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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 08-11-2010, 07:49 PM
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4-3/4 inch barrel (yes I measured it). Correct hammer and sights, non-original grips (actually rubber - I threw up in my mouth a little...). Grading harshly I would call it 80-85%. Front sight is slightly loose, needs repair. Slight blue wear and a couple of freckling spots. No box or accessories. What would be fair market value on this if I buy it? Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:12 PM
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Before you buy it, you need to find out if its right. Ie, if it was shipped
as a 4 3/4" . If so, its a very scarce registered magnum. If it was a
6 1/2" cut down to 4 3/4", it has no significant collector value. $50
will buy you a factory letter, that will confirm how it was shipped.

Alternatively, if you post the full serial number, its possible that
someone may have some information on the gun.

Shortening a reg mag barrel was/is a piece of cake. The barrel is
simply cut, the muzzle recrowned, a new slot cut in the rib for the
front sight, drill a hole and pin the blade. Just like that.

The fact that the front sight is a bit loose may be indicative of
the barrel being shortened, and the front sight not mounted properly.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:33 PM
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Thank you very much Mike. I will try to get a photo and the actual number tomorrow.
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For $500 I buy it on the spot.

More than that and I want documentation that it is original. My first thought at reading that the sight is loose was the same as Mike's... suspicion.
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4-3/4 inch barrel (yes I measured it). Correct hammer and sights, non-original grips (actually rubber - I threw up in my mouth a little...). Grading harshly I would call it 80-85%. Front sight is slightly loose, needs repair. Slight blue wear and a couple of freckling spots. No box or accessories. What would be fair market value on this if I buy it? Thanks.
So... did you buy it?
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Shooter grade for a true RM would be to me around 2500.00
Then up or down depending on flicking your bic
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:09 AM
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I think I'm going to pass, but I will update when it becomes officially for sale, in case anyone else is interested.
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