Thanks Guys for the info. It's encouraging. I have this crazy desire to own a Ruger red Hawk, 357 8 round, 5-1/2". Can't get it out of my head. LOL !! I love the big calibers and big guns. I have a S&W 629 6" 44 mag,, two 45 acp's, a 45 long colt single action, and a few others plus this 357. I don't care to own this S&W if I purchase the Red Hawk, (don't need two 357 mags) so I would like to sell this one. Also I'm not Mike Bloomberg so that would help with the cost for I found out the price of a Red Hawk...YIKES !! LOL I'm up in age, and walk with braces on my legs for I had polio when I was a kid. But I still treck to the indoor range with my gun bag on wheels and my trusty stool to sit on as I pull the trigger. Just something about the power and might to satisfy my need. Ahhhh the smell of the range. I feel blessed to be able to shoot and still hold reasonable groupings.Smith and Wessons do not accumulate in value as the pythons did. As CCHolder stated you could expect to get 75 to 80% of purchased price maybe less. Your emotional attachment to a firearm has no value. As a S&W fan I would only offer you 70% for any used firearm regardless of brand maybe less depending on condition.
Congratulations on getting what you WANT........... enjoy the new toy!!Well I did trade my S&W and got $525 for it. I was satisfied and now I am the owner of a Ruger Redhawk 357, 8 round, 5-1/2". WOW.......what a joy to shoot. The recoil is a lot less than the S&W, but it was decision time. The S&W is a very nice gun also.
Your Redhawk was liquid metal at one time Geezer....lol.Wow! That's a beautiful gun! I have a Ruger Redhawk in 44 mag with a 5-1/2" barrel I bought about 40 yrs ago to go camping in west Yellowstone. I bought it with a 50 rnd box of Remington cartridges. I fired about half the box for practice & I still have the rest.
It reminds me of why I think the Ruger are the most beautiful guns on the market. The clean simple Redhawk design makes the stainless look like it's liquid metal, and the Cocobolo grips set it off wonderfully. I guess that's why I just bought my 7th Ruger.