Need help with a few valuations....


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HSMITH
December 4, 2004, 10:14 PM
Here is the situation: A good friend recently passed away, his family has asked me to help liquidate the guns in the estate. None of them are gun people and have no desire to keep the guns. I have an idea of what they are worth, I know what he paid for quite a few of them, and I realize that values are affected by location. I would like some input though, mainly to make sure I do right by the family.

Ruger Security Six stainless, 6", about 85%, a little looser than most but shoots great, VERY accurate, stock grips and some Pach's.

Smith & Wesson 686-3 4", about 85%-90%, stock rear sight and B-square scope rail, scope rail has a Tasco red dot sight, tight and shoots great, Pach, Fitz and stock grips.

Colt Trooper MkIII, 6", 92-95%, clean and tight, shoots great, factory grips.

Smith & Wesson 17-4 6", 85-90%, Hogue rubber grips, nice shooter.

Dan Wesson 15, 6" at about 75% condition. Shoots good, a little loose.

Smith & Wesson 29-3 Silhouette, 10 5/8", 95-97%.

Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 6" 45 Colt, Belt Mountain pin, free spin mod, chamber throats cut to .4515", faux ivories, box, about 95% and dead tight.


No boxes, docs or anything for any of the above unless indicated.

I don't want this to become a 'for sale' ad, that will come in due time. I appreciate any feedback that you can provide. Thanks.

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sm
December 5, 2004, 11:47 AM
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tbeb
December 5, 2004, 12:51 PM
HSMITH

Values I show were taken from 2003 "Gun Trader's Guide". Actully market value is sometimes higher and sometimes lower. You have spare grips for the Ruger Speed Six and S&W 686. Buyers usually won't pay more for spare grips. Value I show for S&W 686 is for a stock gun w/o scope rail and red dot sight. Value I show for Ruger Bisley is for stock gun with ivory grips.

Ruger Security Six - $200; S&W 686 - $319 to $338; Colt Trooper MK III - $299 to $309; S&W Model 17 - $425 to $450; Dan Wesson Model 15 - $165; S&W Model 29 Silhouette - $451 to $461; and Ruger Bisley - $352. Using these values you should be able to get the family $2211.00 to $2275.00 for all seven revolvers, plus additional money for the scope rail, red dot sight, and Ruger Bisley custom features.

Note: "New" price for Tasco Red Dot sights vary from $30 to $100. (www.midwayusa.com has several, and maybe they show what you have.) "New" price for a universal stainless B-Square scope base that'll fit the S&W Model 686 is about $45.

HSMITH
December 5, 2004, 01:01 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

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