Revolver prices?

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  1. 1canvas

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    After many years away from revolvers I had thought about picking up a new 4” .357. After seeing prices in the 750.00 range it was a bit shocking.
    Have the prices gone up that much over time or are these prices inflated due to current events.
     
  2. Justamessenger

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    Yes, you can see this in the out of stock used gun model pages at online dealers who get in police trades. When these models (ie S&W model 65) were last available, they were $200 - $300 cheaper.
    I feel your pain, I tiptoed into it with a model 10 (38 Special) in early April, and even they are scarcer and more expensive since then.
     

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    Prices are probably higher today because of normal increases over time and because of current social/political conditions. I’ve really been surprised by high prices of older (pre-lock) S&W revolvers.

    I was shocked at the last gun show I attended several years ago by the prices for S&W Model 65 (.357/.38). I was looking for another 65 because it’s one of my favorites. They haven’t been produced since about 2004, so there aren’t many available for sale. The best model 65 I found was $1200, and I suspect good ones are $1500 or more today.

    Good luck with your search for a S&W .357 revolver. Be patient. Good ones are out there.
     
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    In the DFW area revolver prices have gone up a great deal in the last couple of years....but in the last few months they have gone up at an insane rate. Any name brand revolver does not last over a day or so on the local gun boards. It's nutz.
     
  5. 1canvas

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    I really wanted a revolver but I just can’t get there. I’ll be turning 65 and planned on getting one for my birthday. I got all of the rifles a pistols I would ever need and thought a good double action revolver would be fun to play with. My wife does have a couple of Airweights but their not much fun to shoot.