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Mark IV
January 15, 2015, 22:38
For sale locally, Model 27-2, TT, TH, WO, RR .... and 5" barrel!

Kind of pricy at $1,200. Don't think it'll sell at that price without box or papers, but I'll wait a while, maybe then there will be some wiggle room.

Enjoy the pics anyway.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/SampW271_zpscfe79d13.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/SampW272_zpsb1dbed86.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/SampW273_zps3ea4230c.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/SampW274_zps870a6307.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/SampW275_zps5daf0161.jpg

slavicshooter
January 15, 2015, 23:12
Very nice indeed. Buy it!!:devil:

You don't need another gun!!:bigangel:

Suuuurrrrrre you do!!:devil:

Blue Monster
January 16, 2015, 07:01
$1,200 is too much, more like $700-$800 looking at what they have been fetching. They sorta turn .357's into pussy cats but it's a big SOB for a 257 LOL.
Fortunately mine was a gift. :shades:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r61/bluemonster2003/guns/DSCN53241280x754_zpsb9856894.jpg (http://s141.photobucket.com/user/bluemonster2003/media/guns/DSCN53241280x754_zpsb9856894.jpg.html)


Model 25.... now we are talking!

VALMET
January 16, 2015, 08:16
Agree with other posters- $1200 is steep for that gun. But I'm a sucker for 5" N-frames so I'd likely pay closer to $1k. Good luck and let us know if you negotiate on price and bring it home.

SPEEDGUNNER
January 16, 2015, 08:31
5" is a very desirable barrel length. Last one of these I saw sold over at the S&W Forum went for $1500. No box hurts, but you can pick up a wooden case for about $150 and then you would have a $1500 gun.

You never pay too much, just too soon.

See if you can dicker with the seller a bit, nice looking N Frame.

W.E.G.
January 16, 2015, 10:15
At $1200, that shit better be the love of your life.

brunop
January 16, 2015, 10:30
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I paid way more than that for a 6" Python in brushed SS (Colt custom shop - not nickel) I found on gunbroker a few years ago.

I don't shoot it very much, and I wonder if I should send it down the road. But I keep hesitating...


Mark IV - that's a nice pistola. I hope you get it for what you want to pay.

yellowhand
January 16, 2015, 16:30
At $1200, that shit better be the love of your life.

No shit!
Nice pistol, but,,, buy a couple minty 19's and sleep with one on each side of the pillow!
Paid 275.00 for my NEW 25-5, guess I just let out my age.:)

Right Side Up
January 16, 2015, 16:34
If it has the original box, grips, and tools, and it is a factory 5" gun, not a conversion, it's worth about 1200.

jdmcomp
January 16, 2015, 17:12
Thanks, I thought asking a bill for my 27-5 with box and papers was too much but now, not at all.

W.E.G.
January 16, 2015, 17:21
I'm only commenting on what it would be worth to me.

There are some things that are simply overpriced for what they offer.

Many EX/VG S&W revolvers fall into that category.

If you are buying it as "an investment," you can lock it up in your safe, and never fire it, and basically be the conservator for the next owner.

Fuk Dat.

Retired Bum
January 16, 2015, 18:35
I have a five inch Model 27-2 with the target hammer/trigger/grips. But no box or papers. Paid about $300 for it almost 20 years ago. If somebody who really wanted it and offered me a grand in cash I would seriously consider selling it. And my 27-2 isn't quite as nice as the one in the photo....

And so it goes.


The Retired One

yellowhand
January 16, 2015, 18:46
Seems all the SW and Colt wheel guns only go up in price.
My 19's are my favorites and I shoot both of them as well as the 25-5, just don't care to carry that monster very far nor it's brothers.:biggrin:

D P Six
January 16, 2015, 20:20
I have owned a 27-2 5" for 25 years and have used it in competition for almost that long. Still locks up tight and times perfectly ... but the hammer stud sheared so it sits in the 'dead' section of the safe. $1200 seems a bit high but I haven't followed pricing lately. S&W doesn't give away new revolvers and they can't hold a candle to a reasonably early 27. If you REALLY want the gun you will soon forget if you payed a little extra.

abbynormal
January 16, 2015, 21:42
That's my dream gun. I read too many Skeeter articles when I was a youngun'.

SAFN49
January 17, 2015, 01:37
$1,200 is too much, more like $700-$800 looking at what they have been fetching. They sorta turn .357's into pussy cats but it's a big SOB for a 257 LOL.
Fortunately mine was a gift. :shades:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r61/bluemonster2003/guns/DSCN53241280x754_zpsb9856894.jpg (http://s141.photobucket.com/user/bluemonster2003/media/guns/DSCN53241280x754_zpsb9856894.jpg.html)


Model 25.... now we are talking!

Sweet Baby Jesus! If it had the box and papers I could possibly be talked into purchasing it for $1000 during a moment of weakness.
(Ya know after a few adult cocktails and somebody whips out that bad boy.)
Just sayin.

Timber Wolf
January 17, 2015, 08:26
I traded an SKS and $100 boot for my 6" 27-2 in wood case 20 years ago. Paid $500 cash OTD for a nice 8 3/8" 27-2 a couple years ago. Fives inches looks real nice on an N frame.

STGThndr
January 17, 2015, 18:24
OK I gotta ask. I get the "TT" and the "TH". What is "WO" and "RR"? People should explain the abbreviations they use. BTW, Ive been a gun freak for nearly 60 years and Im no newbie.
Nice looking revolver there. Gotta love those big Smiths. I love my model 28 Highway Patrolman even if it is the "poor relation" to the Mod 27 and 29. A factory stock 5-inch barrel would have been nice but the 4-incher does the job. Unlike my 66 Smith, I have no fear of it shooting loose from heavy .357 loads.
TY, Dun

Andy the Aussie
January 17, 2015, 18:30
OK I gotta ask. I get the "TT" and the "TH". What is "WO" and "RR"? People should explain the abbreviations they use. BTW, Ive been a gun freak for nearly 60 years and Im no newbie. TY, Dun

WO = White Outline (rear sight notch)

RR = Red Ramp (insert) for the front sight.

abbynormal
January 17, 2015, 22:23
TH= Target Hammer (.600" wide)
TT= Target trigger (.500"+ wide)
RR= Red Ramp insert on a Baughman ramp style front sight
P= Patridge style (back cut square style)
WO=White outline rear sight
PC= Presentation case
N- Nickle
B or BL = Highly polished hot blued finish
P= Patridge style front sight
T= Target grips
M= Magna style grips

Other than that, the only other options were variations of:
Smooth grips
Finger groove grips
Giancalo grips


Beyond that, the options came from the Custom shop

johndoe
January 17, 2015, 23:03
I don't know how much it's worth but it looks perfect and those grips are beautiful.

nearmisses
January 17, 2015, 23:32
Very nice looking grips, $1200.00 isn't worth much in the scheme of things value wise nowadays, funny money, but a nice Smith, priceless. What it might trade for at later date is the real value. offer 1000.00 see what happens. No box or papers at least a 200.00 deduct, right?

RetiredNSmilin308
January 18, 2015, 02:07
That's my dream gun. I read too many Skeeter articles when I was a youngun'.

I was scrolling through the responses to see if anyone was going to mention this was Skeeter Skelton's favorite piece.

Thanks, abbynormal...nice to see another Young Frankensien fan too.

I do however think the price is about $400 too much, but who cares. Just like D P Six said.... Once it is in your hand, it will not matter at all.

Mark IV...if you do get it, I believe old Skeeters favorite load in his 5 inch 27 was a hard cast 158 grain SWC seated a bit further out of the case with a gas check. I forgot the name and amount of powder he used though. Just a little info, for you information.

xcpd69
January 18, 2015, 20:20
Keep in mind that a "-2" has a pinned barrel and recessed cylinder. Makes it considerably more desirable than the later "dashes". Pinned, recessed 5 inch is near the top of the pile.

Having said that, I'll keep my nearly mint 1954 Colt 3-5-7. :D

Timber Wolf
January 19, 2015, 21:18
Keep in mind that a "-2" has a pinned barrel and recessed cylinder. Makes it considerably more desirable than the later "dashes". Pinned, recessed 5 inch is near the top of the pile.

Having said that, I'll keep my nearly mint 1954 Colt 3-5-7. :D

Pics please (in a new thread) or it didn't happen. ;) Love me some old Colt (and S&W).