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Old 12-27-2012, 06:35 AM
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Hi to all at S&W forum I'm totally ignorant about revolvers but have shot them before I have semi auto 9mm .22 .223 all probably on the latest hit list. whiled looking I always hear people say oh that is only worth 150 to 200 but I haven't seen anything decent for less than 500. my opinion is these online gun sites are the market setters as far as price in the real world something rare or collectable maybe another story. I purchased a Ruger P89 DC new 2/15 round clips in a box for 325. In my search I stumbled on to a 1980's 547 trying to find out what they are going for and 875-1000! is this the deal or are these # too high? anyway I'm kinda stuck on this model as my other stull is 9mm less ammo to stock. Your expertise is greatly appreciated Scott from TX
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That's the real world price for a 547. This model used a rather complex and sophisticated extractor mechanism so it didn't require the use of moon clips.

I suspect it turned into a money loser for S&W because the demand for it was too low to pay for the Design costs at the time it was in production. As a result, S&W decided to cut their losses and only produced it for a relatively short period.

Fast forward to today and due to ammunition costs there is a larger market for 9mm revolvers with very few offerings to meet that demand. End result of this is that a 547 that could not be sold 10 years ago at almost any price is now a highly desired revolver in short supply.

BTW, if you really want an eye opener, the model 610 that was in production just 4 years ago with a retail price in the 800-875 dollar range is now commanding prices as high as 1400 dollars on Gunbroker. I'm still slapping myself over that. I could have purchased three of the 4 inch 610's, sold two, and have one for myself for no cost except the monetary cost of tying up 1600 bucks for 4 years. Instead I purchased only the 6 1/2 inch version when if I had any sense I would have got both barrel lengths. Note, the 610 is a 10mm/40 S&W revolver.
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Thanks for the reply It's hard to believe how much everything has gone up in my short lifetime. I don't know how or if I can justify 1000.00 for a revolver. I've looked at prices for .45 special rounds they are higher than 9mm wondering if I shouldn't forget the 547 and concentrate on a model 10 .38M&P M64 just have to get additional ammo they seem to be plentiful enough in the 500 range. or double for the 9.Any thoughts helpful

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I've got 2 M64's. The M64 is the stainless steel brother of the M10. You cannot go wrong with either of these. Not a .357 but with todays ammo they are solid defense guns. It would be a great choice for short dollars.
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Scott, welcome! The best way to get a handle on prices is just start scanning the ads, and seeing what things sell for. Not necessarily what is being asked. If you sign up on Gunbroker you can do a search of completed auctions for a particular model of gun That will show you what Gunbroker prices are like for that gun. Although prices tend to be high on that site you can at least see what people are paying.
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Nostalgia is pricey!, Many of use carried wheel guns when the only semi-autos were 1911's or browning hi-powers. A good model 66, 19 or 686 that sold new for $350 in the 80's will now fetch over a grand used. I search pawn shops and old mom & pop gun stores with used inventory. I often come across older wheel guns that when re-barreled and upgraded are like new and custom again. Much less price also.
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