Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Lokichoki, Jan 22, 2022.
The blue book is a tool for buyers to use when purchasing and has no reflection or ability to keep up with market trends.
Surprised to hear sales as low as 1300. I have not seen one ( in even fair shape) priced like that in a VERY, VERY long time.
Checking the GB marketplace I see only a few for sale at any time. I still hope to see a 4" that will go for under 2500.
Same for many of the discontinued models, but especially for models like the 16-4 with it's short production numbers.
Compounding the price issue is the fact that most who bought one don't want to sell at any price.
The accuracy of the .32 family of cartridges combined with S&W's last hurrah (mid 90's) at consistent quality
put the 16-4 in the mix of quality Smiths escalating in price.
Obligatory photo - I pulled the finger groove stocks off as soon as I got the gun in favor of Targets.
Definitely recommend you buy the next one you see that is under 2000.
Keep an eye out for one of the Taurus revolvers in .32 Long or Mag. This one is in Mag.
I'd even love to find a Taurus like that @Walkalong.
I have a Taurus 689, 6" in 357 that was made in the early 90s. It's fit and finish is equal to my Smiths of the same era.
Would not hesitate to grab one in .32 mag.
target revolver, I'd choose the K-32 chambered in .32 S&W Long over the harder to find and, accordingly, more expensive .32 H&R Magnum. Too, though I haven't checked lately, the .32 Long ammunition might be cheaper and easier to find than the Magnum; neither being especially cheap or easy to find.
It’s easily as good as a recent S&W.
I can’t say a .32S&WL is any more accurate.
Load is 100gr Hornady XTP over 11.2gr of Hod. Lil’Gun, Starline brass, Fiochi SmallPistolPrimer.
The 32 S&WL versions, K-32 and Model 16 through Model 16-3, were running $3000 and up.
Since the pandemic started, I'm sure prices have soared.
My Model 16-4 is on top, the bottom two are a Model 30 and Model 31.
That’s about the only thing I can say. K-frame Model 16’s (Older .32 Long masterpieces and newer .32 Magnums) have always been rather rare, subsequently they’ve always been on the higher end of S&W revolver sales prices.
I’d love one, or a .32 H&R Dan Wesson… but due to the cost I doubt I’ll ever spring for one.
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