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Old 07-10-2011, 7:06 AM
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Default Sell price for a Smith and Wesson Model 58?

I have a buddy looking to sell a 90-95% S&W model 58 4" blued revolver with a sn# S296XXX. Looking for an estimated value of the revolver, Any help would be great!!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 7:20 AM
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Here's one on gunbroker...looks a little on the high side...I would say around 600-650 in 90-95%

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=240763736
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Old 07-10-2011, 7:39 AM
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Price depends on whether or not the gun has the original box, etc. Also if the gun has a nickel finish, that will usually bring a higher price.

The 58's are a little scarce, but expense of factory .41 mag ammunition usually means the more die-hard addicts collectors will be interested.

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Old 07-10-2011, 8:18 AM
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The last one I saw was NIB, blued and went for $850, that was about 4 years ago.
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Old 07-10-2011, 8:21 AM
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Thanks guy's!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:24 AM
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Just to clarify - this is an original Smith & Wesson Model 58 and not a reissue type pictured in the GB link, correct? The original with slightly rounded bottom service stocks is a bit hard to find anywhere, I haven't seen one in CA for a few years. Last one I "almost saw" was at the old Castro Valley Gun Store - I was on my way to visit, went to the SJGE instead and later that day read a "hey, guess what I just bought @ Castro Valley ..... " post. Damn.

I think anyone interested in spending the $$$ for a 58 probably isn't going to be put off by ammo cost, I figure you've got to like the 41 to like the 58 and to like the 41 you pretty much have to reload. For gun only in CA I'd put $850.00 on it.

I bet you'll get a few PMs too.

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Old 07-10-2011, 11:16 AM
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+1 for Trashman's take.

Matching Box, papers, tools etc. always add a premium. As noted above, nickel finish in a 58 is also a premium as those are significantly rarer than blued models. This from someone (me) who let a nickled 58 in the box slip through his hands years ago in trade in part for a minty blued 27.

Another key question point is whether it has the "as issued" grips. If OEM, the grip will almost certainly be a walnut magna style, unless there is a matching box with the gun that indicates otherwise.

90% plus gun with the extras and OEM grips, I'd say $800 is the bottom floor and price can absolutely go up with condition. Collectors will be all over it.

90% plus gun by itself with apparently original grips, $700 bottom floor.

90% plus gun by itself with replaced grips, $600 bottom floor. This condition also, to a degree, will take some collectors out of the play as the gun is basically a shooter at that point.

As noted above, the market is somewhat limited by the absolute need to reload for .41 Magnum. And 90% plus would need to stand up to examination by a potential buyer. Price can go down with faults found.
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I would buy it at any price under 800. If it is lnib then I would be game at around 9.
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