Found a model 17 today


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wc beagle
July 23, 2011, 09:07 PM
I found a s&w model 17-4 with a 6" barrel today at a sporting goods store. The gun is 98 to 99% condition. They are asking $650.00 for it and will not come off the price any. Is it worth it or not? I am in the market for a da 22 revolver. I am curently looking at a new model 617 for $679.00.Which is the better buy?

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22-rimfire
July 23, 2011, 09:17 PM
That is a tad high on the M17 from my point of view. Bought a 4" 17-6 a month or so ago for $550 OTD (incl sales tax) which I thought was a heck of a bargain. I would buy the M617 if they had the 4" since it has the 10-shot cylinder which can be nice especially for plinking. Otherwise, I would probably get the Blue no-lock 6" M17 even at $650.

Quoheleth
July 23, 2011, 09:22 PM
I paid about $650 a little over a year ago for a 6" model 17 ~ 90-95%.

The 617 lets you shoot ten times to the 17's six but the six holer is a classic. Guess it's up to you - stainless/10 or blued/6.

For $50, you're a winner either way!!!

Q

4v50 Gary
July 23, 2011, 09:29 PM
If I were in the market, I'd buy it.

bluetopper
July 23, 2011, 09:36 PM
Yes, if I was actively looking for one I'd get it too.

The pride and satisfaction of owning a nice classic firearm will last a lifetime.....long after the sting of a bit of a high price is long forgot about.

Iggy
July 23, 2011, 10:13 PM
That's not far off the mark. You don't ever pay too much for a Mdl. 17, you may just buy it a bit early.:)

Dain Bramage
July 24, 2011, 02:00 AM
Probably not helpful, but I bought a 95% Model 17-4 for $350 about five tears ago.

Now, the helpful part. I thought the price was a little high at the time, but I have never regretted it since. The revolver is a beautiful shooter with an excellent trigger. I've taught my kids to shoot with it, and I often take it out on my own. I tell the kids that they don't know it yet, but it's probably the finest handgun they will ever shoot.

oldfool
July 24, 2011, 07:25 AM
last year prices, or two year ago prices don't mean anything today
but I paid $550 and $600 for mine a couple or three years ago (?), k-17s

me, if buying today (at OPs prices) I would still go with the k-17, no contest

jad0110
July 24, 2011, 08:16 AM
Probably not helpful, but I bought a 95% Model 17-4 for $350 about five tears ago.

5 years ago I paid $430 for a 97-98% 17-0 4 screw. Relative to what you paid, I'd say we both got decent deals at the time.

But as oldfool points out, K-22 prices shot through the roof about a year later.

The price the OP quotes is spot on, or maybe just a hair high from what I can tell in today's market. I'd go for it if I was in the market.

22-rimfire
July 24, 2011, 08:35 AM
The price the OP quotes is spot on, or maybe just a hair high from what I can tell in today's market. I'd go for it if I was in the market.

Yep. Me too.

As I said it's just a tad high; meaning $600 is about right for me.

Prices on M17's and M18's have shot up in the last year or so by about $100-$150. One dealer in my area has one for a firm $700 (~98%).

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