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S&W 27-1 357 8 5/8" questions

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by recon0317, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. recon0317

    recon0317

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    I got offered this pistol in trade today, and it seems to be in pretty good shape. I know some of these are collectible, but not much more than that. Can anyone throw a reliable ballpark value on it so I know kinda what I might be getting into?
    It is a Smith and Wesson 27-1 .357 magnum with an 8 5/8" barrel. Comes with Original wooden presentation case. He says he is the original owner, has the original receipt and it has less than 200 rounds through it.
    Thanks. Semper Fidelis.
     

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  2. countrygun

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    Not sure which would be more rare, but this 57

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    box and everytihng but papers ran me $875 last year.
     

  3. recon0317

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    so to trade my extra G26 with nightsights is a good deal then?
     
  4. countrygun

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    I would say so from a numbers stand point alone.
     
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    Wouldn't think twice about it--do it!
     
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    Oh yeah. Definitely. A plastic gun you can get at any shop for a discontinued classic? No brainer.
     
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    Update. He's a bit old, and made something of a mistake. Evidently its a 27-2, not a 27-1.
     
  9. countrygun

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    Still a good deal by the numbers and values.
     
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    Not necessarily. The 8 3/8 inch barrel is the least desirable of the offerings. 3 1/2 inch most desirable, followed by the 5 inch, then the four inch, then the six.
     
  11. countrygun

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    They still sell for more than the G-26 He is thinking of trading, at least in my area.
     
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    I'd do it if I had two of the same Glock.
     
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    Not long ago I traded a G-19 and $200.00 cash for a 4", 29-2 and I thought I got a good deal. This would be even better.

    Yea, the 8 5/8 inch barrel isn't the most popular barrel length, it's still a very nice gun. Around here most any "N" frame gun starts at $750.00 and go up.
     
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    It doesn't matter that it is the least desirable.

    BTW for all you guys who think the 8 3/8" Smiths are worth less than the shorter barrels you need to start tracking sales. They are catching up.
     
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    Around here the 8 5/8 barrel guns are the least popular but would still sell for quite a bit more than a G26. The last decade or so N frames have gone up alot.
     
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    yes, even two 26s you always can get another 26 but the Smith are getting rare, plus is a great revolver.
     
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    Why not? Longer sight radius usually assists with accuracy and higher velocities, both good things to have. Don
     
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    I agree. I have a 686 .357 in 8 3/8. Great revolver.
     
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    No they aren't. You're wrong.

    Prove it. Go to gunbroker and post the links (in this thread) of 27s that have been sold.
     
  20. dnuggett

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    I keep an eye on it and they have been tracking up. I haven't the time or the inclination to do your homework however. You can be right if you'd like.