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aliveisalive
February 11, 2013, 06:27 PM
Would you buy this one with this damage? The other side and rest of gun is in good shape. Gun is under 600.

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aliveisalive
February 11, 2013, 06:28 PM
The rest.

silicosys4
February 11, 2013, 06:34 PM
With rust and pitting it would have to be well under $600 to catch my interest. Like, a few hundred under $600.

sixgunner455
February 11, 2013, 06:58 PM
depends on how much, but, yeah. I would, at the right price, and then shoot the snot out of it.

aliveisalive
February 11, 2013, 07:00 PM
I can get it for 500 and was interested because I'm a shooter and not a collector at all

clang
February 11, 2013, 07:06 PM
At $500 I would probably walk away, but I already have two Model 28s and several 27s.

4" gun goes for more than 6"

I might go $425 tops for a 4" gun like that, but $400 would be better.

$350 for a 6".

Waywatcher
February 11, 2013, 07:12 PM
Agree that 600 is a bit high for that one, but if it checks out mechanically perfect it might be tempting.

jmr40
February 11, 2013, 07:26 PM
$500 is too high right now, but if you buy it that price now it will look like a bargain in 10 years. If I liked it, if it is in otherwise good mechanical condition I'd probably buy it. Unless I knew where there was another in better shape for less money.

If you wait around for the perfect deal you may never find it, or by the time you do, $1000 might be considered a steal. I passed up quite a few at $250 waiting on a better price or a better gun. Ended up paying $450 for mine because I waited too long. They aren't ever going down in price.

CraigC
February 11, 2013, 07:32 PM
No friggin' way. Hell, I got a freckled 27-2 for way less than that a year ago. I wouldn't pay more than $350 for it.

SaxonPig
February 11, 2013, 07:46 PM
For six bill an HP ought to be near perfect. Actually, I would wait and drop $200 more on the much better M27. I would not buy the gun pictured at any price and IMO $600 is ridiculous beyond measure unless you live where pistols are extremely hard to find or buy.

Just me.

bikemutt
February 11, 2013, 10:53 PM
No way at that price. 28s with a bit of character go for $500 around here. Character meaning minor muzzle wear and perhaps some on the high points.

bannockburn
February 12, 2013, 06:42 AM
I don't even know if I would go for it at $400. Offer $375 and see what they say, though I doubt they'll take it if they were asking $600 to begin with.

chriske
February 12, 2013, 07:19 AM
If the rest of the gun is really in fine shape & you intend to use it as a shooter :
sure why not, depending on the price.
'round here it could fetch around 300 (US $ 400) (asking price).
IMO 300 would be a tad over OK .
Of course in the US these guns are more common , so lower the price accordingly.

wlewisiii
February 12, 2013, 09:48 AM
As long as I could afford the $500, I'd probably spend it. As pointed out up thread, 10 years from now it'll seem a bargain.

I'd buy it & send it into S&W to be cleaned & reblued. Then I'd shoot it until it's time to push daisies instead of cartridges.

CraigC
February 12, 2013, 11:16 AM
I surely wouldn't spend $500 and then another couple to three hundred to have it reblued, only to have the plain Jane model 28. Not when you could easily find a really nice 27 for $700-$800.

sixgunner455
February 12, 2013, 02:04 PM
I wouldn't give over $350 for it. And I certainly wouldn't bother refinishing it. It would be a truck/field gun, and a gun that got shot and used an awful lot.

Which would save some of the wear I plan on putting on my 3" 13-3, which was practically pristine, and I gave $500 for it.

Airbrush Artist
February 12, 2013, 03:32 PM
$300 with a lifetime warranty

PabloJ
February 12, 2013, 03:38 PM
As long as I could afford the $500, I'd probably spend it. As pointed out up thread, 10 years from now it'll seem a bargain.

I'd buy it & send it into S&W to be cleaned & reblued. Then I'd shoot it until it's time to push daisies instead of cartridges.
I'm not sure your average citizen will be able to own a handgun in 10 years. Unless S&W stops making steel revolvers that gun will be worth about $500 in 10 years.

Backpacker33
February 12, 2013, 07:17 PM
$350 - $450 for a mechanically sound but externally rusty Highway Patrolman?
Do, oh DO sell me YOURS!
You ain't gonna see ANYthing like those prices on them in SE/E WI.
AND, they sell at those (higher) prices. I walked by a 28 offered at $750 at a gunshow a couple months ago. Average finish condition. When I came back around, thinking I'd offer the seller $500, it was gone.
Further, considering what a FINE gun the 28 is, $750 really isn't a bad price. Just look at the price on any newer equivalent revolver.

Gordon
February 12, 2013, 08:08 PM
It would cost $300 to have Accurate Plating polish it out with brush finish and plate it with hard chrome . It would then appear as stainless with no blemishs and last forever and be very smooth in action too!;)

243winxb
February 12, 2013, 08:30 PM
Find out from S&W what it costs to refinish it. Subtract from the $600 mint condition value. Dont forget your shipping costs.

erikk8829
February 12, 2013, 08:43 PM
I bought mine for $60.00 NIB in 1967....:-):neener:

gazpacho
February 12, 2013, 09:05 PM
I bought a 28 with severe damage on the rifling, knowing that I would eventually use the frame for a custom gun.

I'd buy that one for $400.

silicosys4
February 13, 2013, 04:31 AM
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silicosys4
February 13, 2013, 04:32 AM
I paid $400 for a 4" 28-2 in better shape, from an online auction, 8 months ago

aliveisalive
February 13, 2013, 05:25 AM
I am just going to go with my original idea of a Excellent condition security six.

Thanks!.

md2lgyk
February 13, 2013, 05:21 PM
I paid $500 for a LNIB 28-3 a couple of years ago. Don't think the thing had ever been fired.

hunterwinco
February 13, 2013, 05:28 PM
I gotta agree with CraigC, as i also bought a freckled 27-2 a couple of years ago for 175.00! She was perfect in everyway except she wasnt much to look at. I think it was the right money for a quality gun to shoot and play with, but for 600.00...She BEST be a "looker" too! ;)

kimbernut
February 15, 2013, 11:00 PM
I bought my mod.28 4" in better condition than that one for $350 four years ago. I'd offer no more than $400 for that one.
My 28 is my most accurate and favorite revolver. The 28 is a workhorse and a shooter and does both jobs very well.

jad0110
February 16, 2013, 11:13 AM
I agree, no more than $400 for it. I've seen mint 4" 28-2s for no more than $500.

wally247
February 16, 2013, 12:33 PM
You must shop at the same pawn shop I do. Same gun in the same condition with a $600 price tag. I wasn't willing to pay anywhere near that.

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