S&W Model 60 38 snub - what’s it worth?

Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by thecarman, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. thecarman

    thecarman Space Unicorn soaring thru the stars Charter Member Supporting Member Vendor

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    Hey! I’m helping my aunt and uncle clean out as they are moving to a retirement community. My uncle has this older S&W Model 60 stainless in 38 special. What is fair market value? He wants to just give it to me, and I need to understand how many times I need to buy him breakfast since he won’t let me pay him for it. :)
    I didn’t clean it for the pics. Seems to be in good shape. Serial number is R9xxxx, which I think dates it as 1972-73? How do I know the “dash”, like is it 60-5, etc?
    Thanks!
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  2. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    It's a no-dash. If you want the Standard catalog of S&W value I can post it but I'm guessing $400 or so in exc condition without a box.
     
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    Agree with @Ikarus1. For a family transaction, $400 is fair for both parties. Buy breakfast accordingly and carry it proudly.
     
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    It’s a beautiful piece for sure. $400 seems very reasonable. Very nice of him to pass it on to you. So...200 McDonalds McGriddles it is!


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    Nice revolver. Be sure you get the white carry bag, too.
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    I’d like to point out that it sounds like he sees it as a “gift” and “thank you” for your help. For sure take him out for breakfast ... and a couple lunches too but think about the spirit behind his $400ish gift and minimize any signs of the you needing to repay him ... the him enjoy the giving as well as those future pancakes you’re going to have together ;).
     
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    Makes me wish my aunt and uncle had been into guns. ;)
     
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    Thanks again everyone! When I carry this snub, should I put on some replacement grips so nothing happens to the originals? I don’t have a problem using the originals (not looking to “upgrade”), but want to keep the originals nice if I should
     
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    I'd carry is like it is. If you put honest wear on the grips, or gun, what does it matter? It has no monetary value because it will never be for sale. Use it like he did and enjoy it.
     
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    And pass it on to the generation after you.

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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Find you a Tyler T-grip and keep those factory grips on there, you'll thank me later ;)

    I don't think I could bear to see some rubber jibberish on a classic 60 Jframe like that one.....but if it was a new holey one sure.
     
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    If you got an uncle who thinks that much of you or you think that much of that he feels he needs to give you a gun to repay for things you have done for him forget how much it is worth and just take him to breakfast whenever you can and enjoy his company while you can. Nice to have such good relatives. Kinda rare these days.
     
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    This. Pinned barrel, firing pin on hammer=Good.
     
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    I got one from a friend about a year ago and it cost me 375 which I thought it was a bargain. If it was one of the older ones and in good shape I would push the cost closer to $500.
     
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    Maybe if it was chambered in .357, not sure a .38 with fixed sights will bring that much yet. I bought a model 64 no dash for $350 last year and it was a bargain also.

    But $500 starts getting you into brand new SP101 .357 territory also.

    Here's what SCSW 4th ed says
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