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I have a Model 52 no dish purchased in the late 70s when I was doing a lot of competition shooting. Since the eyes went bad I put the gun away haven't used it the last 30 years. Looking to sell, can anyone give me an idea what the gun is worth
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Look for direct market prices on sites like GunBroker and GunsAmerica.

Actually setup and log in to an account, then use the "completed sales" search facility to see actual selling prices.

This will give you an idea of the actual direct to buyer market value. Retail stores will offer half actual value. Retail sellers will sell for 30% above actual value.

When you sell here, you must list an asking price.
 

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Depends on where you are located in the country when it comes to price. I reckon it looks like this, minus the target grips.
Anything S&W on the shelves here in SoCal doesn't last long. But that's here. And what about ammo?


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Depends on where you are located in the country when it comes to price. I reckon it looks like this, minus the target grips.
Anything S&W on the shelves here in SoCal doesn't last long. But that's here. And what about ammo?


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That is a VERY nice set of stocks on that pistol! Of a quality not often seen! Do you know who made them?
 

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That is a VERY nice set of stocks on that pistol! Of a quality not often seen! Do you know who made them?
I don't who made them. I don't own the hardware but I couldn't resist taking a photo at a show and tell.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass, Rich! Value is primarily determined by scarcity and condition. Also, in your case, how many of the accessories you still have...like the box, weights, magazines, tools, papers, etc. We don't see Model 52s on here very often and they usually sell at a premium. We need to see the gun to gauge condition. However, I'd say, if it looks like the one scoutingranch posted, you are being offered about 1/2 of what it is worth. The bible, Standard Catalog of S&W 4th Edition, says $1250 for Very Good condition. That publication is 5 years old now and values have increased substantially for many S&W guns. I would say at auction on gunbroker,com, you'd probably have dueling bidders at $1250.
 
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass, Rich! Value is primarily determined by scarcity and condition. Also, in your case, how many of the accessories you still have...like the box, weights, magazines, tools, papers, etc. We don't see Model 52s on here very often and they usually sell at a premium. We need to see the gun to gauge condition. However, I'd say, if it looks like the one scoutingranch posted, you are being offered about 1/2 of what it is worth. The bible, Standard Catalog of S&W 4th Edition, says $1250 for Very Good condition. That publication is 5 years old now and values have increased substantially for many S&W guns. I would say at auction on gunbroker,com, you'd probably have dueling bidders at $1250.
All I have is the gun & 2 mags shows a little wear. What do I have to do to put it up for sale? and $$
 

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If you mean, what do you have to do to sell it here? First, you need to find an FFL who will ship it for you for a reasonable cost. Mine charges $20 transfer fee plus actual postage. Unless you sell it face to face and depending on if you live in a free state, you will need to ship to an FFL that represents the purchaser. Then, take a lot of well lighted, sharply focused pictures of all different angles of the gun and accessories. Post it in the Classifieds forum and put a price on it...that's up to you...plus whatever you negotiate for a transfer fee plus postage and insurance.
 

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If you mean, what do you have to do to sell it here? First, you need to find an FFL who will ship it for you for a reasonable cost. Mine charges $20 transfer fee plus actual postage. Unless you sell it face to face and depending on if you live in a free state, you will need to ship to an FFL that represents the purchaser. Then, take a lot of well lighted, sharply focused pictures of all different angles of the gun and accessories. Post it in the Classifieds forum and put a price on it...that's up to you...plus whatever you negotiate for a transfer fee plus postage and insurance.
Ok got it!
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