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S&W 27-2 357 Blue 6" Date of Birth??

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by LAWMANMIKEUTPD, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. LAWMANMIKEUTPD

    LAWMANMIKEUTPD New Member

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    Hi there, I just joined the site and think it's awesome. A few years back, I purchsed a S&W mod 27-2 in Blue with a 6" barrel. The gun appeared to be unfired in the original box. Now, the gun has less than 20 rounds thru it & has been a real treat to shoot. I'm just wondering what year it was made & possibly a value as I was considering selling it?? When purchased, I was told that a store owner in Detroit purchased the gun just prior to the riots for protection around 1965or 1966. Serial #S254586. The gun is truely like new with no scratches of anykind. Any help would be appreciated.. Lawmanmike....

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  2. Nole

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    Well S&W stopped pinning and recessing the guns after 82. So its older than that. Those guns to me seem to shoot better than new ones even if they are a little older. "they dont make'em like they used to"
    But some one with a blue book could give you the production years and value.
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi, Lawman Mike.........welcome to TFF. :)

    You're right about the manufacture date. According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, #S254586 was made in 1964 to 1965. Most likely 1965.

    Blue Book value:

    100% - $400
    98% - $375

    Add 10% for pinned barrel and recessed cylider
    Add $28 for white outline rear sight.
  4. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    Dat's pretty, but I want a shorter BBL. Nice revolver!
  5. LAWMANMIKEUTPD

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    Thanks for the info. I'm wanting a shorter bbl as well.... Lawmanmike.....
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    Blue Book undervalues these "S prefix" guns. It would likely sell for $550-$600 in the condition you described.
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    Good lookin gun Lawman
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