Given Two Smith revolvers and need values for insurance.

First let me start by saying thank you up front.

I have been given two Smith & Wesson revolvers by my grandfather and need to get their values for insurance reasons only. They are not and will not be for sale so thanks for understanding.

The first one is a Model 27-2 .357 6 1/2" barrel six shot with box and paper work only S/N S26742X

The Second one is a .38 Chiefs Special Airweight Model 37 2" barrel with the box only S/N 41624X

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2 years ago #2
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Looks good ..both...I would insure for 7-800 each

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A 1966 27-2 with a 6.5" barrel with box and papers is probably worth around $1000 if you go online and invest a little money in the accessories/tool kit. It's a little plastic baggy with a cleaning tool and a screwdriver. Yours is still worth close to that. That barrel length and serial number add to the value somewhat.

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2 years ago #4
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Your CSA is from 1964-65. My records put the value in that one a little lower, closer to $500-600. JP might adjust that up when he gets back.

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So my totals are exactly like your totals...a miracle

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bjornolf wrote:

Your CSA is from 1964-65. My records put the value in that one a little lower, closer to $500-600. JP might adjust that up when he gets back.

Yes, I would favor 1965 as a production date, although late 1964 is a distinct possibility.
Without the box and tools, $500-$550 is about tops on this gun.
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bjornolf wrote:

A 1966 27-2 with a 6.5" barrel with box and papers is probably worth around $1000 if you go online and invest a little money in the accessories/tool kit. It's a little plastic baggy with a cleaning tool and a screwdriver. Yours is still worth close to that. That barrel length and serial number add to the value somewhat.

Yes. Prices on these are rising steadily, and the S prefix will get you a slight premium. Even without the tools, I think this is easily a $1200 gun in today's market. The box, original stocks and excellent finish make this a very desirable revolver!
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JP@AK wrote:

bjornolf wrote:
Your CSA is from 1964-65. My records put the value in that one a little lower, closer to $500-600. JP might adjust that up when he gets back.

Yes, I would favor 1965 as a production date, although late 1964 is a distinct possibility.
Without the box and tools, $500-$550 is about tops on this gun.
JP

He has the box but nothing else on the 37, that's why I had $600 as top.

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Good point, Joe. I didn't see a picture of the second box and missed its inclusion in his description. I think your $500-$600 range is about right.
Jack

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