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Hello, my name is Jason and I am looking for some people with more knowledge than I have about revolvers. My stepfather passed away recently and I am trying to help my mother identify and determine the value of three s&w revolvers so she can decide what to do with them. I am thinking of purchasing them myself from her but, I want to pay her a fair price. She is my mother after all! Any help would be appreciated. We have 2 38 revolvers and a 22 long rifle revolver. I'm trying to figure it out myself with little luck and ran across this forum. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! You have some classic S&W handguns, there. The .22 is a K-22 Combat Masterpiece from 1952. In 1957, it becomes the Model 18 after S&W implemented model numbers. The Model 15-4 is a K-38 Combat Masterpiece from 1980 and the Model 36 is a Chiefs Special from 1983. It is hard to gauge condition from your pictures so take any valuations as guestimates. The K-22 is worth around $550, the M15-4 is about the same, and the M36 is about $500. Values are regional so may differ in your area.
 

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I hope you keep them. By the way, I should have said "sorry for your loss" in my original post. I wish you, your mom and familiy God's comfort as y'all deal with the loss of your loved one.
 

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Thank you so much! The condition is fairly good although, they have been in storage for a little while and need oiled and cleaned but there's no pitting or damage anywhere. I think I'm going to do my best to keep them with me and not let them go anywhere else.
A wise move! (y) Hopefully, your mother will want you to have them and tend toward the low side value-wise and not go looking for GB bidding war kinds of prices. :giggle: I think the prices posted by member Wiregrassguy are fair, but as he says: Prices do vary a lot depending on condition and also somewhat regionally.
 

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My condolences as well.

Assuming you are only covering one digit of the serial numbers...
You have a 4" K22 from 1947
and a 2" model 15-4 from 1980
and a 2" model 36 from 1982

If you are covering two digits of the serial number of the 22 it is a 4" K22 from 1953

Their values vary by condition and whether you have original factory boxes, paperwork, tool kits, etc, vs. just the guns, Location figures into it as well, but IMO a range on each would be approximately
for the K22 - $500-$750
for the 15-4 - $450-$600
for the 36 - $400-$550

All are just my opinion of course and based on today's highly inflated prices, which are about $100-$200 higher today than they were a year ago.

If you gave your mom $1400-$1500 for all 3 you'd be getting a decent deal and she'd be getting a lot more than any dealer would give her for them.
 
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Thank you so much! The condition is fairly good although, they have been in storage for a little while and need oiled and cleaned but there's no pitting or damage anywhere. I think I'm going to do my best to keep them with me and not let them go anywhere else.
Shoot them in good health mate, and welcome aboard, stay a while..

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The 2 inch model 15-4 is actually worth about $650 in todays market. I have been casually looking at them and that's what I have seen
Jonesy I didn't know one could "casually look at a gun" :) I thought it was more like anticipation of something great happening? :) but maybe coz your seasoned and I'm fresh off the boat mate...lol :)

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Casually looking = browsing gunbroker with no intentions of buying nor any money to buy with ;)
That's Pornography mate///

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