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I just saw on the blue forum that a 6" 27-2 just sold for $650 + shipping with no box or papers? Are they really worth THAT much?

One reason I ask is that I just passed on a 5" thinking it was overpriced, and then I have this 6" that I bought at an auction not about a year ago for $300. Yes I know it was a steal, but I didn't think it was worth that much. Am I out of touch?

 

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Yup !!

I`m not even going to ask about that Five Inch !!

I think any -2 now a days is in that range and higher depending on caliber .
I think the only deals going on now are 28`s , and thats not going to last .

Don`t forget Cush , what the new Classic`s are selling for . For my money , I`d buy the real classic !! IMO if that counts .
 

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Cush,
That's not the first I've heard of a Model 27-2 selling for $600-plus in recent times..

I've wondered if it's the Obama effect or if the prices are just naturally climbing to that level.
 

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Lord.... :shock:

Not even a 6 1/2" gun ....

Maybe I CAN Retire afterall....
 

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You poke around in all the for sale and auction sites and a six inch with a presentation case and papers go for as much as 1000.I seen a shooter six inch 27-2 in guns america a while back for 450 but it had a lot of the finish flaking off.
 

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I bought a N.I.B. nickel six inch Mod. 27-2 in presentation box with tools, papers, and original shipping carton three months ago off Gunbroker for $695.00 shipping included. I thought it was a good deal. There are few to be found in this area. I went to the Missouri Gun & Knife Show at the Show Me Center at Cape Girardeau, Mo. last week end and good condition S&W's were almost non existent. One dealer had a K-22 in about 80% condition for $795.00. It was marked K-17 made in 1947 for only.... No Mod. 27-2 's. Just like anything, availability depends on location.
Bob
 

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NOTHING surprises me about gun prices.

I see plain old M10s selling for $450+.

I'm glad I HAVE my guns because I sure couldn't afford to BUY any.
 

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SaxonPig said:
NOTHING surprises me about gun prices.

I see plain old M10s selling for $450+.

I'm glad I HAVE my guns because I sure couldn't afford to BUY any.
Sure you could afford some SP...you just have to sell a few at today's inflated prices, then you can afford them! ;)
 

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Ralph G said:
I think any -2 now a days is in that range and higher depending on caliber .
I think the only deals going on now are 28`s , and thats not going to last .
The last show I went to one guy had a less than shooter grade 28-2 4" for $895. I asked why and he said 'you know the -2's are twice as much as the others'. No, I didn't know that, thanks for the info.
 

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I went to the gun show in Bozeman last weekend & gun prices were pretty high. I saw rather plain S&W Mod 10s for over $450. But they hadn't sold so maybe what they are asking & what someone is willing to pay are two different prices. There was a feeding frenzy at the tables selling ammo. Frank
 

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think any -2 now a days is in that range and higher depending on caliber .
I think the only deals going on now are 28`s , and thats not going to last .
Too late. Been watching a few auctions on AA and GB. The ones that sell are within what 27s go for and the ones that don't get bid on are priced above or the same as 27s
 

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The price for any M-27, pre-27, or variant thereof, is simply what it will bring in the marketplace.
S & W isn't making them any more; they were exceptionally well-finished guns, and the interest in them has grown dramatically as the supply has dwindled.
Just a few years ago they were great bargains, and not particularly 'collectible'.
The perfect storm in today's world has several forces coming together to force prices higher:
1) The loony left-wing government now in power
2) The 'collector awareness' of just how good the older
S&W .357's were
3) The sky-high prices of the 'first tier' collector revolvers
( RM's, etc.)
It's just a case of paying what it takes or 'staying home'.
Don
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I just purchased an 8 3/8" M27-2 99% (very slight turn ring only) blued finish for $450.00. I later purchsed the wooden presentation box complete with paperwork for it for $50.00, when he found it. I thought it was priced about right for around here. There seem to be several for sale right now, but revolvers here are moving slow, if at all. High caps and AR's and AK's are hot, so I'm shopping for Smith's.
 

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FUUN,
That's a revolver I'd love to have, and a good price too.. Congrats on your find.

Where are you, that you're finding good deals on revolvers?
 

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Last year, I paid $650 for a 8 3/8" 27-2 99%. I thought that it was a fair price at the time.


It is now one of my favorite shooters.

I have found that a 125gr JHP over 8.4 gr Unique gives a very accurate load for this.

I have shot 2 1/2" groups with this at 50 yds from a sandbag.
 

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Times change, pop.
Sparkyguy66,
This forum is all about showing respect to each other. We do not call someone else "pop" here..
 

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Is a 6" 27 WORTH $650? Not to me. Will it SELL at that price? Probably.

Nothing about gun prices (or ammo prices) would surprise me at this point. I remember not long ago when $1 per round was associated with the British Express calibers. Now you can't buy commercial 308 or 30-06 that cheap!

Gun collecting and shooting is rapidly becoming a sport for the filthy rich.
 

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sparkyguy,
I appreciate that you meant no offense.

It's sometimes difficult to put thoughts into words only, as no one else can see your expression or hear the way you say something.

I find I have to proof read almost everything I write to make sure it can't be taken the wrong way..

Sorry for the thread drift..
 
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