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S&W 586 blue book value?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by chickenfried, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. chickenfried

    chickenfried Member

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    Just bought a 586 at the gun show today. What's the value of a 4" 586 from 1983? Used my book on S&W by Supica as a guide, but interested in other sources. Thanks for the info.

    edited:sorry I put this in the wrong forum.
     
  2. Ohen Cepel

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    The 22nd ed Blue Book says $285 for a 98% gun.

    Seems a bit low to me though.
     
  3. chickenfried

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    Thanks for the info. when was the 22nd edition published?
     
  4. Marshall

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    2003 12th Edition of Modern Gun Values by Gun Digest shows

    $275.00 Excellent = Near new condition, used but little. No noticable maring of wood or metal. Blueing perfect except at muzzle or sharp edges.

    $300.00 Perfect = In new condition in every respect but lacking box and or accessories.

    $350.00 New = In same condition as factory production with origional box and accessories.
     
  5. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    25th edition Blue Book (2004) says $300 for 98%, $250 for 95%.

    Sam
     
  6. bnormal2

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    Funny thing about that old blue book. It's seldom ever right. I could site 100 or more guns I could only wish to buy for blue book value. There are probably a 1000 or more that the book is way to high on. If you want to get market prices see what they are selling for (not what they are listed for) on gunbroker and auctionarms. Prices may be higher locally depending on where you live but at least it will give you an idea what something is worth before you go to a show and buy one. Hope that helps.
     
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    Back in 1992, I paid $327 for a NIB 586 with a six inch barrel. I wanted the four inch, they had the six inch, and I figured since it for target, fun, and home defense, six was fine. Got the only gun I have owned that I've pointed at a live human being for all business purposes. Still have it. Worth every penny.
     
  8. Angus Podgorney

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    I purchased a 4" 586 a few months back for $325 out the door. It did not come with box or papers but the gun is in pristine condition. I'm a happy camper.

    Ed
     
  9. tech

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    I picked up a 6 incher in excellent condition a year or so ago for 300 otd. Also a few months before that a 4 inch nickel excellent for 350

    HTH
    Mike
     
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    A 686 was the first pistol I ever bought. It was $325.00 and the serial # was AAB3xxx.

    I sold it to buy my wife's engagement ring. The dealer told me the Smith was a better investment.


    He was right.......
     
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