Two guns

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Teresa, May 25, 2004.

  1. Teresa

    Teresa Guest

    First, S&W Model 36 Chief's .38 sp. 3 inch barrel. NIB (that includes the box, paperwork and an original S&W leather holster for it). The gun has never been shot.


    Gun was originally bought in September of 1982 and it looks like I'll probably have to sell it but I'd like to know an asking price before I do.

    Second, a percussion rifle .45 caliber. Made in Italy. I cannot read who the maker was. It is built along the lines of a Pennsylvania style rifle (so patterned after the early change over still has the brass deal on the side to put flints like my flintlock does). Single trigger, fairly decent condition (some light pitting on the outside but nothing serious that I can ascertain).

    No picture of it at the moment.

    Any ideas of worth?
  2. Smokin Guns

    Smokin Guns New Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    "Gun Culture Members Clubhouse"...
    I'll check around "T"...'Course Doc and LTS will know right off...;)

  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    One book says.

    100% = $325.00
    98% = $290

    1st models with high polish blue and diamond grips will bring premiums when mint in original box.
    (does not say how much of a premium)

    Your mileage may vary.

    Would only be guessing on the second one without a maker.
  4. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Hi T. My book calls for NIB = $300. Hope this helps.
  5. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    Deep Piney Woods of East Texas
    $275-$300 is a good retail asking price on the S&W.

    The value of those Italian flintlocks vary widely, but with the condition you describe I'd figure $100 is in the ballpark.
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