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Would you pay this price?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by heavyshooter, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. heavyshooter

    heavyshooter Active Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    Denver Metro Area
    I recently found gobs of older Smiths at a local gun store in Little Rock, AR. They are Model 10's and 15's. They range from $199-$249. The guy behind the counter says they have been carried A LOT and shot little. (The best one has about 65% of its bluing). I am looking for a reliable .38 that can serve drawer duty. Something I can throw into a drawer and visit once a year to shoot and replace the ammo. But it has to shoot reliably.

    Here's the twist, I am a resident of CO so if I purchase the Model 15 for $219.00 I would have to pay a transfer fee of $50.00 to send it my FFL dealer in Denver. That would bring my pretax total to $269.00

    Is it worth it?
  2. critter

    critter Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    southeast AR
    Still not a bad price IMHO if the gun is good mechanically.
  3. woad_yurt

    woad_yurt Senior Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    36° 31' 47.1742" X -87° 21' 34.0301"
    Go with the $199 jobs if you don't care about looks. Then, haggle a bit.

    PS $50 transfer fee? Wow. I guess I'm lucky. Anyway, why not max out the fee? Get two of the $199 variety and sell one to a CO resident later for $250. Just an idea....

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