Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-20-2017, 06:48 AM
Cardboard_killer Cardboard_killer is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 529
Likes: 54
Liked 377 Times in 183 Posts
Default Model 13 Love

Where's the love for the model 13? There seems to be a lot of love for the model 65, 66 and 19, but watching auctions on model 13s, they just don't hit near the same price.

I wouldn't say that out loud for fear of driving up prices if I hadn't of just bought one for $400 + 50 in shipping/transfer fees. Looks like it has honest wear, but won't know for sure until I have it in my loving hands.

[/URL]

[/URL]
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2017, 07:31 AM
Glashaus Glashaus is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 377
Likes: 410
Liked 1,005 Times in 229 Posts
Default

Nice 13! There is a lot of love for them around, you just have to look a little harder. I really like my M13-3!

__________________
Lifetime NRA, TSRA, C&R FFL
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2017, 08:11 AM
rwt1405's Avatar
rwt1405 rwt1405 is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 744
Likes: 540
Liked 509 Times in 237 Posts
Default

I need a 3", to go with my 4" 13-1
Attached Thumbnails
Model 13 Love-s-w-model-13-1-01-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 03-20-2017, 12:40 PM
Cardboard_killer Cardboard_killer is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 529
Likes: 54
Liked 377 Times in 183 Posts
Default

The 3" models are going for top dollar, in every model. I had a 3" m65 and sold it right before one of the spikes in prices a few years ago. If I had waited five days, I could have gotten $750 instead of $450. Crazy timing.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #5  
Old 03-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Glashaus Glashaus is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 377
Likes: 410
Liked 1,005 Times in 229 Posts
Default

I found my 3" M13 when I wasn't really looking, on GunBroker last Fall and won it for $475. I have had a 3" M64 and a 3" 686 CS 1 for about 10-15 years, they are a nice barrel length. But nothing wrong with a 4" M13, they are a good shooting revolver!
__________________
Lifetime NRA, TSRA, C&R FFL
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 03-20-2017, 01:47 PM
tipoc tipoc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Posts: 351
Likes: 114
Liked 374 Times in 81 Posts
Default

M13-3 I've had this for many years.





tipoc
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2017, 02:58 PM
Model39 Model39 is offline
SWCA Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fairport, New York
Posts: 998
Likes: 81
Liked 2,070 Times in 354 Posts
Default One More Time 3" Nickel Model 13

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2017, 04:39 PM
rwt1405's Avatar
rwt1405 rwt1405 is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 744
Likes: 540
Liked 509 Times in 237 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cardboard_killer View Post
The 3" models are going for top dollar, in every model. I had a 3" m65 and sold it right before one of the spikes in prices a few years ago. If I had waited five days, I could have gotten $750 instead of $450. Crazy timing.
Yep, I kinda like my Model 65-5 LS 3" also, but I need her brother, in a Model 13!
Attached Thumbnails
Model 13 Love-s-w-model-65-5-01-posting-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 03-20-2017, 05:05 PM
bananaman's Avatar
bananaman bananaman is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 4,523
Likes: 2,226
Liked 2,287 Times in 1,218 Posts
Default

You should love shooting it! I myself prefer a 13 to a 65. Bought my 13-2 a couple of years ago for $475 OTD at the gun show. It was fired very little. Enjoy your 13! Bob
Attached Thumbnails
Model 13 Love-13-2-001-jpg   Model 13 Love-13-2-003-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 03-20-2017, 05:22 PM
BuckeyeS&W's Avatar
BuckeyeS&W BuckeyeS&W is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 306
Likes: 965
Liked 256 Times in 108 Posts
Default

I love my 13-2 !
Attached Thumbnails
Model 13 Love-img_1640-jpg   Model 13 Love-img_1641-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 03-20-2017, 06:25 PM
WCCPHD's Avatar
WCCPHD WCCPHD is offline
SWCA Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 788
Likes: 959
Liked 2,486 Times in 384 Posts
Default

I too am quite fond of a Model 13.

This is the last issued revolver my agency carried prior to the switch to semi autos.





They were ordered with the round butt combat (Banana) grips. Also has the agency seal stamped on the side plate.
__________________
Bill
SWCA - 3128
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-20-2017, 08:13 PM
Gripgrabber's Avatar
Gripgrabber Gripgrabber is offline
US Veteran
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Brooksville, FL
Posts: 281
Likes: 132
Liked 266 Times in 116 Posts
Default

I only have one 13-1, it's 4" nickel! Someone put a wide smooth trigger on it! I love that trigger.
Attached Thumbnails
Model 13 Love-image-jpg  
__________________
NRA Life Member
CPO
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 03-20-2017, 10:54 PM
LedFowl's Avatar
LedFowl LedFowl is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,183
Likes: 3,521
Liked 1,160 Times in 344 Posts
Default

This model 13-3 is my favorite revolver to shoot. I like the weight of that bull barrel out front. The trigger is very nice. Made in 1983.

I took this picture against a searing white background so the revolver would look real dark (so all the wear won't show as much).

Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 03-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Wyatt Burp Wyatt Burp is online now
Member
Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 4,843
Likes: 1,554
Liked 7,848 Times in 1,484 Posts
Default

The 3" Model 13 and it's variants always gets tons of great feedback when mentioned here. There is a cult following on this little unpretentious all business gun. And for more of a holster gun, you have basically a heavy barrel Model 10 in .357 in your 4 incher. They are both great guns, though the shorter one gets more attention. Jodie foster used one in Silence Of The Lambs.

Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 03-21-2017, 02:42 PM
29-1's Avatar
29-1 29-1 is offline
US Veteran

Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,303
Likes: 398
Liked 1,409 Times in 206 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cardboard_killer View Post
Where's the love for the model 13? There seems to be a lot of love for the model 65, 66 and 19, but watching auctions on model 13s, they just don't hit near the same price.

I wouldn't say that out loud for fear of driving up prices if I hadn't of just bought one for $400 + 50 in shipping/transfer fees. Looks like it has honest wear, but won't know for sure until I have it in my loving hands.

[/URL]

[/URL]
I love these three, all FBI shipped Model 13s
Chuck




Here's one of the factory letters. Each gun was shipped to the FBI on a different date up to 1981


__________________
Rangers Lead The Way !

Last edited by 29-1; 03-22-2017 at 06:15 AM. Reason: Add Factory Letter
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #16  
Old 03-21-2017, 04:47 PM
federali's Avatar
federali federali is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,011
Likes: 8,638
Liked 4,306 Times in 1,274 Posts
Default Great Gun

We're all entitled to our personal preferences. I believe the credit for the Model 13, 3" rests with the FBI as it was their last revolver before transitioning to autoloaders.

It should be noted that handguns intended for law enforcement are better off with fixed rather than adjustable sights. It's one less thing to break should the gun get dropped or whacked across a numbskull.

I own a Model 65 3" and love it. Everything I ever put through it shoots close enough to point of aim, even to 25 yards, that fine-tuning it for point-of-torso accuracy is not necessary. I've since moved on to 9mm autoloaders for SD but my Model 65 (a stainless Model 13) stays with me until the end.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 03-21-2017, 06:19 PM
Combat Combat is offline
US Veteran
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SW Ga.
Posts: 1,285
Likes: 1,237
Liked 543 Times in 179 Posts
Default

My 13-3 that I've been keeping NIB just in case I wear my model 65 out.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 03-21-2017, 08:09 PM
TNZ71's Avatar
TNZ71 TNZ71 is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 200
Likes: 228
Liked 517 Times in 107 Posts
Default

One of my favorites is the Model 13.
Attached Thumbnails
Model 13 Love-img_0532-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #19  
Old 03-21-2017, 08:21 PM
rwt1405's Avatar
rwt1405 rwt1405 is offline
Member
Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love Model 13 Love  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 744
Likes: 540
Liked 509 Times in 237 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Combat View Post
My 13-3 that I've been keeping NIB just in case I wear my model 65 out.
That is a beautiful revolver!

Since you'll never wear out that Model 65, might I suggest that you and I "come to a deal" on that beautiful 3" M-13!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LOVE THIS MODEL 10 crazyphil S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 24 02-23-2017 05:11 AM
Gotta love those Germans--they sure love their Bier..... the ringo kid The Lounge 19 07-22-2014 01:22 AM
New Guy... Love Guns, Love Bikes fws8319 New Members Introduction 20 03-01-2014 04:54 PM
Model 28-2 I'm in love rod45acp S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 24 06-26-2011 08:58 AM
Any one else love the model 10? snakeman32 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 99 12-24-2009 10:40 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)