S&W Model 10-5 price check...


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Robert Farrar
December 30, 2002, 07:03 PM
Hi all,
I found this revolver today. It looks nearly new, has the "flat" blue
box, original manual, and paper wrap. They want $275 for it and I was tempted (been looking around off & on for a few years after shooting a friend's). Literally no end shake/play and a very small amount of "rotational" (?) play. There is no wear-ring around the cylinder either. The only wear appears to be a small amount at the rear of the frame where the cylinder makes contact while closing. The bore and chambers look new.
Thanks,
Bob (who needs another handgun ;-)

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makarov
December 31, 2002, 12:00 AM
That seems high. One local shop has a mint 10-10 for $200

charleym3
December 31, 2002, 05:42 AM
Hi Robert,
I gave $150 for a 10-7 about 2 weeks ago. It had some rust under the grip, but mechanically, it felt like it just came from a hand fitting at the performance center.

ruger357
December 31, 2002, 07:17 AM
Kind of high. I paid $220 for a mod. 65 with a three inch barrel about a year ago,

Thirties
December 31, 2002, 07:22 AM
Robert, if the gun is in the condition you describe, and you want such a gun, I would buy it. I paid $250 for a model 10-5 without the box, but with a shiny bore, and otherwise as you describe (photo below)

http://www.jellison.50megs.com/images/swm10-5.jpg


I am so delioghted with this gun, I cannot tell you. It is dead accurate, the ballance and grip are perfect for me, and the trigger is the best I've ever used.

Sometimes we worry about $50-$75 more or less when we buy a used gun. But if you get a good one, you won't really care what it cost for the many years of shooting it gives you. Call me irresponsible <g>, but call me satisfied!

444
December 31, 2002, 07:36 AM
It sounds good to me. I have paid that kind of money for guns without the box and all that stuff. I certainly would buy it right now if I saw it in a store.
One problem with asking about prices on here is that everyone tells you what they paid. What matters is what an average price might be in your area. Why ? Well if I happen to come across a guy selling one for $10 because he is not able to make his next car payment, that does't reflect the true market. I think you will find that the price you are thinking about is much closer to reality than many of the prices that have been mentioned. Then again, I am not one to worry about $20 either.

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