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Old 02-20-2020, 11:18 PM
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Default 17-3 8 3/8Ē value please.

I recently acquired a very nice 17-3 with a 8 3/8Ē barrel with box and papers. Itís not a 3T model but looks unfired. Ser. #K386xx.
Can you fine folks tell me what I stumbled upon? Iím blessed for sure. Iíll put up some pictures soon. Thanks
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:23 PM
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Where I shop I'd think as described it was a good deal under $800 although I would expect to find it priced close to $1000 with some price negotiation room baked in. Yes, please do post pictures. Great revolvers although mine are six inch versions. I don't think the barrel length makes much difference in value, some prefer 6 some 8 3/8, at least where I shop it doesn't seem to matter. Enjoy.

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Old 02-20-2020, 11:42 PM
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So is this a early 1970’s gun? I’m trying to find out the numbers now.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:47 PM
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So is this a early 1970ís gun? Iím trying to find out the numbers now. The label on the box is upside down. Does that matter?
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Old 02-21-2020, 09:32 AM
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There's something wrong with your serial number; K386XX would be from the early 1950s, a pre-17. The label on the box is not upside down. Well, technically I suppose it is but not from the factory's perspective. As I understand it, they did it that way to make it easier to pull the correct gun from a stack without risking dropping the gun from the box when sliding one out of a stack. Check the SN and we can get close on a manufacturing date although you'll need a letter to know exactly when it shipped.

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There is probably another number in front of the K; let us know what it is and we call tell you the gun's age...
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:50 AM
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There is probably another number in front of the K; let us know what it is and we call tell you the gun's age...
Youíre right. Itís 8K386xx
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Cool, it was made in 1975. Figure a value of at least $750 as you describe it.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:48 PM
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I found some targets on eBay.
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600-1000 here

Depending on condition, grips, box, papers, tools etc etc etc
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I have the correct numbered grips too.
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To be honest, itís worth exactly what you paid for it. Very nice 17 btw, enjoy that beauty!
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It may be worth exactly what he paid for it; but I ain't sellin mine for money. It's just too sweet.

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Just acquired? Did you buy it or inherit it? If you bought it it's worth about what you paid. If bequeathed by someone who thought enough of you to want you to have this nice gun then it's priceless.
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