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Old 09-13-2017, 10:35 AM
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I just acquired a 3 inch model 65-5. I've read where the 3 inch barrel is rather rare.
Any ideas how the value is on this firearm?
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Not at all rare..... but hard to come by as folks who have them tend to keep them. 3inch k-frames are highly sought after these days....... LOL almost couldn't give them away in the late 80s and 90s.

Popular for concealed carry since the 1980s( I've had one since about 87/88) the blue version Model 13 was the FBI last issue revolver....

Value depends on market .....places like CAlf, Mass and Conn. have restrictions that limit importation of guns from out of state..... here in W.Pa. ... $550 to 700 depending on the shop and the knowledge of the sellers......many now are clued in and will list something like that on the internet at top $$$..... others will buy/take on trade....... mark it up a percentage or $ 100-200 and stick it in the case for sale.......


Base on one picture your's looks in very good shape and should bring top dollar......

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the blue version Model 13 was the FBI last issue revolver....
Hi Gertbeet:

Welcome to the Forum. BAM-BAM is exactly correct. The Model 65 with 3.0 inch barreled configuration was the last issued revolver by the DEA. I'm lucky enough to own 3 different 3.0 inch barreled K-frames a 64-3, a 13-3 and a 65-3. Now if I could only find a (affordable) Model 65 Ladysmith.

Congratulations on your acquisition.

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Now if I could only find a (affordable) Model 65 Ladysmith.
Dave, it's amazing how one word can change the meaning of a sentence.

Do ya feel like defining affordable.

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Fwiw I bought an excellent condition 3" 65-5 with box and docs last year for $650, then sold my 3" 65-3 with no box for the same price.
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Thanks. I did not realize the 65 was the stainless version of the model 13.
My brother had a 3 inch model13 in the 80s
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Fwiw I bought an excellent condition 3" 65-5 with box and docs last year for $650, then sold my 3" 65-3 with no box for the same price.
Paid just a bit more then that for my LNIB -3, a few years ago.
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I found a private sale of a 65-2 with barely seen marks for $300. I think the guy just needed money. So, I gave him three hundred dollars cash. No brainer. Sold! Great little revolver. Not sure they are rare, most owners hang on to them.
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