inspiration to buy the 27-0 that I just purchased but have not yet received. Normally I would have looked for a blued gun, but those older nickel plated revolvers with the pinned, blued ramp and sight and proud pins just look so cool to me that when one came up on Gunbroker, I just had to try to win it. 27-0. The SCSW says it shipped in 60-61, but it lower in that range so probably a 1960. I had bid on a 27-1 a week earlier. It's serial number was 8648 numbers past mine, and right at the tail end of the books listing for the 1960-61 serial number range
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I hope your new gun is more than you hope it to be. I've had that happen to me twice. It just doesn't get better than that.
 

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....I must say, your nickel pre 27 and 27-0 were my inspiration to buy the 27-0 that I just purchased but have not yet received. Normally I would have looked for a blued gun, but those older nickel plated revolvers with the pinned, blued ramp and sight and proud pins just look so cool to me that when one came up on Gunbroker,...
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Thanks. I've always said the above 3 1/2" revolvers are my favorites over 30 years of my hobby. I'd never sell them and wish my Estate "good luck" after I kick the bucket.

Another thing as a guy that was in a big room full of rare older S&W guns (it's only S&W guns that are allowed): The prices are lower today than yesterday. I think it is due to the higher gas and food prices. Most big sellers were disappointed. I had a sales table with mostly no bids.

I did sell some old ammo for guns that I didn't own anymore (priced under market). I did sell some nice old wood grips, but I brought most of them home. Net, net; I had a great weekend of S&W fun. My sales table:

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The other side of my display table:

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I was table #33 as shown here.

I had my eye on two older long barrel Registered Magnums next to me in the sales table section (he had four more),

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Jonesy,
Thanks. I've always said the above 3 1/2" revolvers are my favorites over 30 years of my hobby. I'd never sell them and wish my Estate "good luck" after I kick the bucket.

Another thing as a guy that was in a big room full of rare older S&W guns (it's only S&W guns that are allowed): The prices are lower today than yesterday. I think it is due to the higher gas and food prices. Most big sellers were disappointed. I had a sales table with mostly no bids.

I did sell some old ammo for guns that I didn't own anymore (priced under market). I did sell some nice old wood grips, but I brought most of them home. Net, net; I had a great weekend of S&W fun. My sales table:

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The other side of my display table:

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I was table #33 as shown here.

I had my eye on two older long barrel Registered Magnums next to me in the sales table section (he had four more),

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I too think prices have at least stabilized if not dropped a bit. There are 3 or 4 manufacturers running rebates right now.
I watched a really nice blued 3.5" model 27-2 from 1970-71 sell last night on Gunbroker for probably $100 less than it would have brought a month ago. That was my back-up if I didn't win the nickel no dash.
 

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I mostly like face-to-face deals over the GB things. It's JMO as I was face-to-face that determines the current market. I say it is well lower today with the Biden polices than before.

Biden lowered the price of all guns with his stance and the higher prices on gas, homes, and food.

I have a range for future buyers which is lower than 6 months ago. It's 20% lower,
 

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I mostly like face-to-face deals over the GB things. It's JMO as I was face-to-face that determines the current market. I say it is well lower today with the Biden polices than before.

Biden lowered the price of all guns with his stance and the higher prices on gas, homes, and food.

I have a range for future buyers which is lower than 6 months ago. It's 20% lower,
I prefer face to face buying. This is my first internet gun purchase. I have never seen a 3.5" model 27 for sale around here, so the internet was probably the only way I would have ever got one short of waiting 10 years for one to show up locally
 

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...Iprefer face to face buying. This is my first internet gun purchase. I have never seen a 3.5" model 27 for sale around here, so the internet was probably the only way I would have ever got one short of waiting 10 years for one to show up locally..
It all depends on location. The local gun forums here in GA have a better chance on finding a great gun. It's ODT and no fees,

I own 5 S&W guns in my presentation in S&WCA 51th.


It is a hobby: I think all of the five is worth $14,000 (all lettered, some with boxes). I am not adding the current inflation of owned assets. So, I like old what I own.
 
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It all depends on location. The local gun forums here in GA have a better chance on finding a great gun. It's ODT and no fees,

I own 5 S&W guns in my presentation in S&WCA 51th.


It is a hobby: I think all of the five is worth $14,000 (all lettered, some with boxes). I am not adding the current inflation of owned assets. So, I like old what I own.
I am also in the middle of the Allegheny National Forest. I have to travel 100 miles in any direction to hit a place with over 15,000 people....on 2 lane roads and I have a screwed up back so long drives are not always possible. That all limits availability and me, but I have done alright in accumulating what i wanted
 

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I stated the current market is certainly lower.

I have seen it in person with S&W revolvers. As it is, you have a great opportunity to buy the best gun that you always wanted. I say buy now with your extra cash.

I also buy as a hobby.

The 27-1 is really rare,
The 27-0 is good.
The pre-27 is not as rare, but the good ones are expensive.
.The Sxxx 27-2 are good,
 
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