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Default Model 27-8 PC 8-Shot. What "Should" I pay?

I am looking for a Blued S&W Model 27-8 Performace Center 8-Shot with a 3 1/2" bbl. These were Lew Horton guns.

What is the "going rate" for a very good condition blued revolver with box and all papers?

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I would figure $900-$1,000.
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I am looking for a Blued S&W Model 27-8 Performace Center 8-Shot with a 3 1/2" bbl. These were Lew Horton guns.

What is the "going rate" for a very good condition blued revolver with box and all papers?

Thanks....
These are GREAT revolvers. I have two blue and one nickel in the 3 1/2" barrel length.


You fail to mention of you are seeking a NIB example from a dealer or a used example in some other condition from a private party.

MSRP on the firearm is $1,699. Only 350 were produced in blue steel. Most folks that buy these, tend to keep them. Used examples in excellent+ condition that are complete with case, accessories and papers could easily sell in the neighborhood of $1,000
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Im looking for a used one in excellend condition with case and papers.
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I'm not usually one to dig up a dead horse, but I'm looking to procure one of these guns and I'd like to get the forum's opinion on today's value for these guns. I'm looking at both used and NIB. What's the goin' rate?
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$1500-$1800 on the few I've seen.
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I am looking for a Blued S&W Model 27-8 Performace Center 8-Shot with a 3 1/2" bbl. These were Lew Horton guns.

What is the "going rate" for a very good condition blued revolver with box and all papers?

Thanks....

One sold on Gunbroker last week or so for a little under 900..I missed it because I forgot it was closing...

Still kicking myself...

I think you can buy one for 1000-1200..though..Just keep your eye open...but for that kind of money you might just want the real thing...
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If you really want it, you should pay whatever it takes to get it.

If you pass on one today because you feel it is $100 or so too much, what will a similar revolver be selling for the next time you see one for sale? Not to mention that you deprived yourself the pleasures of ownership while you waited for another to come along

8 shot model 27s are not exactly oozing out of the woodwork of old estates waiting to be bought.



In all six configurations of the 8 shot model 27s that have ever been produced there are only 1400 revolvers in existence. That does not take into account any that were lost, stolen or destroyed over the last 14 years.
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If you really want it, you should pay whatever it takes to get it.

If you pass on one today because you feel it is $100 or so too much, what will a similar revolver be selling for the next time you see one for sale? Not to mention that you deprived yourself the pleasures of ownership while you waited for another to come along

8 shot model 27s are not exactly oozing out of the woodwork of old estates waiting to be bought.



In all six configurations of the 8 shot model 27s that have ever been produced there are only 1400 revolvers in existence. That does not take into account any that were lost, stolen or destroyed over the last 14 years.
Interesting. Does that 1400 figure also include TRR8 model?

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Interesting. Does that 1400 figure also include TRR8 model?

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I think the TRR8 is a 327, not a 27. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there were 1400 of the 27-8 models which were performance centers. 3.5 inch and 5 inch. I'm no expert though.
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I think the TRR8 is a 327, not a 27. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there were 1400 of the 27-8 models which were performance centers. 3.5 inch and 5 inch. I'm no expert though.
Not only is the TRR8 a 327, it is still in production so there can not be a total number yet.

Except perhaps for the Pinto TRR8



The 1400 figure is for all 8 shot model 27s ever produced, not just the -8 engineering revision of the model 27
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Very interesting, I never knew there were only so few produced.

colt--any idea how many 27-8's alone were produced, not including the original versions?
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Very interesting, I never knew there were only so few produced.

colt--any idea how many 27-8's alone were produced, not including the original versions?
Manufacturer's track products by product code, not by revision numbers.



In today's world of cheap computers and storage it would be technologically possible, there is just no reason for it from a corporate standpoint. Collectors seem to be the ones that really care to that small of a distinction.

You do have the rare exceptions like product code 101024 (6 shot 627) where an emergency engineering revision needed to be made. So we know that 278 of the original release were produced. However we have no idea how the remaining 4998 revolvers of that product code were distributed across the -0, -1 and -2 engineering revisions. The -0 is the most common with the -1 as the second most common. I believe that the -2 is actually the rarest of the 101024s but there will never be any evidence to confirm or deny that belief.

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One sold on Gunbroker last week or so for a little under 900..I missed it because I forgot it was closing...

Still kicking myself...

I think you can buy one for 1000-1200..though..Just keep your eye open...but for that kind of money you might just want the real thing...
I bought two 27-2's for less than 1000.00 this year! One an 8 3/8 and the other a 6" with all the papers, tools and presentation case. I'd look around for the real thing myself!
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He asked about 8 shot 3 1/2 guns. There's seems to be a little drift away from the OP's original question.
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He asked about 8 shot 3 1/2 guns. There's seems to be a little drift away from the OP's original question.
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I bought a LNIB 5" 27-8 a couple of months ago. I wanted a shooter and it is an excellent shooter, definitely a keeper.
I passed on one a few years back at $1000, which I thought was to much. So, after a couple of years of looking paid $1200 for this one which I thought was a bargain!
I would trade my cherry S-prefix 3.5" 27-2 for a 3.5" 27-8. Those 27-2's need more holes in the cylinder!

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The Model 27-7 was the first blued 8 shot Model 27, made for distributor Bangers in 2000. There were 100 4 inch and 100 6-1/2 inch guns made, all blue. Fairly scarce variant. I bought a new 6-1/2 incher, still haven't shot it, and have been trying to trade it for a 4 incher ever since.
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