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S&W M57 price check?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Crazy Carl, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl Member

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    Looking at M57 (no dash). Pinned barrel, 4", nickel, minty condition.

    What's a fair/reasonable price for one of these?

    I've become enamored of the .41 Mag lately, 'n have been looking for one of these.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Leanwolf

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    You don't list where you live and prices vary through
    the country, but here in s.w. Idaho, that Mdl. 57 would bring at least $500.00. If it had the original box, papers, and tools, it would bring $600.00/650.00.

    That sounds like a really nice find.

    L.W.
     
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  3. Crazy Carl

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    No box/papers/goodies, but looks to be in killer shape.

    I'm in NC, btw.
     
  4. Oro

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    I think Leanwolf's numbers are accurate. Original grips and type will also influence price - if an early example with diamond targets, that would add $100 right there vs. a later one with Magna grips. Rubber or other aftermarket grips and nice shape - $500. Early model with original targets, - $650.
     
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    I have a 4" nickel M57 that I bought in 2006. It's a great gun, but it is getting hard to find one for under $550 here in the Northeast.

    If you reload (and who can shoot the .41 without handloading?) Berry's Bullets sells a 220 grain plated .41 bullet that I've used with success in my Model 57.
     
  6. Ala Dan

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    In the original, factory wooden case and in ANIB condiiton, its not uncommon
    to find the Smith model 57's fetch'ing $750 and upwards; provided all tools
    [are unused], and all documents are present~! ;) :)
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // 2010 Standard Catalog of Firearms: S&W model 57

    NIB$600 // Exc400 // vg275 Prices in book are usually lower than Gun shop/FTF prices here in SC.

    No Dash was manuf. between 1964 and 1982.

    Good luck with a fine purchase.
     
  8. 22-rimfire

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    From what you say, I feel it is easily worth $650 and perhaps a bit more. Model 57's are often priced a little higher than the equivalent Model 29 based on my experience. Didn't use to be that way.
     
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  9. Crazy Carl

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    Cool, thanks. Think I'll pass on this one, as they seem just a little proud of it.
     
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