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S&W Mod 57 - 2 questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by george_co, Oct 30, 2003.

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  1. george_co

    george_co Member

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    I was in a gun store today and saw a real nice Mod 57 6", blued for $650. I mentioned to one of the owners that I was going to have to be nicer to my 57 if that's how much they are worth. He said that if I had a pinned and recessed 57 it would be worth more than that. So I had him explain what that was and sure enough my 57 is pinned and recessed.

    So my two questions are: Is the $650 a fair price for what looks like a safe queen?

    And, what would be the approximate value of a blued, 6" Mod 57 No Dash serial # N451***that is pinned and recessed and in good condition?

    I guess a third question would be: should I put mine away and buy this one to shoot?

    As you can tell I am not a collector, I just like the .41 mag Mod 57.

    Thanks for comments.

    George
     
  2. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    N451xxx was made in 1978.

    Fjestad's blue book says worth ......$350 plus $10 for pinned and recessed if in 100 percent condition.

    Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson says it is worth about $400.

    Either you are in an area where they draw a premium or that dealer was horribly high.

    Sam
     
  3. Mike Irwin

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    Far too high a price on it, even for where I'm at in Northern Virginia, where 57s bring an arm and a leg.
     
  4. M58

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    Sorry, too high!
    For comparisons, take a look at: www.gunsamerica.com

    N # bring less than S #.
     
  5. Kevinch

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    As mentioned in another current thread, I bought a nice 4" 57-1 last year for $350 & I thought that was too high, but it was exactly what I was looking for so I jumped on it.

    At best this dealer just doesn't know what he has, at worst he is really trying to take someone to the bank.
     
  6. george_co

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    Thank you

    Thanks for the comments, that is kind of what I thought.

    George
     
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