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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Old wheel gun valuation

Friend has a couple revolvers; .38 and .32, that were given him back in the 60's by his father. New, unfired and need an honest valuation. Any resources for something like this?

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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Search for one similar on Gunbroker.com and see what they are selling for is a good place to look.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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If you are near Houston, go to Collectors Firearms - they will give you a fair estimate, even if they don't buy the gun(s). There is a pretty decent market for revolvers from this time period.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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I'm a wheel gun collector, and am pretty well seasoned in revolvers both SA and DA. Smiths carry their weight in the pricing market depending on the model.

Just to give you an idea ... I sold a Model 60-2(?) about 2 years ago. It had a 3" barrel and I only gave $300 for it in 1997. It was well maintained and I only had around 600 rds. through it. I posted it on a Kentucky Revolver Facebook group for $800 (considered value), and in 2 hours I had 4 hits on it.

A couple of days later a guy drove 8 hours from Pikeville, KY to pick it up personally for $750. He was a LEO on his day off and had been searching for one to complete his collection for over a year! He said I was actually LOW on the price end. Since then I've become well versed on various revolver values. Very few actually LOSE value unless it's a Taurus, Charter Arms, etc ... I recently bought a Colt Single Action Army for $900, and the original owner had the paperwork where he paid $275 for it in 1972.

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