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Old Yesterday, 05:29 AM   #1
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S&W identification and value

I found this Smith & Wesson .38spl +P on a local facebook guntrader page. The owner does not know the model. He wants $400 cash. What model is it and how much is it worth?

I don't know much about S&W, Im a Ruger guy but this revolver looks nice and if I can flip it and make money I will!

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Old Yesterday, 06:36 AM   #2
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Looks like a model 64.

In my opinion, there isn't alot of room for you to make money on it at $400.

Buds Gunshop recently had police trade-in m64's for $369 shipped. Granted, this one you are looking at is almost sure to be less worn, but it's stainless.. How much can it wear to begin with??
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 AM   #3
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If you were in Northern Virginia you could possibly grab it for $400 and make some money flipping it, but from what I know of the gun price scene in South Western Virginia, $400 is about top price.
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Old Yesterday, 11:23 AM   #4
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Tell the owner all he has to do to determine what model it is is open the cylinder. Under the crane, the model number will be stamped on the frame. It will say something like MOD-64, or MOD-64-3, to denote the dash number. Obviously a relatively new gun since it has the modern cylinder retention boss on the frame, a lock, and a modern cylinder release latch.
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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM   #5
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Its a 64-8. He wants $475. I thought I could make a profit on it if I could get him down to $400. He wouldnt budge. Its a nice revolver but I didn't need it anyway.

Thanks for the responses!!!!
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #6
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Its a 64-8. He wants $475.
SA, the asking price is at least $100.00 over any sane asking price. Stay away from that guy.
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Old Yesterday, 10:22 PM   #7
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That's about gunshop/gunshow price for what I've been seeing lately.
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