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Local pawnbroker has a 36-1 3" RB w/ box, receipt, all papers tools, the full boat, with faintest of turn line. Tell me please that 450.00 is too high.
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That is a little high in my humble opinion. Tell him there are tens of thousands of these revolvers out there, it may be the most common revolver in America. If he will come down to $400 then go for it. I have a model 36-1 3" SB nickle plated. I love it! It's one gun I would never sell.
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If that is the out-the-door price, or can be with negotiation, that's not too high.

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$450 is not too high, but I would feel better paying $400.
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Actually in my neck of the woods it's quite a fair price - especially as complete as that one is.

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That is the going rate for pre-lock J-frames these days and, for the most part, the lower end of the "going rate" for those with box, docs, etc. Go get it and tell yourself Merry Christmas.
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It's a three inch round butt with all accoutrements and no more finish wear than a faint turn line?

Have you put it through a proper pre-purchase inspection to determine overall condition?

If so and it checks out, $450 is a good price.
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Yeah, with all the goodies and in that condition, if it passes a QC check, jump on it. I'd rather pay $400, but these don't come along every day.

Better beat feet over there and get it before someone else does. Unless you want to hold out for the stainless version, in whcich case, lotsa luck...
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It's a three inch round butt with all accoutrements and no more finish wear than a faint turn line?

Have you put it through a proper pre-purchase inspection to determine overall condition?

If so and it checks out, $450 is a good price.
Doesn't look to have been fired hardly at all, maybe never in DA. I'll go back manana.
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That price is way too high. Just tell me where it is and I'll relieve you of any temptation!

It's never too high if it meets all the other criteria, like you want it, it looks good, you just gotta have it, etc, etc. You get my meaning. I think its just about right for what it is. They don't make em just like that any more! Now, go buy it!
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Hum, a like new, vintage, Chiefs Special, with box and papers, for $450. Or, you could buy a brand new one, complete with lock, for maybe $700, out the door. I would have to think about that, for maybe 2 seconds! But, I am slow.

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O.K. I got the message...

(this message sent from the parking lot of a pawnshop)
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That is a little high in my humble opinion. Tell him there are tens of thousands of these revolvers out there, it may be the most common revolver in America. If he will come down to $400 then go for it. I have a model 36-1 3" SB nickle plated. I love it! It's one gun I would never sell.
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I told him exactly that. Way too common, too expensive, I actually wanted a nickel one, to go with my nickel 37 and 38, sorry... So he threw in a box for a 36 nickel 2" (1981) and I was "out the door for 4"

Thanks coach. Never had a 3" J frame....pics to follow
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You scored! I just sold a shooter grade 1971-72 36-1 with original grips & box for $375, no papers with it but plenty of turn line and more.
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At the end of the day, is there really a difference between $350 and $450 (just as an example). Aside from "bragging rights" its the difference of one decent dinner out. I'm always slightly amused by those that think "x$" is too high, but ~$50 less is a great buy. Really??
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Please...Mr. Moderator

It's only a quarter century old
But it just doesn't have a scratch on it, and the polish is excellent.
My apologies for posting this in the wrong forum.
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Here's my small track. Better than average guns would command prices higher than the average shown in the track.

Smith & Wesson 36 1-7/8 in Bbl Revolver in .38 Spl. Bluebook of Gun Values (33nd Edition) indicates between $360 in 95% condition and $535 in 100% condition for this gun. I have 63 recorded prices for this model gun from $250 to $600 over a period of 4 Yrs 8 Mos ending September 6, 2012. The average price as of that date was $396. No refurbs, no refinishes, regular sights. All represented as 95% or better. No distinction for import location or engineering revision, if any, no special editions, no distinctions for box, papers, tools. Current or last MSRP is $822.
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At the end of the day, is there really a difference between $350 and $450 (just as an example). Aside from "bragging rights" its the difference of one decent dinner out. I'm always slightly amused by those that think "x$" is too high, but ~$50 less is a great buy. Really??
Where are guys like you when I want to sell a gun? Or when I want to buy? Since I assume that if another $50 more is no big deal when buying, when selling another $50 less is OK too?
For a lot of us, there is a max price we'd be willing to pay for a particular gun- a line in the sand if you will. If I can get it for that, I feel like I did OK. But if I can get it for $50 (or whatever) less, that's even better, & I feel like I got a deal. A small victory, but these days I'll take what I can get.
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That's a beauty, TexMex. Congrats!
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Very nice gun and good pictures.

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I think you got a great bargain. I recently bought one in unfired condition for $440. And, I would have gone significantly higher if the auction had turned that way.

1. It's way below MSRP on one of the new lock versions.

2. I personally like the older guns better as far as fit, finish, and action. Mine was made the year I became a LEO, so that was kind of neat.

3. I would disagree with the post that this is the most common revolver out there. Although, I have seen several recently in new or great condition being offered... the three inch, round butt, heavy barrel is not the variation that is generally found. The 2 inch Model 36 has that category hands down. The internet has made searches for specific models easier, but, absent that, how long would you wait for one to pass through a LGS.

4. As far as cost goes - if it is what you want? Over the time you will probably own it, your looking a something that is a non-issue. I like the antiques. Back in the early 80s I bought an early 1900s breaktop S&W that was in excellent condition. What I paid at that time what would have been considered a fair, but premium price. I really wanted the gun and the vendor made a good point. If it is what you really want - where else are you going to find it??? Its not like a LGS will have it in stock.
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Problem is, like my 48s, once I get a "like new in the box" , I gotta find one like it to shoot. I enjoy going to the range with my revolvers, and when one of my pardners wants to try the wheelgun they're always impressed. Then I open the big bag, take out a "like new in the box" version of the shooter they just tried. Not to sell it, just to see their eyes light up.
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Texmex: check your signature-- that should be 1 Samuel 17:40.
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I got one of dem. Or at least my wife does. Bought it about 5 years ago new in the box. Figure the number dates it around 1970.

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here's mine. I'm experimenting with the rosewood grips.
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