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True value of S&W Mod 43.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WIFF, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. WIFF

    WIFF Member

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    Hello all,
    I have a Smith Mod 43 kit gun in .22.
    web Gunsite prices range from $500 all the way to $1200 although i would like this to be true i can`t believe the guns would be worth that much, could anybody give me a true estimation of value?
    The Gun is in excellent condition, no box or papers, serial # 591xx also could anybody give me a D.O.B.
    thanks in advance. Wiff.
     
  2. WIFF

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    just noticed a # on the butt #m70685
     
  3. jimmyraythomason

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    This probably won't be any help but "book" value in the real world means nothing. Whatever a buyer is willing to give and the seller is willing to take is the "true" value (dollar wise)of anything.
     
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    S&W43

    I have one too,in very nice conditions,here with me in Brazil.
     
  5. Baba Louie

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    DOB for M70XXX is given as 1973-1977 M60001 - M99999

    Value? You can see that a certain FFL thinks a lot of his S&W's, but they are ANIB with all the stuff, so perhaps someone will eventually buy for the asking price. Maybe. Hopefully.

    If it's in good shape, you might ask $750 but be prepared to go lower depending on condition... but then again, you did not say anything about selling it, just asking its value... correct?

    Set a $$ number on it you like (they ain't making the 43 anymore, but you can buy a new 317 for only $500-600+/-) and ask a few good friends if they'd pay that amount for it, always knowing that one can go buy any other brand new .22 wheelgun and a whole lot of ammunition to go with it above a certain price point (new S&W 617s are nowadays going for what, $650-750?).

    Keep its value relative, unless you find a very drunken S&W collector w/ $100 bills hanging out of his or her pocket, who just HAS to own it...
     
  6. WIFF

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    Thanks for the info Baba Louie.
    I was thinking of trading the gun for a lever action but maybe it should just sit in the safe acting all queenlike....
    thanks again, Wiff.
     
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