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S&W Model 13-2 Info

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by finfanatic, Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. finfanatic

    finfanatic Member

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    A local pawn shop has a .357 4" Model 13-2 Nickel finish for sale for $259.

    The Model 13 looked to be in good shape.

    I don't know much (anything) about a Model 13. It was awful LIGHT for a .357, and the cylinder walls seemed thin.

    I am "sorta" looking for a Model 19.

    But I would appreciate some info on the Model 13, and if this is a good deal.

    Thanks.
     
  2. CSA 357

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    The 13 Is A K Frame As Is The 19, That Sounds Like A Good Price On The 13 If In Good Shape,
     
  3. Shade00

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    For a mechanically sound Model 13 with a few minor cosmetic imperfections (would be happy to see none), I would gladly pay $259. Heck, I might not even haggle at that price. ;) The Model 13 is an excellent gun, and is basically just a fixed-sight version of the Model 19 without the barrel half-underlug.
     
  4. Phydeaux642

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    The model 13 is a heavy barrel .357 version of the model 10 and $259 sounds like a real good price to me. I paid $325 for a 13-4 in April and don't feel bad about it.
     
  5. finfanatic

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I may cruise back by on Monday and nonchalantly offer to take that worn out piece of junk off his hands if he'll come off that ridiculously high price. :)

    You HAVE to haggle with Pawn Shop Owners or they'll think you are weak. :D
     
  6. Shade00

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    Which is exactly why, if I happened on that gun in nickel for $259, I would not have left the shop without it in my hands - at the very least I would be there to open the store on Monday. :uhoh:
     
  7. The Lone Haranguer

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    The Model 13 is the same gun, minus the ejector rod shroud under the barrel and adjustable sights.

    These were really meant to hold .357 ammo with the expectation that most shooting would be done with .38 Specials, or, as the old-timers would put it, ".38s for practice, .357s for 'bidness.'" ;) Nevertheless, I've never heard of any cylinder or chamber problems with factory .357 loads. Barrel forcing cone wear is common if they are shot extensively with fire-breathing 125-grain magnums. (Some magnum loads in this weight, BTW, are medium-velocity.)

    If it is mechanically in good shape and you like it, get it. These older Smiths are only going to go up in price. The nickel plating on this model is not as common as the blued, too.
     
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