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Old 01-07-2021, 11:14 PM
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Good evening. This is only my second thread, so forgive me if it is not correct. We are selling a few guns that were my dad's. He passed away almost 14 years ago.

We have a S&W Model 18-4 and cannot find any information on it as to how much it is worth.


Here is what I know about it:
S&W Model 18-4 that my dad purchased in 1984
(I don't know what year it was manufactured)
He marked it on his index cards as NIB
It is a .22LR with 4" barrel, 6 shot


I am attaching photos. Any guidance you can give would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:22 AM
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If actually in NIB condition I would say somewhere around 8 to $900.

Those are nice guns.
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With going prices here in CO, any decent S&W is marked easily at that price, condition and extras I would say more. I paid, probably too much, around that for similar condition, no extras about five years ago. I rarely saw a nice Model 18, so I jumped on it. If looking, I'd be interested at $1K.
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According to THE book, the pinned barrel was discontinued in 1982. The model 18 stopped production in 1985, and was then replaced by a new version of the Model 17 with a ramp sight.

1982 serial numbers were 125K000-269K999

If purchased in 1984, good chance this gun was new-in-box. The box is in really nice shape btw, not like some I have seen kicking around at shows forever.

Even here in the Midwest where they are more plentiful, a nice example with normal wear now sells for $600~700 without box, so $800~1000 for as new in box seems about right. Maybe more to a collector if really unfired, no turn line or fingerprints, etc. Keep the index card, it makes it more interesting to a collector. So do original sales receipts or other information.
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Beautiful revolver! Great that you have all the accessories and the gun is looks to be in incredible condition. Also, great job with the pictures, that will definitely help get the most out of the gun when you sell it but i would agree with the rest, $800-$900 seems to be the current market value.
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:47 AM
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That is a beautiful 18. I checked GB with a buy now and the range for all was between 800-1400, so a 18 in that condition, 1K would not be out of line in todays market.
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Agree with the $800+ value. You could probably get that here (see the Classified Section) fairly quickly and with no commission cost on the sale. Just have your FFL ship it to the buyers FFL. You might be able to sell it face to face depending on your state's laws but you have to advertise it in some way or have someone sell it for you all of which usually incurs some costs. A gun shop will be happy to buy it but will offer about half of what it is worth. Good luck.

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The Model 18 is my favorite S&W revolver. I shoot mine more than any other gun I own.
I'll agree that gun in that condition should probably bring $1000.
But have you considered keeping it? Its a top quality revolver and wonderful shooter. The fact that it belonged to your Dad just makes it that much more special. Think about it.
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Having that full package and a LNIB gun, $1k would be the minimum at auction IMHO. Full package guns a bringing a nice premium these days.

This one went on GB for $985 yesterday, no box or docs and not quite as nice shape as yours.

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