what is my S&W 638 Bodyguard worth? (pic)

what is my S&W 638 Bodyguard worth? (pic)

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    what is my S&W 638 Bodyguard worth? (pic)

    haven't totally made up my mind,but i've been considering selling my S&W bodyguard 638..i bought it new around 1990,it's the no lock version with a nickel finish.has maybe 1 box of ammo through it,and is in like new condition..what is this worth? has the original case and all paper work/manual..
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    New ones are $361 online at Bud's, with free shipping. Of course, they do have the internal lock. For a lot of folks (me included), a no-lock revolver is more desirable than one with the lock, so you might get $320 - $340 out if it. Unlike the 442 and 642, the 638 is not currently produced without the lock, so that adds value to your piece. If I was looking for one, I would give $320 - $340 for a nice no-lock 638.
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    A new S&W 638 has been on sale in several CT stores from $325-$350.

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    I wasn't far off .... $300 was on my mind....
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    Is is an airweight rated for +P? Great carry piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    Is is an airweight rated for +P? Great carry piece.
    - I don't know about the older version, but the new one is rated for +P.

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    Man I'd hang onto that little gem if it was me. As far as value goes, I'd say at the GS for trade-in I'd be surprised if you got more than $225 for it, but if you sold it out right to an individual IMO, you should be able to put a price of $275 to $325 depending on how important the "No Lock" thing is to the buyer. Again though, I'd keep it, IMO it's a top shelf carry gun.
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    I have a feeling that you would regret selling it. JMO and experience will seller's regret. That's a nice little drop in your waistband/pocket and go gun. Or a great BUG. Think about it HARD before you sell.
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    You'll regret selling it...save the few C-notes you would get for it and keep it. Just tuck it in the back of the safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crue2009 View Post
    haven't totally made up my mind,but i've been considering selling my S&W bodyguard 638..i bought it new around 1990,it's the no lock version with a nickel finish.has maybe 1 box of ammo through it,and is in like new condition..what is this worth? has the original case and all paper work/manual..
    from 1998 they were rated for +P
    excellent shows $250. that would be average high value. different locations , may be worth more.
    and perhaps more on a private sale. others here are pegging it higher, hope they are right.
    others are saying keep it....i agree, but it is your desires/budget that you are going to satisfy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Man I'd hang onto that little gem if it was me. As far as value goes, I'd say at the GS for trade-in I'd be surprised if you got more than $225 for it
    I could not agree more. Around here a $400.00 pistol will get you about 50% return or just slightly more.

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    never sell anything..just put it in the safe to make babies...

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    thanks everyone that responded..i would NEVER consider selling this handgun for anything in the $200.00 range,nope never,not a chance..not that it really matters now but for some reason i recall these S&W Bodyguards being very expensive back in 1990..i'm thinking i paid in the low $600.00 range with tax,can't remember though will have to look at the bill of sale,maybe i'm wrong,just can't remember? if i decide to sell it,it will be somewhere in the mid to high $300 range..if i'm not able to get that price i'll keep it..thanks again everyone that responded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsonvalley View Post
    I wasn't far off .... $300 was on my mind....
    +1 my mind too
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