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Old November 20, 2014, 03:58 AM   #1
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4 screw S&W snub .38 spl.

Square butt. Original stocks. Pawn shop find.

Decent blue, tight, screws have not been messed with... case hardened hammer and trigger. Made in 1958.

$450. Flat OTD. Is it worth it?

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Old November 20, 2014, 04:46 AM   #2
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What model? J, K or N frame?
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Old November 20, 2014, 07:24 AM   #3
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Deaf Smith

I have seen similar condition S&W snubbies priced a lot higher than that. I would do it at $450 OTD.
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Old November 20, 2014, 08:31 AM   #4
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Yea, if it's in decent shape it would be tagged at LEAST $450.00 around here. I'm guessing it's a Model 10? If it's a 12 or 15 it would most likely be more.

If I wanted it, and I'm not a big fan of "snubbies", I'd try to get if for less, but I wouldn't lose it over a few bucks.

"When was the last time I saw one for less? When do I think I'll see another one for less?"

Those usually settle things for me.
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Old November 20, 2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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I think it's what is called a 'pre-10' S&W K frame.

Yes all steel frame. Itty-bitty ejector rod.

I THINK it was made in 1958.

More today on it. My wife said I could have a 'Christmas' present but I can't handle it till Christmas!

Hence the lay-away.

But Cajun, I do love snubbies.



But I'm just now getting older snubs.

Got this Colt DS for $270.



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Old November 21, 2014, 09:33 AM   #6
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You got some nice ones there DS. The only snubbie I've got is a Model 12-2, but at one time I did have a 1955 M&P (a five screw) with a 2" barrel that was unfired, in the blue/gold box with the papers. Man that thing was NICE. kept it for a couple of years, but realized I was (1) never going to shoot it, and (2) wasn't really cut out to be a serious collector, so I sold it off to a someone who was.

Man, you talk about a nice gun though.
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Old November 21, 2014, 12:38 PM   #7
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Sounds about like the going rate lately. If it were me, I'd buy it at that price.

I bought a couple Model 10 snubbies about a year ago, and pricing seems to have about doubled since. Plus they're just fun to shoot.

I have always admired your snub collection Deaf!


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Old November 21, 2014, 01:19 PM   #8
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I wish I could find deals like that here in California. I was able to find an out of state dealer with a 1954 shipping dated Snubby pre 10. I had to get my 03FFL and get it shipped under the C&R exemption to a 01FFL pay import and registration fees and wait the 10 day. My $400 gun wound up $500 in all but it was worth it. My Grail gun is a S&W from 1951 my birth year. Nice find and have fun with that model 10 subby.
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Old November 21, 2014, 08:48 PM   #9
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Funny thing about that dscampbell... I to have been looking for a S&W or Colt snub made.. in 1954.

Would be nice to pack a gun that was 'born' when I was.

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Old Yesterday, 04:41 AM   #10
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Say Deaf. I was in my LGS just yesterday and they had a really nice 2" Model 10-5 in the case.

Tagged price? $599.00.

Yea. I'd grab one for $450.00. Especially a four screw. They're less common than the fives.
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Old Yesterday, 08:49 AM   #11
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All of my S&W snubbie have been of the J frame variety. Haven't come across too many Model 10 or the more elusive Model 12 snubbie but sure wouldn't mind finding one in decent shape at a reasonable price.
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Funny thing about that dscampbell... I to have been looking for a S&W or Colt snub made.. in 1954.

Would be nice to pack a gun that was 'born' when I was.

Deaf

If you ever run across a 1951 shipping date I will trade and pay all the transfer fees involved
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Old Yesterday, 04:56 PM   #13
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I'll keep my eye's peeled dscampbell.

I'm happy to help out others, especially finding guns that match their revolutions around the sun.

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Assuming it passes the checkout, I'd say $450 for a 2" pre-model 10 4 screw is a pretty good price. Not a raging deal, but definitely better than average.
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