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Highway patrolman.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by aliveisalive, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. aliveisalive

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    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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  2. aliveisalive

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    The rest.
     

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  3. silicosys4

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    With rust and pitting it would have to be well under $600 to catch my interest. Like, a few hundred under $600.
     
  4. sixgunner455

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    depends on how much, but, yeah. I would, at the right price, and then shoot the snot out of it.
     
  5. aliveisalive

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    I can get it for 500 and was interested because I'm a shooter and not a collector at all
     
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    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".
     
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    Agree that 600 is a bit high for that one, but if it checks out mechanically perfect it might be tempting.
     
  8. jmr40

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    $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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    $300 with a lifetime warranty
     
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    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.
     
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    $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.
     
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    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!;)
     
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    Find out from S&W what it costs to refinish it. Subtract from the $600 mint condition value. Dont forget your shipping costs.
     
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    I bought mine for $60.00 NIB in 1967....:):neener:
     
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    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.
     
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    I paid $400 for a 4" 28-2 in better shape, from an online auction, 8 months ago
     
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