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S&W Mod 53

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by OHshooter, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. OHshooter

    OHshooter New Member

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    The good news is that I have a line on a S&W Model 53 revolver that is supposedly NIB.

    The bad news is it is going to be in a public auction so who knows what is will actually go for.

    What would be a real world value for it, assuming it is really NIB?

    They also list a S&W Mod 22-2 357 Mag. Is there such a model Smith? I suspect that it is a Model 27 or 28. This auctioneer is not known for accurately listing firearms in their sales flyers.

    Thanks
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    Around $900 retail, assuming it has the chamber inserts. Add a couple hundred if it has the convertible LR cylinder. HAS TO BE in the presentation box to bring that.
  3. OHshooter

    OHshooter New Member

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    This pistol was NIB. Did not have the presentation box but the cardboard box looked complete and was in good shape. It had the inserts and a 8 3/8" barrel plus there was 4" barrel in the box.

    The barrels were mark "22 Magnum" was this normal?

    It sold for $850.

    All of the other guns sold seemed a little on the high side although they were all in nice condition, many NIB.

    As I suspected the pistol listed as a Mod 22-2 was actually a Model 27. It sold for $375
  4. CountryGunsmith

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    Yes, that is the correct barrel marking.

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