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Viper49
03-01-2009, 6:04 AM
Can someone tell me what is worth, Model 25-5 45 Colt 6.5 inches pinned barrel, blue trigger hammer, trigger, comes with resentation case, brush and screw driver. The serial number is N65738X. ;)

Californio
03-01-2009, 6:23 AM
Can someone tell me what is worth, Model 25-5 45 Colt 6.5 inches pinned barrel, blue trigger hammer, trigger, comes with resentation case, brush and screw driver. The serial number is N65738X. ;)

Original barrel for this model was 6" not 6.5" What is the condition of the gun?

Viper49
03-01-2009, 6:34 AM
LNIB in the display case. :cool2:

Miltiades
03-01-2009, 6:51 AM
I went to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, Third Edition, and looked up your gun.

The model 25 was produced from 1955 to 1991, and your gun's serial number indicates 1979-1980 production. It was produced originally in .45 ACP, with few produced in .45 Colt until 1977. The 6.5 inch barrel was standard until after yours was made, at which time barrels in 4, 6, and 8-3/8 were produced.

The book indicates a typical value for these of $725 ANIB, $550 excellent and $400 very good. There was a special S&W 125th anniversary edition produced in 1977 that had unique markings on the gun and box, but you didn't mention this on yours. These are actually worth less, and the book shows $500 value for ANIB.

I would recommend the SCSW book to anyone with an interest in S&W revolvers or automatics, as it has a wealth of useful information for only $35 or so investment.

B Strong
03-01-2009, 6:57 AM
I went to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, Third Edition, and looked up your gun.

The model 25 was produced from 1955 to 1991, and your gun's serial number indicates 1979-1980 production. It was produced originally in .45 ACP, with few produced in .45 Colt until 1977. The 6.5 inch barrel was standard until after yours was made, at which time barrels in 4, 6, and 8-3/8 were produced.

The book indicates a typical value for these of $725 ANIB, $550 excellent and $400 very good. There was a special S&W 125th anniversary edition produced in 1977 that had unique markings on the gun and box, but you didn't mention this on yours. These are actually worth less, and the book shows $500 value for ANIB.

I would recommend the SCSW book to anyone with an interest in S&W revolvers or automatics, as it has a wealth of useful information for only $35 or so investment.

The Standard catalog is a must have for S. & W. collectors. Jim Supica really knows his stuff, and his Old Town Station is a great source of collector C & R Smiths.

Viper49
03-01-2009, 7:10 AM
Thanks Miltiades for all that informations. :thumbsup:

14delta
03-01-2009, 12:41 PM
Unfortunatly Old Town Station is no more, Jim Supica took the position of director of the National Firearms Museum. His website the Armchair Gun Show was picked up by Cheaper than Dirt.
Like the others said if you're interested in S&Ws the Standard Catalog of S&Ws is a real asset.
14delta