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Old December 24, 2012, 02:56 PM   #10
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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Commemoratives do have collector interest, but it is quite limited. For the most part, a Tennessee police gun has little interest outside that state. S&W made a lot of such guns. They were usually ordered for members of a specific agency and laser engraved accordingly. They would be sold to department members to raise funds for a charitable organization, like a police benevolent association.

It may be an exception, but I checked the Blue Book for one such, the Georgia State Patrol commemorative. It is a Model 26-1, with 800 made, and the price given is $1350. But a standard Model 26, new in the box, is listed at $4500. So much for commemoratives as investments!

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