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Old December 12, 2007, 06:18 PM   #1
slim whitman
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S&W 3906 - need a price check please

Hi Everyone -

I have a S&W 3906 for sale, but I am not sure what to ask for -

Adjustable sights

3 factory mags

90% condition -

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance

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Old December 12, 2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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All I can add is whether or not the mags are hicaps or 10's. If you only have ban mags for the gun, that devalues it as it is a PITA to seek out the hicaps, then pay the high price. You could have an additional 100$ in the gun if you want to equip it with 3 hicaps instead of the locaps. So looking at listings, you have to consider that for price comparison.
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Old December 12, 2007, 09:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom2 -

This gun is a single stack - 8+1 I believe -

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Old December 12, 2007, 10:43 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, this particular model was a single stack 9mm full size service pistol only made 2 years ('88-90). Standard capacity for all examples from the factory is 8 rounds. The 3906 had an all stainless frame and is nearly identical in height and profile (but not thickness) to the 5906. Do you have the box and papers? These have become a bit sought after by collectors and if it's a nice example, $450 wouldn't be outrageous (if it's a former LE gun, probably knock $100 off). Check gunbroker.com and the autoloaders section of www.smith-wessonforum.com for reports of recent deals and discussion. It's a fine gun and I imagine the factory adjustable sights might bring another $50 or so. An auction on gunbroker might be the best way to go. If you're not gonna go the auction route, try a start of $450 and allow some negotiating room.
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Old December 12, 2007, 11:47 PM   #5
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Newer mags for that model hold 9 rounds, same as those used in the 952.



I paid $450 for my LNIB 3906 last year.

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Old December 13, 2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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About 3 months ago I got one in 90% condition with two mags and no papers/box for $250 from a local LEO.

I have four of these pistols (one 3903 and three 3906) which were all purchased in past three years and none were more than $300 and cheapest one was $150. Spare mag is worth $30-$40. These are very underrated pistols but my brother and I love them.
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