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Old 03-16-2017, 10:00 AM
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What is a new old stock 952 no dash 2 digit serial number under 50 value.
This is the bill board model.No case.Gun is unfired.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:57 AM
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Don't think the 952s have been around long enough for anyone to care about serial numbers. As I remember the no dash does not have the grip safety which is a bit of a negative for me. Don't know how that may affect price. My guess would be about $2000, haven't seen one go for less than that for a long time.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:12 PM
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Need more info. Long slide version? Blue on blue or blue with stainless? You'll take a hit w/o the box/case, but not a big one. Don't get caught up on the prices being asked on GB, as some have been there for at least a year without approaching what the dealer thinks they are worth. Look for ones that have actually sold and compare closest to yours.

And I'm with jag - unless it's serial #1, it doesn't matter.
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The 952 "no dash" billboard guns where all 5". The long slides came along around the time Smith went with the 952-2 versions. The 952 "no dashes" were all blued steel with no grip safety. The 952-1s added the grip safety and did away with the large "billboard" lettering on the slide. The 952-2 went to stainless steel rather than the blued steel of the 952 and 952-1. With the 952-2, Smith came out with a number of variations including the longslide, heavier slide with matted finish, two tone, ...
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The 952 "no dash" billboard guns where all 5". The long slides came along around the time Smith went with the 952-2 versions. The 952 "no dashes" were all blued steel with no grip safety. The 952-1s added the grip safety and did away with the large "billboard" lettering on the slide. The 952-2 went to stainless steel rather than the blued steel of the 952 and 952-1. With the 952-2, Smith came out with a number of variations including the longslide, heavier slide with matted finish, two tone, ...
Thanks - missed the bill board comment.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:49 PM
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Tom S., with genuine respect -- I will have to strenuously disagree with you on two points. First is that the exhorbitant asking prices appear and never sell. On this, there literally exists -one- example, that is a 952-2 Long Slide and actually that particular one has sat for a full TWO years. My point is that this is one outlying example and that every other one (and I do literally mean EVERY other one) sells. They do, absolutely every one of them sells.

The other point about the missing original box, I'm sorry, this is also simply not accurate. It may upset the "ugh, guns were meant to be shot, not hidden away" crowd but demonstrated fact says on the 952 (and other 5-6" target PC guns), these facts rule the day.

I will admit that I am an addicted student of the S&W market on Gunbroker, I watch it daily and I have learned a lot about the PC market.

There exists no larger, more active and more energetic market for S&W PC pistols than Gunbroker, not anywhere.

To the subject pistol--
With no box and original goodies but appearing unfired, a legitimate low-end on Gunbroker is $1,900-$2,000. High end is simply subject to the day and the wallets of the bidders. Missing the original stuff, I see a top-end on Gunbroker around $2,400-$2,500.

There are some keys to getting high-end on S&W PC pistols on Gunbroker. Beyond the pistol itself and it's condition, the top "money-getter" is having a reputable, high feedback and long-established seller hosting the auction. Item 2 on the list is piles of extremely good pictures from every angle that show condition as best as you possibly can.

I'm living a charmed life, I am up to six of these PC pistols and for the hater crowd, only ONE of them is a safe queen.
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Tom S., with genuine respect -- I will have to strenuously disagree with you on two points. First is that the exhorbitant asking prices appear and never sell. On this, there literally exists -one- example, that is a 952-2 Long Slide and actually that particular one has sat for a full TWO years. My point is that this is one outlying example and that every other one (and I do literally mean EVERY other one) sells. They do, absolutely every one of them sells.

The other point about the missing original box, I'm sorry, this is also simply not accurate. It may upset the "ugh, guns were meant to be shot, not hidden away" crowd but demonstrated fact says on the 952 (and other 5-6" target PC guns), these facts rule the day.

I will admit that I am an addicted student of the S&W market on Gunbroker, I watch it daily and I have learned a lot about the PC market.

There exists no larger, more active and more energetic market for S&W PC pistols than Gunbroker, not anywhere.

To the subject pistol--
With no box and original goodies but appearing unfired, a legitimate low-end on Gunbroker is $1,900-$2,000. High end is simply subject to the day and the wallets of the bidders. Missing the original stuff, I see a top-end on Gunbroker around $2,400-$2,500.

There are some keys to getting high-end on S&W PC pistols on Gunbroker. Beyond the pistol itself and it's condition, the top "money-getter" is having a reputable, high feedback and long-established seller hosting the auction. Item 2 on the list is piles of extremely good pictures from every angle that show condition as best as you possibly can.

I'm living a charmed life, I am up to six of these PC pistols and for the hater crowd, only ONE of them is a safe queen.
You've reinforced my point. That one outlying gun could cause someone to believe theirs was worth a similar amount, especially if they are unfamiliar with the variations and what makes them more (or less) valuable.

And by your own admission, lack of box may/will effect the collector. Perhaps when I've got some free time, I'll go back and compare prices of like models with those that had boxes vs those that did not.

For the OP, the best bet would be to look at closed sales and see what going prices were for similar 952's, then price theirs accordingly - and hope two collectors get caught up in a bidding war.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:46 PM
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Okay, maybe I wasn't clear? Happens when I write a lengthy reply. Here is specifically what I mean:

...every 952 offered on Gunbroker in the last year or more SELLS. Does not get offered for crazy money & gets ignored and disappears, no, it SELLS. All of them. All except the open at $4,500 with hidden reserve, BIN $6,000 "been there an actual two full years" pistol.

All of them sell.
The cheapest 952 I have seen recently on Gunbroker was a dash-2 5" and it went for $2,000. That one had no box/papers and I believe it went for $2,000 -ONLY- because he offered it Buy It Now. Had he not, the established market says it would have sold higher.
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