J Frame Prices Post Them Here


April 29, 2007, 12:29 PM
Post your J frame prices. Nice to know where and who is paying what these days. No age restrictions, no model limitations as long as it is a S&W J Frame.

642 purchased in Feb 07. $385 plus tax.

Crimson Trace Model 405 grips. $229. (shipping incl) Discover Optics

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April 29, 2007, 12:37 PM
642CT: purchased last week of March 2007. Cost: $580.00+tax Grin on my face when I pull the trigger: priceless.... ;)

April 29, 2007, 12:52 PM
I bought a 642 a week ago and it was $399. The store I bought it from has higher prices, but they have a great staff and customer service.

April 29, 2007, 12:53 PM
Just bought a 642 at my local firearms dealer. Listed for $379. I also wanted the Crimson Trace LG405 and they were listed for about $40 more than can be had online. I told the salesman that I really wanted to support their store as they have very knowledgeable staff, an indoor range, etc, but I couldn't pay that much more. So in the end they knocked off $20 bucks. Technically 10 bucks of each item so the 642 was really $369 and the LG's $259.

April 29, 2007, 01:36 PM
For the 642 Shoot Straight in Apopka, FL wants $369 NIB, then you have tax and background fee as well. They do a lot of business though, most other places want another $25.

April 29, 2007, 01:47 PM
Los Angeles area,
Turners Outdoorsman:
March 07, 642 $419 CTC 405'd Discovery Optics $229
April 07, 442 $325

April 29, 2007, 02:01 PM
Got a 642 NIB last week for $399 OTD. Saw one at a gunshow today for $625:what:
Wonder if that has anything to do with my opinion of gunshow carnies??

Ala Dan
April 29, 2007, 04:00 PM
S&W model 637 NIB $349.88
S&W model 642 NIB $359.88

S&W old model 60* (.38 Special) new, with factory cardboard box and docs $499.88~! ;) :D

One of the last ones made (with a BPY XXXX S/N), as the old model 60 was discontinued in 1996.

April 29, 2007, 04:08 PM
Last month. Nickel 3" Model 36-1, 1976 manufacture, $258 OTD.

I hang my head in shame.

April 29, 2007, 04:15 PM
Southwest Michigan:

MC Sporting Goods- 637 or 642 both $379 on sale.

Gander Mountain both cost $419.

A CT-642 is priced at $619.

Last weekend at a gun show LG405 was priced at $250 OTD. There is a place on the Internet that is selling them for $233 shipped.

April 29, 2007, 05:31 PM
Durham, NC:

642CT $486.99

April 29, 2007, 05:45 PM
Mod. 60-14 2" bought 08-05 used but LNIB $275

Mod 38 2" electroless nickel bought many moons ago $280

Mod 60 2" adj. sights, & Mod 63, bought so long ago I can't remember what I paid for them but if I had to guess I'd say less than $250 each

I wish I had the Mod 37 flat-latch I bought about 15 years ago, no paperwork. I sold it for $225. :cuss:

April 29, 2007, 05:47 PM
Where do you shop in Durham. I find that Mace Sports has the best prices 'round here.
Also try Blackwood Station Outfitters. Really nice folks.

April 29, 2007, 05:56 PM
$350.00 OTD for a 642-2 at the Sportsman
warehouse early last year.

April 29, 2007, 05:59 PM
Mine is a 80's made model 60 .38. I paid $250 for it two months ago.

April 29, 2007, 06:19 PM
SCP Firearms (www.scpfirearms.com) quoted me a price of $629 shipped for a NIB M&P 340.

April 29, 2007, 06:43 PM
Model 60-14 NIB/Case $525 +tax, etc.:eek:

April 29, 2007, 06:45 PM
Spiff, that's a pretty decent price on a 340. I'm still waiting to see what Bud's is going to do. I looked at two of the LGS 799 and 749. :neener: I don't think so.


That price for the 642 with CTs in Durham is a heck of a price. Unless they are the 205s installed by the dealer, then is still darn good.

April 29, 2007, 07:34 PM
640 357 2" $519
Crimson Trace LG305 grips $225 delivered e-bay

April 29, 2007, 08:59 PM
talo hi-vis 3" 60 $560,442 $317, ct405 $219

April 29, 2007, 10:20 PM
Purchased my S&W 642CT from Cabelas in Hazelwood, MO on April 25th for $539.00. The regular price from Cabelas was $569.00. They matched the Sale Ad from Dunn's Sporting Goods in South St. Louis for the $539.00.

April 30, 2007, 04:28 AM
M60 .357 2" for $350 LNIB. The guy also threw in a holster and 2 speedloaders.

April 30, 2007, 08:52 AM
Older none Plus P M60, no box, on consignment at local shop. $158.00 after taxes.

April 30, 2007, 09:15 AM
M49 mint no-lock $320 in Northern OH November 2006

April 30, 2007, 09:57 AM
April '07: 642 CT at Sportsmans Warehouse for $529 + tax. While the price was the best in town, the buying experience was most certainly not. I almost got the impression that they were looking for reasons not to sell to you, and I have a CHL (making the background check unnecessary). I won't be buying another firearm from there again, even if they are the cheapest.

April 30, 2007, 08:55 PM
Older used SS Model 60 J-Frame in .38 SPL with a 3 inch barrel 399.00

April 30, 2007, 09:05 PM
Any idea of what the older blued 49's are going for?

* great idea for a thread.

April 30, 2007, 09:10 PM
Model 60-7, 2", .38 SPL. $350.

April 30, 2007, 10:07 PM
M60, Stainless, early 70's vintage, $250 in 2003 at Four Seasons in Woburn MA

M38 airweight, early 1980's era, blued $325 last year at Kittery trading post in Maine.

340PD, $569 online at buds gun shop dot com. That special rolls around now and again.

CT305 grips $120, used, Kittery again. :)

April 30, 2007, 10:07 PM
Winona, MN

NIB S&W 637 - $340

NIB S&W 36LS - $400

No Ladysmith jokes, pls :D

April 30, 2007, 10:37 PM
NIB 640, Newington Connecticut, $480.

May 1, 2007, 10:12 AM
Madison, WI 4/25/07
Excellent condition used 642-2 $349
Excellent condition used 442-2 $329-It came home with me :)

Mr. Designer
May 1, 2007, 12:49 PM
S&W Model 360 - $515.00

May 1, 2007, 01:10 PM
640-1 (made in 1995)
Bought used in Raleigh NC
$400 (without the Crimson grips)


May 1, 2007, 01:39 PM
640-1 used $365
36 used $215
642 NIB $400

Sad thing is, I bought a used Chief's special in 1970 for $35.00 and traded it off a few months later for something I don't even remember.:(

May 1, 2007, 01:45 PM
My gun club has a nice used 640-1 for $349.00 or a NIB 642-2 for $389.00

May 3, 2007, 06:10 PM
Brand new 642 for 425 today. I didn't make much of an effort to shop around, I suppose I could have done better had I been willing to drive around. I'm satisfied though, will have to wait till next week to shoot it.

May 3, 2007, 07:03 PM
649 .357Mag, $410 pre-lock at gun show in Indiana

May 3, 2007, 07:34 PM
Since there were a few comments on the price...

I live in Durham, but I shop at Lawmens in Raleigh. The prices are quite good, like on the 642CT.

They used to sell to LEO only but I believe now they'll sell to anyone in public safety (Fire, EMS, Security). You'll have to call to ask. Also, their website does not give a very good representation of what they've got in stock.

Also, it was the one that shipped from S&W with the CT grips, they've got the S&W logo on them. 305 I think.

May 3, 2007, 10:33 PM
My wife ordered her 442 yesterday (comes in on monday) for $389 OTD.

May 4, 2007, 07:30 AM
Ss Model 649 '2 (.38 Only) Two Years Ago For 300.oo At Law Enforcement Equipment In Waltham. Blued '2 Squire Butt Model 36 With Four Boxs Of Wadcutters And A Buchiemer Semi Shoulder Holster For 200.00 From My Uncle Last Year. Whats That? Of Course I Called Mr. Jones And Got A Set Of Fitz Gun Fighter Grips For Both Of Them. Dont Be Silly! - Mac

May 4, 2007, 04:33 PM
Gastonia, NC

S&W M640 21/8" 357 5RD CENTENNIAL,NIB $500

S&W M637 17/8" 38SPL 5RD, NIB $350

S&W M442 CENT 38SPL 17/8" 5RD, NIB $363

Plus state sales tax.

Used M36 no dash- nickle, like new $350:cool:

May 10, 2007, 05:42 PM
Anyone have any new J Frame Prices to Report.

I see Buds has a M&P 340 SKU 163073 at $606 plus 25-35 for shipping. That's a cash price, add 3% for CC.

$606 M&P 340
35 Insured Shipping
25 FFL Transfer
$666 :evil: :fire:

May 10, 2007, 06:25 PM
This is the last one I bought about 6 mos ago. NIB 36 Nickel, $275 OTD. Not getting any with the hillaryhole long as alternatives are available. Joe

May 10, 2007, 06:58 PM
I just got a very nice Model 10-6 off Auction Arms for 248 + 17 Shipping & 20 th my FFL guy. I'm happy. :)

I traded a Model 10 and a Model 33 off years ago and that was a mistake. The 33 is going to cost me more I'm afraid as they are proud of them now, although I may catch one right someday. :)

May 10, 2007, 07:23 PM
642-2 $350 Sportsmans Warehouse.

Agreed though, the service is very hit or miss there. Usually miss.

May 10, 2007, 08:10 PM
The 49 I bought in 1975 and paid $75 for it, 2 additional sets of Herrett grips, 2 Bucheimer holsters, and 350 rds of W-W 158 LSWCHP+P. It belonged to an FBI agent who had just gotten it back from the smiths at Quantico who done a great job on the trigger.
The 649 I bought in 1995 and paid $150. It was NIB from an agency that was getting rid of their wheelguns when they were going to autos. They had 3 never issued/never fired 649s. I bought 1 and a buddy bought the other 2.


July 2, 2007, 07:30 PM
I was at my favorite purveyor of fine firearms over the weekend and noticed the new 642's were up to $385 from $370. Just a bit of an increase.

I ended up buying a pre-lock 38-2 Bodyguard Airweight, 99% condition w/o box, for $315.

July 2, 2007, 07:58 PM
Early 60's Model 36 flatlatch with trigger shoe. My CCW J-frame. 350.00 dollars off Gunbroker.


July 2, 2007, 08:06 PM
I paid $495 for my new S&W 442 this year (saw a used one for sale at a local gun shop for $550). I have a S&W 36LS that I paid $499 for about 2 years ago. THese high prices are unfortunately typical for my area. I could have saved some online, but with mailing costs and FFL fees and such it ends up not being much of a savings.

July 4, 2007, 11:44 AM
April '07, SW Pa.

NIB 642: $359.95 from my local dealer.

My dealer advertises that he wants the opportunity to match your best price. I search the local stores & the internet looking for pricing.

If I find the best price on the internet - which is usually where the best price is found - I calculate what it will cost me to buy the gun, shipping, shipping insurance, & the local transfer cost. Insurance is usually about $1 per $100 of value; shipping & transfer combined are usually just under $50.

I then go to my dealer with that as an out-the-door price. I know he probably paid the same amount for the gun from the wholesaler as the internet dealer; they both have to deal with costs associated with getting the gun shipped to their location. I'm willing to give him the money I'd pay for shipping, the insurance, & the higher transfer costs (but I won't add the sales tax on top - that is in the out-the-door price) for the opportunity to handle & examine the gun before I spend my money. I spend the same amount & patronize my local dealer, he in turn gets all of my business & doesn't have to match an internet price.

So far, it has worked out well for both of us! :D

July 4, 2007, 05:29 PM

Model 38 (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/05/tale-of-two-bodyguards.html) $225

July 5, 2007, 03:26 AM
I paid 540.00 last month for this one

July 5, 2007, 04:07 AM
Lowest price I can find around here for a new S&W 642 is $345 before sales tax.

July 5, 2007, 10:50 AM
I just bought a new M&P 360 for $619 on Tuesday.

I live up near Cleveland OH but drove down to Columbus to buy it and a new XD 9 for $399.

August 7, 2007, 03:47 PM
For those of you considering a J Frame it might be helpful to see some prices and for those have recently purchased to update this thread.

August 7, 2007, 04:33 PM
Locally (SE AL) the 637/642 is a little under $400 + Tax, Something like $379 to $389.
I've got a 637 on the way. NIB from Auctionarms, 345 + transfer ($20), so $365 total...I thought that was a good deal.

August 7, 2007, 05:36 PM
Model 60-14 bought new a year ago. $479.99


This gun has been Flitzed and the hammer, trigger and LOCK :(, have been polished too.


August 7, 2007, 05:42 PM
642 last week cost me $400 new out the door

ETA: nice grips Cron. Were those stock?

August 7, 2007, 06:46 PM
The grips are discontinued S&W combats. It came with Goodyears. Thanks for the comment.

August 7, 2007, 06:51 PM
About 3 months ago I paid $802 for a M&P 340 with S&W Crimson Trace 405 Grips. That included shipping. Plus $35 for transfer.


Cron that is a pretty Model 60.

October 16, 2007, 12:51 PM
I have been shopping for a new 642 in the north Mississippi/Memphis, TN area. Locally I can get one for $460 and in Southaven, MS (just south of Memphis) I can get one for $399 at Sportsman's Warehouse. Is $399 in line with current prices?

October 16, 2007, 12:53 PM
Fair condition 1963 S&W Model 36 purchased March 2007 for $250. :)

October 16, 2007, 02:18 PM
S&W 340 M&P w/crimson trace grips after shipping and transfer $760

October 17, 2007, 09:40 AM
Over the table deal at a gun show. Pre-lock, like new M38 Bodyguard for $400 total.

October 17, 2007, 10:11 AM
New Model 60 S&W 2 1/8" $409.00 a couple of years ago at Oshmans, now Sports Authority.

October 17, 2007, 10:17 AM
January 2004, Utah, NIB 642-2: 329.00+sales tax. CCW=no Brady tax.

February 24, 2008, 05:19 PM
I see there is some interest in J Frame prices.

How about an update for those who have purchased recently.

Dollar An Hour
February 24, 2008, 06:02 PM
In December '07 got my M&P 340 for $599 shipped + $20 transfer.

This month found a NIB pre-lock 649 (no-dash) and paid $475 shipped.

Sold a 442-1 with Kramer pocket holster for $480 shipped.

February 24, 2008, 07:22 PM
Southeast Michigan:

Two shops had 637, 638, and 642 for $399 each.

Another, had each for $415.

It seems like Cabelas is having a sale on the J-Frames, a different model every couple of weeks or so. Two weeks ago it was the 637 for $359, this past week it was the 638 for the same price. 642 next week?

February 24, 2008, 07:54 PM
Mint 49 nickle finish last fall $500.00 OTD

February 24, 2008, 08:35 PM
My 442 was $325 direct from S&W after attending their Academy with a $10 S&H and a transfer fee of $25.

February 24, 2008, 09:17 PM
Chief's Special 36-7
Like New / no box $350 OTD at a gunshow earlier this month.


February 25, 2008, 10:42 AM
New 642 for $399 at Sportsmans. And a reminder: Check the barrel for uniform rifling and crown. Only one out of three was usable!

Ala Dan
February 25, 2008, 12:11 PM
Smith & Wesson's just took a price hike~! :eek:

Up by $30-40 per firearm, across the board~! :scrutiny: :uhoh: :(

February 25, 2008, 01:34 PM
January '08, 642 NIB $429

Crimson Trace $219

Worth every cent, new favorite pocket gun by a sight.

February 25, 2008, 02:19 PM
642-2 in Jan08 from a local gun shop for 373.99 plus tax

February 26, 2008, 01:53 PM
638 nib orderd from s&w dealer for 449.00 + tax.
i am new to the game, but i am starting realize how blue of a state i live in when i compare your prices to mine in springfield, il. i am also amazed at the cost to transfer to a local ffl. 75 - 100 dollas to transfer a new gun is crazy!!!! am i geing taken advantage of as a new buyer or is this standard pricing for blue states??? enjoy!!!

February 26, 2008, 03:11 PM
In states like yours dealers may need to charge near list in order to stay in business.

But I do have dealers in my area that want $75 for a transfer, they are the ones who just don't want to do them.

I would suggest going on Gunbroker and looking for transfer dealers near you, you may be able to find someone to do it for a lot less.

My normal B&M store charges $25 for transfers but I found a guy on GB who works out of his home, 5 minutes from my house and will meet me in the evenings to do transfers for $15.

PS: Ohio is the next "up and coming" Blue State .. :banghead: .. luckily we are gun friendly for the most part..

February 26, 2008, 04:18 PM
642 +P NIB purchased 11-07 for $389.00 plus 6% MI sales tax.

February 26, 2008, 06:18 PM
I got this'n at a gun show for $150, it looks terrible. I think it was carried alot and shot a little.


February 26, 2008, 06:30 PM
In January I bought a model 36 in near perfect condition for $185.00


February 26, 2008, 07:09 PM
Yesterday I went shopping for a small concealed carry and came away with an S&W 638 for $379.00.
Great handgun and I can carry quite un-noticeable in my jeans pocket.

February 26, 2008, 09:32 PM
that is a gorgeous gun! You did great!

February 26, 2008, 09:45 PM
Just snagged a 3" model 36 in superb condition for $329

February 26, 2008, 10:25 PM
thanks Xavier, it was pawned by an older gentleman in the Republic of Arnold. I got it from AJC Sport Shop out of the big town of Clute, TX. They had it at a gun show in Pasadena, TX.
The only thing I don't like about it is, he ingraved his name on the other side. I know it is not worth much, so I'm going to have it refinished for my wife as a carry gun.

February 26, 2008, 10:30 PM
Stole me a 642 from GB for $210 + shipping. I would have used BIN at $310:D

February 26, 2008, 10:45 PM
Bought this one a couple years ago for $100.


February 27, 2008, 04:06 PM
M&P 340 from Bud's for $655 delivered on January 29th

Doug S
February 27, 2008, 05:53 PM
I paid a little over $600 for a new S&W 340 M&P. Picked up a used S&W 642 for $365 the other day. New ones at the same shop are $430. A few years ago, I bought a couple new 642' for a little less than I paid for the used one. Prices seem to be going up.

May 25, 2010, 03:57 AM
S&W 637 with 75 rds of ammo


May 25, 2010, 01:08 PM
Wow a post from the past but as germane as ever. Thanks for updating.

BTW look at the price of a M&P 340 or 360 these days. Wow.

May 25, 2010, 01:38 PM
$899 plus tax for an M&P340CT at my local shop (MA.) about 3 weeks ago

bdb benzino
May 25, 2010, 02:06 PM
638-3 for $470 with 2 sets of grips amonth ago, supporting my local smithy!!---priceless

Ala Dan
May 25, 2010, 05:30 PM
As of May 2010 - Smith & Wesson model 642's (without the CT grips) are
selling at our shop for $459.88 + applicalble [9%] sales tax~! ;) :D

May 26, 2010, 12:11 PM
Thanks Dan, nice to have some direct retail input.

The nice thing about this post will be the running $$ details over the years.

May 26, 2010, 03:40 PM
Smith and Wesson Model 36 Chief's special 1971 Mint cond. plus holster from
Maine $499 .

Smith and Wesson Model 60 no dash 1966 Mint cond. plus holster from
Southwestern Ohio $520 .

Smith and Wesson Model 10-5 1962 Mint Cond. Southwestern Ohio $435

All the above guns are Snubbies. Some may say the prices are high, but i had to have them all ,and didnt want anybody else to get 'em......all 3 are beautiful revolvers.

Erik M
May 26, 2010, 08:30 PM
Id like to know where some of you shop...I live within driving distance of Bud's and the bout 2 months back the cheapest S&W snub (642) on display was $530 out the door (yes i know bodyguards/exposed hammer are cheaper on the website). The clerk at buds even recommended buying a Taurus because S&W is "just paying for a name". My local store is within $20 of that.

May 26, 2010, 09:16 PM
Smith & Wesson 438 Bodyguard, NIB, $440.00.

May 26, 2010, 09:42 PM
Not a J frame but 2 days ago I snagged a cherry Model 10 heavy barrel in 90% condition for $129.. Gander Mountain no less

May 26, 2010, 10:33 PM
Model 36 (no dash) nickel 3" barrel, 1973 vintage purchased in about '75 or '76 for less than $100.

Model 36-10 nickel 2", just purchased LNIB from another member on this board for $375.

May 26, 2010, 10:49 PM
Smith-Wesson Model 60 no dash for $380 with original box and paperwork in 2010. Wife was a bit fed up with me when I told her I had bought one. But like I told her, how often do you find older revolvers in mint condition with the original box and paperwork for a good price.

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