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A local old school gun shop has a good looking Model 58 for sale for $650. There is no box or tool but three boxes of ammo. Fair price?
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It's tough to find them any cheaper. If you have the urge and the cash, go for it.
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IMO it's more than fair. I paid $750 for mine, similar condition and not one round of ammo or nothing (ok it did come with an extra set of grips - elk stag).
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And there does not appear to be. I would jump on it in a heart beat. And I have a nice clean one already. They are somewhat rare and they most assuredly do have a bit of a following. Great shooters in general and you can always get your money back out of it if you decide that it is not something that you want to hang on to.

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It won’t last long at that price.......
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I’d be at the door waiting for them to open to make the purchase. Those original PC, modified magnas are hard to find and very expensive when you do. Good luck, you won’t be disappointed.
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That is a 'Buy it right dang NOW' kind of price if it checks out mechanically and the other sides looks as good.

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...$650...it would already be in my gun safe...

Buy it and you can become a Cult member...

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It's a very good price for you especially with ammo included. I didn't particularly like the looks of the side plate screws but other than that looks to have been carried a lot and shot little.
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Wrong, wrong, wrong! That price is outrageous! Please PM me the stores's number and I will set the seller straight for you.
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That's a very fair price without the ammo
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Great price. Be aware those stocks are unique to the 58 (and 520) and most 58s are seen missing the original correct stocks. Don't swap those away.
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Hope you grab it today. It won't be there to long.
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Simple answer , I would of already brought it home , and I already have one . Regards, Paul

I'm also member of " the unofficial 58 club
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Buy it! Your place in the “58 club” awaits you.

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Like some other S&Ws, when the 58s (and 57s) were in production, they were far from popular. I don't know about the stainless guns but would guess they weren't big sellers either.

I recall putting a friend's 57 with accessories on my gun show table thirty or so years ago. I don't know if anyone even looked at it over the course of a weekend.

I haven't checked to see how many .41s were made, but sounds like these would be good guns to hang onto nowadays.
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Amen to that...mine has 520 stocks lmao...somewhere out there is a 520 with my darn stocks most likely (not my 520, I checked)

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That shop has old school prices too. Oh yeah, buy it.
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Grips: $150. Ammo: $125-$150. Makes the gun about $350 to $380. When are you going to find another Model 58 for less than $400?
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....WELL WE ARE WAITING....did you get the gun!!!!????
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It was better than expected, great revolver. The finish is 95%+ and grips are in great condition. It is a great companion for my 657.
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A local old school gun shop has a good looking Model 58 for sale for $650. There is no box or tool but three boxes of ammo. Fair price?
Not a steal, but it if it were presented to me at that price, would have to do it! Bob
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I'd be on that like a duck on a June bug!
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Grips: $150. Ammo: $125-$150. Makes the gun about $350 to $380. When are you going to find another Model 58 for less than $400?
Please, let us know, where you can buy any of these items for these prices, and where you live?
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$100 less than mine 5 years ago. Yes, a very good opportunity.
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3 boxes of ammo at $45-$50 per box, and I've seen two sets of the grips on a well known auction site for $150 in the last month.
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You failed to mention, what auction? Fleebay?
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It was better than expected, great revolver. The finish is 95%+ and grips are in great condition. It is a great companion for my 657.
I assume you bought it?

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A local old school gun shop has a good looking Model 58 for sale for $650. There is no box or tool but three boxes of ammo. Fair price?
Hard to tell from a distance, but assuming the action and timing are good, that the barrel and rifling are good, and that there are no issues that would require an immediate trip back to S&W to rectify, the price seems eminently reasonable. I vote yes.
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but what is it that makes these stocks unique to the Model 58? Anyone have a picture that shows these stocks next to a 'regular' pair?
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but what is it that makes these stocks unique to the Model 58? Anyone have a picture that shows these stocks next to a 'regular' pair?
Don’t have a picture of standard N frame magnas, but the Model 58 and Model 520 have PC magna grips that are round at the bottom. Sure someone with more knowledge than me will have the appropriate photo.
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3 boxes of ammo at $45-$50 per box, and I've seen two sets of the grips on a well known auction site for $150 in the last month.

The PC Magna grips with diamonds go for even more. I have an "S"-series 58 that actually came with diamond target grips. But I bought some diamond PC Magnas just in case somebody wants to get picky.
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come on guys...the shop is where? This is a $800 plus gun..
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OK - Now I see the difference. I took off one of the grips from my old 'S' prefix Model 58 and took a picture of it next to another grip. The 58 is on the left.
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IIRC, every model 58 had the PC service grips?
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They are not making any more so if that is what you want, and it is in good shape, go for it. One of the few gun show purchases I ever made was one of those about ten years back, maybe a bit more. I had been sort-of looking for one for some time. Got one with decent but not great wood grips in good operating condition and with good appearance for about $500 if I recall correctly, maybe $550. I considered it a very reasonable price at the time. Shoots fine.
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I don't think you can beat the price. I have been looking for a Model 58 for several months. prices are $800 plus.

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Hopefully the OP has owned it for months.
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He probably went back the next day and it was long gone at that price, and he is too embarrassed to admit it!!!!
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He probably went back the next day and it was long gone at that price, and he is too embarrassed to admit it!!!!

...see post #21...he bought to go with his 657...
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