Price for S&W Model 36 ????

Price for S&W Model 36 ????

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    Price for S&W Model 36 ????

    My Freind has what apears in a picture to be a Mdl.36 S&W. I haven't seen it for a few years but from what I remember and seeing the picture it looks good. She needs some cash and wants $150. For it. I think it's worth $300. Anybody bought one lately? What did you have to pay?
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    150 is a great deal esp if a old girl and locks up good .. Love the ones I have handled ..Classic police gun ..

    Flat latch or latter latch?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    150 is a great deal esp if a old girl and locks up good .. Love the ones I have handled ..Classic police gun ..

    Flat latch or latter latch?
    It's not the flat latch. Wish it was. I think it has to be around 15 years old. I'll get it Friday and check the date. I don't think I can go wrong. I will give more than $150 if is as nice as I remember. I don't want to rip her off.
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    [QUOTE=Haywood;4000391]
    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    150 is a great deal esp if a old girl and locks up good .. Love the ones I have handled ..Classic police gun ..

    Flat latch or latter latch?
    It's not the flat latch. Wish it was. I think it has to be around 15 years old. I'll get it Friday and check the date. I don't think I can go wrong. I will give more than $150 if is as nice as I remember. I don't want to rip her off.
    That sounds good ... They are sweet guns
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    Can't go wrong with a model 36. I'd always buy one in decent shape for under 300, no matter how many I own.


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    I recently bought a nice late 70's pinned 36 with just a bit of holster wear for $375. Maybe too much, but it has great lock-up and cylinder gap.
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    Dash number and barrel length? Original grips?

    If it's a snub nose, very good condition can fetch over $400; fair price for a good condition is in the $300 - $400 range, depending on dash, barrel length, etc. Three inch barrels fetch about a $25 premium over snubbies.

    A fairly priced $150 Model 36 is one that has been dragged behind a truck and used as a boat anchor; in other words, your friend either doesn't know what she's got or is really desperate for the money and wants to move the gun.

    If the gun is in very good condition (some wear, no pitting), has proper carry up and locks in DA prior to the hammer fall, no push off, and is otherwise mechanically sound, a $300 payment is a good deal for the buyer. Pay her a solid premium over her ask and you walk away with a very good buy and both parties are happy.

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    If it's functional, that's a wonderful price. S&W is still making the 36 in their Classics line, and MSRP is $750. Of course a used gun will go for much less than that, but they're not cheap throwaways.
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    If it was in good shape, I'd pay $300, easily. (I've been eyeballing them for awhile, though)
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    Buy it! My first back-up gun I bought as a rookie cop from a retiring Detective was a square butt Mod 36 for the princely sum of $75! It was kinda beat-up from being carried in an ankle holster. Good luck and enjoy it!
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    Thanks everyone.
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    Today's going rate $300 for snubbie in good shape.

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    If she's really a friend, give her $250 as a win-win.
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    Well, I got it. I looked it over cleaned and checked, put it under the spot light. Near as we can figure it had less than a box of ammo shot through it. She bought it for a off duty gun. She tried it at the Police Range. She may have carried once. I would rate it at 99 to 98% but, I don't know how to rate it. I'm positive if I told the average person it was brand new only tested at the factory, they would believe me. No box, darn, but that's ok. It's so nice I hate to put finger prints on it let alone shoot it. That's not me. When the novelty wears off maybe. I think with differenpt Grips the Wife would want it. Shouldn't have let her see it. 2 cheep holsters and the balance of the original ammo were included. As soon as I saw it I told here it was made in 1981. Model 36 no dash pinned barrel. I think it's worth every bit of $400 maybe more if you wanted to play on the Auction. She said no, $150. I gave here $300 and She said NO!! She kept $180. That's it.
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