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Old May 18, 2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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S&W model 63 ?'s

S&W model 63 22 cal, Pinned and Reccessed, Stainless, 99/% Cylinder tight,no gap perfect shape.

I can get one for $349.00 at Scheels

Hows the price and performance of this 22?

Somebody sold there S&W collection to Scheels in Eau Claire WI, lots of nice Smiths (2) 44 mag, (2) 41 mags , 3 or 4 38's a few 22 cal's , 4 or 5 .357 mags , 1 22mag, Most are Pinned and Reccess.

Prices are not bad!!

They have a really nice Model 57 SS 4 inch.

Wish I had the $$$$$$ Buy them all!!!!
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Old May 18, 2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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Model 63's are J frame .22's ( but they were kit guns ) ...produced from 1977 - 1998.

Since the barrel is pinned - it should be a no dash gun ....because the dash 1 engineering change in 1981 ( according to my reference book ) deleted the pinned barrel. I'm assuming the one you're looking at is a 4" barrel ....

I think $ 300 - $ 350 is about right ...but I don't see too many of them around either. Kit guns have always made me a little nervous / but at the right price ...why not ...
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Old May 18, 2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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I would jump on it in a heartbeat! The first handgun I ever shot was my dad's blued 22/32 kit gun (model 34, I think?) back in the 1970s. If you want a .22 revolver, they're very nice, and they'll never make them like that again.
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Old May 18, 2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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Yes, no dash, 4 inch barrel.
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Old May 18, 2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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>>I think $ 300 - $ 350 is about right ...<<

I think you're a little out of touch, as decent Model 63s are generally selling in the $500-$600 range these days. If the OP can get one for the price he posted he should jump on it with extreme rapidity.
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Old May 18, 2011, 05:11 PM   #6
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I could certainly be off ...like I said, I don't see many of them around / but personally, since its a kit gun, I'd discount it especially compared to a gun like the model 18's...

but everyone should buy what they like ...
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Old May 18, 2011, 05:32 PM   #7
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Explain kit gun?
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Old May 18, 2011, 06:17 PM   #8
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Smith&Wesson made 2" and 4" j-frame .22 caliber revolvers, with adjustable sights, and called them Kit Guns. You drop them in your lunch kit or whatever for a day afield. They are great plinkers, and are great for learning trigger control if one carries a j-frame .38. I have K-22s as well as a Model 63, and I have to say that i put more rounds through the Kit Gun than the others. The stainless Kit Guns (Model 63) seem to bring a whole lot better money than blued (Models 34 & 43, the 43 being the Airweight version.) The term "Kit" in this context means an assemblage of gear, such as a lunch kit, or a sewing kit, or a camping kit, not something to be put together. So you put your "Kit Gun" in your fishing kit, etc.

$349 is an absolute steal for a Stainless 22-32 Kit Gun. That means a .22 on a .32 frame, by the way. I would say anything under $500 for a gun in the described condition would be a bargain.
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Old May 18, 2011, 07:14 PM   #9
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That is an exceptional price. Currently going for nearly double that on GB and various forums.
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Old May 18, 2011, 07:31 PM   #10
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Buy it - I've seen them for 625.
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Old May 18, 2011, 07:42 PM   #11
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Do not hesitate, jump on it quickly.
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Old May 18, 2011, 09:40 PM   #12
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I had one and wish I still did! $350 is a steal if it's in decent shape.
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Old May 19, 2011, 03:36 PM   #13
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Bought it
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Old May 19, 2011, 04:30 PM   #14
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Pictures or it never happened!

Congranulations . . . . you will love it.
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Old May 19, 2011, 04:36 PM   #15
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Have to wait 3 days !!! Saturday will post pics!! .

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Old May 19, 2011, 09:59 PM   #16
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I think you will enjoy the kit gun. I have, so have my kids and many friends.
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Old May 23, 2011, 10:51 AM   #17
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Waited the 3 day period. Got it.

Heres a picture of the model 63
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Old May 23, 2011, 11:04 AM   #18
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You got a great deal,,,

4" model 63's have been going on gunbroker for $500 and often much more,,,
I have been trying to get one for a long time with no success at all,,,
I have a personal price limit of $450 that may be unrealistic.

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Old May 26, 2011, 09:14 AM   #19
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you done good! I also got a very VERY good deal on one just like it, and also a 66-1 from a local shop that gets in quite a few estate collections... I'm enjoying the deals when they come up. Came real close to getting a 629 no-dash for a good price, still kicking myself for passing that up (it was gone when I made the decision to go back)
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Old May 26, 2011, 09:41 PM   #20
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I would have been all over that 63 at that price. Nice find.
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Old May 28, 2011, 12:09 PM   #21
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I would say you have enough money left over from what it should be worth to buy enough 22’s to last you a very long time.
Had you not purchased it for that price,,,,, well just be glad or should I say, you will be glad you did.
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Old May 28, 2011, 04:33 PM   #22
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Very nice little revolver ...Is a collectible gun ....and the price ,is not too bad .

This is my revolver :

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Old May 28, 2011, 05:42 PM   #23
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Here is mine that came from the factory with rubber grips. I paid $369.99 in 1994. Good shooter but it's a rather heavy double action pull. I should add that S&W still produces the Model 63. While mine is a 6 shot with a 4 inch barrel weighing in at 26.6 ounces, the new Model 63 is an 8 shot with a 3 inch barrel that weighs in at 26 ounces and features HiViz sights....MSRP is $769.



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Old May 28, 2011, 09:56 PM   #24
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I picked up one recently. Here it is with it's stablemates.

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Old May 28, 2011, 10:13 PM   #25
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Good shooter but it's a rather heavy double action pull.
Can't be as heavy as the Taurus .22 revolver I handled at one of the LGS. It had to have a 112 lb trigger at least. I'm not bashing Taurus, it's just that it was very uncomfortable in DA.
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