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Old 07-02-2016, 01:58 PM
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I think I am posting in the right area. I have a S&W Model 60-4 of about 1995 vintage. Can someone tell what box it would have been sold in? Cardboard or plastic and maybe a picture of that box? I wouldn't mind trying to find one if possible. The info on the end isn't important. Thanks in advance.
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I believe a 1995 gun would be blue plastic with the S & W logo, flat sides, not the later (current) style with ridges. See the attachment (no, the box is not original to the gun...). Hope this is helpful.
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Exactly what I was looking for Alan, thanks.
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Don't know if this will help you with the S&W Box History.....But.
I have S&W Combat 19/38-357/ 6"barrel form 1974.( shoot it monthly)
At that time, they came in a dark blue cardboard box ( Very strong with
medal clips on the sides ) I still have both and have no intention of selling.
Was at a gun show last week and ask about the 19. They said about $500.Its not in excellent condition I would say good to very good.
The box also. I mentioned the box and they said that's worth money also. The box worth money ?? Wow. Who would have guessed??

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A rule of thumb that works, is "the older the gun, the more the box is worth" and it doesn't take a genius to figure out what. Most shooters threw away the box almost before they got their gun out of the store. I ran a gun store for about 25 yrs from the 50s to the 80s, and many buyers didn't want their boxes, so I tossed them in a barrel in the attic. I closed the store in 1985 when partner retired and later sold off those boxes online, many for more than the original gun cost! Ed.
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