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c good
01-22-2011, 6:10 PM
98% Condition or better. With original box. Target hammer, Target trigger, White Outline rear, Red Ramp front, original Congalo Alves Target grips. Matching box, paperwork, tools, and a set of professionally made real Stag magna style grips with S&W Medallions. Shop asking $1295.00 Any input is appreciated. c good

GunDog
01-22-2011, 6:23 PM
Seems high to me. It certainly would be a nice piece to have but, don't think I'd spend anything over $900.00 for it.

dfletcher
01-22-2011, 6:46 PM
98% Condition or better. With original box. Target hammer, Target trigger, White Outline rear, Red Ramp front, original Congalo Alves Target grips. Matching box, paperwork, tools, and a set of professionally made real Stag magna style grips with S&W Medallions. Shop asking $1295.00 Any input is appreciated. c good

Ouch - this is a '70's Model 27, right? The GA target grips aren't original, I'd think. If I were selling mine I'd figure $900.00 is a pretty good price, nearly $1,300.00 is a bit proud IMHO.

Rob454
01-22-2011, 10:03 PM
What are those grips valued at? Gotta look at the overall value you are getting. I'm not a expert on gun values but I would talk to them and take about 20% off that price. For all I know the stuff it comes with may make the whole package worth 1300$ but i don't see a reason not to haggle the price a little even if its worth 1300$

Mr. Beretta
01-22-2011, 11:33 PM
Exceptional firearm but not worth $1,295!

$750 to $850 tops!

Californio
01-23-2011, 10:12 AM
I paid less than $1,000 for a pre 27 3.5" without the 3T's of course, matching magnas in that condition. I agree with Mr. Beretta.

trashman
01-23-2011, 10:22 AM
I paid less than $1,000 for a pre 27 3.5" without the 3T's of course, matching magnas in that condition. I agree with Mr. Beretta.

I paid a little more than that for my 3.5" pre-27 (with gold box).

Agree that a 70's era 27-2 is probably a $900-$1000 gun tops, if it's in excellent condition.

The short 27's really command the big dollars these days - which is odd, because they were not exactly scarce (given the production numbers since the 50's).

OTOH, I've seen probably less than 4 or 5 3.5" 27s for sale in person in several years of looking. And they were all out of state...

--Neill

shooting4life
01-23-2011, 10:53 AM
I paid 950 for mine that was lnib. It is not too much, just too soon

battleship
01-23-2011, 11:00 AM
Just tell me which shop has this and ill go and check it out for you:ninja:

Im waiting for shooting4life to sell me his.:eek:

shooting4life
01-23-2011, 11:23 AM
Just tell me which shop has this and ill go and check it out for you:ninja:

Im waiting for shooting4life to sell me his.:eek:

You are goin to have to wait for a long time. I'll get on the dole before I sell that one.

B Strong
01-23-2011, 12:30 PM
98% Condition or better. With original box. Target hammer, Target trigger, White Outline rear, Red Ramp front, original Congalo Alves Target grips. Matching box, paperwork, tools, and a set of professionally made real Stag magna style grips with S&W Medallions. Shop asking $1295.00 Any input is appreciated. c good

The 3 1/2" examples are the rarerst of the bunch, so they command a premium, even in a 27-2 vintage - all original w. box and tools, 1300.00 isn't as far out as other posters here might think.

Only you can make the decision, but if I didn't have one, I'd take one at that price, in this environment. It probably wouldn't hurt to negotiate a bit, and it's always better to pay less than more, but that price in California ain't far off.

B Strong
01-23-2011, 12:33 PM
I paid a little more than that for my 3.5" pre-27 (with gold box).

Agree that a 70's era 27-2 is probably a $900-$1000 gun tops, if it's in excellent condition.

The short 27's really command the big dollars these days - which is odd, because they were not exactly scarce (given the production numbers since the 50's).

OTOH, I've seen probably less than 4 or 5 3.5" 27s for sale in person in several years of looking. And they were all out of state...

--Neill

I can count on one hand how many I've seen for sale in California in the last tyen years.

The short tubes just weren't that popular, though I'd love to see the production numbers for the various post - Registered Magnum production.

trashman
01-23-2011, 2:01 PM
The 3 1/2" examples are the rarerst of the bunch

That's actually not quite right -- in all the post-Registered Magnum production the scarcest model 27 was the 4" - made for only a couple of years.

The early pre-27's had standard barrel lengths of 3.5" and 5". The 5"-ers were made in very small numbers in the 27-2 era, and so are a still a bit more rare than the 3.5" guns.

The 3.5" guns are just riding a decade-long wave of popularity; much like (I am told) how the 8 3/8" guns were the most popular in the 1970's. What's funny is the 8 3/8" guns are the least desired at the moment...

--Neill

trashman
01-23-2011, 3:50 PM
The short tubes just weren't that popular, though I'd love to see the production numbers for the various post - Registered Magnum production.

All I've got is the SCSW notes that with the introduction of the Pre-27 (1950-1957) barrel lengths were standardized at 3.5", 5", 6", 6.5", and 8 3/8" -- and it only says that 3.5" guns "may bring a 25% premium".

For the 27- (1957-on) the original barrel lengths were 3.5" and 5".



6.5" barrel discontinued in 1967
3.5" and 5" barrels discontinued in 1979
4" barrel introduced in 1979

..and the 27-2 (along with the counterbored cylinder and pinned barrel) were discontinued in 1982.

I may have to pose this question over at the S&W forum....

--Neill