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Are you kidding me? $1,062 for Smith 629 and $1200 for 657

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ramptester, Sep 9, 2007.

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  1. ramptester

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    Unless S&W makes some changes, the price on pre locks is only going to keep going higher. The good news is, for the most part, pre locks still cost less than the.........stuff S&W is currently pushing.
     
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    somebody hit lotto all three were bought by the same person.
     
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    Dad got a lock 627 last weekend for $998 with tax at Cabela's.
     
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    If a new Smith at Cabela's is $998, I sure do think they are worth the extra few bucks.
     
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    So the question is, what models are going to follow suit? The lock versions of the mountain gun are still being made. Buy most accounts they are stronger guns, with the improved and beefier lockwork. Do you buy a prelock stainless just to collect, especially at a premium? The same amount of money invested in a mint nickle gun with Coke bottle diamond grips will probably triple in the amount of time that the guns above increase by a few hundred dollars.
     
  7. Gator

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    Not so.
     
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    I really wanted to post this for the prices, as it is a real surprise that the guns went for such high prices. I don't want to get into a pissing contest over what's stronger, etc. That could make it's own thread, as I am sure that it has.
     
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    OWW!

    For that kinda money I'd get a SuperRedHawk plus a used SP101 as backup...
     
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    Gator,
    Modern Smith 44 mags are quite a bit stronger than the ones made in the 60s through the 80s. The older guns were known for having cylinders come unlocked under recoil. The hilary hole might be unpopular, but that doesn't mean the guns are junk or worse than they used to be (lock aside that is).
     
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    I wouldn't put too much stock on the listed auctions... it seems they were all three sold by the same person, and another individual placed high bid for all three.

    I would keep my eyes open for them to be relisted.
     
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    That is true, but "ramptester" was not talking about '60s-'80s Smiths. He was talking about Mountain Guns, which all have the endurance enhancements. There is no difference in strength among the Mountain Guns.
     
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    Smith and Wessons are overpriced. Is that news to you? ;)
     
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    Yeah, something is awfully fishy about that. Also the bid histories seems a little odd when compared. I think someone has multiple accounts and is trying to drive up the final price he gets (perhaps on other guns of the same model) by trying to make people think they are worth a lot more, since a lot of people judge what they should bid based on other auctions. Also, doing that allows him maintain the appeal, and yet counteract the danger of having "No Reserve" auctions. If you look at his feedback , you'll notice that many of his auctions have gone for ridiculous overbids.
     
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    Those prices are way out of line. I just bought a NIB 625-7 45lc for $625 shipped, and that was top dollar. 629 mountain guns go for about the same. There's about a $75-100 premium for the 657. Strange things happen on Gunbroker.
     
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    K frames are like that in Texas, outragious. Maybe it's spreading to the rest of the country now? I have bought a couple of Taurus M66s I'm well pleased with for a whole lot less than any used Smith. I've given up completely on Smith and Wesson. I'll buy Ruger or Taurus, thanks. You Smith and Wesson snobs can bad mouth 'em all you want, but they're danged good guns and since the snobs don't want 'em, the prices aren't inflated beyond belief. :D Rugers are a little higher, but hey, they're built like tanks! Problem with Ruger is lack of variety. They seem to be chopping models rather than adding and they don't have a lot of variety to begin with.
     
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