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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Dustin0104, May 10, 2017.

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  1. Dustin0104

    Dustin0104 Member

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    I recenly aquired 2-3/4 stainless security six, good shape aside from some light holster wear. What do you think it's worth? The prices seem to be all over the place.
     
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    Depends on whether you are capable of writing a good ad with good pics, and are willing to sell it online.

    Local sale at the gun store, expect to get 50% fair market retail value.

    Something is wrong with that gun. There is something wrong with every gun. The guy who buys it will find it. Always disclose what's wrong with it.
     
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    Without knowing much about the gun it's hard to guess - $350 to $550 depending on who's selling it. You might be able to find some for cheaper and you might find ones selling for more. It all depends on how desperate and knowledgeable the seller and buyer is.
     
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    It has the billboard on the barrel and the round recoil shield, aftermarket grips with some light scraches from a holster. Doesn't look fired much at all. Trying to attach photos but it says they're too large.
     
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    Check Gunbroker... but also check Armslist. I follow Six-series prices very closely. Gunbroker prices are high, but supply is also low. On Gunbroker the stainless guns seem to bring a bit of a premium. Not really sure if the 2.75" or 4" is more popular right now, I see more 2.75" auctions, but historically the snubnose is more popular. Also it matters if it's a .38 or .357. The .357 seems to be worth a little more.

    The Security Six I see a lot more often than the Service or Speed Six.

    Assuming it's in excellent condition and is a .357, I'd say probably $500-$550 on Gunbroker. Your local market can vary widely, which is why I recommend looking on Armslist. Six-series revolvers seem fairly scarce on Armslist, and rarely will you find one in your state necessarily, but the prices on Armslist seem to be about $400-$500 depending on condition.
     
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    The 2.75" versions are getting hard to find. For good reason too. They're great revolvers.

    I haven't seen one sell for less than $400 around here and those are the ones that have wear. Nicer specimens are going for $500 plus.
     
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    If you're interested in selling figure out how to take (and post) quality pictures from every angle. I would personally start it at around $425.00 and have a reserve of $465.00. The 2.75" barrel guns are hot as a firecracker these days.
     
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    I would say it would be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 to $500 (possibly more), depending of course that the gun is as you described it. The 2 3/4" barreled Security Six and Speed Six were both sought after guns back in the day and still are today.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, I don't know if I'll keep it or not. I have an '85 blued 4" that I'll probably never part with, amazingly accurate with 38 special wadcutters.
     
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