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Old August 14, 2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Smith and Wesson 13-2 .357

a friend of a friend is wanting to trade me smith and wesson 13-2 .357 revolver. im trying to get just a ballpark figure on what it might be worth. supposedly its only been shot 6 times...but it is in very good condition. it is blued with a 4 inch barrel. thanks for the help,

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Old August 14, 2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Locally, depending on whether or not it has the original box & docs with it, original grips, and assuming LNIB condition, $350 to $375. If it was a 3" it would bring quite a bit more. Regards 18DAI
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Old August 14, 2008, 12:17 PM   #3
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Don't pay much more than $439

Bud's is selling a 13-3 for $439.



Bud's 13-3
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Old August 14, 2008, 12:47 PM   #4
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Check the gun out carefully. I love the M13, but like all K frame 357s, they tend to shoot loose with a heavy diet of 357s. I had two and shot the heck of them, they wont hold up like the N frame 357s. Check the timing and the loosness of the cylender and crane. If its solid, I'd jump on it.
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Old August 14, 2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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There are two VG condition 4" blue model 13's on gunbroker now for $325 and $349

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIte...Item=106224870
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIte...Item=106231240
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Old August 14, 2008, 11:53 PM   #6
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thanks guys, that gives me a good idea
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Old August 15, 2008, 02:22 PM   #7
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I just put one in layaway at the local pawn shop this morning LNIB for $320 OTD.
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Old January 14, 2010, 05:16 PM   #8
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Smith and Wesson 13-2 .357

I just purchased a S&W 13-2, with a 4" barrell, the original box and original papers, and its blue, for $250 from a friend who has had it in the family for only God knows how long. The chamber is not recessed and is in perfect condition. I recently discovered that the wooden grip is also original and matches the weapon as well. This weapon has never been fired, and I took it to a local "Gun Shop" and was offered $700 in cash, but I promptly declined. What is this weapon really worth? Is there something that this guy at the store is not telling me? Is it really worth a whole lot more? Someone please help me out here....
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Old January 14, 2010, 10:15 PM   #9
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This weapon has never been fired, and I took it to a local "Gun Shop" and was offered $700 in cash, but I promptly declined.
Take it back and get the $700... now!

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Old January 14, 2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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The wife and I searched for a good condition, affordable Model 13 for quite some time before we found this 13-1 at a local gun show:

We replaced the rubber Pachmayrs with Ahrends maple grips.
Good Model 13s are very pricey, in my experience. I don't mean to be argumentative, but a good M13 should bring $450 - $475 out the door.

Sandlerj07, as much as I love the M13, $700 seems a good price for your non-P&R gun - but I would "grudgingly" agree to take $750, while grumbling about "needing money for my daughter's liver transplant..."
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Old January 15, 2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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This weapon has never been fired, and I took it to a local "Gun Shop" and was offered $700 in cash, but I promptly declined. What is this weapon really worth? Is there something that this guy at the store is not telling me? Is it really worth a whole lot more? Someone please help me out here....
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Better take the $700, that's a lot more than current market value. A pristine example with case, papers and tools may bring $600 on a good day and the right buyer.
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Old January 15, 2010, 03:10 PM   #12
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Im thinking if he offered you $700 for a Model 13 that he noticed it was loaded and you had it pointed at him. Im just kidding I have a 13-1 with a 4" barrell and I gave $250 a year or so ago and thought it was fair price. I love my 13 its accurate and smooth like butter. Its a beautiful gun.
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Old January 15, 2010, 08:25 PM   #13
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check the barrel/forcing cone for cracks at the 6-O'clock postion....it's not that uncommon for them to break.
they are more a .38spl that can shoot .357's, than a .357.
i have a 13-1, like the hell out of it, but feed it more 38's than anything....the "L" and "N" frames are the better 357's.
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Old January 16, 2010, 09:30 AM   #14
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$700 for a 4in M13...............something don't sound right. For those prices I'd sell that store just about every gun I had.

weapon weapon weapon weapon weapon weapon weapon weapon

It's a gun, it's not a weapon untill you choose to use it as such.

Just keep right on calling it weapon, you're playing right into their hands

Your $250 "weapon" with it's box and papers should bring 400~500 if you find someone who feels they must have one.
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