Smith&Wesson Model 19 200 year LAPD


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SS8541
July 31, 2012, 08:11 PM
A friend owns a S&W model 19 .357. It's NEW in the Presentation Case.
1781-1981 200 year anniversary Los Angeles Police Dept. gun with 1,981 made. Ordered and paid for in 1980, delivered in 1981. He wants to know what they are worth today. Thanks for any info.

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bikemutt
July 31, 2012, 10:06 PM
The commemorative is a double-edged sword, some like, some don't. I paid $550 for a flawless, unfired 19 with box, tool, manual etc. So, $550.

Guillermo
August 1, 2012, 12:47 AM
the good...presentation model
the neutral...1981
the outstanding....Model 19

Bikemutt is wrong...the presentation box is worth 130 bucks...minus his regular box...$40

$640

bikemutt
August 1, 2012, 09:11 AM
Guillermo is right. I overlooked the box.

Taroman
August 1, 2012, 12:53 PM
As for the box, many of them have the commemorative logo etched onto them.
Makes them less desirable than the plain mahogany cases.

Guillermo
August 1, 2012, 11:41 PM
I felt guilty about correcting BM

He is a nice guy

and usually "spot on"

:(

bikemutt
August 1, 2012, 11:58 PM
No reason to feel that way Guillermo, we jostle, tussle and make fun. At the end of the day we're all friends :)

Guillermo
August 2, 2012, 12:19 AM
Well Bikemutt,

A pal in Washington would send his buddy in Texas a case of Ded Reckoning Malbec.

:D

bikemutt
August 2, 2012, 12:52 AM
Holy Mackerel! Old Fuff hinted you could be bought off with a six pack of Ole' Octopus Ale. I'll have to sell off a few from my extensive Lorcin collection in order to send you that wine :(

Guillermo
August 2, 2012, 02:08 AM
Old Fuff hinted you could be bought off with a six pack of Ole' Octopus Ale

Old Fuff spends his time in the bathroom "not trusting farts" and cutting off trigger guards.

We all love him but he has a bad case of "hard primers"

I pour Kentucky Deluxe into Maker's Mark bottles and he is happy as a clam...Even when I unplug his bench grinder

:neener:

So Bikemutt...give you 425 for that 19

and a case of "maker's mark"

evan price
August 2, 2012, 04:59 AM
Those presentation models are rough to judge. Very nice guns usually, because they were usually stored and not shot. However if you are not a member of the demographic they were created for they are not more valuable (and often less) than any other similar unmarked model.
I mean, what does a guy in Indiana care about an LAPD commemorative gun?

Smith made special edition models for whomever wanted to pay for them. There's a large number of various commemoratives out there so unless you specifically collect commemoratives it's not special.

$600 would be about right, imho. And me personally wouldn't really want it. I'd rather a 90% condition no-dash shooter. Price less and usable.

bikemutt
August 2, 2012, 09:20 AM
Very nice guns usually, because they were usually stored and not shot. However if you are not a member of the demographic they were created for they are not more valuable (and often less) than any other similar unmarked model.

Very true. My LGS had an drop-dead gorgeous 28-2 WA State Patrol commemorative in the even prettier presentation case. It was unfired but they wanted $1200 for it if memory serves. Not even I am mad enough to pay that for a model 28, someone did though, it's gone from the store. Now, if I could have my money back from all the speeding tickets they wrote me back when I was much younger then maybe, maybe :)

SaxonPig
August 2, 2012, 02:36 PM
And some of us question guns that celebrate anti-Second Amendment police departments like, oh, I don't know... the LAPD?

ShadowsEye
August 2, 2012, 07:15 PM
And some of us question guns that celebrate anti-Second Amendment police departments like, oh, I don't know... the LAPD?
Most law enforcement agencies are in favor of gun control, what makes the LAPD special? Do they get a sneer because they're in California?

Driftwood Johnson
August 2, 2012, 07:50 PM
Howdy

Probably nobody wants to know that I paid $125 for mine when it was brand, spanky new in 1975.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/smith%20and%20wesson/Model_19.jpg

Radagast
August 3, 2012, 12:20 AM
Nah, now us younger guys know what to offer your heirs for it when you croak! :)

Guillermo & Bikemutt, I have to sterilize my screen thanks to you two. Sitting at home with the flu, trying to suppress a really bad cough and blow my nose at the same time. Then I read that exchange...

357 Terms
August 3, 2012, 07:19 AM
??

Wasn't LA a Mexican desert villiage in 1781?

SharpsDressedMan
August 3, 2012, 08:16 AM
^^^^Yeah, I think someone was dreaming about that 1781.......................

357 Terms
August 3, 2012, 08:50 AM
I don't think Hector and a flintlock guarding his goats constitutes a police dept. :confused:

Guillermo
August 3, 2012, 09:29 AM
I don't think Hector and a flintlock guarding his goats constitutes a police dept.

you sure?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ

357 Terms
August 3, 2012, 09:37 AM
^LOL! I stand corrected, that guy is definitly L.A.P.D.

Guillermo
August 3, 2012, 09:39 AM
Guillermo & Bikemutt, I have to sterilize my screen thanks to you two. Sitting at home with the flu, trying to suppress a really bad cough and blow my nose at the same time. Then I read that exchange...

sorry you are sick

must be the confusion from having the toilet water spin the wrong way :neener:

bikemutt
August 3, 2012, 11:13 AM
sorry you are sick

must be the confusion from having the toilet water spin the wrong way :neener:
I've heard their barrels have to rifled opposite ours too :)

Guillermo
August 3, 2012, 12:36 PM
I've heard their barrels have to rifled opposite ours too

They were (are?) a penal colony

SS8541
August 20, 2012, 09:28 PM
Well, it looks like the people here think it's worth about $600. I tell him the bad news. He paid $900 without asking me first, and now is asking $1,200. Maybe living in Anaheim, Orange county, we can find a LAPD cop who just can't live without it. Ya, right. Today I found a Smith&Wesson Knife...1781-1981 LAPD 200 year commemorative. New in the box. It's for sale...I'll tell my friend to buy it and sell them together. Thanks for the info guys. Craig

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