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Old 02-23-2021, 12:13 AM
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I'm thinking of selling my 3953 to a guy at work. It comes wit the box and six mags. I had the frame coated black by CCR years ago. It's in good condition with just a small scratch on the frame. Any idea what it may be worth?
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Here in metro Atlanta, the S&W DAO system is unpopular and the guns do not sell quickly or bring much money. I personally like it and own a 3953. My gun is a reimport and is so marked, which to some is undesirable. I have a dozen mags for mine. The mags with the curved baseplate will bring $30.00+ here. I doubt my 3953 would bring $300.00 if I tried to sell it here at home. I think $450.00 might be a starting price for your gun plus additional money for the extra mags.
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For an uncoated 3953 in decent condition, sweet spot seems to be between $400 and 500. Higher end for original box and extra magazines (agree with $30 per mag after first 2). Subtract for coating for most people. Recently picked up a nice 3954 (much rarer blued version and at least in my mind more desirable) with 2 mags for $450.
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I picked up a 3953 with 2 mags 2 years ago for 450. I like the DAO pistols because of their function like a DA revolver. The mags for the 3913, 3914, 3953, 3954 are starting to get scarce because of the increased popularity of those pistols.
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Magazines are getting rare and expensive. I'm glad I "overbought" when they were plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Since aftermarket 39xx magazines all seem to be junk, I only bought OEM.

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A few recent sales of 3953s on GB sold for a little of $500, but the majority of 3953 sales went for $400-450.

I'd offer $500 because the number of mags being offered sweetens the deal.
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Whatís this worth nowadays? No box or other.

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I paid $600.00 for an ANIB one with everything a few years ago. I don't know if it's worth more or less these days.

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Early 7 round configuration - for collecting maybe more desirable than later 8 round version - but for use, not as desirable as the later 8 round version. 7 Round mags hard to come by but 4 mags included. Later 8 round guns have more interchangeable parts such as grips and magazines with garden variety 3913/3953 etc. Probably less valuable than comparable 3913TSW which seem to be going in the $600-700 range. Find a collector who wants an early 7 round pistol and you might get $700+ with extra mags but no box.
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Ladder13, I paid $341 + shipping and fees ($401.98 in the safe) for my 3953TSW no-rail back in 12/19. It is a fine shooter and comfortable CCW.

I'd gladly pay you $400 on a face-to-face deal. However, I suspect that there are plenty of buyers who'd pay more.
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Ladder13, I paid $341 + shipping and fees ($401.98 in the safe) for my 3953TSW no-rail back in 12/19. It is a fine shooter and comfortable CCW.

I'd gladly pay you $400 on a face-to-face deal. However, I suspect that there are plenty of buyers who'd pay more.
Appreciate it but Iím not offering it for sale at this point.
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Thanks all. I think I'll ask for 450.00 and see what happens.
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