Price check: S&W model 65 3inch


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wldmn13
April 14, 2007, 06:27 PM
Very good condition model 65. Apparently a police trade-in. Minimal wear. What would you pay?

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CU74
April 14, 2007, 06:41 PM
Summit Gun Broker has 'em for $385. Don't pay more..............
http://www.summitgunbroker.com/1704450.html

denfoote
April 14, 2007, 06:44 PM
Depending on the dash number $250-$300 would not be unreasonable.
I have a 65-6LS with a 3" barrel, but it was obtained via a trade.
I did, however, give $300 for my 28-2 a couple of years ago at a gunshow. That price range seems to be common.
The 65s especially the 3" barreled models are getting harder to find as they are being snapped up by collectors, so if you want it, I would suggest you go out and snap it up pronto even if it is a bit overpriced!! The value will only go up!!

Will5A1
April 14, 2007, 08:11 PM
$350-$400 depending on condition, dash number and type of grips. I would go as high as $450 for a nice LS.

Nomad, 2nd
April 15, 2007, 12:55 AM
Picked up 2 reciently in Ex condition for ~$330 each.

XavierBreath
April 15, 2007, 02:51 AM
I recently bought this three inch Model 65-5 (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/12/pawn-shop-circuit-ladysmith.html) for $299. I passed it on to a fellow wheelgunner for the same amount. We both felt that was an excellent deal. It was good karma.

MEH
April 15, 2007, 07:49 AM
How much do you guys think a 65-3 with wooden combat grips would be worth?

Ala Dan
April 15, 2007, 10:17 AM
In my area, a S&W 3" model 65 .357 magnum is in "hot demand", and most
likely would being as much as $350 in LNIB condition. The standard 4" model
would be in the $275 price range. The reason for the price difference is the
fact that the 3" makes for an excellent carry piece.;) :D

SouthpawShootr
April 15, 2007, 10:33 AM
It's a popular barrel length, so it'll be worth a little more. If it's tight and passes Jim March's revolver checkout (stickied at top of this forum), I'd say $300 max. PD trade-ins are worth less than privately owned guns, of IF this was a privately owned gun, it would be worth a bit more. Very important to check the condition of the forcing cone on these K-frame .357s. While this wasn't all that important in the old days, for some time now it has been standard practice to practice with what you carry. Most PDs issuing .357s were into the relatively light, high velocity .357s and this is a bit harder on the forcing cone area. I'd also check the barrel cylinder gap.

Black Knight
April 15, 2007, 11:13 AM
I picked up a 3 inch 65 round butt about 2 years ago for $275. I got the original S&W grips and a set of Hogue Monogrips (on the revolver). Good revolver to replace my 2 1/2 inch 66 round butt that my wife likes so much.

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