View Full Version : Value of unfired 40-yr old revolver?

September 22, 2001, 07:58 AM
My father is thinking about getting his CCW and told me the gun he planned to start carrying was an Iver Johnson he bought in 62/63. When he told me that he has never fired it, I said to hold off until I find out what its value is.

So, what would be the approx value of a 40-year-old Model 50 Sidewinder .22 breaktop? It is unfired. I don't know if he has the original box, he has the original papers and of course the gun is in mint condition.

September 22, 2001, 08:56 AM
It's not worth much, the latest Standard Catalog of Firearms has them listed at $100 in excellent condition. NIB would be worth a bit more, but it would be a stretch to get more than $150 for the gun. The 22nd Ed. of the Blue Book has them listed at $110 for one in 100% condition.

My advice? Shoot it, carry it, whatever you had planned. :)

Mike Irwin
September 22, 2001, 03:54 PM
My suggestion would be to get Dad a .38 Spl. :)