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Howdy , I require assistance , I am looking at two S&W model 58 and require the blue book gun value prices from 50 % and up , if there a value difference between S or N prefix ???
, and value difference between nickel or blue ??,
can some assit ?? kubvcabo

many thanks rojo
 

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These days an "Inexpensive" Model 58 is anything under $400. Average prices seem to range from about $550 for "Shooter Grade" guns to around $1500 for NIB specimens. "S" Serialed Guns if under 275,000 seem to bring about a 10% premium, and Nickle brings about 20-25% more.
 

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Sebago Son , I will have to wheel and deal on these tow revolver if someone can let me have the prices from 50 % and up it would be a great help, can some that has a new blue book please assit, many thanks, rojo
 

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90% 575
80% 500
70% 400
60% 300

Add 10% for nickel or "S" serial #'s.

Blu Book of Gun Values 30th Edition
 

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The Blue Book is notoriusly low and at very best a year behind the curve. Historically, they are way off base with desirable Smith & Wessons.

Good Luck.

If you buy at the Blue Book values I suspect you'll make a good deal on the buy.
 

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Drew, I appreciate your comments on Blue Book. I don't get around to as many gun-shows as I used to, or gun shops for that matter. But your statement on Blue Book supports my feelings on suggested prices.

The model 58 I'm posting was evaluated by a S&W specialist (gun show dealer from SC) as a ANIB model 58. He offered me $750. for it in Feb.
and said he would add $300 to $400. to it when he would sell it, at least that is what he would price it on his table. . . Hope it's helpful.
 

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Triple, the gun you post is an easy sell at 1200.00 if the grips number to the gun. A true NIB about 1500.00 and a S# around 1700.00. I think the dealer's 750.00 offer is way short. I would be hard pressed to leave that one on a table at a show if it was 1000.00.
 

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Fugotti; I am definetly out of the loop. I bought the 58 new and from the paperwork sometime after April of 74. Never checked the grips for serial number, but have no reason to believe these are not original.

I became disenchanted with it primarily because the all lead police loads leaded the barrel rather quickly and accuracy suffered. Later I favored the 170 grain JHP factory loads.

I didn't reload 41 mags, as I had a 4" Model 29, thus the 58 went back in the box. Shooting the full 210 grain magnum factory loads gave me recoil equivilent to the 44 Mag. - Still for a light, powerful trail gun with fixed sights, I think the model 58 fits that requirement rather well

Thanks for the update on prices.

Hank
 

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Hank,

Was it a show in Columbia? (I'm assuming SC meaning South Carolina?) I usually work the show at Jamil Temple.

Chris
 

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howdy guys , how much would the original box add ???
or original box and papers ???
many thanks for your posts , I am know looking at three different ones , decisions, decisions.
many thanks for all your posts, rojo hipnp
 

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58 Boxes that are correct (not re-tagged with non-S&W labels) would add $50 to an N-Frame Gun in newish (collectible condition) and $75-100 for an early pre S-275,000 serialed gun.

The complete paper set & tools are worth about another $25.

Remarked boxes are a fraud in my view and add nothing to the sale.

Drew

PS: Model 58's were commonly restocked with Targets or the factory fitted "Modified Magna" (round bottomed) stocks harvested by unscrupulous Grip Sellers. They bring significant money when sold loose. Oft times gun sellers will peel off the "Modifieds" and auction them off separately and slap on a pair of inexpensive model 28 stocks to deceive unwary / inexperienced buyers.

Diamond Modifieds will cost upwards of $175 for a mint pair when / if found and non-diamond Modifieds $75-100. Beware.

If the stocks are not of the correct type and serialed to the frame, I would deduct at least these values from the purchase price of the gun.
 

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N-frame: Hi Chris, negative on the show you mentioned. The show was in Asheville. I believe the dealer was from the foothills of SC.

I'll have to make it a point to get to some of the shows in SC.

Hank
 
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