S&W 439 and 5906

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    Hello, I have a chance to pick up a couple quite literally new in the box Smiths. They are both 9mm, the 439 is blued and the 5906 is stainless. Any ball park of what these would bring? As mentioned, they are still in paper and have all the documents. These are not really my thing, but maybe they can be. Thanks!
     
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    Or maybe you can flip ‘em and make a few bucks if you buy ‘em right. ;)
     
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    Its more of a helping out a friend with an estate, I was thinking of putting them away and sitting on them. I have scoured gunbroker sales but just can not put an accurate number.
     
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    Here's nothing more than one man's opinion. Hopefully, some others interested in these old guns will come along to share their views. There are several forum members who have much more experience in older Smith semi's than I. Anyway, not having much experience has never held me back from expressing an opinion.

    First, you probably know this but beware that lots of old guns are offered as NIB when they are not (meaning sometimes actually fired a bit and well cleaned, faked boxes, refinished, missing tools or the correct quantity of magazines, etc.). Another forum member and I examined two "NIB" first generation Smiths being offered by a dealer who participates in numerous NC gun shows. In our opinion, neither of these guns were actually "brand new" and the dealer's offer was outright fraud. Happily, I've notice this "gentleman" still has those guns for sale, show after show. I guess he hasn't found the right sucker(s) yet. :p

    439 I don't remember having seen a true NIB example for sale recently, locally. It seems there are those who feel the second generation of Smith semi-autos are less interesting than the first and third. Anyway, a 439 is on the list of guns I'm interested in owning and I wouldn't mind if it were NIB. I guess a new one might be worth somewhere up to maybe $600 IF you found someone interested in paying that much to own one. You'd have to catch me right after winning the lottery to pay that much. ;)

    5906 This one isn't so difficult for me because I purchased one NIB this past spring, locally. Based on what I paid (mine came with an additional completely new top end), I wouldn't be interested in buying one NIB for more than the high $4's. $500 would make me want to think it over long and hard.

    I hope this helps somehow. YMMV!
     
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