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Old 06-30-2016, 09:08 AM
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I know this has been asked before but ....Trying to be fair to the seller. I bought a pair of presentation boxes yesterday with tools for a ridiculous price. Really low at 5 dollars apiece. Bought a load of shooting reloading items from him and since he is a friend I want to pay him at least half what they are worth or thereabout. They are both in good condition externally with some loss of flocking and a little tear on the longer one where the cylinder fits. One has an unopened tool kit and the other has no bag but am certain it is un-used. Can some one give me an approximate value so I can ease my guilt? Oh both are for N frames one a 4 inch and one looks to be 8 3/8 inch. Also got a nice set of N frame targets and a set of wood and pachmayr N frame targets . Only time I ever saw a set like them was on a 3 inch 41 mag Lew Horton gun. Added a couple of pics. Not great ones like some of the guys do.
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At the recent S&WCA annual Symposium in Baton Rouge, cases like this were flying off the sales tables at $150 -$200 range. I'll give you $100 ea and you can split it with your friend! ED.
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Thanks for the reply. I think I will definitely keep the long one as that 29-2 Pimp gun fits it just right. I guess I will just giv the fellow another 90 bucks and I'll consider that a fair price. Thanks for the offer.
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Good information. I just picked up a 1978-1982 box for a 4 inch on EBAY for $200. I didn't know if I had paid too much or too little. I guess I paid just right.
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Saw the fellow yesterday and he didn't want to take the money. But he did accept another 40 bucks.... so then I felt obligated to buy some more reloading stuff from him. Did get about 500 38 sp once fired brass and maybe 200 357. Also got about 40-50 partial boxes of jacketed bullets. Oh Boy. Now he wants to sell me some old guns ...no not S&Ws. Makarov CZ an OLD Russian SKS

How do you tell when the boxes were made? I have another 4 inch N frame box that has a different material for the gun cutout(Styrofoam) with a maroon cloth cover. Cloth is coming loose.

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Most S&W presentation boxes were made by vendors with purchase orders from S&W, so materials change from time to time, plus a gun can be shipped in a box from storage that was made 10+ yrs before the gun. Estimates of box age can only be estimates in most cases. Ed.
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That is good to know. The box for the pimp gun is in nice condition...but it needs the blue cloth?? replaced. took the whole thing to a gun show today and a fellow offered me 50 for the unopened tools. when I turned the offer down..he upped it to 60. good grief!
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Member jcelect is the local Presentation case expert and can let you know about age and relining the interiors.

Buying the seller a nice lunch (or two) may allow him to accept more money gracefully.
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Member jcelect is the local Presentation case expert and can let you know about age and relining the interiors.

Buying the seller a nice lunch (or two) may allow him to accept more money gracefully.
I had him re-do a box I have for an earlier 4 inch 57. Will probably do so for this one too. Beautiful work.. As far as the fellow I bought the boxes from he's good to go.. I bought all his partial(and some full) boxes of bullets. I just couldn't use all the brass he has. But I bought what I could use to help him clean the stuff out. I even bought an RCBS lead melting furnace that I didn't need...but it was full of Lyman #2. LOL and a whole load of hard lead nuclear medicine shipping containers..About 200 lbs or so. Hard stuff.
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