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Old 09-13-2020, 01:48 PM
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I have had a thread about this gun before. The gun is a model 65-2 (P & R) with a three inch barrel. Unfortunately It originally had a four inch barrel. I have been asked before if the frame was cot down as well. It is a round butt frame. Some have said that S&W never produced a 4 inch round butt. I don't know. Whoever did the work did an excellent job. You cannot tell if it was an original 3 inch round butt except for the off center lettering on the barrel.

In my original post I got basically two different options One was leave it alone and the second was have it fixed. I contacted a well known custom shop in Florida. To make it right it would cost $ 500 and over 5 months. They said the polishing off the old lettering and re centering would necessitate polishing the entire gun. The finish now is near excellent. I am not going to put another $ 500 in this gun. I have 2 other three inch 65's (1 a LS) in excellent condition.

This is not an attempt to sell in the forum. I will probably place a for sale ad based on response to this thread. I was at OGCA on Saturday. I must have had 20 people request to look at this 65. When I explained about the cut down on the barrel there were no bids. What would this gun be worth? It is in great condition and a great shooter.
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Old 09-13-2020, 01:55 PM
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As you've posted in the semi-autos forum I'm not sure if you'll find many responses. I'd have this moved to the appropriate area and I'm sure you'll find plenty of help and advice
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Got any pics?
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I want to state again this was not supposed to be a solicitation. I have tried to post pics in the past and was unable. I will retry.
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Fair IMO is around $475-500. "Genuine" 3" 65s go for $850 or even more, and 4" for at least $650 from what I've seen. Yours is heavily modified and that just kills resale. There's a smaller market, too - only the folks who want a 3" no matter what and will accept anything to get it. Good luck!
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