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s&w model 15 no dash

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by billy b, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. billy b

    billy b

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    i'm trying to talk a friend of mine to sell me his model 15 38 special. it's in very good condition. what would be a fair price to pay. also, can 38 +P be shot in it. serial# k42 3xxx. any idea as to what year it was made. thanks for any input. was told it was a police trade in.
     
  2. pennlineman

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    Depends on condition and whats included. Just the gun I'd say around $450-500 around here. Add the box, paperwork, cleaning kit and screw driver the price goes up.

    From a collectors standpoint the 15 no dash was made only in 1957. So it would be one of the scarcer model 15's. Also it should be what is known as a four screw example. (Three side plate screws and a trigger guard screw). The are desirable and sought after by collectors. If you can get it at a decent price I'd be all over it.

    ETA: S&W says that any of their all steel, model numbered guns can handle +p ammo. But they caution that doing so may accelerate wear. We used 15-2's and 3's with nothing but +p in the Air Force. They held quite well.

    Also the correct grips for the gun should be a set of diamond magna's like the ones on this model 14.

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  3. billy b

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    gun looks just like your picture, same grips.
     
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    The S&W bible says that serial number was shipped in 1960.

    You sure there is no dash?
     
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    If it's the same barrel length it would be a model 14. (K-38)
     
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    I love the old S&W revolvers. :cool:
     
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    Me too.

    I would punch Chuck Norris to get my hands on a '59 model 15 (in excellent condition of course, for "Good to Excellent" I would just think bad things)
     
  8. billy b

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    i looked again, no dash. i have a 642-2. gun has some holster ware, but action is very tight. in any case, gun is almost as old as me.