1896 Smith HE Target Model

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by hplarc2, May 24, 2011.

  1. hplarc2

    hplarc2 New Member

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    Have an 1896 Smith and Wesson Target Model with letter from Roy Jinks. Does anyone know what it's worth? Mechanically sound finish poor.

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  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    I have seen two of those, one as a picture on a web site, one "for real" at the Baltimore show. Both were in rather poor condition, and appeared to be hard used. IIRC, the asking price at the show was $1000, but from what I saw there was not a lot of interest. I think it might have been worth double that if in near top condition, but that one wasn't. My WAG as to what yours might bring, would be $500, but I will not mind being corrected if anyone has a better figure.

    The target models are scarce, and the Blue Book doesn't even mention them. The SCSW mentions them as being rare, but has no illustration.

    Jim
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
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