Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present All NON-PINNED Barrels, the L-Frames, and the New Era Revolvers


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-05-2017, 12:28 AM
44 mag 44 mag is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 63
Likes: 5
Liked 14 Times in 10 Posts
Default 686 no dash value

I have a chance to purchase a 686 4" barrel no dash in very good condition ,no box or papers.What's a fair price to offer? thanks

Last edited by 44 mag; 06-05-2017 at 12:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-05-2017, 05:01 AM
lamarw lamarw is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Martin, Alabama
Posts: 1,181
Likes: 1,478
Liked 2,319 Times in 637 Posts
Default

The latest publication of the "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson" by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas states a value guide of $400.00 when in Very Good Condition. This is the 4th Edition published in 2016.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 06-05-2017, 05:29 AM
Kernel Crittenden's Avatar
Kernel Crittenden Kernel Crittenden is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: The Badger State
Posts: 7,540
Likes: 3,413
Liked 6,425 Times in 3,048 Posts
Default

Most trade hands for $550 to $700 in the real world. One marked "CS-1" in the yoke cutout will easily fetch north of $1,000. I'd buy every one I could for $400. That's the Disinterested Recent Widow price.
__________________
~ S&W aficionado in training ~
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 06-05-2017, 10:10 AM
lamarw lamarw is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Martin, Alabama
Posts: 1,181
Likes: 1,478
Liked 2,319 Times in 637 Posts
Default

Agree with the Kernel, but - and I say but you stated in very good condition without pictures. That condition statement is below excellent condition. It is in the eyes of the beholder.

You also stated - what should I offer. Always offer significantly less than you expect to end up paying. I purchased my 686-1 in 2011 for $440.00 and would rate it closer to excellent condition.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-05-2017, 10:16 AM
BAM-BAM BAM-BAM is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: A Burb of the Burgh
Posts: 12,398
Likes: 308
Liked 15,938 Times in 7,141 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernel Crittenden View Post
That's the "Disinterested Recent Widow price".
Nice Kernel; another new pricing model.......

I would call anything under $500 on a 686 in good condition; "Friends and Family pricing"


LOL get a copy of the SCS&W to show to your "friend" when you make him that $400 offer!!!!!!! The Catalog will be free and you'll still have $$$$s left over to take the wife out for a nice dinner, with wine, while you justify the purchase!!!!

Depending on the local market (they do vary) it could very well be a $550-700 gun. Maybe a bit more in Calf,Conn(?) and Mass......

Last edited by BAM-BAM; 06-05-2017 at 10:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-05-2017, 10:37 AM
loeman's Avatar
loeman loeman is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,588
Likes: 2,310
Liked 3,740 Times in 1,316 Posts
Default

Good luck on your offer. A 4 inch 686 is a very desirable gun, especially if it retains the original stocks. And I agree, that $500 is a very nice price for one in excellent condition with OEM stocks. I'd never let my 4 inch 686-3 go for that.
__________________
I'm gonna grow fins.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 06-05-2017, 12:33 PM
44 mag 44 mag is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 63
Likes: 5
Liked 14 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Seller is asking $650 on a local forum , I requested more pics and he have not responded yet.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-05-2017, 01:24 PM
GCF GCF is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 954
Likes: 212
Liked 578 Times in 240 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 44 mag View Post
I have a chance to purchase a 686 4" barrel no dash in very good condition ,no box or papers.What's a fair price to offer? thanks
For a VG condition 4" M686 "no dash", anything below the cost of a current production 4" M686, is a very good deal.

Last time I checked, S&W is no longer producing pre-lock / pre-mim, L frame revolvers. Assuming proper care, & maintenance, can't see one of these gems ever losing value.
__________________
Regards - GCF

Last edited by GCF; 06-05-2017 at 01:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 06-05-2017, 02:45 PM
boykinlp's Avatar
boykinlp boykinlp is offline
SWCA Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 5,102
Likes: 6,649
Liked 6,087 Times in 1,883 Posts
Default

If it comes with Combat Grips in excellent condition, those are worth $225-300 by themselves.
__________________
SWCA #3198-Each one, teach one
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-05-2017, 03:13 PM
wood714's Avatar
wood714 wood714 is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Coast, FL.
Posts: 2,005
Likes: 2,665
Liked 6,011 Times in 1,321 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamarw View Post
The latest publication of the "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson" by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas states a value guide of $400.00 when in Very Good Condition. This is the 4th Edition published in 2016.
I got my copy today.

Wish I could buy for some of the prices they have listed.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-05-2017, 03:26 PM
stmry stmry is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 928
Likes: 519
Liked 240 Times in 156 Posts
Default

His asking price answers your initial question as to what is fair, if its as i envision.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-05-2017, 04:53 PM
apollo99 apollo99 is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: ARIZONA
Posts: 1,007
Likes: 101
Liked 1,457 Times in 597 Posts
Default

The Kernel's "disinterested recent widow" remark got me thinking about how you find an apartment in NYC, go through the obituaries. That would probably work in the gun market also.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-05-2017, 05:24 PM
docbrazos's Avatar
docbrazos docbrazos is offline
Member
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Weatherford, Texas
Posts: 27
Likes: 10
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Something else to consider on the Early 686 No Dash. I purchased my 6" Adjustable Front sight in Sept 1986. Shortly thereafter there was a recall due to, If my memory serves me, due a locking up issue with hot ammo. After the gun was returned on the crane cut out below the serial number there is an M stamped. If looking to purchase a 686 No dash the presence of the M would be desirable. FWIW I gave $290 plus 17.80 Tax and no it's not For Sale Don't ask.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-05-2017, 06:10 PM
Bekeart Bekeart is offline
Member
686 no dash value  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: KY - 4 Rivers
Posts: 2,194
Likes: 2,963
Liked 2,410 Times in 848 Posts
Default

I have had a 686 No-Dash on my table "Unfired in the box" on my table here in far western Kentucky in the last year.

Priced at $1000. No offers - No haggling - No interest ...

NOT AN OFFER TO SELL - Just for information.

Bekeart
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 06-06-2017, 08:35 AM
Kernel Crittenden's Avatar
Kernel Crittenden Kernel Crittenden is offline
US Veteran
Absent Comrade
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: The Badger State
Posts: 7,540
Likes: 3,413
Liked 6,425 Times in 3,048 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekeart View Post
I have had a 686 No-Dash on my table...
Was it a 4-inch?
__________________
~ S&W aficionado in training ~
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-06-2017, 08:55 AM
BAM-BAM BAM-BAM is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: A Burb of the Burgh
Posts: 12,398
Likes: 308
Liked 15,938 Times in 7,141 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bekeart View Post
I have had a 686 No-Dash on my table "Unfired in the box" on my table here in far western Kentucky in the last year.

Priced at $1000. No offers - No haggling - No interest ...

NOT AN OFFER TO SELL - Just for information.

Bekeart

Sounds like the classic ......

Wife told him to "sell some of those D--- guns we need to remodel the bathroom!".

"But Honey, I tried at X different gun shows ...... no one seems to want this one.... what can I do?"


Last edited by BAM-BAM; 06-06-2017 at 05:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 06-06-2017, 05:10 PM
DumpStick DumpStick is offline
US Veteran
686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value 686 no dash value  
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Oklahoma, on a dirt road.
Posts: 364
Likes: 135
Liked 569 Times in 204 Posts
Default

I was at Wannenmacher show in Tulsa last fall. Guy had a 686-ND, in box, sign on it claimed unfired.

I asked the price, the guy sez "$1200". I just blinked and looked at him.

He sez "$1000".

I walked away. No offer, no haggling, no interest.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Odd model 28 no dash but supposed to be a dash? PA Guns & Ammo S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 30 01-25-2019 12:21 PM
No-dash vs Dash... what's the real story? two-bit cowboy The Lounge 12 05-15-2016 01:32 PM
WTT 686 NO DASH 4" box/papers for MODEL 63 NO DASH Davidnssbm GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 01-21-2015 10:18 AM
WITHDRAWN! 686 No Dash Very Clean, ADDED 586 NO DASH Shooter! TheShootist1894 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 10 06-06-2014 12:13 PM
I am thinking of trading a M37 no dash for a M649 no dash...would you? DAZinKC S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 8 01-10-2009 09:39 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:46 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)