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Old 07-02-2018, 05:33 PM
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Someone traded one of these in at my LGS this week. All that stainless for a .22 WMR? Whew! It was an impressive handgun with gorgeous target grips and stainless finish. The shop owner was over the moon about it being a no-dash and fairly uncommon production. I love a good .22 handgun but the magnum version just never did anything for me.

Are these as desirable as my shop friend claims or just another S&W?

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Old 07-02-2018, 06:02 PM
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How much do they want for it?
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:25 PM
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You need to check model number again think it's a 648
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:55 PM
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Yes, correction made. It is a 648 no-dash. Stainless, 6" bbl. Gongolave (sp) target grips. Excellent condition. Shop asking $650. Anyone interested in it, LMK.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:19 PM
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If the gun is in nice condition, I do think it is priced fairly. Remember, they don't make them any more and they weren't big sellers when they were (or they would still be in production) so there aren't that many around. I've always had a mild desire for one just because of the above.

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Old 07-03-2018, 02:38 PM
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That's a good price on a rare revolver.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:50 PM
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Someone put a deposit on it by the time I contacted the seller (shop). I will let you know if the sale doesn't go through. I know the owner and he wasn't sure the buyer would come up with the cash. Stay tuned.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:35 PM
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Most of the 648s I have seen are closer to $1000, Check GB
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:32 AM
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This has been a lesson learned. I usually don't look at anything made past the 1980's. I admired the 648, chuckled over the price tag for .22 WMR and handed it back to the guy. You live and learn. I'll let you all know if I can get my hands on it / deal falls through. Heck, I paid less for near mint 29-3 still in the original box! I love firearms collecting!
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:37 PM
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I would not have walked away at $650. I paid almost that much for an "improved" one five years ago.

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Old 07-04-2018, 11:01 PM
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You shouldn't have left there without it for that price, especially if it still had the combat grips... but either way, scarce gun.
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:25 PM
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Someone traded one of these in at my LGS this week. All that stainless for a .22 WMR? Whew! It was an impressive handgun with gorgeous target grips and stainless finish. The shop owner was over the moon about it being a no-dash and fairly uncommon production. I love a good .22 handgun but the magnum version just never did anything for me.

Are these as desirable as my shop friend claims or just another S&W?
IMHO, THEY ARE DESIRABLE. DESPITE THE COST, AND SCARCITY OF AMMO, I'M A FAN OF THE CARTRIDGE. IT EXTENDS THE RANGE AND KILLING POWER OF THE .22 CAL RIMFIRE, IN AREAS WHERE HUNTING WITH CENTERFIRE CALIBERS IS PROHIBITED......

UNLESS THE LGS WANTS REAL STUPID MONEY FOR IT, I'D BE SURPRISED IF IT LASTS LONG, ON DISPLAY........
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:22 AM
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For whatever reason, this one did not have the combat style grips. IDK if they were swapped out, or the gun was ordered that way. They were a nice set of Goncolves (target) with recessed cut-out. Should it have come with the combat grips and would that impact value?
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:52 PM
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I'm going over to my LGS to see if I can talk the owner out of the "hold" on this 648. For the record, should it have the Combat style grips? It does not. It has a factory set of Gonclave (sp) Targets grips... gorgeous grain/finish. Could it have been ordered that way? Impact to value? I'll let you know if it comes back up for sale. These new Smith's aren't my thing so have something good to trade me! I'm on the hunt for an early 25 or 27, and I like pre-'s too. Thanks!

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Old 07-07-2018, 04:34 PM
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I'd beg at that price and would not worry one whit about the target stocks.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:48 PM
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Phew $650? I wouldn't have left that one out of my hands. You might laugh at the gun prices now but you'll cry later when you realize you'll never see another one.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:21 AM
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I've said on here many times in the past that just about any price you find excessive today for a nice older Smith & Wesson revolver will seem like a good deal in a few years. They don't make them like that any more and the number of nice examples of them that are available to buy will decrease as time passes. Those facts cannot be ignored and as more people come to those realizations, the prices will continue to escalate.

Prices I had second thoughts about but paid anyway include $800 for a 5" 629 Classic DX (only made for one year) and $1,400 for a 5" 686-3 National Match (only 500 made in1989). Then there's the NIB 2-1/2" 66-4 that set me back $416...

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Old 07-20-2018, 01:20 PM
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Update - after a bit of negotiation, I bought the 648. Serial number: BFS61xx (I left out the xx number), underneath is: MOD 648.

Not sure what I will do it with it, but I will respond to each PM and am open to parting with it. My interest is "early Smiths" from the beginning to "pinned barrel" models in K and N frame. Right now, I hope to find a 25 or 27 in 6 or 8 inch. Anyway, picture is included. No doubt it is near mint and grips have a gorgeous grain and luster. More pics to be posted. I don't want to break any forum rules so I will go to the right area if necessary. Thanks for looking.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:56 AM
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For comparison purposes, the wooden "combat" grips on mine are original as shown in my (closed) "for sale" ad. Those grips just "feel" and look perfect! Still have a modern, rich & functional look too.

FS WTS Rare S&W 648 22Mag 6" SST No Lock No Dash in NC

The offers fell thru at the time, so I lost interest in selling it. Still have it.

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Old 10-01-2018, 10:12 AM
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Anyone else notice a recent 8/19/2018 GB auction closed with lots of bids for $1,860.35 wow!
Setting a new record? It was a (the?) most-impressive collectable S&W 648 .22mag with box and tools of course...

That's it - - definitely not going plinking with mine! Keeping it safe til I decide what to do with it!

Read a discussion somewhere that there might be two different wood "combat" grips like these. One type is wider wood down at bottom. Anyone know bout this? Wider is better?

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For comparison purposes, the wooden "combat" grips on mine are original as shown in my (closed) "for sale" ad. Those grips just "feel" and look perfect! Still have a modern, rich & functional look too.

FS WTS Rare S&W 648 22Mag 6" SST No Lock No Dash in NC

The offers fell thru at the time, so I lost interest in selling it. Still have it.

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Old 10-01-2018, 02:37 PM
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Yep, mine has the same grips. Had to go check to be sure.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:26 PM
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Someone traded one of these in at my LGS this week. All that stainless for a .22 WMR? Whew! It was an impressive handgun with gorgeous target grips and stainless finish. The shop owner was over the moon about it being a no-dash and fairly uncommon production. I love a good .22 handgun but the magnum version just never did anything for me.

Are these as desirable as my shop friend claims or just another S&W?
I WOULD CONCUR WITH THE OPINION VOICED AT THE LGS.....
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:41 AM
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Yep, mine has the same grips. Had to go check to be sure.
Greenmachine, that looks sweet! Looks like we both have the same type "wooden combat" grip... So its true (?) there's only one factory type like this, and it's still considered the most desired orig 648 grip?

I gotta go shopping at OP's LGS and Pawnshops! need one to shoot and mine to keep?
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