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Old 09-16-2018, 12:39 PM
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I was at the Gettysburg, PA show yesterday to look at a nice 27-2. Couldn't justify the $1100 purchase but then I noticed a 681 in the next case. Nice shape priced at $579. It had a PD engraving that I didn't recognize. Not seeing many of these. Was that a decent price? And no, I didn't buy it. Almost forgot, do police dept. markings significantly lower the value?

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I'd say it was a reasonable price for a great gun, especially if you could have gotten it for $500-$550 OTD.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:06 PM
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Agreed with this comment. There have been several posts lately on the 581 and 681. Nice revolvers and if you can get one in great shape for 500-550 you can't go wrong. I see them sell on GB consistently 550-600 for nice examples even more with box/docs.
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Here in Northern California in the past year I have seen 2 681ís for sale by private parties in good used shape in the $700-800 range. Over here anything below that would be a steal.
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Great gun at a fair to good price.

FWIW ..... I don't see many ...... OK only one in the past 5-6 years which I bought for about $500 OTD IIRC..... for sale in LGSs at this end of Penn's Woods.

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Fair price, imo. They go for $600-$700 in my neck of the woods. There’s one that’s been on the local gun show circuit for 2 years now at $900. It looks like the owner drags it from show to show on a chain behind his truck. It’s quite possibly the most scratched up handgun I’ve ever seen. I don’t know that I would even consider it for $350-$400, but it doesn’t matter because he won’t budge on the price anyway.
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Compared to 686's the 681's are downright scarce. For a solid revolver in used and totally lovable condition but not mint, that is a decent price for a model that is tough to find.

It would be my opinion that in such a condition, yes -- the police markings would either "enhamce" value or more realistic perhaps is that the marking would make for a bit more demand or saleability. Certainly doesn't hurt.
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I paid $440 for one in 2014. I would pay $550 for one today if I didn't already have one. It's one of my favorite shooters. A PD engraving would not bother me in the least.
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I don't see hardly any 686s worth having let alone a 681. I figure my chances of getting one are slim to none.
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Guess I should have bought it. Oh, well.
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