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Old 10-07-2020, 07:17 AM
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Got an opportunity to buy a 4Ē 29-3, itís been shot, but has the box and tools and appears to be in excellent shape. What do you guys think a fair price for this would be?

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Old 10-07-2020, 07:26 AM
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Around here, you never see any 29ís. Iíd say $900-$1,000 with the box.
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Any price $1,000 and under is a buy. If you search the prices have been climbing on the older ones. But prices still vary to your area. It depends on how bad you want it and how much your willing to pay. It’s still a roller coaster ride. It’s been a pistol market for a longtime. That’s gonna slowly change. Offer low work your way up, haggle.
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These days, $1000, even though the 29-3 is not that sought after by collectors.
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:57 AM
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Correct me if I’m wrong but the shorter length barrels are more desirable over the 6.5” and 8 3/8” barrels. There was a time when the 8 3/8” and 10” barrels were priced cheaper. Today the shorter barrel prices are pretty much equal to the longer barrels.

It’s condition, condition vs cost. Don’t hesitate to purchase any Revolvers the demand will return this time with new buyers. I think the plastic pistol market has leveled off. There’s nothing like a fine quality revolver there a big part of the s&w history when legends were made.
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I’m picking it up in a couple hours, the price is right.

Thanks for the opinions
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Correct me if Iím wrong but the shorter length barrels are more desirable over the 6.5Ē and 8 3/8Ē barrels. There was a time when the 8 3/8Ē and 10Ē barrels were priced cheaper. Today the shorter barrel prices are pretty much equal to the longer barrels.

Itís condition, condition vs cost. Donít hesitate to purchase any Revolvers the demand will return this time with new buyers. I think the plastic pistol market has leveled off. Thereís nothing like a fine quality revolver there a big part of the s&w history when legends were made.
Both locally and on GB... pretty much all the 3" barreled "N-Frames" command a premium from my purchases/experience over anything longer. The only exception is the "Mountain Gun's" where they go for close to what the 3" N-Frames command.

Also, In my experience you are absolutely correct about all classic/pre-lock Revolvers across the board... are certainly gaining value!
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Just picked up and itís real nice, here are a few pics
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Very nice.
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Both locally and on GB... pretty much all the 3" barreled "N-Frames" command a premium from my purchases/experience over anything longer. The only exception is the "Mountain Gun's" where they go for close to what the 3" N-Frames command.

Also, In my experience you are absolutely correct about all classic/pre-lock Revolvers across the board... are certainly gaining value!
I think the prices on the newer s&w with the loc/ mim, wonít go up in cost. The prices and availability will keep the prices in check. Over a decade ago my LGS had a clearance sale on new n frame s&w revolvers. The whole display case was on sale, for $699 nib. I grabbed a few in nickel. A $1,200 list and $699 on sale was a no brainer.

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That M-29 is in great shape and it has the original target grips.
I would say $1200 and under, all day long!

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I paid $850.00 for this one.
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Nice score.
I picked this one 29-3(left) up off GB this past winter.
Boxed, tools and paperwork.
Tupperware shoes. I had the stags.
$775.00 shipped.
I am very pleased.

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Nice rig. Looks great to me.

I think you did very well.

I know some turn their noses up at the non P&R revolvers from the 80's, especially the Lear Siegler guns.

I myself find them to be great revolvers.

Congrats!
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A LGS had a nib, unshot trade in 29-10/6.6” presitation case, blue case for $699. Can’t pass that up.
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Just picked up and itís real nice...
Congrats, looks like a good one
Let us know how it shoots!
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Ended up picking it up $700, included box, papers and tools.
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You did very well
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For only $700, you did very well.
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