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Old 10-30-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Value of NYSP Model 520

What is the current value of a Model 520, new in box, box is marked NYSP, is numbered to the gun and has all paperwork and tools? Thanks.
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I would say $900 on up.
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I would say $900 on up.
That's about right. Saw a similar one recently for $1000.
I got mine for under $800 and have been smiling ever since.
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Thanks very much.
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What is the current value of a Model 520, new in box, box is marked NYSP, is numbered to the gun and has all paperwork and tools? Thanks.
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"Paperwork and tools?" What papers and tools does the seller claim are with the revolver?
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An unopened plastic wrapped package of cleaning rod and bore brush, as well as S&W brochure. I did not see a warranty card but then I did not pay close attention to what was on the bottom of the box.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:42 AM
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Last edition of Standard Catalog Of S&W by Supica and Nahas lists the 520 NIB at $1000.00 and that was a few years ago. I've been seeing them on the auction sites for more, some for less. But I think a grand is probably the ballpark number.

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Default I just picked up my new/old 520

And one of the things I found with the gun was a copy of a letter from S&W, signed by David G. Simons, Vice President, Sales, dated May 9, 1980, which detailed the history of these guns. The letter is to "All Smith & Wesson Handgun Distributors" and the subject is "SMITH & WESSON MODEL 520 Revolver." Interesting tidbit, each distributor was limited to ordering no more than 100 units.

Has anyone seen this before or do I have something unusual?

For some reason I can't upload my .pdf of this letter to Photobucket, but if anyone wants a copy of it, just contact me at cprher@verizon.net. I'll send it along via email.
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And one of the things I found with the gun was a copy of a letter from S&W, signed by David G. Simons, Vice President, Sales, dated May 9, 1980, which detailed the history of these guns. The letter is to "All Smith & Wesson Handgun Distributors" and the subject is "SMITH & WESSON MODEL 520 Revolver." Interesting tidbit, each distributor was limited to ordering no more than 100 units.

Has anyone seen this before or do I have something unusual?
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Almost all 520 owners, like me, have a copy if that letter. It has been circulating around for quite some time. They are handy to have though, it gives you a bit of provenance.
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Great shooters in addition to being somewhat rare and certainly one of a kind. They will never be made again for the NYSP. I like the letter and the fact that they are not engraved or marked for the NYSP.
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And one of the things I found with the gun was a copy of a letter from S&W, signed by David G. Simons, Vice President, Sales, dated May 9, 1980, which detailed the history of these guns. The letter is to "All Smith & Wesson Handgun Distributors" and the subject is "SMITH & WESSON MODEL 520 Revolver." Interesting tidbit, each distributor was limited to ordering no more than 100 units.

Has anyone seen this before or do I have something unusual?

For some reason I can't upload my .pdf of this letter to Photobucket, but if anyone wants a copy of it, just contact me at cprher@verizon.net. I'll send it along via email.
Keith
Email sent - the letter will gladly accompany my 520, box and tools.
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I looked for a NIB model 520 for close to year and ended up paying an even thousand for it. I wouldn't let it go for less than $1200.
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All emails received for letters have been answered.
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cprher thank you for email. Frank Jr.
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Keith, received the letter.
Thanks again, Frank
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Default Serial Number Check

I have another 520, this one customized by Bowen, which has serial number N5576XX. I understand this is outside the NYSP serial number range. If that's true, did S&W make these other 520s for other police customers, or for sale to the civilian market? And if so how many 520s were made outside of the 3000 made for NYSP?
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my 520 is numbered n560713,and yes only the right side grip is numbered as559041.I was told that for the grip numbers to match would almost be a mistake..
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