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Old 08-20-2017, 01:03 AM
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Hi y'all, I found a great condition performance center 952-2 with 6" barrel at a pawn shop for 799 today so it had to follow me home. I shot it this afternoon and it was just as slick and accurate as I was hoping! I do have a few questions though; first, how many performance center 952-2s were made? I've done a good amount of googling and couldn't find a solid number. I'm pretty sure I've gotten a great deal on this one too (it hadn't been in the display case for 24 hours apparently), but I'm not sure what it's honestly worth. If anyone could give me a rough estimate I'd appreciate it! Last but not least does anyone have a resource for finding dates of manufacturing from serial numbers? I'd like to tack down when my pistol was made if I could. Thanks!!!
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Congrats on your 952-2!! You stole that one for sure.

I cant help you with how many were made, but as to its value, my local dealer has one with the PC box for $2500 + tax. And he is usually right on the money with pricing.

Enjoy that fine 9. I look forward to your next range report. Maybe some pics of what kind of groups that gun shoots? Regards 18DAI
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:33 AM
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WOW! Color me green with envy! That's about $2,000 less than it should have sold for, according to GB.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:47 AM
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The guy that owns the pawn shop must have stolen it and he obviously never did any research as to what he stole at that price!!! Congrats.
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Congratulations on your new S&W.

Pictures please.

That's interesting, I was just reading about that
Pistol in my Handloader magazines in the No. 269
December 2010 page 30.
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You got a great deal there. I sold a 952-2 w/5" barrel last year on GB for a little north of $2600. They're great pistols, I just didn't shoot mine enough to keep it.
Did yours come with the AL case?
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the replies! I shot it earlier today and it was a dream!
200 rounds of 115 grain freedom munitions new loads with 0 hiccups and by far the limiting factor in my accuracy was my skill set . I can't wait to try using some nicer quality ammo and really take my time on the range. I was getting 2-3" groups at 15 yards but honestly I was just too damn excited and was blowing through my mags about as quickly as I could load them. I know the gun (and I) can shoot better than that lol

After a good cleaning this thing looks nearly brand new. When I bought it, it had a lot of carbon in the chamber/feeding ramp area and I was worried that maybe it was priced so low because it had mechanical issues or something, but it locks up solidly and has functioned flawlessly at the range so far.

Does anyone know where I can find the manufacturing date by serial number? Mine is DAB09xx. Also yes, I've got the aluminum case and two mags, but no papers unfortunately
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:43 PM
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Hi y'all, I found a great condition performance center 952-2 with 6" barrel at a pawn shop for 799 today so it had to follow me home. I shot it this afternoon and it was just as slick and accurate as I was hoping! I do have a few questions though; first, how many performance center 952-2s were made? I've done a good amount of googling and couldn't find a solid number. I'm pretty sure I've gotten a great deal on this one too (it hadn't been in the display case for 24 hours apparently), but I'm not sure what it's honestly worth. If anyone could give me a rough estimate I'd appreciate it! Last but not least does anyone have a resource for finding dates of manufacturing from serial numbers? I'd like to tack down when my pistol was made if I could. Thanks!!!
It looks you picked up a 952-2 long slide -- which typically goes for a large premium over the regular 952-2.

At $799 you got an amazing deal (often go for $4k plus on GB).

Congratulations on a great find!
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:45 PM
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Nice find!! DAB10XX shipped September, 15, 2008 hope this helps.

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Old 08-20-2017, 10:26 PM
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Congratulations on what I think is the deal of the year! They are few & far between at any price. Another example of someone not knowing what they have & you certainly benefited from it.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:50 PM
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This thread could be an interesting social experiment.

For anyone who clicked here and read the OP, try and ask yourself... which of these more closely resembles your knee-jerk reaction?

1) ARRRGH!!! Why can't I find a deal like this! Who is this guy and why is he so lucky, I'll never afford one of these or even close.

2) Wow, this is amazing, that someone could stumble on to this deal even here in the age of the internet. This gives me hope that I might find an amazing deal one day also!
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3). All of the above.


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Old 08-21-2017, 03:26 PM
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My reaction was that pawn shop owners aren't really that stupid! So, maybe the pawn owner thought the gun might be stolen and unloaded it fast. I have no idea what the law is if the local police audit the shop and find the gun was stolen.

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Old 08-21-2017, 04:12 PM
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Well maybe the owner had mistaken the $$ lookup as a model 52 instead of a 952?

I think you just got the deal of the year! Congratulations on that acquisition that is a thing of beauty I am beyond envious, I guess I need to start visiting Pawn Shops instead of Gun Shops on my days off.
Wow that is simply sweet!!
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:22 PM
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Lou Gehrig ' luckest man on the face of the earth'.

Go get some lotto tickets my man, you are on a roll.

I have lots of nice guns in the safe but, 952-2 is the pick
of the litter.

Enjoy that queen.
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Wow! Congratulations. That is a heck of a find. The long slides collect a premium. The one pictured was a limited run version of the long slide. Very nice and beautiful gun.

I have one and recently tried to bid on another. I stopped when the price went over 3500ish.

Congratulations again.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:34 PM
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Well maybe the owner had mistaken the $$ lookup as a model 52 instead of a 952?

I think you just got the deal of the year! Congratulations on that acquisition that is a thing of beauty I am beyond envious, I guess I need to start visiting Pawn Shops instead of Gun Shops on my days off.
Wow that is simply sweet!!
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I doubt that he did any research. "Oh,another Smith automatic? 800 bucks should do."
I had a 952-1.I'm basically a rimfire guy,so it left,but it was a very nice gun.The equal of my Les Baer 1911. I would have done well financially if I just stashed it away...I even had Nills on it,so it was super nice.

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Old 08-21-2017, 06:51 PM
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Showing my ignorance, my first reaction was "What's a 952-2"?
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:13 PM
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Thanks for the replies! Yep I feel damn lucky. I've listed it on gunbroker at the encouragement of my girlfriend (and a few cold ones heh) but now I'm regretting it and honestly hoping it doesn't sell. I bought it since it seemed like a crazy deal and I've been dreaming of a target 9mm auto, not to flip it and now that I'm 100% sure I got a great deal I'd rather sell my poly guns! I think I'm going to pull the auction tonight. It's just so damn pleasant to shoot and it's gotta be the most accurate gun I've ever shot by far. I took it to the range again yesterday and it's just crazy how tiny it groups at 15 yards with plain ol Fiocchi 115 grain. I'm a decent shot but pretty irregularly get to the range, and even so it was child's play to chew out the bullseye.

I've never gotten a better deal than this, that's for sure! And just in case anyone doubts that's what they had it listed for (which is reasonable! I've seen tons of these sorts of claims through the years and doubted them) attached is the receipt with identifying info redacted. If it was stolen I'd expect the NICS check to pull that up... but then again who knows how long that takes to get in the system. I really hope it isn't though. It seems like the store seriously didn't know what they had.
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I too am jealous, there are not many metal Smith Semiautos (outside of 1911's) that go for more than $800 these days. Maybe he just generalized. Your gain his loss. Congratulations.
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There are more threads about the 952, here is one of them.

Performance Center 952-2 longslide vs Performance Center PPC9 6"

My 952 is just a hair more accurate than my Sig P210, the only thing I don't like about my 952's is that the hammer is hard to get a hold of for cocking while dry firing. I don't think you can wear one out and they are rare, you have a great investment, congratulations!
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You got the deal of the century on that one. There at least a couple versions of the 6" model. I have the 6" with the black/stainless combo finish and it's a great one. It's good company for my 952-1. Some of the better pistols that S&W made.
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Just thinking out loud. If the pawn shop gave him let's say half of what they sold it for why would the guy let them have it for $400. You would think he would know it's value and would convince them it was worth more. Stolen? Something doesn't add up here.
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Could have been a pissed off wife or ate up teenager who pawned it off.
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Hey congrats, this stuff happens, its happened to most of us (maybe not to this extent) but they are out there. Usually not at pawn shops.
You really should keep it, unless its messed up somehow, not many non 22 cal handguns can match its accuracy. And the one you have is certainly a collectors item, its value will go up a lot faster than gold. Just shoot it, and take care of it. And save the receipt...I have sold several P/C semi autos over the years, I still have quite a few,BUT I REGRET selling ANY of them , so don't. If you like to shoot chances are you may never get to the time when you will spend 3500-4500 for a single pistol. And as of right now you own one for a fraction of the cost....
And by the way DONT sell it to some friend who has to have it or they might die or something, only to see them 6 months later and be told oh I needed the money so I sold it, it didn't really shoot that well for me, my wife thought it was ugly etc...Good luck Bob
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:47 PM
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Thanks Bob! Thankfully it looks like it won't sell (a $4500 reserve will do that lol) so I'll just enjoy it as long as I can. I appreciate the wisdom! Now back to the range ��
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