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Old October 8, 2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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617 value

What would be the going price for a S&W 617-6 with a 6" barrel. Condition of the gun is 98%.
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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32nd edition of the Fjestad Blue Book says $450, but a search of recently completed Gunbroker auctions shows that the going rate seems to be ~$650 in this condition. This seems consistent with the increase in value of other .22LR Smiths; I bought a 98% M18-2 for $500 several years ago, but I would probably spend ~$700 to buy the same gun today!

One footnote: the Standard Catalog of S&W indicates that a distributor exclusive was made in 1991 only with a 6" partial-underlug barrel rather than the standard full-lug barrel. Neither the SCSW or the Blue Book indicates what premium this model carries- perhaps because the sample size is too small- but my "SWAG" estimate would be ~$200.
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Old October 9, 2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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My 617 is as you described. If I were to sell it, I'd ask $600.00. I think that's a reasonable price.
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Old October 9, 2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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There has been one for sale on another forum I use. He started out at $700 if I recall and I believe his last asking price was $635.
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the response. I'm asking $600 and I think that is fair. If I were to put it on consignment I would still get $550 and the dealer would ask $650 to $675.
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